Winter Warm-Up, Welcome Back Week, or whatever else you want to call it — what a week it has been! The Fontbonne Activities Board and Griffin Gang hosted a variety of events for the first week back to school for the spring 2015 semester. They are as follows:
-Wednesday: tailgate before the women’s and men’s basketball games
-Thursday: Commuter Breakfast with Chick-Fil-A in the morning and hypnotist Chris Jones at night
-Friday: kiddie snacks and movie night with “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”
-Saturday: trip to play demolition ball
With class, homework, jobs, and an internship added to the mix, I can already feel the craziness of the semester. However, I live for that crazy. I love everything I do and am excited to dive back into things for one more semester before I graduate. It’s hard to believe I’m at the point where I can say that! Happy Spring 2015, everyone!
It seems as if a week never goes by without an exciting campus event taking place. Recently, the Fontbonne Activties Board (FAB) hosted a comedy night, and it was co-sponsored by the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA). Because I am in charge of all live performance events, this was one that I was lucky enough to chair.
Back in February, I attended a conference in Boston, with the intention to watch and book numerous performers that travel to college campuses. One group that I saw and met was Preferred Parking, which is comedy tour. The comedians’ names are Drew Lynch and Sam Comroe. They were extremely nice when I first met them, and continued to be a joy to work with as I planned for them to star in the comedy night at Fontbonne. Not only were they great behind the scenes, but also a joy to watch on stage, which is the perspective that the rest of the students got. Drew and Sam made everyone in the audience laugh throughout their entire performance, while still being respectful. Usually this is a very hard skill to pull off, especially for comedians. It was very rewarding to see this event turn out successfully. It was a general consensus that Fontbonne students had a good time and would like to see Preferred Parking come back to campus again in the future.
Although Preferred Parking are comedians that tell jokes, they also share a very inspirational story. Drew Lynch has a stutter, and Sam Comroe has tourette syndrome. Typically in the entertainment industry, people with disorders like this are told that they are not going to succeed as a live performer. Drew and Sam heard this message but continued to fight it. Their hard work paid off, because now they are traveling the country doing what they love to do.
Drew Lynch, my BFF Brooke, myself, and Sam
This past Friday through Sunday was Siblings Weekend here at Fontbonne. It was an opportunity for my little sister, Kaitlyn, to visit me on campus for the first time since last year. A lot has changed since last year for both of us. She got older and more mature, and our attitude towards each other has turned into a more positive one because she is older and we can talk about real life things.
The weekend started out great with pizza and bingo in the DSAC. Last year at Sibs Weekend we didn’t win at Bingo, so we were determined to win this year. We each had two boards and unfortunately they were not the “hot” boards for the night. We lost but had fun because we were in each other’s company. My friend, Danny, actually won and let Kaitlyn get a prize. We both received kites to fly when we would be together again. It was really nice of Danny to let us have his prizes. Then after Bingo, the Lego movie started, and it was hilarious. Because I was so tired, I fell asleep towards the end. Kaitlyn really enjoyed it too, and actually finished it all. Then later that night there was a build-your-own ice cream bar. We enjoyed the company of my other friends, and then went up to the Griffin’s Nest. We did what we call “Family Game Night,” which is playing cards for hours on end. We played until 2:30 AM, and then finally called it quits.
Unfortunately, Sunday came along. We had a quick breakfast, and she took off for home. It was sad to see her leave after we just had a great weekend together, but we both had to get back to reality — school. On the plus side though, today is Kaitlyn’s birthday, the 23rd of October. As a surprise, I am going home this weekend. It will be the first time I will have gone home since moving in August 9th. I can’t wait to have another fun weekend with my family!
This past weekend was Sibz Weekend here at Fontbonne and I was lucky enough to bring my little cousin, Raimee. She had a blast! Fontbonne Activities board planned so many exciting things for participants to do. The entire weekend was Lego themed, which was such a cool idea!
Sibz weekend began on Friday night with pizza, Lego bingo and the Lego movie. After the Lego movie there was an ice cream bar where you could build your own sundae. It was delicious! Then on Saturday there was a scavenger hunt, an awesome trip to the City Museum and then the night ended with a magic show put on by Justin Willman. Everyone’s minds were blow by Justin’s magic tricks that seemed logically impossible.
All in all the weekend was a success and everyone that joined in on the Sibz Weekend fun seemed to have a great time!