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Great Lawn Festival Beats the Rain

By Samantha Samant

The third annual Great Lawn Festival took place inside Hillwood Commons on Wednesday, Sept. 12, and was organized and run by the Student Activities Board.

The event, which was originally scheduled to be held outdoors but was moved inside due to rain, included a live band, funnel cake station, cotton candy, and various activity stations that allowed students to take home a street sign or colorful wax hand mold.

Austin Burroughs, a sophomore psychology major, said his favorite part of the festival was the band. “I would like to see more music-related events on campus,” he said.

The band “Easy Street” playing in Hillwood Commons during the Great Lawn Festival

Sarah Wong, a sophomore journalism major, enjoyed seeing Student Government Association (SGA) representatives encouraging people to become members. “I would like to see more of the clubs out on the floor during major events interacting with people,” she said. She felt the event could have been longer, as some students couldn’t attend because it was only during common hour.

The best part of the Great Lawn festival for Tom Stafford, a junior criminal science major, was having the popcorn and cotton candy stations, which he described as “genius” additions to the festival. However, he wished there were rain dates for the outdoor events. “I would like to see future events with arcade-themed activities, such as skee-ball and video games,” he added.

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