By Jacob Solis
This year’s Welcome Week, much like those before it, was one of many fests. From Centerfest to Friday Fest to DogFest, students were treated to a nonstop barrage of school spirit — a barrage that has officially ushered in the 2015-2016 academic year.
At the party that was the Crowley Carnival, students and community members alike were treated to a myriad of inflatable factories of fun. Between the bounce houses and the blow-up sumo wrestling suits, visitors, mainly freshmen, were treated to a good final “hurrah” before the semester begun in earnest.
Friday Fest, the University of Nevada, Reno’s semiannual club fair, saw more than 200 clubs — the most ever — sell themselves to a hungry freshman populace. Everyone from the College Republicans to the Social Dance Club was present for the three-hour-long sign-up jamboree. Even UNR’s very own Luna and Wolfie Jr. stopped by for a few photo ops.
The DogFest Walk ‘n Roll was organized by the Center for Student Engagement in an effort to raise $30,000 for Canine Companions for Independence. The organization, which provides service dogs, is the largest of its kind. DogFest included activities for people and dogs of all ages throughout the day.
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