Springfest a hit success despite questionable weather

For a thrill, students could free fall on an inflatable double jump, provided by SuperGames.

The Campus Activities Board (CAB) brought “Thrills and Chills” to Ashland University’s campus with various stations and activities strewn along the Academic Corridor.

Springfest 2023 kicked off on Friday, April 21 with a free concert for students featuring The Wonderlands. The Cincinnati-based band played a variety of music including pop, jazz and alternative. The concert was hosted in Redwood Hall.

“Thrills and Chills” continued with the full Springest event on Saturday, April 22.

Various thrills included a zip-line and an inflatable obstacle course and freefall double jump, provided and supervised by SuperGames. Students could “chill” with snow cones, caricatures and yard games.

“It’s nice to see the community building itself back up again after Covid,” said Brooke Noscal, AU alumna and previous CAB member, who saw many events canceled or restructured due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

With rain in the forecast, some activities were closed. However, the thrills and chills continued despite the weather.