Stay Safe During Spring Weekend

Spring Weekend is around the corner and while everyone is excited picking outfits and making plans, it’s also important to take a minute to make sure you have a safe experience. Spring Weekend is so much fun, but it can get hectic. You’ll have way more fun if you know you and your friends are alright. Here are some tips on how to have a safe Sweekend experience.

- Have your drugs checked

- If you’re planning on taking any drugs this weekend, Brown’s Students for Sensible Drug

Policy will do a free, anonymous screening for you. Just text one of the numbers on their website and you’ll know if your drugs are laced with anything in less than 15 minutes. It’s important to know exactly what you’re putting in your body to avoid possible adverse reactions.

- Hydrate

- Drink tons of water before, during, and after you go out.

1) Water will boost your energy which you will need since it’s going to be a looong weekend.

2) Your inevitable hangover won’t be too bad. Hydration never takes a vacation baby.

- Find my Friends

- Share your location with your friends beforehand so no one gets lost. Students tend to

feel safe during Spring Weekend because its an event on campus, but things can get out of hand quickly. You don’t want to have to worry about your sloppy drunk friend so why not take the precaution.

- Charge your phone

- We’re going to be outside with nowhere to charge your phone. Leave with a full battery

and use low battery mode to ensure that your phone doesn’t die.

- Remember to eat

- Spring Weekend events are held all day, so remember to a break and eat. It’s important to have food in your system if you are drinking or doing drugs. Bring money to buy food and water at the concert.

- Drugs - Do some research on any and all substances you’re taking. Most drugs like molly require that you don’t drink AT ALL. You should also inform yourself on possible side effects in case you have a negative experience during or after.

- Uber - We’re so used to ubering everywhere that we feel comfortable getting into a stranger’s car. The tragedy at USC has snapped us back into the reality of stranger danger. This is another reminder that if you Uber anywhere, make sure to check the license plate and ask for a name. There is also a feature on Uber that allows you to share the location of the car with a friend and alerts them when you have arrived.

- Pace yourself

- Spring Weekend is a marathon not a sprint. Do a pulse check, don’t get carried away day

one.

Happy Sweekend! Have fun!