There’s nothing college kids love more than free food, and SUBOG certainly delivers every year with their annual Food Truck Festival, which has quickly become a Spring Weekend staple.
By now, everyone on campus knows the fiasco that was UCONNIC this year, as Sean Kingston and Summer Walker, two of the three headliners of the music festival, did not perform. While Walker did not perform due to a last-minute weather-related cancellation, Kingston was cancelled by SUBOG due to his history with sexual assault. The cancellation came after several days of criticism and protests from students regarding the artist’s presence on campus, and the decision was announced last-minute, approximately 45 minutes before the event was slated to begin. Due to the last-minute nature of Kingston’s cancellation, SUBOG rightfully decided to refund every ticket sold to UCONNIC. However, with these costs, as well as the $44,000 owed to Sean Kingston and the $148,500 going to Lil Baby, the only UCONNIC headliner who performed, SUBOG has now lost nearly $200,000.
Sean Kingston’s UCONNIC Music Festival performance has been cancelled after controversy surrounding a 2010 gang-rape allegation against the Jamaican-American singer/songwriter, according to Student Union Board of Governors president Adam Sherif and current outreach chair and incoming concert chair Jacob Stockman.
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SUBOG is bringing actress, activist, model and college student Yara Shahidi to UConn during Winter Weekend to talk to students in correlation with the upcoming Metanoia: “Youth For Change.” During Shahidi’s last few years in high school, she became an incredibly involved in activist, especially regarding voter registration. Her initiative Eighteen x 18 was founded in response to Donald Trump’s election, with the goal of informing and registering teens to vote.
Although Huskython is still 101 days away as of noon on Wednesday, Nov. 14, the long wait did not stop Student Union Board of Governors (SUBOG) President Adam Sherif and Vice President of Finance for SUBOG Margot Astorino from speaking excitedly about SUBOG’s involvement in the 2019 dance marathon. This year, Sherif and Astorino plan to use SUBOG’s platform to support Huskython and to expose SUBOG’s large following to the event and the good that it does.
Rapper A$AP Ferg will be headlining UConn’s Fall Concert, SUBOG announced at the Homecoming Lip Sync event on Thursday night.
The 30-year-old rapper from New York City, who released his first single in 2012, is best known for songs “Plain Jane,” “New Level,” “Work” and “Shabba.”
He released his third and latest studio album, “Still Striving,” in 2017. The rapper has collaborated with artists including A$AP Rocky, Future and Schoolboy Q.
In a world where there is nothing to do on the weekends, UConn students will be saved from all their weekend boredom by one plan: a new schedule for SUBOG movie screenings! As many students might have noticed over the past month, SUBOG (the Student Union Board of Governors) has changed its movie screening schedule.