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UWL celebrates the last day of classes with Spring Spectacular

Canine Companions. Photo taken by Hephzibah Ohihoin.

On Friday, May 3rd, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse celebrated it’s campus-wide end-of-the-year event, Spring Spectacular. 

It was advertised as a way to celebrate the last day of classes and included schoolyard games, inflatables, live music, food and a variety of booths. 

Campus Activities Board, popularly referred to as CAB organized the event. Other sponsors included: UWL Student Life, UWL Residence Life, the Scholarship and Resource Center, UWL Dining, the Rec Sports and It Makes Cents

Madeline Kohn (She/her) is the program coordinator for student activities and advises CAB as well. Kohn explained that in the past, CAB had taken on parts within the event but this year was the first time that they took on most of it. 

“Everything from deciding which inflatables to bring, the setup and layout and all of the different pieces,” said Kohn. “The vibes we were hoping for this were, imagine like last day of classes, family reunion sort of vibes and we really lucked out with the weather as well.” 

Regarding the importance of such an event as Spring Spectacular Kohn said, “In the fall we have Eagle Fest to kick off the school year and this is kind of our last day of classes wrap up. Just giving people an opportunity to be outside together to do some fun activities and connect with folks before finals next week and before they head off for the summer.” 

UWL graduate student, Gifty Amedoda (She/her) was one of the many students students working for CAB at the Spring Spectacular. She briefly described the preparatory process to The Racquet Press. 

“The whole team decides together on what activities should be featured. Then we order the stuff we need and then the day comes for execution, everyone in the Union helps with setup and tear down,” said Amedoda 

Amedoda added that she felt like the whole event was a success and it made them (CAB) want to do more outdoor events. 

First-year student, Swasthika Selvakumar (She/her), felt that the event was overall fun and exciting. 

“Since there were so many games and booths, I was able to spend a lot of time there without getting bored,” said Selvakumar. “Meeting others and spending time with them was also enjoyable.”

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Hephzibah Ohihoin
Hephzibah Ohihoin, General Assignment Reporter
Year at UWL:  First PGPs: She/Her Hometown: Sabongida-Ora, Edo State, Nigeria. Major: English Minor: Legal Studies and Creative Writing Other Campus Involvement: Xi Alpha Ministry, Cru, ALANA, Pre-Law Organization and BSU Future Plans after Graduation: Law School Favorite activity in La Crosse: Playing badminton and pickleball
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