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Students Celebrate and Unwind at Spring Carnival

Students Celebrate and Unwind at Spring Carnival

On Friday, May 14, hundreds of students enjoyed a myriad of activities sprawled across Appian Way for Keene State’s Spring Carnival, an annual spring tradition hosted by the Student Government. This year’s theme was Around the World. From carnival mini-games to food provided by Keene State Dining to hula-hooping, there was no shortage of fun things to do. Jack Hanson ’21, the student assembly treasurer and a representative for the Class of 2021, described the view: “Each class had a different table with things to give out or do. The Class of 2021 put on a spin art table with frisbees and everyone loved it!” The spin art table, which can be seen in the video below, was one of several hotspots at the event.

The Class of 2022 put on a Hula show, featuring Hawaiian dance and inviting one talented guest, which turned out to be Nathanael Roth ’23, onto the stage. “I really enjoyed my time up on the stage during the hula. It was fun to move my hips,” said Nate, gleeful about his experience. The show ended with the Hula dancers teaching the audience how to follow along with one of their dances before hosting a festive game of limbo.

Jayden Taylor ’23 got lucky and won a pair of AirPods at the Class of 2024’s prize table. The Class of 2023 presented an inflatable five-in-one carnival game. Jack Hanson ’21 added, “The students deserved to have this event and we were so happy to see everyone being respectful and following safety guidelines. Student Government was happy to put on this event and even happier that we finally got to see so many students come together and genuinely have fun before finals begin”

Want to see for yourself? Check out this short video!

-Story and video by Sam Henry ’23

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