As debate nears, Lynn students hold BBQ bashby Andrew Abramson | October 20th, 2012
BOCA RATON — Lynn students had their first big campus bash to celebrate Monday’s presidential debate, and they say the debate is bringing students together.
Today’s Red, White and Que party featured ribs, soul food, and a classic rock cover band. The school also held a 5K race around campus.
“It enhances the community,” senior Courtney Alston said. “A lot of people are socializing, entering contests. More than 50 percent of the students registered to vote because of the debate. This is a great opportunity for the school to expand. It really gets our name out there.”
Sydney Putnam, a Lynn junior, said it’s been a huge boost for the school despite a few inconviences.
“We’ve had to sacrifice a few things, but the golf cart rides from the parking lot adds a little flair,” said Putnam as students have to had to ditch their normal parking spaces. “I’m proud to be a part of this. It’s a great experience and it’s history in the making.”Even AARP made an appearance at today’s barbeque. While college students and AARP wouldn’t normally seem to mix, AARP officials said they will be a constant presence on campus throughout the debate to discuss Medicare. And they might have found a way to entice students by giving away wristband flash drives to anyone who fills out a Medicare survey.