By Susan Winlow
Lorenzo Hays-Phillips was doing a brisk business with the hot links and chicken dogs late Tuesday morning as students and staff made use of the barbecue grill set up in front of Building 1400.
The all-volunteer event was the first Spring Fling, a collaborative effort between multiple student clubs, including the college’s Black Student Union, the Campus Cat Club and the African-American Male Scholars.
“I want people to feel good in their community,” said Hays-Phillips, who spearheaded the event.
Music by the group Fernandez, set up at the clock tower, ushered students into the festivities that included vendor booths, food, jazz music on the keyboard in the morning by James Dots, college dance students and local rap artists who performed what Hays-Phillips called “positive rap.”