Livin’ the magic

More than 100,000 people attended the annual Thurtene Carnival April 16-17 in the Athletic Complex parking lot. This year’s carnival was themed “Dream Big: Live the Magic!” Thurtene is the oldest and largest student-run carnival in the nation. Proceeds from the event, which featured games, rides, food and student productions, will benefit Lift for Life, a nonprofit organization that provides St. Louis city at-risk children the tools they need to develop their character, intellect and ambition through educational and recreational programs. More than 50 student organizations participated in the carnival, presented by members of the Thurtene Honorary, 13 juniors who bear sole responsibility for continuation of the tradition.