UB to host Panther Stock activities

Abbey Whittington, Entertainment Editor

The University Board will be hosting “Panther Stock: Panic at the Union,” a series of activities throughout the Martin Luther King Junior University Union from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday.

Aaliyah Stephen, the UB’s special events coordinator, said Thursday’s activities will have several venues including the Grand Ballroom, 7th Street Underground, Bridge Lounge and Alumni Lounge.

During Panther Stock, there will be activities such as caricature artists, students creating their own bears and license plates, an activity that allows students to create their own music videos, video games, roller-skating, magician Sammy Cortino and a couple of comedians.

The roller-skating rink will be in the Grand Ballroom.

“I was aware a great amount of students wanted a roller rink, but also to interact with one another,” Stephen said.

Cortino gives a show that is part magic and part rock concert and has performed on international stages at sea and on television opening for Ryan Seacrest and Penn & Teller, and he has been described as a mix between Jimmy Page and David Blaine according to the magician and musician’s website.

Cortino is a guitar player in a metal band as well as a magician. He learned his magic tricks from the master magician Lance Burton, who has performed in more than 15,000 magic shows in Las Vegas, Nevada.

There will also be several giveaways at Panther Stock including a T-shirt giveaway, a game show where participants can win money. Attendees will be able to bring home the bears and license plates they create.

“We have Panther Stock because this is a end of the year “Up All Nite” event where students will have one last time to interact with one another,” Stephen said. “With this event we can create a diverse environment for all students.”

The activities will be free to attend and are open to everyone.


Abbey Whittington can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]