by Mallika Rao

From Thursday April 12th to Sunday April 15th, Mount Saint Mary College will experience the long-awaited annual event known as Spring Weekend. Mount Saint Mary College has a lot in store for the next couple of days.

Spring Weekend kicked off on Thursday with a cupcake explosion! Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors faced off in Cupcake Wars, where the objective was to win over the Mount Saint Mary College population with different versions of the delectably sweet treat.

On Friday, Mount Saint Mary College invites you to The Knight Race, a competition with problem solving challenges based on the popular reality series “The Amazing Race” (4-6 PM, Guzman Lawn). This event is sponsored by the wizards of the Math Club. Keep that school spirit up when the freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors compete yet again. This time, they must race to secure a special flag in a Capture the Flag tournament (7-9 PM, Kaplan Grass Field). The official commencement of Spring Weekend, Candy Kickoff, is complete with fried dough, cotton candy, “mocktails,” chocolate photos, henna tattoos, and more (9-11 PM, Kaplan Grass Field).

Saturday will feature more fun and games for students at Mount Saint Mary College. Students can enjoy smoothies and snow cones, go rock climbing, play human bowling, and jump on the bungee trampolines at the BBQ Block Party. You can even get your picture on the cover of a magazine! (1:30-5 PM, College Courts). Later that night you can watch students show off their abilities at the annual MSMC Got Talent show, which is being sponsored by the Dance Team (7 PM, Aquinas Hall Theatre). Afterwards, you can watch Todd Migliacci: Magician and Illusionist (9:30 PM, Hudson Hall Auditorium). Todd received the honor of Walt Disney World’s Best Specialty Act and still performs at the iconic amusement park monthly. Finally, you can relax with an epic round of Super Bingo (11:30 PM, Kaplan Gym).

Sunday will be incredibly theatrical as Mount Saint Mary College’s supremely talented comedy improv group, the Improvocative, performs their final show on the last day of spring weekend (1 PM, Hudson Hall Auditorium). If you haven’t checked them out already, please do so. You’ll never forget the experience. Then, Different Stages will host the highly anticipated “Selections from RENT,” a musical revue to Jonathan Larson’s groundbreaking musical RENT, the show that defined a generation. (7 PM, Aquinas Hall Theatre)

Student Body President Brian Klose and Junior Class President Garrett Weeden share similar sentiments on their excitement for what’s to come. Klose wants everyone to “have a blast and support our school,” while Weeden hopes “everything goes well.”

Whether you are a student or not, these events promise to be spectacular, so please check them out. Every single student on the Student Activities Committee has worked hard to make this weekend especially memorable.