Photo by Haley Bell
StuCo held its first breakout room on Friday to benefit the Johnson County Christmas Bureau, a non-profit organization that aims to provide holiday assistance to low-income families in the area. The Breakout Room idea was brought forward earlier this year by members of the StuCo executive board and was inspired by Breakout KC in downtown Kansas City.
“We’re basically going to have a breakout room just like the Breakout KC stuff that you see,” Special Events co-chair Julia Stopperan said. “People will have 30 minutes to go [in the library conference room] to figure out a puzzle and breakout.”
After the idea was proposed, freshman class president, Brigid Wentz and Stopperan decided to take on the project.
“We ordered a puzzle kit; we’re going to base all the decorations off of that kit,” Wentz said. “It will be a lot of deciphering codes.”
There are eight 30 minute time slots available from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. that students can sign up for, and they can go in groups of six or less. Sign-ups are located outside of room 307. To gain admission, students must pay $5, or bring ten canned goods on the day of the event.
“We don’t have a specific [amount of money we want to raise] since it’s our first year doing [the breakout room],” Stopperan said. “But we just want to get as many people involved as possible.”