Cosmic Bowling A Hit With Students

Bret Aton, a senior technical communication major from Grapevine, prepares to bowl during Wednesday night’s cosmic bowling event. Photo by Lauren Ervin

Texas Tech students flooded into South Plains Lanes bowling alley Wednesday night to participate in the Tech Activities Board’s free cosmic bowling event.

The event, which lasted from 9 p.m. to midnight, had laser and black light bowling as well as top 40 hits for students to listen to and enjoy while bowling.

Matthew Martinez, a special programs coordinator for TAB, said this is the third time they have held the cosmic bowling event and it has been a hit with students every time.

“It’s something fun for the students to do,” the junior marketing major from Arlington said. “We just rent out the out the whole bowling alley and just let them bowl for free.”

Martinez said in the past the first 200 students would get to bowl for free, but this year they decided to raise the number to 240.

TAB member and senior landscape architecture major Grant Hollowell, said the TAB advisers and event coordinators are the ones who book venues for events like this, and TAB members are responsible for other aspects of the event.

“We show up,” Hollowell said, “and we just have to basically set up and keep count of people coming in and out.”

Jade Bradley, a senior math and computer science major from Austin, said she attends TAB events all the time, but she heard about this event from her sorority sister.

“She really was excited about this, and she was like ‘come with me!’,” Bradley said, “and I said ‘OK, it will be fun.’”

Senior music education major Briana Burns said she saw the advertisements in the Student Union Building and thought this event would be a good way to save money.

“I come here almost every week,” the Arlington native said, “so I figured I might as well save some money and come do what I usually come to do.”

About Lauren Estlinbaum

Entertainment Director    —    Journalism major, Class of 2014
Lauren Estlinbaum grew up in Pearland, Texas, south of Houston (go Texans). She is a journalism major with a minor in apparel design. Lauren would like to work for either a fashion or lifestyle publication post-graduation. As she likes to say, she considers fashion magazines survival guides.


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