April 2021, News & Features


Every college student’s favorite time of the year is Spring Break but many colleges, including Saint Augustine’s University, didn’t have a spring break this year because of the extended holiday in December due to the pandemic. But, this month, we have the next best thing — Spring Fling.

Spring Fling will start on April 12 and end on April 16. Because students didn’t have a spring break, the event is extra special this year, some students say.

“I’m just looking forward to the event on Saturday becaus, if it’s what I think it’s going to be, I’m overdue for a good time,” said Biana Gray, a junior.

“I already have my outfits picked out.” said sophomore Jayden Smith.

Students are also anticipating the event more because this will be Saint Augustine’s University’s first Spring Fling under the new director of student engagement Jalen Baker, who has promised to spice things up. 

Listed below is the Spring Fling schedule.  

Falcon ‘N Out, Monday. April 12, 7 p.m. 

This is Saint Augustine’s University’s version of Nick Cannon’s “Wild ‘N Out” TV show. SAU students actually had to audition for the show. The event will be held in Seby Jones Auditorium. 

Lip Sync Battle –Tuesday, April 13, 7 p.m. 

Students will go on stage in Seby Jones Auditorium as a solo or group and perform different songs.  

1867 Break Spring Fling Style -Wednesday April 14, 12 p.m.-3 p.m. 

This event will be held in MLK and will feature games, music, and fun. 

Movie on the Lawn, Thursday April 15, 7 p.m. 

A movie will be shown on the lawn with a big projector. Snacks will be served.

The Auggies, Friday April 16, 7 p.m. 

This is St. Aug’s version of Nickelodeon’s “Kid’s choice awards.” Students submit their votes on best dressed female/male, best sports team on campus, organization of the year, etc.  

Falcon Fest on the Lawn, Saturday, April 17, at 7 p.m.  

This is a brand-new event that orgnizers have not released a lot of information about. “You’ll just have to be there to see,” is all they have said. 

— Jadareah Deberry