Aztec Nights – Murder, Lasers, and Snow, oh my!


Last fall SDSU students dodged their way to breaking a world record in the largest game of dodgeball ever played! And it took place right here on campus.

Aztec Nights video

It was all part of Aztec Nights, a program started in the fall of 2008 that provides entertaining nighttime activities in a safe environment. This spring, Aztec Nights has been up and running once again with one of the most enticing lineups yet.

Although rain postponed some of the activities in the first week of the semester, it didn’t hinder students from taking full advantage of four nights of on-campus events.

Murder Mystery Dinner

First up was a murder mystery dinner that encouraged students to “forget a date– bring an alibi.” The fun-filled evening included a sit down Italian meal and mock murder that left everyone under suspicion.

Welcome Back Madness

Next up was Welcome Back Madness that was held directly after one of SDSU’s infamous basketball games. The excitement of the game carried over to Peterson Gym, where students enjoyed music, pizza, photo booths, and even a mechanical bull.

Vortex Laser Tag

Possibly the coolest new event to hit Aztec Nights was Vortex Laser Tag. A grass field was transformed into a laser tag course that offered adventure and excitement for students. Techno music set the backdrop for this high energy night.

Winter Wonderland

Two students enjoy sledding down the hill at Scripps Lawn.

Two students sled down Scripps Lawn during Winter Wonderland.

The final installment of Aztec Nights opening week activities was the Winter Wonderland created near Scripps Cottage. A snow machine created 24 tons of real snow that allowed students to sled, throw snowballs, and of course, create a few snowmen. The event was packed with students who didn’t want to leave the snowy hill when the event ended at 1 a.m.

Coming Up…

Despite all these events, Aztec Nights isn’t over just yet. The next activity is all about giving into the 7 deadly sins and includes taking out some of your wrath, a gluttonous chocolate fountain, and lots of Aztec pride. All you need to do is follow the search lights to find these fun and free activities on campus.

Keep up with Aztec Nights via their Web site, Facebook, and Twitter to see what’s in store!

~ Desiree Roughton, Communications Student Assistant, Enrollment Services

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