Spring now in full swing, events and flowers popping up everywhere

By Sara Berthiaume

Spring Day on the quad with CASE & Tie Dye with Chem Club
Credit: Sara Berthiaume

With spring in full season, not only flowers are popping up but all sorts of outdoor events… at least at Emmanuel college. This beautiful weather seems to have brought everyone out and about around the city of Boston. This past weekend there were a few events on the quad to celebrate the weather, as well as some other events throughout the city, including our neighbor Fenway’s big 100th anniversary celebration on Friday, April 20th. The Boston Herald confirms how it wasn’t simply all pre-game festivities.

Shortly after, the Red Sox  and Yankees, wearing 1912 replica uniforms kicked off the second century of baseball here with a baseball game.

A couple blocks away, back at EC on the quad  H.U.E.L.L.A.S. celebrated international day of love with their annual block party that afternoon complete with DJ and sno-cones. A lot of the Emmanuel community came out for the spring action, especially Saturday morning with the annual Spring Day of Service, where volunteers from various clubs and organizations helped out with service visits to various locations like Mission Grammar school.

Topping off Day of Service, CASE sponsored their annual Spring Day on the quad Saturday afternoon with free squirt guns, sno-cones, tie-dying t-shirts with the Chemistry club, some climbable palm trees and a live band. To really keep the fun going, EC Radio sponsored an outdoor concert that evening to benefit tornado victims with several different bands coming in and performing out on the quad.

Scott Wesley Band @ Spring Day
Credit: Sara Berthiaume

Of course you can’t forget about Earth Day on Sunday – as CASE sponsored ‘Love the Earth Day’ despite the rainy weather inside the JYC atrium with crafts and giveaways based around the eco-friendly holiday.

The season is sure to breed more fun outdoor events. Next Sunday CASE has their annual Clam Bake with this year’s play-on-words theme of  “400 Leagues under the E-Sea”. Get outside and enjoy the weather while you can!


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