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Capping off the school year

The last few weeks of the semester can be overwhelming, stressful and tiring to many on the University of Toledo’s

 

campus. Students can be found studying late into the night at Carlson Library, while others are already anticipating their impending doom and failure. Regardless, everyone anxiously anticipates the dreaded slew of final exams and papers.

 

Luckily, Campus Activities and Planning is in the process of hosting a number of events for students, like a fun-filled night of Glow Golf. Students flocked to the Student Union on April 12 to play glow-in the dark mini-golf, race each other on Mario Kart and enjoy free Coldstone ice cream.

 

The organization also hosted its annual Murder Mystery Dinner on April 5. Students dressed up in evening gowns, suits and masks in accordance with the formal masquerade theme and enjoyed a dinner courtesy of Olive Garden.

With more of April still on its way, CAP has also been hard at work planning its two biggest events of the month — UT Comedy Night and a concert featuring Hoodie Allen and Bryce Vince.

 

This year’s Comedy Night will host author, TV star and comedian Steve Hofstetter along with UT’s very own alumni, Brad Wenzel.

 

“I’m dark and a social critic. I’ve been described as ‘the Daily Show meets HBO,’” Hofstetter said. “If that appeals to you, [I’ll] see you there.”

 

The laughs start at 8 p.m. on April 20 in University Hall’s Doermann Theater. Free tickets are available at Ask Rocky in the Student Union and at the door before the show. CAP has also been delivering tickets this week to students who tweet them their location.

 

“It’s been a while since I’ve performed at UT,” Hofstetter said. “But the last time I was there, it was a great show. I’m looking forward to being back.”

 

After the comedy night, CAP won’t have much time to rest before their biggest event this month: a concert at Carter Field with musical artists Hoodie Allen and Bryce Vine.

 

Kelsey O’Brien, vice president of marketing and promotions for CAP, says it will be the first concert at Carter Field in over a decade. Allen and Vine are both upcoming hip-hop artists and O’Brien thinks this will be an incredible show.

 

“For only $10, this will definitely be worth people’s time,” O’Brien said. “They are very energetic have a good rapport with their audiences. I think University of Toledo students will really like them.”

 

O’Brien has her sights set on a big student turn-out, having already sold more student tickets for this concert than Rock the Arena, a rock concert held in Savage Arena in March. She said that the purpose of this concert is to put the focus back on to the students and what they want to see. O’Brien also hopes to see students from surrounding area high schools attend the concert as well.

 

“If we can get high school students on our campus and see how fun UT is hopefully when choosing what college they want to attend, they will want to be a Rocket,” O’Brien said.

 

The show will begin, rain or shine, at 8 p.m. on April 22 in Carter Field.

 

Students can purchase tickets at Savage Arena for $10 and non-students can purchase tickets at Savage Arena or their website, utrockets.com, for $35. There will be a $5 up-charge for tickets bought at the door.

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