Break Out The Dictionaries...

Kean community, roll up the shirt sleeves and get ready to play Words for Friends!

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Break Out The Dictionaries...
Amanda Petty

Attention word connoisseurs of the Kean community: a tournament of words is coming. On Monday, April 10, 2017, the Kean Writing Center and The Cougar’s Byte will be welcoming individuals to their Words for Friends, a Scrabble-inspired fundraiser.

Starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Miron Student Center (MSC) Cougar’s Den, players of all skill levels are welcome to come out for a night of fun with the timeless word game.

The cost to play ranges on how a person wishes to play. A single player will pay $5, playing doubles costs $4 and a team pays a collective entrance fee of $8. For those considering a team setup, there is a limit of four players.

All proceeds will be donated to Bernice’s Place.

A part of the non-profit organization Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, Bernice’s Place acts as a safe place for homeless and at-risk children in Elizabeth to socialize with other children while studying and playing. While at Bernice’s Place, the children are given “a healthy meal and snack,” a well-needed meal for many of the children, as stated on the website.

Registration prior to Words for Friends is encouraged. Interested participants can register online at Or, those playing can register at the doors before the game begins.

Looking for more information? Reach out to the Kean Writing Center by calling 908-737-0317, emailing or visiting Maxine and Jack Lane Center for Academic Success room 121.

about the author

Amanda Petty is double majoring in English-writing and communication studies while also pursuing a minor in marketing. Amanda has been a member of The Cougar's Byte, as an Editor and now Senior Editor, since Fall 2014. In her senior year at Kean University, she is excited to strive after a career in book publishing. The ultimate goal is to go into the editorial department, ideally working with young adult fiction.