A weekend at the U

Canes Night Live Spring Kickoff

Hurricane Production’s night time programming is back, kicking off the semester Friday, Jan. 25 with a slew of events ranging from glass etching to an escape room.

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A student lays out the design for a personalized etched glass.
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After designing their glasses, students had to wait 5 to 10 minutes for the etching material to dry.

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A local artist was at the event to airbrush customized t-shirts for students.
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Music from the DJ booth filled the Shalala Student Center, with songs ranging from classics such as Abba's "Dancing Queen" to modern anthems such as Ariana Grande's "Thank You, Next."
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Students could also take home a customized engraved ring.
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Students put their heads together to solve puzzles in the Harry-Potter-themed escape room.
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UM student Agustin Granda called the escape room "a magical experience."
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Natalia Mastalerz (front) and Lea Perez (back) exit the escape room while discussing Hermione, a popular Harry Potter character. "I always knew I was the Hermione of my friends," Mastalerz said.

Fraternity Bid Day

A long-standing tradition, bid day is a celebration of fraternities’ newest members. It took place Jan. 25, at the end of rush week.

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Students gathered on the Lake-Side Patio as fraternity brothers announced pledges' names over a microphone.
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The crowd often erupted in cheers as member of each social fraternity made their way onto the stage.
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Noise from the festivities could be heard far beyond the patio as the fraternities celebrated their new members.

All photos by Cameron Tavakoly.