This year, the time-honored tradition of MAST Blast was held at the Miami Seaquarium for the second time in the past three years.
This was made possible because of student participation at the MAST-querade last month.
This year, like the past few years, there was a variety of inflatables set up at the entrance to the Seaquarium including a giant slide, hamster balls, bungee jumping, a wrecking ball and several racecourses.
As always, popcorn, snow cones, and cotton candy were available for free for students and faculty to snack on.
The concessions available at the Seaquarium were also very popular with the students.
Sophomore Shawnee Obregon especially loved the Dippin Dots.
“The Dippin Dots were my favorite part of the whole day,” Obregon said.
Along with inflatables, students were also able to enjoy themselves by going to the many shows presented by the seaquarium. They also got to see all the animals that are housed there. Some students even got a chance to interact with the animals.
“I really enjoyed feeding the stingrays because we got to record them,” junior Phillip Light said.
Traditionally, MAST Blast included water-based activities, but this year was different.
However, students found other ways to get soaked to escape the heat. Some played in the water playground that is found at the Seaquarium, but the vast majority of them crowded the splash zones of the whale and dolphin show. Most left happy and dripping wet.
Overall, MAST Blast was a huge success and students had a lot of fun.
“My favorite thing about MAST Blast was spending the day with my friends at Miami Seaquarium” junior Kaitlin Delisser said.