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Siblings and Children and Magic, Oh My!

Sibs and Kids Weekend brings magic to campus

by Published: Mar 28, 2012

Bonding Timeac: Josh Miles and his younger sib­ling play catch dur­ing Sibs and Kids week­end. Many Ferris State University stu­dents enjoyed spend­ing time with their sib­lings and show­ing them where they live, eat and sleep. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor

Much excite­ment and magic appeared on cam­pus dur­ing Ferris State University’s annual Sibs and Kids Weekend March 23.

This event wel­comed stu­dents to invite their sib­lings, friends, and fam­ily to spend a week­end on cam­pus to expe­ri­ence what life is like at Ferris State.

“Sibs and Kids Weekend is a way for every­one to expe­ri­ence what you’re expe­ri­enc­ing at school,” Chelsea Broekema, exec­u­tive board sec­re­tary of Residence Hall Association and co-head of the Programming Committee for RHA, said. “This is an oppor­tu­nity to bring friends and fam­ily together.”

The theme for this year’s Sibs and Kids Weekend was “Where the Magic Happens.” Various events took place through­out the week­end, any­thing from fun inflat­a­bles to Quidditch. The fea­tured event of the week­end was a mag­i­cal come­dian act called “The Norman Magic Experience” which kicked off Friday in the Wink Arena Rubber Room.

Courtney Constance, a fresh­man in crim­i­nal jus­tice, said, “It’s a lot of fun and gets a lot of peo­ple to cam­pus when they’re younger.”

Daniella Babcock, an FSU fresh­man in the pre-nursing pro­gram, brought her lit­tle sis­ter Mahriya to this year’s Sibs and Kids weekend.

“I brought my lit­tle sis­ter because I fig­ured she’d have fun,” Babcock said. “[Siblings] get to see where we live and where we eat.”

Many young chil­dren attend­ing the event were most excited for the magic show and stay­ing with their older sib­lings in their res­i­dence halls.

Lexi MacDonald, who is the younger sis­ter of Jenny MacDonald, fresh­man in pre-optometry, was eager to see the magi­cian and to stay the week­end on campus.

Sibs and Kids Weekend was a great event that pro­vided a mag­i­cal week­end for sib­lings to spend together. Students and their sib­lings enjoyed hall pro­gram­ming, meals at the Rock Cafe and all sorts of mag­i­cal fun.

The event was spon­sored by RHA, Dining Services, National Residence Hall Honorary and Entertainment Unlimited.