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FebFest

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FebFest Warms the Hill

February 20, 2012 – Hamilton’s annual FebFest concluded on Feb. 18 with the always popular Chili Cookoff in the Little Pub. For the second consecutive year Nile Berry ’14 won the cookoff, with his “We're not cold, we're chili” entry.

Although this year’s FebFest was short on snow, there were plenty of other events to keep students busy all week.  The Campus Activities Board held a carnival with inflatables, the Figure Skating Club demonstrated their talents on the ice, and the Sadove Programming Board hosted a Grammy Viewing Party.

Valentine’s Day brought a chocolate tasting and Valentine decorating event, a performance of the Vagina Monologues, and Trivia Night that celebrated the history of St. Valentine.

A highlight of FebFest week was the Mr. Hamilton competition on Wednesday. Mr. DX, Steve Lucchetti ’12, was crowned Mr. Hamilton 2012; first runner-up was John Whitney ’12 (Mr. DU),  and second runner up was Mr. Heat, Dyllon Young ’15.

FebFest and CAB Acoustic Coffee House brought in Marketa Inglova and the traditional fireworks display rounded out the week. A Handcuff Sale sponsored by HAVOC raised about $300 for the nonprofit National Brain Tumor Society.

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Valentine's day featured a chocolate tasting.
Valentine's day featured a chocolate tasting.
Binchan Luo '12 enjoys her chocolate treats during the tasting.
Binchan Luo '12 enjoys her chocolate treats during the tasting.
Jason Mariasis '12 helps himself to chocolate moose and chocolate cake.
Jason Mariasis '12 helps himself to chocolate moose and chocolate cake.
Whitney Infelise '12, left, and Alley Fall '12, right, dig in to their chocolate desserts.
Whitney Infelise '12, left, and Alley Fall '12, right, dig in to their chocolate desserts.
Students make Valentines!
Students make Valentines!
Anne Liozeaux '12 shows off a Valentine she made at the decorating event.
Anne Liozeaux '12 shows off a Valentine she made at the decorating event.
Students play tetherball in the inflatable bouncy house.
Students play tetherball in the inflatable bouncy house.
Students pose for a picture in a giant inflatable chair at the FebFest carnival.
Students pose for a picture in a giant inflatable chair at the FebFest carnival.
Mr. Hamilton competition
Mr. Hamilton competition
The HEAT perform before the Mr. Hamilton competition in Tolles Pavilion.
The HEAT perform before the Mr. Hamilton competition in Tolles Pavilion.
Dyllon Young '15 takes to the runway during the Mr. Hamilton competition.
Dyllon Young '15 takes to the runway during the Mr. Hamilton competition.
The audience cheers during the swimsuit competition of the annual Mr. Hamilton competition.
The audience cheers during the swimsuit competition of the annual Mr. Hamilton competition.
Contestant Simon Judd '13 reads a poem as his talent during the competition.
Contestant Simon Judd '13 reads a poem as his talent during the competition.
From left to right, Mary Lancaster '12, Paul Ryan, Michael Breslin '13, Noelle Niznik and mascot Al Ham judged the Mr. Hamilton competition.
From left to right, Mary Lancaster '12, Paul Ryan, Michael Breslin '13, Noelle Niznik and mascot Al Ham judged the Mr. Hamilton competition.
Mr. Delta Phi Alex Hayes '14 sings during the competition.
Mr. Delta Phi Alex Hayes '14 sings during the competition.
Greg Scott '14, left, and contestant Jim Anesta '14, right, get a little hip action going in a dance routine.
Greg Scott '14, left, and contestant Jim Anesta '14, right, get a little hip action going in a dance routine.
A spectator videos contestant John Whitney '12 leading a dance routine.
A spectator videos contestant John Whitney '12 leading a dance routine.
Contestant Andrew Madigan '14 sings and plays piano.
Contestant Andrew Madigan '14 sings and plays piano.
Contestant Andrew Madigan and Emcee Emma Leeds '12
Contestant Andrew Madigan and Emcee Emma Leeds '12
Steve Lucchetti '12, who was crowned Mr. Hamilton 2012, sings and plays guitar as his talent during the annual Mr. Hamilton competition.
Steve Lucchetti '12, who was crowned Mr. Hamilton 2012, sings and plays guitar as his talent during the annual Mr. Hamilton competition.
Chili Cookoff
Chili Cookoff
From left to right, Steve Lucchetti '12, Ben Swett '14, contestant Kelsey Brow '12 and Richard Karrat '12 try the different chili before voting for their favorite.
From left to right, Steve Lucchetti '12, Ben Swett '14, contestant Kelsey Brow '12 and Richard Karrat '12 try the different chili before voting for their favorite.
Contestant Jane Roust '12, right, looks to Sam Nidenberg as he tries her chili.
Contestant Jane Roust '12, right, looks to Sam Nidenberg as he tries her chili.
Chili Cookoff Ballots
Chili Cookoff Ballots
Lisa Magnarelli tabulates the ballots to determine the winner of the Chili Cookoff.
Lisa Magnarelli tabulates the ballots to determine the winner of the Chili Cookoff.
A birds-eye view of the Chili Cookoff entries in the Little Pub.
A birds-eye view of the Chili Cookoff entries in the Little Pub.
Congratulations to "We're Not Cold, We're Chili" Nile Berry, Michael Kendall and Carolina Geiger for their second consecutive Chili Cookoff Win! Nile is pictured responding to the announcement.
Congratulations to "We're Not Cold, We're Chili" Nile Berry, Michael Kendall and Carolina Geiger for their second consecutive Chili Cookoff Win! Nile is pictured responding to the announcement.
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Read about FebFest 2011 in 200 Days in the Life of the College, a special bicentennial issue of the Alumni Review.

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