On September 23, 2017, I went to the Biological Science Scholars and Stem Scholars pancake breakfast tailgate. It was a warm Saturday morning and the gathering was held at the Raney House on North Campus. Because it was right before the UNLV game, everyone was really excited and dressed up for the big event.
One of the more unique attractions at the tailgate was “Chris Cakes,” a company who makes great tasting pancakes right in front of you. People wait in a line about five feet away the cart, and they toss you a fresh and hot pancake with their spatula. You need to catch the pancake from the air with your plate (picture). In the beginning, I actually dropped a pancake, but by the end I was a pro. Authentic orange juice, coffee, and lemonade were provided. I played corn-hole and there was a raffle there as well!
From this experience, I gained a huge sense of community within the Scholars Program. I played corn-hole with people who live on my floor, but whom I never associated with. Now we are great friends and I always make sure to stop by their dorm to say hello. The Scholars event was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed the free breakfast!