Springfest 2014 provides new entertainment for students

Students enjoy free carnival rides Monday afternoon in the warm spring weather at the Moakley Parking lot. Among them were swimgs, an obstacle course, and spinning teacups. Program Committee - Photo
Students enjoy free carnival rides Monday afternoon in the warm spring weather at the Moakley Parking lot. Among the rides were swings, an obstacle course, and spinning teacups.
Program Committee – Photo

By Molly Bello
Comment Staff

Springfest is more than just an opportunity to party all week. There are tons of events and an overall Lego theme unifying the Bridgewater State University campus.
The theme is chosen every year through a brainstorming process within Program Committee (PC). According to PC member and senior political science major Kendra Tully, the theme was devised from the ideas of building and imagination.
“For the second year in a row our student director of marketing Alanna Mehrtens has designed everything, the posters and the two t-shirts,” Tully said.
This year Springfest is much bigger and includes a significantly larger number of participants.
“There are a lot more clubs involved this year,” Tully said. “There are club events [like the] WBIM concert. There was the involvement fair at the carnival, which ran really smoothly, it was perfect weather. The Cheese Connoisseurs club held a grilled cheese truck, and they totally ran out.”
The annual carnival was not short in attendance. They had their standard attractions, such as free cotton candy and fried dough, the swings ride and an obstacle course.
“Fried Dough for days,” said sophomore psychology major Joel Fernandes of attending the carnival.
Lots of friendly competition arose from the events this week. There are several more over the next few days.
”I’m doing the mud bowl tournament with my friends,” said junior psychology major Michelle Hallaran said. “This is my first year doing it, my friends asked me to be on their team and I thought it would be fun.”
The tournament takes place Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a free ice cream truck.
Thursday evening is the first live concert at Bridgewater State in several years. The concert will be outdoors by the clocktower from 4-7 p.m. Students are invited to come listen to fellow students and local bands from around Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Following the concert will be the comedian performance. What is usually one stand-up show for two hours will be three comedians, all who have performed on Comedy Central at one point.
“You won’t regret going,” Tully said. “[Having three comedians] switches it up, makes it fresh.”
Friday, from 11-3 p.m. in the Rondileau Campus Center will be a custom pennant making activity sponsored not only by Program Committee but also the Student Government Association, while Friday night is the Campus MovieFest from 7-10 p.m.
The final event of Springfest will be a $20 trip to New York City, a perfect opportunity to go shopping for the day.

Molly Bello is a The Comment’s Living-Arts Editor. Email her at mbello@student.bridgew.edu.



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