This past Sunday, Northwestern held its second annual Pancakes with PGC event. It was held in the DeWitt Cafeteria from 9-11 p.m. with a bounty of pancakes for the entire two hours.
The event was first held last year, partially designed to pair alongside RED101 days to give prospective students a taste of campus life and student activities.
Pancakes with PGC is a late-night all-you-can-eat pancakes event hosted by Student Activities. president Greg Christy attends each year to engage in fellowship and conversation with students.
Along with endless pancakes, the event comes packed with classic board games and video games including Settlers of Catan, Mario Kart, Guitar Hero, Halo and Dance Dance Revolution. Everyone who attends has the opportunity to enter their name into a drawing to win a door prize, as well as witness the pancake eating competition against president Christy.
When asked about the event, president Christy said, “It’s a nice event. It rests within the stretch of time between winter and spring break, so it’s nice to see the students taking an opportunity to have fellowship and hang out on a Sunday night.”
President Christy faced some good competition throughout the night. Early on, him and senior Hadyn Lee faced off in an epic Guitar Hero battle, in which Lee took home the victory. During the pancake eating competition, Christy was challenged by Logan Peters, Lincoln Siebert, Nic Batcheller and a prospective student named Cole. While they put up a valiant effort, PGC took home the victory once again.
Gideon Fynaart, a junior ecological sciences major, was the emcee for the night. This is Fynaart’s first year on the Student Activities Council with this as the first event he has hosted.
Fynaart said, “It was a very lovely and low-pressure event. There’s nothing especially complicated or difficult to set up or tear down, so in running the event, I basically just got to be there and enjoy it like anyone else.”
As emcee of the event, Fynaart was part of the brainstorming party for drawing prizes.
He said, “I really wanted to get a lava lamp for one of the door prizes, but my plans were shot down upon learning they are banned in the dorms due to fire hazards. Instead, there are a few awesome faux neon signs for prize winners to take home.”
Overall this event creates opportunities for PGC to get to know students on an individual basis, some friendly competition, many pancakes involved and a really good time.