Burning Hawks, Mud, Lasers…

Posted By on September 27th, 2011

On Friday night, September 16th CEN hosted an event called the Burning Hawk. (And in case you’re wondering, NO we didn’t burn our school mascot!) All of the fall sports teams were introduced and free t-shirts were thrown out into the crowd. I never realized how vicious people could get when it comes to trying to catch t-shirts that are flying through the air at a rather rapid speed. Basically, it got intense. At one point, I stopped paying attention and got smacked in the face with a t-shirt, but then I caught one so I suppose that’s a small price to pay?

I expected a small bonfire that was going to be six, maybe seven feet high. But clearly that is not the Roger Williams way. Just look at the photo below!! This picture was taken when it was only about half as tall as it ended up. And those little blobs you see around the fire…yeah those are people.


The "Small" Bonfire

There always seems to be something going on here on the weekends. The following day my RA was playing Oozeball. It was during the day, and I wasn’t doing anything too exciting so my friend and I went to go cheer her on and take a bunch of pictures. Now I promise you I kept a “safe” distance from the mud volleyball court, but yet I still ended up with mud on me. It was flying everywhere!! This is what the courts looked like… Mushy, gushy, and oozing with mud…

Oozeball field

Oozeball field

The weekend wasn’t over yet! That night Badfish came to play outside of the Campus Recreation Center. I had never heard of them before. In fact all I knew from signs around campus was that they were a cover band for Sublime. There were a ton of people on the patio at the Rec Center, and the weather couldn’t have been any better, making the concert awesome!

Then I had a week of classes, but there’s really not much exciting to say about that. Though, I did find out that I had an exam or quiz in EVERY single class within the next two weeks. I suppose maybe I should be studying???

After my quick trip home on Saturday, September 24th to see my little brother play in his first homecoming football game, I ventured back to Roger Williams University using three different means of public transportation so that I could be back in time for some LASER BATTLE. I don’t know if I have mentioned this before, but I am from a really small town in New Hampshire and public transportation just doesn’t exist! I must admit I prefer not to use buses and trains if I don’t have to because it is SO out of my element. However, I refused to miss laser battle.

For those of you who are reading this and have no idea what laser battle is (it’s okay, I didn’t either when I first heard about it…) here is a little explanation for you. It’s basically a giant game of laser tag set up as if it should be a paintball match instead. Every participant had a camouflage cap to wear, a laser gun and a headband with red lights that lit up when you were shot. CEN’s WTF (Where’s the Fun?) committee put this together for the entire student body to attend in the field house for free! So… laser battle was totally worth taking a bus, then a train and then another bus to get back to campus.

Okay, time to study… or something like that. Adios!

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