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What’s up with Spring Weekend?

Elizabeth Fitzgerald ‘15

Copy & Features Editor

Spring Semester is beginning to wind down, but that doesn’t mean that campus life is. The month of April is packed with events, allowing students to have some of their most memorable weekends. Relay for Life, Lee Brice, and Senior Formal are just a few of this spring’s highlights, but the most anticipated weekend may just be “Springapalooza.” With rumors flooding the campus, it’s time to set the record straight of what is actually going on April 15-19.

“Because of how many events there are for the month of April, the entire month is being designated as ‘Springapalooza’”, says Lauren Foster, Treasurer of SGA. To most students, April 15-17th was referred to as “Spring Weekend” by their peers, but Allie Pukala, Director of Student Involvement and Rose Dolan Associate Director of Student Involvement explain that this title is nothing new. “Springapalooza is actually the title we have used for the past 3 years and are sticking with it this year.” Now to answer the question that the entire student body has been asking: what is actually going on during those dates?

This specific weekend of Springapalooza starts off earlier than the others with Wacky Weekday on Wednesday in the SAK lobby. Thursday there will be a Cash Cab, SGA Presidential Candidate Speeches, and a poker tournament. Friday there will be Family Feud, 21+ Trivia, and OnStagers Cabaret. Sunday will hold the softball tournament accompanied by a food and beer truck. Here, 21+ wristbands will be available to those of age. This is the only time where wristbands will be necessary.

Saturday, April 18th, which is typically the main attraction of the weekend, will be run slightly different this year. Events in Boston will be scheduled for students to pay the city a visit. Blue Man Group, Red Sox, and Improv Asylum tickets will be available for $5. Additionally, there are free tickets for the Museum of Science and the Museum of Fine Arts. Pukala and Dolan explained, “The bus leaves campus at 12:00pm in front of Monican and leaves Boston at 9:00pm to return to campus.”

With this anticipated weekend approaching, excitement is running high. Pukala and Dolan “hope students will attend as many events/program being offered to them for free or at a significant discount before heading to the beaches or work or home for summer.” To sign up for the Boston trips visit Main Street or visit the Office of Student Involvement. Additionally, questions regarding any Springapalooza events can be answered in OSI or emailed to OSI@merrimack.edu.

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