BY KOBI AZOULAY
Salisbury’s student-run radio station WXSU will be holding the “Masquerave” on March 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. in the Wicomico room at the Guerrieri University Center to help support their Relay for Life team.
Relay for Life is a run for cancer survivors and caregivers which donates all proceeds to the American Cancer Association. Salisbury’s team has already raised $12,026 this year.
“Our event is for a good cause,” President of WXSU Carsen Kralstein said. “WXSU takes Relay for Life very seriously so we decided to make our own event that could benefit our team. This event uses our raffle and mask contests to help donate to our relay team. It’s a great place to help out a good cause and have fun right before you leave for spring break.”
All attending should arrive in their most creatively decorated masquerade mask as the winner will receive a prize. There will also be a raffle with a grand prize winner receiving an iPad. Tickets costing one dollar per ticket.
All of the proceeds of the raffle will be donated to Salisbury’s Relay For Life team. Decorations and masks will cover the walls in a Mardi Gras theme.
In addition to the masks and Mardi Gras decorations, the walls of the Wicomico Room will also have artwork and pictures from the art and photography clubs.
Freshman Hannah Taheri said she thinks that the theme is a good change of pace.
“Most of the time you only see this kind of theme in movies, but I think it’s neat and different,” Taheri said.
Red Bull will be providing cases of Red Bull and a DJ booth while Pat’s Pizza will provide free pizza, wings, pretzels, chips, cupcakes and cookies. There will also be a water pong tournament.
“We scheduled the event the day before break in order for students to have a last fun event before going home for break,” Kralstein said.
Junior Alex Thompson said he agrees with Kralstein, but believes the date could present a conflict of interest.
“For the students who are around it’d be a fun way to celebrate the last day, however I feel like a large amount of people will go home before the last day,” said Thompson.
Anyone with questions can attend WXSU’s meeting on Monday night at 8 p.m. in the Pocomoke room, upstairs in the Guerrieri University Center above Cool Beans.