Spread The Word Announces Family Band With Members Of SCI, Sunsquabi, Break Science, More

first_imgReturning to Denver, CO for the sixth straight year, Spread The Word Music Festival has just revealed another exciting component of the upcoming 2018 event. Taking place from May 11th through the 13th at the Fox Street Compound, the festival will see a headlining performance from the Jeff Austin Band (former leader of Yonder Mountain String Band), A-Mac & The Height (2 shows), and Spread The Word Family Band. Today, the festival revealed that the Spread The Word Family Band will feature Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Kevin Donohue (Sunsquabi), Josh Fairman (Sunsquabi), Borahm Lee (Break Science, Pretty Lights Live Band), Clark Smith (Dynohunter), Ashley Niven (Tiger Party), Megan Letts (Mama Magnolia), and Will Trask (Great American Taxi).The full billing includes Magic Beans, Tatanka, Skydyed, Eminence Ensemble, Grant Farm, Great American Taxi, Evanoff, Cycles, Tnertle, Lucid Vision, Whitewater Ramble, Dead Floyd, Rastasaurus, The Sweet Lillies. Aaron Bordas, Spectacle, Mikey Thunder, Trufeelz, Homepage Spaceship, Caribou Mountain Collective, The Orcastra (The Orcastrator Live Band), Avenhart, Emma Mayes & The Hip, Dog City Disco, Cosmic Mesa, and Morsel, as well as a late-night Everyone Orchestra set conducted by Matt Butler at Cervantes. Check out the full lineup below, and head to the festival’s official website for more information.last_img read more

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ACA holds social event for students

first_imgFrom brain teasers to major-specific challenges, students will have the opportunity to team up and compete for four free Disneyland tickets at “The Academic Race” today.The event, hosted by the Academic Culture Assembly, will take place on McCarthy Quad from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Chick-fil-A sandwiches will also be provided to all participants.“We really hope to mix up the student population because at school, you usually meet people in your major and not other majors,” said Frank Chen, director of the Academic Cultural Assembly. “We wanted to create an event that mixes people of different majors to get together and work toward a common goal.”The event is loosely based on the popular TV show The Amazing Race and will have a similar set of rules.Students are asked to form teams of four. Teams will start out at the first station with a problem. Upon solving the problem, they will receive a clue to the next station. The team that completes the problem at the last station with the fewest penalties will be the winner. There will be 10 stations total.“We want this to be a way for [students] to spark interests in other fields,” Chen said. “We want to get students talking about what they’ve learned in their majors and to share it with each other.”Although students are encouraged to RSVP before the event, it is not required.“We’re trying to get 150 students to attend,” Chen said. “Right now we have about 10 to 15 teams, but we’re hoping that more people will come.”Helen Yuan, campus relations director of the Academic Cultural Assembly, said they did not originally plan for many people to attend the event.“Our limit is 20 teams,” Yuan said. “It’s the first year, so I’m not expecting too much, but hopefully it will be great.”Although this is the first time the event has been held, Yuan, who came up with the event idea, hopes it will become an annual event.“I’m really excited to see if everything works out and if people like the event,” Yuan said. “I think it’s great to let people of different majors interact and to emphasize people’s strengths.”last_img read more

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Models of Pride conference to be held this weekend

first_imgModels of Pride, a free annual conference focused on issues relating to LGBTQ youth, will be held on campus this Saturday.Empower · Rainbow flags adorn lamp posts placed along Trousdale Parkway last October in honor of national LGBT Heritage Month. – Razan al Marzouqi | Daily Trojan“The conference is designed for LGBTQ youth to be a day of empowerment, of personal development and helping them see themselves as leaders both for their own lives and also the LGBTQ community as whole,” said Kevin McCloskey, the program operations manager of the conference coordinator, LifeWorks.Now in its 22nd year, Models of Pride will host a string of activities and engagements aimed to foster a greater sense of community and awareness among LGBTQ youth in the Los Angeles area.Events will include an entertainment hour marked by celebrities such as Alex Newell from Glee, more than 100 workshops for students and parents, as well as a college and resource fair. Lunch and dinner will also be served, as well as a dance at night. Nearly 2,000 people are expected to attend Saturday’s festivities, with more than 1,200 being youth of ages 24 and under.The free conference is funded primarily through private sponsors such as Toyota and USC, the latter of which donated $10,000, according to Rev. Kelby Harrison, director of the USC LGBT Resource Center.The conference has been held on USC’s campus since 2010, and McCloskey cited the university’s support as both a sponsor and host as indicative of the school’s commitment to being a premier option for LGBTQ students.“I think USC wants to be known as a place that is a welcoming place for LGBTQ students and is a safe place and diverse place, and this conference is a good way to make that statement.”The conference is also utilizing USC personnel resources, primarily the LGBT Resource Center and the Queer and Ally Student Assembly.Harrison explained that the center is the conference’s on-campus partnering office and helps with facilities scheduling and university facility rentals for Models of Pride. The conference’s event will be held in various buildings throughout the campus, including Bovard Auditorium, Taper Hall of Humanities, Tutor Campus Center and Von KleinSmid Center.QuASA students members will be stationed throughout campus to help attendees locate specific event and workshops.“Our role is to help them out with guiding people at the conference — we’re [serving] as USC ambassadors,” said Dylan Lee, assistant director of QuASA.The conference was created in 1993 as the brainchild of the Gay and Lesbian Education Commission of the Los Angeles Unified School District, and LifeWorks, the youth development and mentoring program of the L.A. LGBT Center, assumed hosting in 2010.Now in its fourth year at USC, McCloskey stressed the conference’s motive to serve ultimately as a means of youth empowerment.“I want people to feel less alone after being part of this conference. I want them to feel bigger, part of a community, to feel empowered to live their best life and be a part of making our world a bigger and better place for all people, and especially those who identify as LGBTQ,” he said.last_img read more

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