Diadeloso Takes Campus By Storm

April 22, 1999

Diadeloso, Baylor University's annual spring holiday, was a success despite the unusually cool weather, according to Baylor Chamber of Commerce spokesmen.

Students enjoyed a day of games and entertainers on Fountain Mall and Fifth Street. In the past, Diadeloso activities have taken place on the intramural fields. However, the ongoing construction of the Student Life Complex moved all activities to Fifth Street.

"At first I was pretty upset about the move, this being my senior year and last Diadeloso, but it actually seemed like a tighter group of students and it was just as fun as it's always been," Jennifer Paschal, an Oklahoma City senior said.

The Baylor Chamber of Commerce said they received a lot of good feedback and it appeared that students responded well to the move.

For the second year, Baylor staff were able to participate in Diadeloso activities. Staff were allowed to leave work to attend the activities in the afternoon, and some staff members participated in the sports events.

The move to Fifth Street restricted space for games and stages to be set up, resulting in the use of almost all grassy areas surrounding Fountain Mall. Volleyball and tug-of-war were set up on Fountain Mall and inflatable games, such as Human Bowling and a Velcro Wall and Obstacle Course, were placed in the courtyard areas of Marrs McLean and Sid Richardson Science Buildings. The Booths and Activities Tent was near by in the parking lot behind Rena Marrs McLean Gymnasium.

"It was a wonderful success," said junior Roxanne Wilson, Diadeloso chairman.

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