Fall Fun Recap
Wow oh wow I cannot believe that this semester’s classes are already over with! Of course the finals for those classes still loom in the not-far-enough future, but it’s the principle of the matter!
I honestly can’t decide which semester is my favorite–Fall vs. Spring. They’re both so different that it makes it difficult to choose. Fall has been my favorite season, however, for quite some time. It marks amazing weather (70 and clear skies = ecstatic me), beautiful nature (The trees, people. Flawless), and fall time adventures. As part of this reflective blog post, I want to tell you guys about a few of my favorite, fun Fall semester traditions:
1. Shakespeare in the Park
I have been to Shakespeare in the Park with Victoria every year! The first year we went, we were just trying to be involved first-years and joined our Hank housemates as they trekked over to Centennial Park that fine fall evening. Since then, we’ve made it a point to go back every year and add to our number!
2. Football Games
My name is Ashlin and I love Commodore football. Now that we have that out in the open, it is an honor to declare that I have been to every home game since my sophomore year (aka since the coming of James Franklin). The only home games I have missed are due to the fact that I was already home for Thanksgiving break. Even amidst all of awesomeness of being at home and surrounded by family, let me assure you that my heart was simultaneously overjoyed and saddened. I obviously tuned in to the games while at home, and we DID end up winning both games. GO ‘DORES!
3. Homecoming Week
Yes, I know that Homecoming Weekend revolves around a football game. But this weekend is particularly special because I get to see my older and wiser alumni friends who decide to come back home for a few days! The entire campus comes alive as we participate in various events throughout the week, and the reunion with our beloved alumni bring the weekend to a very beautiful close.
As you may have read, Diwali is another one of my prized traditions that is 4 years strong. It is such a fun time to pretend like I have some semblance of talent for a 6-ish minute performance!
5. Holiday Parties
To help the time pass as we all eagerly await for the holidays to commence, campus holiday parties provide an environment of tacky Christmas sweaters, lots of food, and amazing company–the best form procrastination that I can think of (and I can think of a lot).