Residence hall event invites students to create their own pillows

Trevor Little, Contributor

Black Hills State University students gathered on the first floor of Heidepriem Hall on Thurs., Sep. 19 at 7 p.m. to attend an event that had them create their own custom pillows.

“Pillow Talk” was a special one-time event held in order to bring students together and take home a memento of their time spent with each other. The event was just one of the many being conducted in residence halls all over BHSU to cultivate a sense of community             among students.

The event began with students contributing to the hand-painted wall covered in handprints from students who had previously lived in the hall. Students were then invited to use cloth markers to create a design on a pillow of their choice. Event organizers got to work stuffing and sewing the pillows for students to take home after they were done designing them. Free snacks were served at the event for students to share. The event ended around 8 p.m.

Resident Hall Associate and event host Jess Johnson estimated the attendance to be “around 50 people.” Those students had to act fast to claim their pillows, due to the limited supply of about 40 units. Event organizers considered the event to be a success and plan to host more residence hall events.