Togas, Swing Dance and Duels
Multifacetedness rules at Spring Activities Night
by MaryAlice Bitts Jackson
February 2, 2012
There’s the neuroscience major who dances to unwind and the religion major with a yen for extreme Frisbee. The Italophile with a penchant for fencing, and the DJ with a photographer's eye. Well-rounded men and women abound at Dickinson—thanks, in part, to Activities Night. Held this spring on Jan. 30, the twice-annual fair informs students about the many ways they can get involved on campus.
Heather Morrison ’15, a gaming and photography enthusiast, relished the opportunity. “We all have diverse interests, so it’s great to see so many [clubs] represented here,” she said.
Club officers found ways to stand out from the crowd. The Physics Club delivered a shocking demonstration, the swing- and belly-dancers held mini-performances and a Portuguese-Club member sang a ballad from his homeland. Others lured onlookers with cupcakes (Taiko Club), imported chocolates (German Club), lapel buttons (WDCV) or carrots from the College Farm (SISA). The Outing Club went minimalist (“We do stuff,” its sign read). A toga-clad Andy Shoemaker ’12 of the Chimera Club posed with a faux-wolf-skin prop, while across the room, the Fencing Club struck up a duel.
Daisy Bodman ’15— a new member of the Photography Club, Outing Club, Ski Club and Titons—enjoyed the chance to connect with like minds and try something new. “I’m looking forward to a great semester,” she said.
View photos of the 2011 Fall Activities Night.
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