Amazing Possibilities are in the Making

Every year, after Welcome Weekend, I am fired up for a new academic year. On Friday night, the day of freshmen move-in, Curtain Call and Residence Life put on a hilarious sketch performance called Something to Do.  Some of my favorite scenes were when a male student played an annoying girl at a slumber party, and when two students acted as a pair of British news show hosts who commented on the London Olympics, with a special appearance by the Queen.  Over the summer I was resolute to join the improve group Curtain Call: No Script Attached.

DU Fest Cotton CandyDU Fest Sunday afternoon ongoing rain kept everyone inside the Main Dining Hall, Social Hall, and lower Cloister Walk (which are all part of Mazzuchelli Hall).  Festival participants still were filled with excitement.  Corn-on-the-cob and snow cones were both a big hit.  As a leader with the SLAM ministry team I made cotton candy.  I had great fun twirling paper sticks to collect the cotton candy webbing, followed by a well-executed bagging of the sweet treat.  Other campus organizations and offices were in charge of more goodie tables- Career Development, Campus Activities Board, Amnesty International Club, and the Siena Center were among the groups.  The radio station 101.9 The Mix set up a spin-the-wheel raffle table, giving away bags, tickets to music performances and sports games, and other prizes.  Inflatable games and a life-size Operation board game could be found in the Underground or Old Pool Space.

As the academic workload continues to grow, DU students should remember that amazing possibilities are in the making.  A verse from the song “The Canticle of the Turning” by Rory Cooney comes to mind, “You fixed your sight on your servant's plight, and my weakness you did not spurn, so from east to west shall my name be blest.  Could the world be about to turn?”