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CANcakes for V-Day

Fourteen CTE residents took part in this weeks Community Assembly Night (CAN) for CANcakes.
Fourteen CTE residents took part in this week’s Community Assembly Night (CAN) for CANcakes.

Centennial Towers East makes pancakes for their weekly Community Assembly Night

Rachel Smith
Antelope Staff

Coming to college as a freshman can be very nerve-racking at times. Meeting new people can be hard and having planned events in the dorm really helps to bring the community together.

Community Assembly Night, otherwise known as CAN, is a great way for the residents of the dorms on campus to meet new people and make friends.
Mallory Morrell, a freshman athletic training major from Arthur, is the president of Centennial Towers East and is the main coordinator for CAN. “I just like getting the residents together to have a good time” Morrell said.

CTE recently had a pancake and pajama CAN event that on Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, no one ended up wearing pajamas so the name was shortened to CANcakes. Residents made chocolate chip and regular pancakes in the lounge of the building as everyone else gathered around the conference table filled with syrup and butter.

Photos by Rachel Smith "It's nice to get out of your room on a Tuesday night," said Melissa Sellers.
Photos by Rachel Smith
“It’s nice to get out of your room on a Tuesday night,” said Melissa Sellers.

Rachel Shadley, a freshman nursing major from Columbus specialized in flipping heart-shaped pancakes on the griddle for the holiday.
Morrell said the biggest attendance turn out this year had been the Fall Ball because all of the CANs on campus did it together. She said there was a DJ, and a costume competition because it took place right around Halloween. “Everybody had a blast” she said.

Other CAN events include a karaoke night and a roommate game that was similar to the “Newly-wed Game.”

“A couple students didn’t have their roommates here so they ended up teaming up and beating everyone, but it was fun.” Morrell said.

Melissa Sellers, a freshman art education major from Aurora, is a regular at the Community Assembly Nights. “It’s nice to get out of your room on a Tuesday night.” Sellers said.

Community Assembly Night is all about meeting new people, and making friends. It also gives residents a reason to get out of the dorm room every once and a while. Morrell describes it as a stress free environment to relax and have fun. College can be hard, community make it easier


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