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Fun to relieve stress before finals

Published: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Updated: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 04:05

The Student Government Association is hosting “Spring Splash” for end-of-semester fun to relieve stress before finals.

Set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday in the mall, an inflatable water tag arena and a rocky mountain inflatable climbing wall will be available, student activities specialist Carrie Hernandez said.

Hernandez said she did not know how much the rentals from Parties, Picnics and Promotions are costing. The expenses will be paid for with funds from the student activity fee.

SGA originally planned a three-day event with the office of student life that included an above-ground pool, but the event was not approved.

The city of San Antonio and South Texas are experiencing a drought.

April 12, the 10-day average level of the Edwards Aquifer dropped below 650 feet at well J-17 at Fort Sam Houston triggering Stage 2 restrictions.

Those include once a week landscape watering from 3 a.m.-8 p.m.-10 p.m., watering with drip irrigation or five-gallon bucket, watering with a hand-held hose, use of foundations and waterfalls, non-public swimming pools, washing impervious cover, residential washing of vehicles, use of commercial car wash facilities, operators of golf courses, athletic fields and parks, and hotels and other lodging.

Sarah Gatewood, spokesperson of San Antonio Water System, said, “Use water responsibly in the dry spring and summer months.”

“We don’t ask them to stop using recreational toys,” Gatewood said.

In the inflated arena, students can use squirt guns, and water balloons are going to be provided. Students are welcome to bring their own squirt guns.

Jacob Wong, SGA president and psychology sophomore, said President Robert Zeigler approved water guns and water balloons Monday morning.

Zeigler was not available late today to confirm that information.

Wong said students are not allowed to wear bikinis or speedos during the event because Zeigler and Dr. Robert Vela, vice president of student affairs, did not approve them.

Hernandez said students do not have to wear swimwear, but they should wear comfortable clothes.

Selrico, which operates the cafeteria in Loftin, will provide refreshments and hot dogs.

Between 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Brian Robinson, radio-television-film sophomore and promotions director of campus radio station KSYM 90.1 FM, will set up a system to DJ with volunteers.

Robinson said he will play music from KSYM’s night shows “The Haven,” “Twisted Transmissions,” “The Metal Show,” “The Party” and “The Wave.”

He said the playlist includes a variety of genres: R&V, hip hop, indie rock, electronic, metal, dubstep, sub genres of electronic and ’80s alternative.

For more information, call Hernandez at 210-486-0128.

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