Its Spring Week and Indiana State University! That means the competition starts and the fun and games begin! Each year ISU organizations participate in Spring week.The theme for this year’s Spring Week was “We Heart the 90’s!” This year the organizations include Residence Halls, ROTC, and Greek Life. They participate in activities such as Remix, sculpture contest, a carnival, and service days, to name a few. All activities that are participated in are judged and the organizations are given points. At the end of the week the students with the most points are given a trophy and deemed the winner. There are also awards given for each winner of the individual event. I will describe the events below.
Speaker: This year’s Spring Week is provided a speaker to speak on the importance of advocating against rape victims. Students gathered around the fountain, received shirts, and listened.
Remix: Every year the organizations that participate in Spring Week are given a song and are supposed to make up a dance to the song. The songs given this year were songs such as Livin Lavida Loca, Hammer Time, The Mocarana. There are judges at the event and the organization with the highest score gets the points for Spring Week.
Sculpture Contest: This year since the theme is the 90’s, organizations were to build a sculpture out of Leggos into something from the 90’s One example was that Alpha Sigma Alpha made a giant Mario out of their Leggos.
Carnival: Among all of the events held, there is also a carnival. At the carnival they held activities such as face painting, bingo, snacks, and door prizes. The prizes included games and movies from the 90’s, a flat screen TV, and a Wii.
Tandem Race: This event is the most demanding of all. Each organization builds a team for the tandem bike race. The tandem bike has to go around the track 50 times. To prepare for this the teams practice up to two months before, holding team practices multiple times a week and going to spin class at the Rec Center at 6 am.
Awards: After all of the work put in the week comes to a close where the organizations find out where they placed. For such a long, and hard week they find out how well they really did.
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