Non-blue-haired bingo

By Marianne McKim
October 19, 2000

by Marianne McKim
staff writer

Say it loud and proud.
You may have just won $100.

One of the very popular activities among Cabrini College students is bingo.

The Campus Activity Program Board offers bingo for Cabrini students. It is held once a month on a Wednesday night in the Wigwam at 9 p.m. The great thing about it is that it is free. Your first two cards are free and any additional card that you wish to have is $1.

This is a great way to win $25, $50 or even $100 or gift certificates without having to do anything. Bridget Baxter, coordinator for campus activities, said “The first time we had bingo, we ran out of cards and places to sit.” The last bingo that was held on Sept. 20 brought in over 100 people.

Jason DiLorenzo was one of them.

“Bingo is a good time. I go right after my night class. It’s great that you don’t have to spend money to make money and it can help your social life,” DiLorenzo said.

Many students enjoy going to bingo. Senior Monica Paolucci just won $50 last month along with many others, to name a few, Brendan Muller, Leslie Glavin, and Randi Kuhn.

Emily Oschell who is a junior said “It’s like I am finally getting money back from Cabrini.” Winning at bingo is an easy way to make some quick cash.

Sophomore, Veronica Meyers said, “It’s a lot of fun. Lots of people show up, more than I would have expected.” Many students use it for books, Cabrini parking tickets, food, shopping or even speeding tickets. “I won $33. aIt was split between three of us and I went shopping.”

Bingo is said to soon be changing a little bit. Instead of winning cash the CAP Board is deciding that they will probably give out gift certificates instead. They want to give out gift certificates to the mall and to different local restaurants. They are not quite sure if this will be an ongoing idea and they will totally end cash prizes all together or if they might switch on and off. “We are still deciding about it but it’s not definite,” Baxter said.

So whether you want to try to win cash or some cool gift certificates, come out and join the rest of the Cabrini crew at bingo.

It is fun and it gives you something to do on a boring Wednesday night. The next bingo will be held on Nov. 1st at 9:00 p.m. in the Wigwam. So gather all your friends and come on out and socialize a little. Hey, who knows, you may even win $100.

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