October 26, 2012
As this week comes to a close, Hamilton is more alive than ever. There are concerts and comedy shows and an odd abundance of decorative pumpkins scattered about campus. Most people would assume this is all in preparation for Halloween.
Most people would be wrong.
It’s Family Weekend on the Hill, meaning there are plenty of activities to do and many, many people around to do them. There are concerts for every musical group, dance performances, poetry readings, museum exhibits, speakers, and, of course, lots of food.
And it’s weekends like this that my tour guide warned me about so long ago. On every college tour I ever went on, someone always liked to pull out the line, “One of the biggest complaints from students is that there’s so much to do and not enough time to do it all!” Of course, at the time, I thought it was just a hyperbolic claim made by admissions offices everywhere. I didn’t think it was ever actually true.
But this weekend there’s so much to do and so little time and I have no idea where to even start. But that’s okay, because campus is lively and my parents are here and, no matter what, this weekend is going to be wonderful.
Major / Minor: English / Japanese
Activities: College Choir, Womyn's Center
Favorite Pastimes: Getting lost in the Root Glen, spending laundry money on chai lattes from Cafe Opus, dancing to jukebox music at the Diner, hoarding tea from McEwen and study parties in KJ.
Hometown: Austin, Texas
High School: Westlake High School