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By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

August 25, 2019

Anyone who knows me knows one of the hardest things for me to do is say “no” to literally anything. I endure so many things I (secretly) do not want to do because I just could not say “no” to them. This slight personality flaw did wonders for me on Quad Day. I won’t lie to you. I only spen...

Say ‘yes’ to Quad Day

A representative of the Med Life club speaks to a student interested in joining. Even if you don’t think you’ll join, sign up for everything that catches your eye.

By Rachel King, Assistant Copy Chief

August 25, 2019

If you’ve ever been to Quad Day, you know it can be a little daunting with the balmy weather, an overwhelming array of booths and the hordes of students. But if you prepare yourself for these factors, you’re in for a worthwhile campus experience during which hundreds of RSOs will gather in one loc...

Navigate Quad Day like you’ve been there before

Students walk along the Main Quad during Quad Day on Aug. 26. Quad Day can be both exciting and stressful, but with these hints you can find everything.

By Shana Olivero, Video Editor

August 25, 2019

Quad Day is a lot. There are hundreds ≠of clubs and RSOs on campus, and there are only four hours on Quad Day to see as many as you can. The Main Quad will be packed with thousands of students seeing which clubs might interest them. Here are some tips to survive quad day and how to make the most o...

Don’t skip Quadricep Day

Students walk along the Main Quad during Quad Day on Aug. 26. Quad Day can be quite a workout, from the long and crowded strolls up and down the Main Quad to ducking flyers and posters left and right.

By Kelly Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

August 22, 2019

I’m so glad you’ve decided to do the Quad Day exercise challenge! It’s so kind for the University to care so much about our quadriceps to have a whole day dedicated to it. Maybe next year we’ll get a tricep day, but we’ll have to count our lucky stars. I hope you enjoy your Quad Day, and I...

Quad Day is over, now what?

Quad Day is over, now what?

By Katie Powers, Assistant buzz Editor

August 24, 2018

If you attend Quad Day, you’ll probably walk away from it with some cool free stuff, a couple dozen flyers and some emails from organizations. Your Quad Day experience is what you make of it, but your success in finding student organizations that are right for you means taking initiative and seeking ...

The Main Quad is a space for everyone

Students take advantage of the warm weather and play frisbee on the Main Quad.

By Molly Zupan, Special Sections Editor

August 24, 2018

College campuses all around the world offer varying degrees of student life, size, academics and sports. But the majority of them have one particular aspect in common that brings them all together. You guessed it, it’s the Main Quad. Sitting in the center of campus, the Main Quad is the action-pack...

Enhance your RSO search with these tips

Students search for Registered Student Organizations to join on Quad Day in August 2016.

By Jamie Linton, Assistant Opinions Editor

August 24, 2018

Quad Day is hands down the most overwhelming day of the University’s Welcome Days. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, there are some ground rules and tips you can use to harness the abundance of information to your advantage.   This is a great time to reflect on the kind of person you’v...

Maximize your Quad Day experience

Maximize your Quad Day experience

By Abby Paeth, Editor-in-chief

August 24, 2018

Having been to three Quad Days already, once in front of the table and twice behind it, I think it’s safe to say I know a thing or two about how to maximize your first Quad Day experience. For anyone, freshman or not, Quad Day can be extremely overwhelming. There’s a lot of people around, giveaw...

Left unsatisfied? Start your own RSO

Left unsatisfied? Start your own RSO

By Pari Apostolakos, Assistant Features Editor

August 24, 2018

It’s every student’s worst nightmare: you took one lap, two laps, three laps, four laps around the Main Quad. You even made sure to hit the diagonal pathways so you wouldn’t miss any of the booths. Yet, you still can’t find the organization you were looking for. Don’t get me wrong, you are more likely th...

Tips and tricks on how to survive Quad Day

By Cindy Om, Design Editor

August 24, 2018

Apart from Gameday’s annual clearance sale, Quad Day is my favorite day of the year. You get to meet new people, and you get free food and T-shirts. Who doesn't love free food and T-shirts? I know I do. I have a collection of T-shirts and sunglasses. Quad Day can be a bit overwhelming, but I've pu...

Breaking down clubs on campus

Breaking down clubs on campus

By Camille Baer, Feature's editor

August 24, 2018

So let’s talk about Quad Day. It’s a chaotic hodgepodge of University students all in the same space, fighting for a chance to find where they belong. With over 1,600 RSOs, things are bound to get a bit hectic. But don’t feel like you’re in over your head — with a little planning and informati...

How to say ‘no’ at Quad Day

Students in the peak hours of Quad Day in August 2017. Social media director Kelly gives advice on how to navigate Quad Day chaos.

By Kelly Johnson, Social Media Director

August 24, 2018

As Quad Day approaches, eager young freshmen will be racing toward the Main Quad to grab every free bag in sight and sign their emails on any piece of paper they can get their hands on. But not only freshmen can fall victim to this. Anyone can be guilt tripped and overwhelmed by a peppy group conv...

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