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What happened to the "fest" in Springfest? It appears as if the Undergraduate Council won't even be able to top its pathetic performance of last year. The thoroughly mediocre God Street Wine has been replaced by God-knows-who, and Dean of Students Archie C. Epps III has canned the idea of kegs. The council asked for permission to serve eight kegs throughout the festivities, but Dean Epps only allowed them to serve beer in cans from noon to 3:30 p.m. Worse yet, the administration will forcibly herd drinkers into an area cordoned off from the rest of the event. Unless you have an insatiable craving for all-you-can-eat fried dough, Dartboard suggests you go to Tufts University this Saturday, where L.L. Cool J will headline a number of big name bands.
Unfortunately, Springfest is like the Black Knight from The Holy Grail: it refuses to die even though it has no way to support itself. The administration has proved that it will never allocate enough money to buy big-name bands and that it will never relax its alcohol policies enough to allow for a true college-style "fest." And the council seems more preoccupied with fighting the administration over frozen yogurt at Annenberg than with lobbying for better Springfest entertainment.
So let's just give up trying to throw cool concerts like other colleges do and spend the money allocated for Springfest on worthwhile projects such as MAC renovation or student group functions.