by JESSICA HOLLAN
As the semester draws to a close there are certain words that have been buzzing around campus: graduation, finals, and the eagerly awaited Springfest. The festival is the most anticipated event on Tiffin University’s campus. It occurs annually right before finals week as a last stress reliever before the week long testing we all endure.
“It’s really fun to do all the different challenges and hang out with all your friends right before school lets out,” said senior Amanda Traxler. “I also really enjoy all the different food trucks from all the local restaurants parked on the street for us to purchase from. Jolly’s is my absolute favorite.”
Last year’s Springfest featured an inflatable obstacle course, inflatable cliff jump, and a The Wipeout style inflatable sweeper. Multiple organizations handed out snack style foods while others offered games, activities, and prizes.
“Tiffin University’s Student Government partners with the Campus Activities Board (CAB) every year to sponsor the larger activities like the inflatable obstacle course,” stated junior senator Ariana Seanor. “I know the students are going to absolutely love this year’s event.”
The entire event is closed out by the Greek organizations performing a stroll-off in the center of Hayes Courtyard. Each organization is known for taking their own unique approach to dance and step, and offer a great show to the entire campus.
“Every Greek organization is participating in stroll this year,” said Phi Theta Pi Vice President, junior Brandon Utley. “The Phis haven’t participated since 2015, we are really excited.”
This year’s theme for Springfest is “Carnival” and everyone is anticipating it with much excitement.
“This will be my first year going to Springfest,” said Senior Alpha Iota member Shantel Weaver. “I’m really looking forward to not only going to Springfest, but also participating in stroll with my sisters.”
by DIANA ODUHO
Student athletes from Tiffin University took a trip to Washington Elementary Feb. 28 to read stories to children as a part of The Second and Seven Foundation’s initiative to promote reading.
The nonprofit, based in Columbus, was started in 1999. The mission of the Second and Seven Foundation’s mission is “to promote reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging young athletes of the community to pay it forward.”
The foundation recently selected sophomore Nick Whetnall as its student-athlete of the week. Whetnall is a part of the Tiffin University’s baseball team and is currently majoring in Exercise Science.
Whetnall enjoys his involvement and says that through the Second and Seven Foundation, he gets to make the world a better place.
“I like to go in the elementary schools and do something that the kids aren’t used to. I enjoy interacting with them and brightening their day during our visits,” he told the organization.
To learn more about the Second and Seventh Foundation, please click here.