C.A.N. You Handle All Of These Events?

Julia Conant, Arts & Entertainment Editor

Central Activities Network is back and they are hosting more events than they have any other semester.

“Get excited!” The caption of their Dec. 6, 2019 Instagram post read. “Next semester, we’re switching it up. We are hosting one major event week every month! This means more events, more free T-shirts and more fun.”

In past years, C.A.N. usually hosted two major event weeks per semester: Welcome Back Week and Spring Week. C.A.N.’s Vice President of Marketing and Promotions Nadia Santone explained why they decided to double their amount of event weeks.

“C.A.N. was interested in doing one major event week each month this semester to bring more creativity and buzz to our events!” Santone said. “We are looking to create fun events for students that cover all areas such as social, wellness, recreational, educational and multicultural. These event weeks will allow us to plan months in advance and really discuss the kinds of experiences a student will have at our events.”

January was announced to have Disney Week from Jan. 21 to Jan. 25. The week may have already started yesterday with “Be Our Guest: One Ton Pasta,” but you can still enjoy the other events C.A.N. has planned for the rest of the week.

Wednesday, Jan. 22- “Inside Out with C.A.N.”

This event is more educational than the others held this week. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. C.A.N. is holding another “C.A.N on the Go.” Club members will be stationed at the Student Center Lobby tables, helping students learn how to process their emotions like Riley did in the Disney movie “Inside Out.” There will also be boxes filled with goodies available.

Thursday, Jan. 23- “C.A.N. You Hula?”

Following, C.A.N. will take over the first Devil’s Den @ 10 p.m. of the semester with hula dancing lessons. This “Moana” themed event will also give students the opportunity to make their own leis. Free smoothies and other items will be available as well.

Friday, Jan. 24- “Disney After Dark: Headphone Disco”

C.A.N. is hosting another silent disco, where music is played through headphones rather than out loud. Competing DJs will be playing their choices of hit Disney songs, and students have the chance to choose which DJ they want to listen to. The headphone disco will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. in Semesters.

Saturday, Jan. 25- “The Force AwaC.A.N.s”

Finally, C.A.N. wraps up Disney Week with a few rounds of indoor laser tag, inspired by Star Wars. From 1 to 4 p.m., students can come to Alumni Hall and enjoy battling their friends and classmates. Free food will also be available.

“The force is strong with this event!” C.A.N. wrote on their website. “Will you go to the dark side or the light side?”

Just like every Welcome Back Week, C.A.N. has also designed shirts for students to get when they attend events throughout the week, as well as other promotional items.

“We are giving away Disney themed t shirts at every event, while supplies last,” Santone said. “And we are giving away pink and green Disney Week logo enamel pins to earn as you travel to each event, starting at Inside Out with C.A.N.”

Students also have much to look forward to in terms of the other event weeks C.A.N. has in store. The next themed week will take place from Feb. 18 to Feb. 21.

“For our Winter Week, we have a circus theme,” Santone said. “Students can look forward to our annual Winter Formal: A Night at the Circus, in which the glam of the big top, close up magic and glow in the dark juggling meets CCSU.”

There will also be two more event weeks held throughout the semester.

“Students can look forward to our March Madness Week which is a game show themed week ranging from events inspired by shows such as American Ninja Warrior and Wheel of Fortune,” Santone revealed. “We are also partnering with IRC for our annual Spring Week in April, as well as we will be having our largest Spring Concert yet on Saturday, April 25.”

More details about upcoming events will be revealed as the semester goes on, but for now, be sure to attend the Disney Week events if you want to see what C.A.N. has been up to first hand. And if you would like to be involved in C.A.N. you can attend their first meeting of the semester tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center room 203.