CAB-OOM brings carnival atmosphere to campus

Hayley Hilbert

Inflatables, rides and animals invaded WKU’s South Lawn and football stadium tonight as the second annual CAB-OOM took place.

The event, sponsored by WKU Counseling and Testing Center and WKU Campus Activities Board, served as a chance for students to blow off steam before the week of finals, according to the event’s Facebook page.

Little Rock, Ark., graduate student Amber Seller said that she was impressed by the event, especially the animals.

“This is some crazy, wacky stuff that I wouldn’t want around me on a normal basis,” Seller said as she watched students holding a red-tail boa snake, who seemed to be one of the main attractions.

“The monkey is adorable though,” Seller added.

For some students, the free food was their main incentive.

Louisville freshman Evan Kraus said that he came in search of free hamburgers and funnel cakes.

“I saw someone walking from here with a funnel cake,” Kraus said. “I decided to come, and then the rides and inflatables and stuff turned out to be pretty awesome too.”

Meade County sophomore Tony Thon, who said it was his second time attending CAB-OOM, agreed.

“It’s just a good way to forget about all the stress that we’re about to have,” Thon said. “The free food is always good too.”

Bowling Green freshman Madison LeRoy said that she and her friends had coincidentally been wanting to go to a carnival lately.

“We saw the event on Twitter, and it looked awesome,” LeRoy said. “I’ve definitely forgotten all about studying for a night.”