Not throwing away their shot: Students surprised and satisfied with Hamilton trip

By Erin Brody, Arts and Culture Editor

The Activities Programming Board (APB) planned a trip to Pittsburgh to see Hamilton on March 11, and APB was thrilled by students’ responses to this endeavor.


(CREDITS: @SVC_APB on Instagram) SVC students visited the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh to see Hamilton.

“The reaction and outcome of this trip was amazing,” Emily Fultz, junior accounting major and APB team leader, said. “We had 30 tickets go on sale Monday, February 21, at 8:30 a.m., and by 9:00 a.m. that same morning, we were completely sold out!”

Fultz explained that APB “helped generate some talk and anticipation for the ticket release” through announcing the intended sale at other events the club hosted.

“It’s always so fun seeing students get excited for an event beforehand,” Fultz said.

Azzia Berestecki, freshman education major, attended the trip after being “obsessed with the musical since freshman year of high school.”

“I was ecstatic to be there,” said Berestecki. “I was shocked to have such great seats on the bottom floor. My expectations were blown out of the water.”

Berestecki was also “very surprised to see APB offer an event like this.” However, she reported that she would “love to do something like this again”.

“So many people complain about not having anything to do on campus, but APB is working at always trying to provide something for us,” Berestecki said.

Luckily for Berestecki and other students who have been enjoying the APB events this semester, APB is planning similar trips in the future. One of these pending events is a visit to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium on April 2.

“A big goal we have here in APB is making sure we are planning events for students with different interests and allowing students to experience things they may not have the chance to otherwise,” Fultz said.

APB is open to suggestions for future events that students would be interested in.

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