UPC, Axe to Grind offering free axe-throwing event for students March 5


Pick up an axe and relax(e) at UPC’s free “After Hours: Axe to Grind” event for Kansas State students Friday, March 6. Located just six minutes from campus, Axe to Grind is new to the Manhattan community and hits the bullseye on providing a unique way to unwind.

Students can sign up for one of three available 60-minute time slots at either 6:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., or 9:00 p.m.

“What would make this event successful would be if we are able to fill all the slots, and everyone leaves with a smile on their face — and of course all limbs still attached,” Zachery Rodriguez, co-chair for the UPC committee and senior in marketing, said. “This is definitely a student favorite that will more than likely be put on every year,”

Some K-State students are warming up their throwing arms and practicing their form in anticipation of the event.

“I’ve attended UPC sponsored events in the past and they’ve all been really fun and unique,” Jordyn Granger, senior in dietetics, said. “I think [this event will] be really fun because it’s something different and I’ve never done it before.”

Before arriving at the event, Rodriguez said students should remember to bring a mask and to fill out UPC’s liability form, as well as the liability form required by Axe to Grind in order to participate in the activity. Both forms, as well as the address of Axe to Grind, can be found on UPC’s website for the event.