Senior Reflects: Last Hollybash Experience

Sign at previous Hollybash event.

Senior year is full of lots of “lasts” — your last first day of college, your last Homecoming week, your last exams, etc. Today, Rowan Blog Contributor Loredonna Fiore reflects on her last Hollybash event experience. 

This spring, Rowan University hosted its annual Hollybash event. For those who don’t know, Hollybash is a festival that Rowan After Hours and Student University Programmers host as an end-of-the-year celebration for students. The event has food vendors, carnival games, and a live performance by a musical guest. 

Loredonna and friends at Hollybash

As a senior, it was bittersweet to come to my last Hollybash event, but it ended up being my favorite one yet. At check-in, everyone was given reusable Hollybash bags and $10 worth of food vouchers to use at the various food truck vendors at the event. After checking in, my friends and I went straight to the inflatable obstacle course. 

The fun continued as we headed to the mechanical bull and bubble-blowing station. As you can see, the weather was beautiful and the good vibes were high.

Julia Diaz on mechanical bull

Dawn Lombardi blowing bubbles

We then headed to the axe-throwing station, where a representative from Primitive Axe helped us aim and throw the axe right on the bullseye. 

Dawn Lombardi and Sofia DiCastelnuovo axe throwing

Later on in the evening, we came back to check out the live performers. Performers included a band called Earth on Fire, Yung Joc, and the headliner, Noah Cyrus. My friends and I ended up getting a spot right in the front row, so we got to be up close to all of the performers. Noah by far was my favorite. 

Noah Cyrus at Hollybash

This event really made me feel connected to the Rowan University community. Seeing everyone come together to play games and listen to live music made the campus seem so small and unified. Getting to attend this event for free made me feel so lucky and #RowanPROUD.

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Story and photos by:
Loredonna Fiore, senior public relations and advertising major

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