By Mike Coppolino
CCC Journalism Program
BLACKWOOD – Every spring, students at Camden County College enjoy a fun-filled event with music, food, free T-shirts and other activities. This event is widely known across the college as the Spring Fling. The event was held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday on the Blackwood campus at the Wilson Center Courtyard, and it was considered another success as usual.
The music for the event was provided by the college’s radio station, 91.5 WDBK. The station manager of 91.5, Jamie Myerson, was in attendance, setting up and managing all of the DJs who were on stage playing music. Myerson stated that this event “is not only to play music, but to serve as a school function for the students. We carefully pick the music to try to cover everyone’s different taste,” said Myerson, who was attending his second Spring Fling. Myerson was in control of the entire music part of the event, calling it a “supreme dictatorship” as he laughed.
Brandon Duran, a fourth-year attendee of the event, is also part of the radio station at the college and was a DJ at the Spring Fling, as he has been since 2007. “Spring Fling is an annual get together, everyone always has a great time here,” said Duran. Duran stressed that “if you come here as a student, you must go to Spring Fling, it is such a big and successful event, if you don’t come you are really missing out.”
It seemed as if almost every student who attends the college attended the event as well, as the lines for food and free T-shirts were very long, working their way from Wilson courtyard toward Madison Hall. Some of the food the event provided was hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue chicken, cookies and water. Students were also offered several other things, including free flying discs and free Camden County College Spring Fling T-shirts.
As another year passes at the college, another Spring Fling passed with it. Not only did it serve as a school function and free food for the students, but the event also gave students something to look forward to right before the summer and the end of the spring semester.