Husky Happenings

Springfest concert tickets on sale today Tickets for the Springfest concert go on sale today. Northeastern students can purchase up to two tickets for the hip-hop themed concert on myNEU or at Matthew’s Arena for $5 each. Council for University Programs concert chair, Jeff Maimon announced the two-week ticket sale will only be open to Northeastern students, contrary to the original statement in his press release, which stated the second of the two weeks would be open to other Boston-based college students to buy tickets for $10 each. The concert will be April 14 at about 6:15 p.m. with doors opening around 5 p.m. Def Jam recording artist Nas will headline the concert, with performers Lupe Fiasco, Gym Class Heroes and RJD2.

-Samantha Egan, News Staff

RSA elects two more vice president positions The Resident Student Association (RSA) continued their annual elections last Wednesday, electing Jason Horton as vice president for finance and Kristina Cecil as vice president for administration. In the finance election Horton, a middler accounting major, beat Matthew Soleyn, a sophomore information science and management major who also lost the vice president for housing services election March 14. “I’m confident in my abilities to take on the role and feel I’m the best candidate,” said Horton, who added that some of his goals included simplifying RSA’s financial software and keeping the General Council more updated on the group’s financial status. Cecil, a middler marketing major who previously lost the presidential election, beat sophomore business major Kate Zasada and sophomore history and political science major Marines Piney. “I want to effect change on this campus. I want to be given something I can work at and improve,” Cecil said. Her goals include strengthening bonds between hall councils and improving RSA’s two annual conferences.

– Brian Benson, News Staff

Kappa Sigma sells nuts for testicular cancer For the second consecutive year Kappa Sigma Fraternity will sell nuts around campus to raise money and awareness for testicular cancer through March 30. The campaign, “Busting Ours to Save Yours,” will sell a variety of nuts, including peanuts, cashews and pecans. All proceeds will be donated to the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Testicular cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer, according to the foundation, and proceeds will go to support testicular cancer research. Last year’s event raised more than $850.

-Nikki Markow, News Correspondent

Rape victim ‘SHOUTS’ out at Northeastern Katie Koestner will speak about one of the most underreported crimes in America Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. in 272 West Village F. Koestner will talk about her own rape experience and those of many other students in America who have experienced sexual assault. A trained sexual assault peer counselor at Cornell University, Koestner founded the organization, Students Helping Others to Understand Trauma (SHOUT). She has also written several books and has kept a journal of all her visits to schools since she began working as a rape awareness educator.

-Nikki Markow, News Correspondent

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