CCAD Welcomes Students with Street Party under ART

September 6th, 2011 by Amanda Macedo
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Dancing to Way Yes

Dancing to Way Yes

This past Friday (Sept. 2) CCAD’s Student Programming Board put on their first event of the season, the annual back-to-school staple, WelcomeFest. Kicking off the year in its shiny new location right under the Art sign, WelcomeFest was bigger and better this time around with musical appearances from Way Yes, Yellow Light Maybe, and Jonathan Hape. The guys from Make Believe Monsters and FDZ Clothing were there too doing their thing. Oh and did I mention The Cheesy Truck? It was there. In all of its $100 caviar grilled-cheese glory. Yeah. Just saying.

The night was described as “very welcoming” by many students, so, you know, the name is fitting. SPB members Blake Roberts and Lacie Daley (both juniors in Advertising & Graphic Design) were thrilled with the greater turnout of the event this year, mostly credited to its new location right in the heart of campus. Blake also mentioned that this time there was a more relaxed vibe than past years with friends catching up on the quad, playing cornhole, foursquare, skateboarding, biking, and lazily laying in the grass (this girl), which is what they’ve always shot for.

Besides their usual annual events like WelcomeFest, Family Weekend, Big Boo, and Winterfest, SPB is also throwing out a few wild cards this year that you should watch out for. I prodded them into giving me the skinny on what they’ve got brewing and the upcoming event you should pencil in is CCAD’s Got Talent offering cash prizes to the winners and a guaranteed good time, obviously, for everyone. Auditions are this Thursday, Sept. 8. at 9:30 p.m. in the Crane Center, and the final show is Sept. 15 at 9:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Don’t forget to sign up for an audition slot this week on the front desk of Crane. See you there!

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