“Mandatory Fun Night” is a highlight at Y&G
As Mandatory Fun Night approaches, emotions and memories fill the air.
The legacy of Mandatory Fun Night has new members of Y&G excited for the activities. Scott Smith, a legislative assistant from Naperville North, said, “I was told there was boxing so I’m excited about that.” He later added, “It sounds pretty fun.”
Anthony Clampit, a lobbyist from Willowbrook, explains,”I’m excited for it. I’ve heard it’s not a small thing and that there’s many interesting things available.”
Veteran members of Y&G remember the fun times from the night.
Hunter Sherman, a second year lobbyist from Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School, said, “Last year I actually had fun.”
She later adds, “I was kind of forced to have fun and interact with other people. The dance floor was definitely the best part.”
Although activities are provided, the name misleads some.
Clampit later adds, “I do recognize the irony of Mandatory Fun Night.”
Deepika Khanna, a legislator from Waubonsie Valley, said, “I think the name kind of gives it a bad reputation, but it’s actually pretty fun because it’s the best time for everyone to come together after a long day.”
The night allows for newly made friendships to strengthen.
Khanna adds, “You meet a lot of people during the day and it allows you to hang out with them in a more comfortable environment.”
Mandatory Fun Night begins today at 8:30 p.m.
(written by Isabella Shaw, Lake Park)