February 21, 2018

Clemson Spring Scene Descends on Clemson


            As I am sure most students are aware, thanks to too many to mention emails form CUSG, the Spring Scene is upon us. But have you read these emails? A fifty/fifty chance says probably not. But with April 11-13 being filled with a lot of unique opportunities, you should take some time to find out what’s going on and seize some of those opportunities.

            Right off the bat, on Friday (April 11) Clemson will be hosting its very own carnival, on both the upper and lower intermural fields from 5-9 pm. What’s cool about this carnival, is that it is actually going to be a real carnival, not just an event called a “carnival”.  I mean one that only offers cheap freebies that you’ll probably never use (although I am sure those will be there as well). This carnival promises actual carnival rides like a mechanical bull and a chair swing as well as a ton of fun carnival games. Two things particularly stuck out to me: food trucks and camel rides, and I’m sincerely having a hard time deciding which is cooler. It’s probably the whole riding a camel thing.

            At 8 am on Saturday morning (April 12),  Clemson will be hosting “the happiest 5k on the planet” otherwise known as the Color Run at which racers will be splattered with colorful dust at every kilometer. I’m certainly looking forward to this one, as I’ll personally be joining in the fun bright and early with hundreds of other racers. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, it’s not too late to sign up.  Go to http://thecolorrun.com/clemson.  Also on Saturday, Josh Turner comes to Clemson to play at Littlejohn Coliseum at 8pm. This will no doubt be an excellent show so don’t miss out! You can still get your tickets online or by stopping by the Guest Services Desk located in the Hendrix Student Center.

            Sunday boasts some relaxing afternoon activities. From 1:30-5:30 PM the Spring Scene is offering 3v3 basketball and wiffleball tournaments in Fike and the Upper Intermural Fields. These tournaments are free for all students.  In order to play you simply go to imleagues.com to register your team.   Later at 8 pm Sunday evening Greenville native Edwin McCain plays his special brand of Indie Rock in Tillman Auditorium. Tickets are only $10 for students and definitely worth your while.

            In addition to these great events, two nights of profit sharing events will be going on downtown. Saturday from 11-2 pm have lunch at Chipotle or Cookout . Mention that you are there in support of the Clemson Spring Scene for discounts and a portion of the proceeds to go toward the Student Emergency Fund and the Clemson Community Foundation. The same goes for Sunday from 11-2 , as those of you who enjoy a lunch at The Palmetto Smokehouse and Oyster Bar, Brioso or BGR will have access to additional discounts and the opportunity to help out two great causes. You need to have lunch at some point this weekend so why not dine to help a cause at one of these delicious locations?