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SERVING THE BREVARD COLLEGE
Volume 74, Issue 25 COMMUNITY SINCE 1935 ^009
dOLLKGK XltillT IS KAdi!
Strykes Again Bowling Alley to revive Thirsty Thursday
FAMILY FUN& rOOD
by Joseph chilton
Editor in Chief
Two years ago, Pisgah Lanes had a mo
nopoly onBC nightlife every Thursday, as
scores of students flocked there weekly
for cheap bear and bowling at the aUey’s
Unfortunately, troubles with law enforce
ment stemming from serving alcohol to
minors put an end to CoUege Night.
But now, thanks to the alley’s new
management and a class project in Drew
Baker’s Principles of Marketing class.
Thirsty Thursday will be returning to Ros-
man Highway, starting next week.
The revival of bowhng night for students
is the brainchild of Grant Carnie, Sam
Carlisle and Tino Savalyev, whose final
grade in Baker's class is contingent upon
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The Principles of Marketing class was
divided into three groups, with each group
responsible for marketing the bowling alley
to a different age group. Camie, Carhsle
and Savalyev’s group was assigned promot
ing Strykes Again to college students.
“We just wanted to do something to get
students out on Thursday nights and let
them have a good time,” Carlisle said.
The group worked closely with Dave
Robbins, manager of Strykes Again (for
merly Pisgah Lanes) all semester, and
according to Carlisle, Robbins was very
eager for help in reaching out to the BC
“He wanted to get coUege kids back to the
bowhng aUey, so he was down for pretty
much anything we came up with because
Thursdays weren’t working really well for
him,” Carlisle said.
“So then it was up to us to find out what
What they came up with was a deal in
which students can pay $2 for shoes and
$2 per game from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. on
Thursdays if they present their college
ID. Students at least 21 years old will be
offered $1 draft beers as part of the promo
tion, as well.
“Even if people aren’t 21, that’s a good
deal for people looking for something to do
in Brevard,” Carlisle said. “Plus there wiU
be the option of karaoke, if people think
they are worthy.”
Carhsle said the group is expecting at least
30 people to show up next week for the ini
tial College Night. His group’s hope is that
they can build the popularity of the event
back to where it was two years ago.
Judging by the campus reaction to the
news, the group’s goal should be an at
“I think it’s great, but with this being
my last semester I wish they had brought
it back sooner, said senior Matt Pangle.
“Students at Brevard need to get out more
and have a good time.”
Senior Amber Klein echoed Pangle’s
sentiments, but stressed that precautions
should be taken to ensure that the new
CoUege Night does not encounter the same
fate as the old one.
“If students can be mature and responsible
enough to handle it, then bring it on. I’m
always up for bowling,” Klein said.
Liz Walker is looking forward to the
event because it is a change from the status
“It’s a great opportunity to mesh the locals
and the college kids. Personally, I prefer
to bum calories as I imbibe rather than sit
around at a bar,” Walker said.
“I used to love coUege night at Pisgah
Lanes and was really disappointed to see
it go,” said senior Emily Wooten.
“Seriously-beer, bowling and karaoke-
how can you go wrong?”