Darick T. Earney
On Sept. 25, 2015, The Bridge student newspaper at Lewis and Clark Community College will be holding their first “Bridge To Gotham Bash” to spread awareness of the paper and National Batman Day.
The party will be held in the Reid Area from 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. and will have activities for students to enjoy such as Jeopardy and a scavenger hunt. In addition, there will be Batman themed prizes and free refreshments for all in attendance.
“As President of LC Pride, I feel that when you spread awareness in a fun and interactive way, people will be more encouraged to see what you are bringing to light. Plus people will be more entitled to engage in what you are trying to teach,” Brandon Everts said.
July 23, 2014 marked the first official Batman day and was celebrated by fans and comic book stores nationwide in honor of the 75th anniversary of the character.
Comic book stores across the country gave away free copies of Detective Comics #27, the first ever issue of Batman released in 1939.
After generating a positive response last year, DC decided to post a blog on their website this year unveiling a new Batman logo with a new date underneath it to excite the fans with a second official Batman day.
Because many members on the Bridge staff are fans of Batman, they wanted to give students a chance to come celebrate the holiday and submit applications if they were interested in a job on campus as a journalist for the newspaper.
“I’m looking forward to a great turnout for our first ‘Bridge To Gotham Bash’. I hope this gains us lots of new readers and maybe future staff members,” Bridge Copy Editor and English Major, Helen Paige Jarden said.
For more on Batman Day, visit http://bit.ly/1UnZJWn, or for any more information on the Batman party here at LC, email Louise Jett at firstname.lastname@example.org.