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BRISTOL, R.I. – For many college students, life on campus bears more freedom than they may be used to. Far from the restricting eyes of parents and without the all-encompassing responsibility of the “adult” world, it’s no secret that some see the social environs as a carte blanche, of sorts. Still, there is a healthy percentage of students who seek a sober social life when their peers have abandoned the dorm for a slightly wilder party.
Roger After Dark (RAD) was founded for Roger Williams students in search of substance-free alternative social outlets. This student organization hosts events on Fridays from 10 p.m. to midnight in Global Heritage Hall. Sarah Santiago, coordinator of residence life, serves as co-coordinator for the group, which by all accounts is thriving. Here’s her take on RAD’s activities, goals and future plans:
Grab a group of friends and your competitive spirit to wage war in a free game at Providence Paintball! Use your tactical skills to stay safe and win the round. Training is included so even beginners can come enjoy! Buses leave from in front of the Campus Recreation Center at 5:30 p.m. Sign up at the CEN table throughout the week to be sure you have a spot on the bus.
Come join the Campus Entertainment Network to be one of the first students to hear the announcement of the Spring Concert performers, as well as enjoy a performance by Kap Slap! There will be aerial artists, free food and a surprise at the end!