BY JESS LAGÉ, STAFF WRITER
Friday, April 25 marks the start to the 2013 annual Spring Weekend at Susquehanna.
“It seems like it’s been forever since Spring Weekend has started. It has been at least through the 80s,” Director of Student Activities Brent Papson ’05 said.
Spring Weekend started with just inflatables, but has now changed to an entire weekend filled with different activities. Three years ago, Susquehanna started the tradition of the on-campus carnival.
An event that was held in the fall of 2011 called “Dueling Pianos” will be held in Trax on Friday at 7 p.m. It is open to all students, faculty and staff.
As the school year winds down, “Students can invite a professor or someone from outside the classroom environment,” Papson said.
Student Activities Committee (SAC) executive board member and sophomore Kaitlyn Tanis said, “Dueling Pianos are two DJs who play separate songs on the piano at the same time, but they mix together.” Wristbands will also be available to students and guests 21 and older.
At 9 p.m. on Degenstein Lawn “Silver Linings Playbook” will be shown, and if it rains it will be held in Charlie’s Coffeehouse.
Laser tag will also return on Friday night. It will be held on Smith Lawn from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
This year Susquehanna has rented a dome with obstacles ithat the Laser Tag will be held inside.
First-year student Sarah Lilore said, “I heard how much fun laser tag was last year, and I can’t wait to go this year.”
On Saturday, the carnival will return to Susquehanna in the Trax parking lot. The carnival will be from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Each student will receive tickets for games and food while rides will be free.
There will also be free T-shirts given out to the first 300 people. Posters of what the T-shirts look like can be seen around campus. They will be purple with camels and a Ferris wheel.
Similar to the Spring Carnival in 2011, SAC incorporated camel rides into its Spring Weekend.
Tanis said, “Last year we had bumper cars, and this year we have camels.” Camel rides will be during the day on Saturday.
“We asked for an elephant, but the school didn’t approve. Apparently elephants don’t like loud noises and could have posed a safety issue,” Tanis added.
Along with the camel rides, Ashburn’s animals will also bring back the petting zoo.
After the carnival, Trax will open with Kingsfoil at 10 p.m. Wristbands will be available for students over 21.