Spring Fling makes its return to the plaza today

By: Joshua Robles, A&E Editor

Today’s Spring Fling will give the Newman community a way to celebrate the end of classes and to give students a fun break before finals next week.

This week was filled with events for Spring Fest, and today’sSpring Fling is the big finale. The event, which is put on by Campus Activities Board, will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Founders Plaza. The event will include food, games, music, raffles and a photo booth. It will also have a dunk tank where attendees can attempt to sink faculty and staff members, plus a mechanical bull and a jousting ring.

The Events Coordinator for CAB, freshman Annibelle Keefer, said that students should attend because of the great atmosphere even if they are not social people.

“It will be fun to watch the dunk tank and mechanical bull even if they don’t plan to participate in it,” she said. “Also students can come to enjoy the music, food and photo booth,”

Vanessa Rials, Newman’s director of multicultural engagement and campus life, said that the Spring Fling is a great opportunity for students to rest before finals week.

“Finals is a stressful time for students, and this is a good way to just take a deep breath and have some fun before finals,” she said.

Students will have chances to win prizes through the raffles as well as to redeem prizes by bringing in Easter eggs they found hidden on campus during the week. The games will consist of spikeball, cornhole and badminton. The food served at the event will be Chick-fil-A sandwiches, drinks including boba, and desserts.

Mai Dao, a junior and chair of CAB, said that students should come enjoy fun and support the student-run event.

“It is the last day of classes before finals, so why leave campus early when you can stay and have fun enjoying the free food and games from Campus Activities Board?” Dao said. “CAB tries to provide for students while on campus, so why not just come enjoy the free food, free games, free prizes, and of course free fun?”

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