Eventful Frost Bites Week by SAB

Chrystal Nelson

Thursday, February 3 was a night of fascinating fun that has not been to Dakota State University yet. Instead of the usual comedian that would normally attend our events, SAB sponsored Mentalist Christopher Carter. It was quite an entertaining night for students who attended this event as Carter used volunteers in order to heighten their imagination through the art of hypnosis.  This man brought plenty of laughter with his motivational show and psychological skills which had fascinated his own self at the age of eight.

Carter, however, was not the only event to take up the stage during the month of February. In fact, the 7th through the 11th was known as “Frost Bites Week.” It is the week in which students are reminded of just how cold South Dakota can really turn out to be and the weather certainly cooperated. As freezing as the weather was outside; the school did not shut down for academics or entertainment.  From the comedian Mike E. Winifield to the build your own Sundae on Wednesday and to the chilly Hawaiian themed dance on Thursday evening, SAB certainly attempted to make the students feel warmer than they probably were.

Mentalist Chris Carter performed for DSU students on February 3, by creating illusions that seemed as reality. Photo by Amanda Deprez.

One event stands out in particular. This event was in fact quite popular, had almost a full audience and many great reviews. Ladies and gentleman, Tuesday night was Sex Signals night. Of course, anything with the word “sex” involved would appeal to a college student, but there was certainly more to the show than simply talking about sex. It was a very witty presentation of improvisation acted out by Chogo and Kristen.

“The program was excellent,” states Amanda Welbig, college student of Dakota State University.  “They did an improv/lecture/skit to give us what is right or wrong in the world of sex.”

Chogo and Kristen began by asking the audience what the stereotype of a guy and a girl really was. Each actor asked the audience to participate by also telling them how they tend to approach the opposite sex. Sometimes it was a “failed” attempt or a downright “awkward” moment. Later on in the show, the skit became a bit more serious as the actors concerned the audience with ideas of “rape,” and what exactly would be considered rape. They talked about how alcohol is a big influence on making our bodies feel different and if a woman says “stop” at any time, then the man is forced to stop or it will be considered rape.

As entertaining as Frost Bites week was, there is always some form of message that is trying to be taught. Who knew education and entertainment could be in one sentence?