Watch: Quick take on the in-person, on-campus Super Spring Bash 2022

Returning to life on campus! With free admission, students enjoyed games, music, prizes, and free food. Not to mention, live broadcast performances by Kainanai Kahaunaele and The Steppas.

By Kirsten Aoyagi.

Spring came early for the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo campus. The Student Activities Council (SAC) and Board of Media Broadcasting (BOMB) brought together the Super Spring Bash last Friday evening.

With free admission, students got to enjoy games, music, prizes, and free food. Not to mention, live broadcasted performances by Kainanai Kahaunaele and The Steppas.

Since the start of Covid-19, this has been one of the few major events to happen on campus.

Kala vanVeen pictured
Kala van Veen (SAC photo)

“It was really hard to bring everything together, but it was so worth it in the end,” says Kala van Veen, SAC vice president and a sophomore majoring in English, with minors in creative writing and gender and women’s studies. “My main concern was Covid safety, we haven’t been able to run these kinds of events on the Student Activities Council since Covid hit.”

With sanitizing stations placed in different parts of the event, three time slots, and LumiSight check-in requirements upon entry, many students got to experience a campus event.

“I think it’s good we are kind of seeing each other in person again and really getting to know some of the students,” says Regan Weaver, president of the campus club Students of Sustainability and a junior working toward a bachelor of science in environmental science.

“I think it’s a great turnout, there are a lot more people than expected, and students are really having fun,” says Keilynn Aguiar, a junior majoring in business administration.

The event had many different department booths each with its own games and bento boxes for each person who signed up.

“It is a lot of planning but it is really worth it for the students. I hope we can do more events like this, it’s just all about Covid safety, bringing safety and fun,” says Veen.

As Covid-19 restrictions loosen on campus, there are more events taking place for students, faculty, and staff to participate in. Watch this space for more stories and videos on upcoming events.

Screenshot from video: Super Spring Bash 2022

Story and video by Kirsten Aoyagi, a communication major at UH Hilo.

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