The Best Time of the Year: Spring Fling

Photo by Miandra Cherry.Photo by Miandra Cherry.

It is that time in the semester that we all have been waiting for: a day when the entire campus gets a “get out of jail free card;” a day when you do not have to stress about final projects, course credit checks, or how many absences you have left before your grade drops. If you do not know by now, I am talking about Spring Fling: a day full of moon bounces, food trucks, music, and when you feel as though are attending one of those “dream colleges” from your favorite television show or movie. Here is what your fellow students and Campus Safety director Jim Hamrick have to say about the upcoming Spring Fling weekend:

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Leah Sparks, sophomore (Transfer Student):

Photo by Leah Sparks.

Photo by Leah Sparks.

“I have heard a lot about Spring Fling and that a lot of alcohol is involved. Oh yeah, and bouncy houses as well. Also, that there are performances from different student groups and organizations on campus. I expect that Spring Fling be as fun as everyone claims. I am looking forward to people coming up to visit, which should be cool. I am actually getting money together for Spring Fling activities and I went shopping for new outfits as well.

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Malcolm Jones, senior:

Photo by Malcolm Jones.

Photo by Malcolm Jones.

“As a senior I expect Spring Fling to be the day where the whole school gets together and just have one big fun day with no drama and no problems. It’s a day of relaxation that everyone on campus deserves. I have prepared for Spring Fling mentally and physically. I have made sure that all of my work is done so that I don’t have to worry about anything over the weekend, as well as working out (slightly more) than normal because I know there won’t be one healthy thing going into my body during Spring Fling. The advice I have for underclassmen is that they should be excited and ready for anything. You never know exactly what’s going to happen. You could be planning on walking to a friend’s apartment and finding yourself racing people in a moon bounce obstacle course. Just know you should be excited and have fun.”

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Jim Hardwick, Campus Safety Director:

Photo by Campus Safety.

Photo by Campus Safety.

“Campus Safety works closely with other Student Affairs offices, as well as Athletics, in coordinating support for the many events and activities that are planned for Spring Fling. Campus Safety always looks forward to opportunities to interact with our students. It is our hope that this year’s Spring Fling will once again reinforce that we are there support the students by maintaining a safe environment while they have fun and enjoy various activities throughout the day and evening. Campus Safety will once again play a vital role in preserving Spring Fling as a fun and lasting McDaniel tradition while ensuring the safety of all students, alumni, and visitors who will attend the various activities.”

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Make memories as well as safe choices this Spring Fling, but also do not be afraid to kick off your shoes and let down your hair to kick some butt in a moon bounce race or a dance off with friends.