Johns Hopkins students gathered their friends, found a warm spot on the Beach, and enjoyed some deep-fried fair fare at the university's annual Spring Fair this past weekend.
Each year the Homewood campus is transformed into a carnival ground for a weekend of food, friendship, and fun. Students, staff, faculty, alumni, and area residents had the chance to browse a marketplace of vendors on Keyser Quad, sample chicken sticks (or is it chicken on a stick?), try a round of putt-putt golf inside Levering Hall, or simply lay out in the sun and enjoy the music echoing across campus.
For students, Spring Fair is a cherished end-of-semester tradition, a leisurely reprieve before turning their attention to the last days of classes and final exams.
Senior anthropology major Annie Britton said Spring Fair is one of her favorite parts of the school year. The main draws, she said, include once-a-year treats like fried Oreos and the opportunity to unwind with her friends near the end of the semester.
For many first-year students, Spring Fair's arrival follows months of anticipation.
"It's been hyped up for me for so long," said first-year political science and international studies major Sylvanna Schaffer. "People have been telling me about it all year. I'm just excited to finally be here."