The audibles from the past weekend on campus were a varied lot. There were shrieks of joy (thanks to the stainless steel rocket car revelry), sandbags hitting cornhole boards, music from a DJ, ice cream devouring, and — we think we heard it — a collective sigh of relief to be back on campus for some fun, even in the midst of continuing COVID challenges.
Brought to life by the whole community and organized by our tenaciously creative Student Life Office (self-dubbed "SLO" despite their penchant for action-packed weekends), the first weekend for all students on campus was a smash. Friday included an Ice Cream Social on the Ellsworth Patio. Saturday's weather cooperated for an outing to the Farmer's Market, Field Hockey and Tennis matches, and a trip to the local Asian Market. The day was punctuated by the always-popular Back to School Bash, sponsored by the amazing WRA parent organization, Parents@WRA. Thank you, wonderful Reserve families!
Sunday played host to the second annual Dorm Cornhole tournament on the WRA front lawns. North Hall clinched the coveted Golden Corn trophy, with Ells 2 coming in a close second. The boards — painted by student teams — all were a sight to behold, with Ells 3 winning in the design category.
A bright spot in every week at WRA is the announcement of upcoming weekend activities, with more focus on the outdoors than ever before. On the horizon are firepits, s'mores, movie nights and more, and we're grateful for a first weekend that set a celebratory tone. Welcome back, Pioneers!View photos from the weekend: Ice Cream Social, Cornhole Tournament and the Back to School Bash!