More than a hundred students lined up for free pancakes at the “Titanic” themed Final Flip in front of Bayramian Hall Wednesday evening.
The event, which is put on by the Associated Students before finals every semester, featured free pancakes, fresh fruit kabobs, coffee, orange juice and hot chocolate.
Students posed for selfies with their plates, chandeliers hung above the serving area and the “Titanic” theme song played softly in the background.
“It’s cute, they totally went all out with the chandeliers and stuff, [it’s] so cute,” Eiliana Aceves, a kinesiology senior said.
However, some students questioned the theme and name of the event.
“I don’t know why it’s called the Final Flip. Cause it’s finals? Or because the boat flipped? I don’t know,” said Jamie Ejercito, a kinesiology senior.
AS Productions Producer Kimberly Worland explained the choice of theme was due to previous planning for a movie series event.
“We were going to do a movie series, but our movie series weren’t doing as well. So we had the “Titanic” movie anyways, and we thought it might be a cool little theme because even though you might be sinking from finals … you kinda gotta bring yourself back up from it.”
According to Worland, the event tends to have a higher turnout in the fall than the spring, but still had high expectations of student turnout.
“We expected a good amount of people … I ordered about 1,200 pancakes, but we know they’re going to by fast,” Worland said.
The movie played on a large flat screen TV located in the back while students enjoyed their pancakes atop white and blue decorated high-top tables. White couches were also provided for students to lounge on in front of the TV along with and a large inflatable slide shaped like the iconic sinking ship.
Students were served two pancakes at a time and told if they wanted seconds they could get back in line for another serving. Some students got in line for another round.
Some students knew about the event beforehand and planned to attend it.
“I found out about it on the CSUN (Class of 2017) facebook page,” said Chelsea DeBoef a freshman psychology major.
Alex Zanier, a finance junior said he didn’t know about the event, but stopped by because of the crowd. He returned for seconds while still enjoying his first plate of blueberry pancakes.
“It’s worth it, yeah it’s good,” Zanier said.