By: Ashley Reding
Despite a series of activities that led to 19 arrests, most people were satisfied with Spring Fling weekend.
Spring Fling, which was from April 1st – 6th, kicked off with the Mr. and Miss Lincoln competition. Dustin Fowler and Monique Barnes took home the Mr. & Miss Lincoln crown, followed by Erin Washington as Miss Legacy and Sharray Grant as Miss Orange & Blue.
A number of events were also going on during the week including the Bring back Lincoln lecture series, which was on Tuesday, and the Wild ‘N Out versus Bowie State University on Wednesday followed by the “Dolla Holla” pool party later on that night.
“The Wild ‘N Out was by far one of the best events I’ve been to,” said Tatiana Landrum, a sophomore.
We Are 1 fashion club host Thursday night fashion show entitled: Rebirth only the strong survive.
Student Life & Development hosted laser tag in the Student Union MPR Friday from 12-4 followed by a concert in the SUB Atrium featuring M.I.U. Student Life also host a party later that night for students on and off campus from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Saturday kicked off Vendors Day and Sneaker show in the SUB Atrium. Spring Fling ended with the Concert and After-Party featuring French Montana.
“Spring Fling was awesome; I really came to see French Montana,” said Desiree Palmer an off campus student from Temple University who came to see some of her friends that attend Lincoln.
The concert was a success despite a couple of outbreaks within the party.
Although most of the students, faculty and staff enjoyed Spring Fling, there were a number of incidents that occur during spring fling.
There were a total of 19 arrests made this spring fling weekend.
“We had our normal incidents that took place this weekend, some underage drinking, drug use, and a couple of fights,” said Chief Larry Woods, explaining that this Spring Fling was better than last year’s as far as vandalism and excessive fighting.
The campus was left with excessive trash due to food vendors, along with other things resulting in a major clean-up and getting the campus back to normal.
“Spring Fling overall went favorably well,” said Woods.