Marisa HacheyMarisa Hachey finds bottle goggles—meant to simulate the effects of being drunk—more confusing than she anticipated.

Food and frolic greet students on return to campus

Never having been drunk, Marisa Hachey did not know what to expect as she donned a pair of bottle goggles to simulate the effects of alcohol consumption.

“It was way worse than I thought,” the first-year student said Thursday as she completed an obstacle course that included such challenges as hopping in a potato sack and walking a straight line. The activity, sponsored by the campus alcohol awareness campaign, was one of many outside Dillon Hall to mark the first day of classes.

Members of the Windsor-Essex County Atheist Society conducted a trivia quiz to test knowledge of world religions.

“We’re just trying to raise awareness,” said president Christian Vido, an education major. “The more you know, the better decisions you can make.”

Doug DeCou
Computer science student Doug DeCou enjoys a free cupcake during the Adrenaline Rush carnival Thursday.

Priscilla Siu
Priscilla Siu, a student of film and drama, tosses a bean bag at a station sponsored by the Skills to Enhance Personal Success (STEPS) program.

Atheist Society
Members of the Windsor-Essex County Atheist Society staff their booth, which featured a Religious Trivia game.

Marisa Manzocco
Business student Marisa Manzocco struggles to navigate an inflated obstacle.

puffy jousting
Sam Saad, a second-year engineering student, delivers the coup de grace to his friend, sociology major Blake Forman, in a jousting contest.

pony bounce ride
Sarah Saido outclasses fellow biochemistry student Lisa Leung in a high-speed horse race.

Adrenaline Rush
First-year computer science major Joel Guerin exits a bouncy maze.

Jmey Essex eats a hamburger
Jamey Essex, a professor in the political science department, bites into his purchase from a barbecue to support the Shinerama campaign. Saturday is Shine Day, which sees students fan across the city to raise money for the fight against cystic fibrosis.

UWindsor Welcome Week continues today with the Crazy Olympics to conclude the Lancer Cup competition, and a drive-in movie after sunset. Saturday, international students will hold a special session to orient them to Canada’s culture and climate.

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