Another lineup of fun The Student Activity Committee (STATIC) events is coming IUP’s way, and the approaching week will consist of a Netflix & Chill Action Night, another Campus Scavenger Hunt and Drag Queen Bingo.
The first event of the week will be a Netflix & Chill Action Night event. The movie night will take place Friday and will be hosted by STATIC via Google Chrome’s Teleparty extension. The event is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., and no preregistration is required.
“The theme for this one is action,” Cassidy Krug, STATIC’s executive chair, said.
“We did sort of a mixture of more funny and more serious choices [for the movies]. The four movies that we have to choose from are “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl,” “Extraction” and “Point Blank.”
For every Netflix & Chill event this semester, IUP community members have the chance to help choose which movie will be screened from a list of four possible choices. The voting takes place on STATIC’s Instagram page through the polling feature on Instagram stories. One voter will also win a raffle prize of a $25 Netflix gift card.
The screening event will also include a trivia portion where two of the event’s best trivia buffs will take home a $25 Amazon gift card for their intellectual skills.
On Saturday, the third Campus Scavenger Hunt will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. STATIC will hide goodies all over the IUP campus and will be posting the clues that will lead to those goodies on their social media accounts. The STATIC social media accounts that will be used for clues will be their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.
“This one is not going to be as long as the last [Scavenger Hunt],” Krug said.
“There will be three separate hunts, one every hour, with the first beginning at 2 p.m., one at 3 p.m. and one at 4 p.m.”
Some of the prizes will include IUP gear, STATIC merchandise, Co-Op Store gift cards and even a grand prize that is left to be discovered by the campus scavenger hunt participants.
If you find a clue, be sure to take a selfie and send it to STATIC or tag STATIC in a post to let them know you found the prize.
On Wednesday, April 14, STATIC will host Drag Queen Bingo in collaboration with IUP’s Residence Hall Association (RHA). The event will be hosted via Zoom and will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Zoom waiting room for this event will open at 6:45 p.m. Participants will have to preregister on the event page on STATIC’s website.
“The first 75 people to sign up for the event will receive a ‘drag bag,’ which will have some different makeup and fun drag stuff in it that you’ll get for free just for signing up, and there’s more information about that on STATIC’s website,” Krug said.
The guest host of the bingo tournament will be Alyssa Edwards, who is an American drag performer, choreographer and who was a contestant on Season 5 and All-Stars 2 of the show “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
“The three [bingo hosts] that we were considering were Shuga Cain, Monique Heart and Alyssa Edwards,” Krug said.
“We thought that Alyssa Edwards would be the biggest name and get the most people, so we went with her. She was also the most expensive, but we figured it was a good tradeoff.”
There will be about 90 minutes of bingo playtime, and the rounds are estimated to last around 20 minutes each, totaling four separate rounds of bingo.
The larger prizes for each round will be sponsored by different IUP organizations including BACCHUS and RHA. Some of the prizes will be a coffee package, which will include a coffee maker along with some other coffee-themed goodies, an Amazon Fire TV bundle and even a projector.