Look here for stories on this year's concert lineup, student reactions, new security measures and historical looks on 40 years of this Penn tradition.
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With Fling just a week and a half away, students from other schools are booking their bus and train tickets to come to Penn.
One week ago, Tyga was also revealed as a performer at Harvard’s version of Spring Fling, Yardfest.
Access to the Quadrangle building access will be restricted during Fling. According to Penn, the administration is trying to “curb the threat of underage or irresponsible drinking” and reduce the number of hospitalizations. I don’t think the new policy will be effective. In fact, I think it may have the opposite effect.
Girl Talk, who specializes in mash-ups and sampling, regularly samples from music with lyrics that are equally as misogynistic Tyga’s. However, thus far there have been little to no complaints pertaining to the misogynistic nature of his samples. I cannot help but suspect that race is at the heart of this matter.
The Division of Public Safety administers maximum measures to ensure the health and safety of students during Spring Fling.
In the hours since the Social Planning and Events Committee announced DJ Girl Talk would headline this year’s Spring Fling concert, student responses have been swift and many.
DJ Girl Talk is the third and final artist to perform at Spring Fling on April 12, behind his openers, Tyga and Janelle Monae.
A number of students on campus have recently spoken out against the choice of Tyga as a performer in this year’s Fling concert. The individuals take issue with many of Tyga’s lyrics, which they claim feature misogynistic and racist themes.
All interior Quad doors will be “inaccessible for entrance” or have AlliedBarton Security guards posted outside on the Friday and Saturday of Spring Fling.
Rapper Tyga will be coming to Penn on April 12 as the first Spring Fling opening artist. Tyga, born Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson, came to fame with songs like “Faded,” “Roger That” and the megahit “Rack City”.
Janelle Monae is the first of three artists to be announced for Penn’s annual Spring Fling concert.
Monae marks a turn from the electronic genre of last year’s Fling. She is known for her debut album The ArchAndroid, which earned her a nomination for best contemporary R&B album at the Grammys in 2011.
In preparation for Spring Fling next month, the Social Planning and Events Committee’s Spring Fling committee has sponsored a new series of events, called Fling Fridays, for the past three weeks.
As Spring Fling begins to creep steadily upon us, students are beginning to play the guessing game as to whom this year’s performers will be.
The Social Planning and Events Committee decided on “40 Years of Fling” as its theme for this year’s Spring Fling, which will take place April 12-13.