By Madison Weber ’23, Staff Writer and Social Media Editor
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic keeping people apart, Fisher Fever was an opportunity to students to gather safely and enjoy some on campus activities.
On Saturday, April 17, St. John Fisher College held Fisher Fever including zip-lining, macaroons and rainbow bagels, inflatable axe throwing, tie-dying, and other fun activities for students.
Fisher Fever is a collaboration between the Office of Campus Life and the Student Activities Board. SAB offered support with the trickiness of holding events like this amidst COVID-19. Prior to the pandemic, according to Mackenzie Sherwood who helped plan the event, Fisher Fever was a “campus wide celebration of the end of the Spring Semester that aimed to bring together students to close out the year.”
This year especially, Sherwood saw a need for “annual large campus events that can evolve and change over the years.” She hopes that Fisher Fever will become an event that is “woven into the campus’s identity.” But mainly, they hoped to “create an opportunity for students to come together, get outside and take some time to just enjoy being on campus with their friends.”
Students were able to swipe to check into the activities, and from there they could sign up for the zip-line in the parking lot behind Keough and Upper Quad, or they could just walk through the activities in the Upper Quad.
Some crafts included building mason-jar lanterns for summer and potting air plants. Additionally, students were given canvas Fisher Fever bags to hold anything they picked up at the event. Snacks like smoothies, bagels, and macaroons were available to students.
The Friday prior, SAB was handing out shirts to students to celebrate Fisher Fever. Later in the evening, there was a screening of “Mamma Mia” in Mainstage for students to enjoy with their friends.
Looking ahead, Sherwood said their “wheels are already turning with new ideas” for next year.