CAB’s Spring Weekend Brings Excitement to the Rose Hill Campus


This year’s Spring Weekend is filled with several exciting headliners. (Courtesy of Instagram)

Fordham hosts the highly anticipated Spring Weekend each year, planned by the Campus Activities Board (CAB). This team of devoted Fordham students works very hard to make it a wonderful weekend to culminate the spring semester here at Fordham Rose Hill. Historically, there have been a plethora of unique talent showcased at Fordham’s events, like Twenty One Pilots and Matt and Kim. This year, the special talent of COIN and Cochise are headlining the festival-style concert coming to campus soon.

The Spring Weekend begins with a speaker event on Thursday, April 27 with actors, Kevin McHale and Heather Morris from the hit Fox show, “Glee.” On Saturday, April 29, the band COIN and the rapper Cochise will headline the concert, along with student band The Wave and Fordham DJ Ms. Worldwide. Topping off the weekend, on Sunday, April 30, SNL comedian, Michael Longfellow, will be performing with the winner of CAB’s Last Comic Standing, Noah Petzinger, opening. 

Kevin McHale and Heather Morris are well-known actors and famously played the roles of  Artie and Britney on Fox’s hit show “Glee.” McHale was nominated for a Grammy award and currently hosts a podcast named, “And That’s What You Really Missed.” Morris has vast dance experience and after the show, performed on Dancing With The Stars and The Masked Singer, where she recently won the second season in 2022. 

In speaking with Anna Fahy, FCRH ’25, a member of the concert committee, I was able to gain insight into the process of choosing the artists for the musical component of Spring Weekend. The concert committee consists of three people, Fahy, Gibson Borelli, FCRH ’24, and Adeyinka Maddy, FCRH ’25, who have worked tirelessly since last summer. To make the process easier, the team works with an agent to assess what artists are potential options within their budget. 

The most important thing Fahy emphasized in consideration of choosing the artist was the student population’s opinions. Filling out the survey they send out annually is crucial to gauge who everyone is interested in seeing perform. The most popular genre of music based on the survey results was pop and indie-pop, with some of the top artists requested being Steve Lacy, Harry Styles and COIN! Luckily, COIN was in the budget and of interest to a majority of students who filled out the form, so it worked out well for the concert committee. 

COIN was formed in 2012 by a group of students from Belmont University, who were classmates together in music theory class. The group gained major success in 2016 with the hit “Talk Too Much,” which reached Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart. Some of their other hit songs include “Crash My Car” and “Malibu 1992.” Fahy emphasized that they had watched COIN’s previous concerts and loved their enthusiasm while performing, making for a great Spring Weekend headliner. 

Another genre students requested was rap, so they wanted to choose an additional opener that fulfilled this interest. With that came Cochise who has hit songs such as “Tell Em” and “POCKET ROCKET.” Originally hailing from Jamaica, he now resides in Florida with strong musical influences from Bob Marley and Busta Rhymes. 

Michael Longfellow will be the main comedian performing. He joined SNL in 2022 for their 48th season. Originally from Phoenix, he attended Arizona State University where he performed stand-up comedy. He moved to Los Angeles after college and was on Netflix’s “Is A Joke” festival during its “Netflix Introducing…” segment.

CAB has worked very hard throughout the year to plan and make this weekend a successful, fun experience for Fordham students. It is the best time to celebrate the school year and enjoy the spring weather. There is an abundance of events with a variety of entertainment that should speak to all different types of people. Make sure to thank the members of CAB for planning this fantastic weekend.