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Honors Council hosts annual venue event

Courtesy of the Honors Council John Brown University annual event The Venue is a night of fun for all University students.
Courtesy of the Honors Council
John Brown University annual event The Venue is a night of fun for all University students.

The Honors Council is preparing a “Stranger Things” themed event for this year’s Venue.

Coordinating described the event as a journey to the shadowy and gloomy Upside Down and in a frantic manhunt for Will Byers.   

“As The Honors Council, we want to create a night that we are able to integrate the campus into what we are doing at honors,” said sophomore Matt Branum, student recruiter for the council. “To create a fun night that focuses on learning and enjoying learning and different ways people can excel in education.”

According to Trisha Posey, sponsor of the Honors Council, the idea for The Venue came from a group of honors students “who were interested in providing an enriching and fun opportunity for cultural engagement for students on our campus.” The Venue continues to thrive to this day.

Director of communication for the Honors Council, junior Abigail Danley, hopes that the event will bring in a diverse crowd of students, from freshmen to seniors and of all different majors.

According to Danley, this year’s theme is “Quest for Stranger Things,” which is based on the Netflix show “Stranger Things.”

Danley describes the event as “hands-on” through interactive activities. 

“Students will be walking through the honors house immersed in a narrative of our version of ‘Stranger Things,’” Danley said.

“They will make their way through our storyline and find out what happens to Will.”

Both Danley and Branum say the honors house’s theme and decorations will give an 80s vibe, mixed with an alien, Dungeons and Dragons, sci-fi feel.

A table full of snacks, finger foods and appetizers inspired from the show will be displayed; the main dish will be a waffle bar with condiments and toppings.  Branum said he wants to see people “nerd out” over the “Stranger Things” theme and activities.

“I think that is just one of our goals,” Branum said.

“It’s okay to be geeks about sci-fi.”

Danley hopes to see a variety of people from the JBU community.

“We’re hoping to see people enjoying it and learning from it and getting cited and interested,” she said.

On Friday, November 18, The Honors Council will present this traditional event at the Honors House from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.