Spring Festival to be final Tukwut Life event of the school year


The Tukwut Life Spring Festival will occur at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 29.

Andrea Martinez, Copy Editor

Tukwut Life will host its first Spring Festival at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 29 at Cesar Chavez Circle, aiming to allow students a chance to unwind before preparing for finals.

Free and open to students, the festival will include activities such as an inflatable twister, a mechanical bull and a dodgeball dome, as well as bead art, henna, a photo booth and free CSUSM gear. There will also be food trucks serving Mexican food from Salt and Lime and smoothies from Smoothie Rider, a locally owned restaurant that uses organic, locally grown produce and eco-friendly packaging.

“Smoothie Rider has also worked with us to create a signature smoothie in honor of the spring festival. The Tukwut Roar will be added to Smoothie Rider’s menu and will be available for students to purchase at the festival,” said Tukwut Life Marketing and Promotions Assistant Jasmine Demers, who also serves as The Cougar Chronicle Managing Editor.

Soultones, a band of three vocalists, a drummer and keyboard, bass and guitar players, will also be adding entertainment to the festival.

“They perform popular covers that we think CSUSM students are really going to love,” said Demers.

The event was organized by Demers and Hunter Chanove, also a Marketing and Promotions Assistant for Tukwut Life. They partnered with Event Planner Liz Baird in Event and Conference Services, Jason Schreiber, the Director of Student Life and Leadership, and Dilcie Perez, the Dean of Students, as well as the USU Activities Board, Associated Students Inc., the Alumni Association and Housing and Residential Education.

This is the first time the festival has been organized, but Demers and Chanove would like to see it become an annual event.

Hunter and I had a specific vision for this event and wanted it to be something that students would be excited about for years to come,” said Demers. “One of the biggest goals of Tukwut Life is … to represent and create vibrant campus traditions that students can be proud of. As Tukwut Life continues to grow, we hope that events like this will become annual traditions.”

The Spring Festival will be Tukwut Life’s final event of the semester. With entertainment, games and food, the festival will give students a chance to finish the semester on a positive note before heading into finals week.