On Tuesday, January 30th, Kean P.U.L.S.E. hosted the annual Cougar Kick-off event from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Miron Student Center. With the event known for its creative themes, this year’s Cougar kick-off took a trip back to the 1950s. As burgers and fries were available for all students and the world-famous Coca-Cola, all of which are 1950s staples.
Julissa Caro, a senior at Kean majoring in Business Management from Elizabeth, New Jersey, and one of the Kean P.U.L.S.E managers explains why they went with a 1950s vibe for this semester’s Cougar kick-off. “ With themes for our events, we always pick stuff that hasn’t been done before and themes that are out of the box”, said Caro.
Madison Castillo, an Early Childhood Education major from Somerset, New Jersey tells us what she is kicking off for the spring. “ I’m looking forward to Kean P.U.L.S.E.'s events and just having a good semester all around. My classes are good and I’m also a part of Kean Dance Theater and we’ve been working towards our showcase, so I’ve been enjoying that so far,” said Castillo.
The Cougar Kick-off is an event for students to have a good time and interact with one another along with the staff. The event also gives students a heads up that the semester is about to get underway, it is important to stay focused as classes can get hectic.
Dan St. Foi is a sophomore, majoring in Recreation Administration and is from East Orange, New Jersey. St. Foi has a main goal in mind this spring. “ This semester I’m looking forward to making the dean’s list,” said St.Foi when asked about his aspirations for the upcoming months.
The Atrium was set up with multiple stations, presented for students to participate in. Students lined up for personalized digital drawings. Others grabbed their friends to take pictures in front of the themed 1950s background. There was also a station where students got free T-shirts for attending this event. Another station gave out Kean merchandise such as beanies, composition notebooks, and pens.
With the 2024 Spring semester underway the Cougar Kick-off was a great way for students to relax and enjoy the free food and giveaways as they prep for what's ahead. Make sure to check out Cougarlink and Kean P.U.L.S.E's social media pages for future events.