Student entertainment and programming board to host virtual events

Hurricane Productions announced on their social media accounts that for the remainder of the spring semester, they will host events virtually. Photo: Mike Montero/University of Miami

By Renee Sobaram

Hurricane Productions announced on their social media accounts that for the remainder of the spring semester, they will host events virtually. Photo: Mike Montero/University of Miami

Student entertainment and programming board to host virtual events

By Renee Sobaram
Hurricane Productions rises to the challenge of hosting online functions for the remainder of the semester.

As University of Miami students continue to adapt to their new normal following the outbreak of COVID-19, Hurricane Productions (HP), an entertainment and programming board, has taken action to keep students engaged. 

HP, the University’s largest student-run organization, announced on their social media accounts that for the remainder of the spring semester, they will host events virtually. 

Typically, HP hosts a variety of events throughout the semester including outdoor movie screenings, live musical performances, theater productions, and giveaways. However, because of the current stay-at-home orders, HP student leaders have found creative ways to bring entertainment to students across the globe who are self-isolating in their homes.  

To keep the tradition alive, the HP committee will continue to host Trivia Tuesday, a gaming event that has been played at the University’s on-campus pub The Rathskeller, also known as the Rat. Student leaders wanted to find a way to keep students engaged during quarantine and trivia was one of the first events they felt could make that happen. 

“Trivia has a huge following and is such a staple for our committee, and so I reached out to the company that we usually work with to see if they had any ideas for how to move trivia virtually and they did,” said Stephanie Perez, chair of the Rathskeller Advisory Board.

Perez and her fellow HP members are committed to making the virtual games feel as normal as possible. However, since the event is now virtual, students can expect a different look from their regular trivia setup because having teams isn’t possible and the timing between questions is shorter. The good news is that all questions are multiple-choice, but a little more challenging than usual. 

The leaders of the HP committee are unsure if events will continue throughout May because the spring semester ends early in the month. But the gaming events will continue through April.

Students can also expect a live performance to be streamed via Instagram Thursday, April 23, at noon by Patio Jams. The HP Daytime and Special Events team, a board under the HP umbrella, will host a do-it-yourself craft activity on their Instagram every Wednesday. A complete list of HP’s reoccurring events, playlists, and recommendations can be found on their Instagram page @hp_miami

Students interested in attending the Tuesday trivia games should register here. Participants will have a chance to win a $30 gift card to The Rat. 

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/hpmiami/ or email hurricaneproductions@miami.edu