Photo Source // Amy Reglin
By: Allison UpChurch
All last week, April 8-13, RUSGA and the Office of Student Activities hosted the annual Ranger Week, where activities from the Regis Talent and Drag Show to the Silent Disco were put on every night to give the students of Regis a chance to unwind and celebrate their accomplishments throughout the year. All of these events led up to the biggest event that RUSGA puts on and that is Ranger Day.
Despite some wet and snowy weather in the morning, the Regis community came out in droves as food trucks and outdoor activities took over Lot 5 and the Beach. As students got to choose from a variety of food trucks serving tacos to Cajun food to ice cream, there were a plethora of activities set up on the Beach, from a zipline to an inflatable obstacle course, to henna and a photo booth. Some lucky Rangers were even treated to free T-shirts and draw string backpacks commemorating the day.
This year’s Ranger Day was also the beginning for Regis’ new mascot. After a poll went around the Regis community to help name the new fox mascot, the winner was Regi, and Regi was out and about taking pictures with students and giving out little fox plushies.
As afternoon turned into night, Ranger Day concluded with a concert in the Fieldhouse that was put on by Grammy-nominated rap artist Jidenna. All in all, Ranger Week was themed around “UR,” representing the statement that Regis can come together to celebrate what makes every person in this community unique and open to hearing the diverse stories of where everyone in our community has been and where they will be going in the future.