One more square and you will go home a winner tonight. As each number is called, your heart leaps, and you hold your breath while others stamp their cards. Time is running out.
The next number is called, and time suddenly freezes. This surreal moment has put you in a stupor. Snapping out of it, you jump up, flailing your arms like a madman, and triumphantly shout, “Bingo!”
This could be you as Northwestern rallies once again for the annual blast forward in age. Bingo Night will be held Friday, Feb. 11, at 9:30 p.m. in the Rowenhorst Student Center gym.
Students who arrive dressed as senior citizens will receive seven additional Bingo cards, so don’t forget your walkers, dentures and fanny packs.
“You’ve gotta dress for success,” junior Steve Ehlers said, a member of the Student Activities Council, which is sponsoring the event.
For students wishing to sharpen their Bingo skills, two upperclassmen shared words of wisdom.
“I think the secret is not trying too hard,” senior Aleah Stenberg said. “If you make it a big deal, you scare the Bingos away from you.”
“My secret is getting in touch with my inner grandma,” said senior Heather Craven.
Senior Courtney Drenth, the SAC member overseeing the event, said the night would have “some entertaining surprises.”
Prizes will include an iPad, a one-year Netflix subscription, a Livescribe Smartpen with extra notebooks and ink cartridges, an unlimited pass to the Holland Plaza for the rest of the semester and more. You and a friend may even be heading on an all-expenses-paid airline trip to the U.S. destination of your choice.
Along with those suspenders and pantyhose, don’t forget your Northwestern student ID. It is required to play.