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We’re not saying underage drinking is not a crime and that certain persons are above the law. We are saying that the police weren’t enforcing the law — they were enforcing Fling.
There is no such thing as a free Spring Fling.
The Social Planning and Event Committee’s 2012-2013 year budget allocations show that putting on the annual Spring Fling concert is a $376,000 affair.
Why do we jam pack the year’s allotted fun into one weekend when it never turns out to be the best one?
Though Fling weekend is over, talk of Tyga’s controversial lyrics is not.
According to Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush, 31 citations were issued at two off-campus parties on Thursday night by the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement.
Despite the rain and recent controversies about the performers, students enjoyed the concert featuring Tyga, Girl Talk and Janelle Monae and the carnival-themed festivities in this year’s Spring Fling.
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Tyga won’t be the only one promoting sexism on Friday. While there has been much furor over Tyga’s lyrics, certain groups at Penn will be propagating a more ubiquitous and insidious form of sexism over Fling: our fraternities.
A number of students, through groups and fraternities, are leaving Penn’s Spring Fling concert for Villanova University’s Alesso concert.
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A new campus presence initiative from the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement is responsible for an increased presence of undercover officers at this weekend’s Spring Fling.
Is Fling more about the music or coming together as a school? As far as I know, this is the first time students are actively and publicly organizing themselves to separate the concert from Fling.
As the campus prepares for Spring Fling weekend, students gathered to explore the place of faith in a social setting characterized by drugs, alcohol and sex.
The Spring Fling concert lineup is often the centerpiece of campus conversation, but back in 2004, students had another April concert to look forward to — Kanye West performing over Penn Relays weekend.
Penn Haven Co-op will be putting on their own Fling show at the same time as the SPEC concert at their house on 518 Woodland Terrace.
As students gear up in preparation for Spring Fling, local businesses prepare for increased traffic and revenue, as well as hundreds of belligerent students.
In yesterday’s edition of The Daily Pennsylvanian, the DP provided campus with suggestions on how the Social Planning and Events Committee should incorporate student input into what artists, speakers and events are brought to campus. The suggestions they provided are really good. So good, in fact, that they are already in place.
Monday afternoon, the protest group We Can Do Better held a demonstration on Locust Walk in front of the Button. The group held up its signature displays of Tyga’s lyrics and attempted to get passers-by to sign their petition that asks the Social Planning and Events Committee to rethink their artist selection process.
Three weeks ago a commanding officer for the LCE alerted the Division of Public Safety that Penn was “on their radar screen,” according to Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush.
In future years, we think SPEC should do two things: 1) be more transparent about how they pick artists for Fling and 2) involve the student body in the selection process to some extent.
Alumni from the mid-1970s fondly remember enjoying music and warm weather with their friends during the early years of Fling. All events — music performances and plays by student groups, and a two-day arts-and-crafts fair, all held in the Quad — were completely free.