Out with the old, in with the new.
Welcoming the freshman class of 2019, Brandywine was all about making them feel at home. Tons of festivities took place around campus, from reptile excursions to game shows. There was even a live reggae band sharing some of their traditional food and music with us.
The first year of college can be overwhelming to freshman because of the new curriculum they are about to experience. Brandywine put together a special week just for the freshman so they could feel at home.
On their first day of college, the freshman were excited for the delicious island food at the welcome back BBQ, where they caught a break from their classes. A long line of hungry students waited for the curry chicken and white rice, beef patties and jerk chicken. Many danced around to the reggae band, putting their own culture twist on the famous song, Earned It from the movie 50 Shades of Grey.
Looking around one could see everybody was in a good mood, catching up with friends, and some even making new ones. Even though it was uncomfortably hot outside, everyone was distracted by the fun they were having.
On Tuesday, August 25, the Think Fast game show took place in Commons. This was another campus activity that received a lot of freshman participation.
“I thought the game show we had here on campus was very entertaining and I learned a lot about different actors, music and even the world,” freshman accounting major Sabria Williams said.
There was a $200 cash prize for the winner at the end of the game.
“No I didn’t participate because of the prize, but knowing what the prize was made me more engaged in the game,” Williams said.
There were other students who looked like they still enjoyed the game even though they didn’t win the prize either.
By Friday afternoon, it was a beautiful day but campus was really quiet. Brandywine had a lot to offer for our incoming freshmen during welcome week.
Now that the fun is over, it’s time to get focused and worry about maintaining those “A” grades. Good luck!
Lion’s Eye Staff Writer
Deja Footes, firstname.lastname@example.org