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  • Writer's picturePAYTON HEBERT

A student review of Spring Week’s festivities


The CAB staff pose with the Drag Queens following the Spring Week Drag Show Friday, April 14. Photo courtesy of Jacob Lustig

In my time on campus, I have noticed that some of the most popular events have been a part of the Campus Activity Board (CAB)’s Spring Week. So this year, in a conscientious effort to experience the school spirit I have heard people rave about, I attended all (most) of the spring week events to give you all an honest rundown of what the experience is truly like.


Event Number One: Comedy Show

Spring Week kicked off with comedian Kelly Ryan. To be completely candid with you, I do not like comedians, so I was worried I would have to spend the hour-long set forcing laughter to avoid awkward silence until it was over. I was pleasantly surprised when that was not the case. Ryan’s set was entertaining but even more entertaining was the crowd work. It was especially fun in an intimate environment where there are not many people to call out, so even though I dodged that bullet, I got to bask in the comedy of my friends getting ripped into. I think Ryan found clever ways to interact with the crowd that kept the show fresh and interactive, and I did not have to fake any laughter over the duration of her set.


Event Number Two: Stuff a Plush

Annoyingly, I was unable to attend this one. You guys are so devoted to waiting in line to be one of the first to get a stuffed animal that I would have had to skip my class to be close to the front of the line. My roommates were lucky enough to get them, though, and their stuffed animals are adorable. So I guess my complaints have less to do with the event and more with you guys. Don’t be so eager next time.


Event Number Three: Super Bingo

Bingo is this school’s most reliable event. It is fun every time. I will say that the prizes were not as big and consistent as they have been in past bingos, and I feel like some prizes were smaller to make it live up to its title of “Super Bingo”, but still, a bingo prize is a bingo prize. I did not manage to win this time, but my time is coming, and when it does, I will be happy to accept my prize no matter what it is. It was also probably the most populated event of spring week, so it was nice to see a lot of campus come out and add to the competition.


Event Number Four: Drag Show

Another event that was admittedly out of my comfort zone was the drag show. While I spent a good amount of the show trying to get my foam glow stick to stay lit, the rest of the show, I had a great time. It was cool to see alumni both in the audience and on stage, and a lot of the performers had important messages about trans and gay visibility that made an event about lip-syncing and dancing much more meaningful. However, the singing and dancing was fun to be a part of as well. I am retrospectively glad I stepped out of my comfort zone to go to this event.


Event Number Five: Spring Concert

While I did not go to the tailgate that preceded the spring concert, I did go to the concert, and it was such a great time. I know prior to the concert, people were complaining about Hot Chelle Rae being a “two-hit wonder,” but I looked up the lyrics and sang along mid-concert, and it was a great time. They interacted with the crowd and made it such a fun experience, and I was happy to see a bigger turnaround from last year’s spring concert. I also got to meet the band after, which was an unexpected perk, and now Hot Chelle Rae’s signatures live on my Lasell ID.


Overall, I broke out of my comfort zone for Spring Week, and I do not regret one second of it. I can tell the thought that went into making each event as fun for us as possible, and I am glad I got to appreciate the work that CAB put in firsthand. To see my friends enjoy these events along with me was refreshing, and I am glad we got to get out of the dorm and bond for the week instead of having another week of nights in.


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