The 2nd annual LoCoe event took place this past weekend, but with a slight location change then originally planned.
“The weather [made] it so we had to move the event to an indoor space, and thanks to the flexibility and help of the Caf, Physical Plant, Larry Lee, and the Student Senate, we were able to run the event smoothly,” said student body president Constance Schlitter.
Schlitter said approximately 500 students attended LoCoe, and that the feedback was overall positive.
“LoCoe was a fun event with great food,” said Kayla Niehaus (‘22). “I loved that there were local food trucks that had a couple different options.”
This year “we did not run out of food, as we had worked with a few of our vendors to be prepared to serve an additional 50 people if necessary on the day of the event,” Schlitter said.
As an event, LoCoe allows for Kohawks to take a break and do something fun for the weekend.
“It was a really nice event for the weekend and I’d love to see more like it,” said sophomore Bryan La Ronge agreed.
Some other Kohawks like Diate Jackson (‘22) used it as a stress break. “Going to LoCoe was a great distraction from stress,” said Jackson. “They provided good food and great variety in music.”
“This event is an excellent opportunity to allow students to experience some of the local food and music of Cedar Rapids and the surrounding community, and hope that in future years we are able to feature additional local culture, such as some of the amazing art in the corridor,” said Schlitter.