Last night was yet another exciting Saturday night here at MCS. Completing our first dish crew rotation, group seven swiftly put together “Fall Fest” for the entire semester. After bundling up, we quickly met in the barn and grouped together with our cabins. South Hall, as usual, felt the need to create a spectacle, jumping around and screaming while we all waited silently for their excitement to subside. After quick instruction from a couple of members of dish crew seven, we began the egg on a spoon relay race. My cabin, Gordy Hall, decided to take the slow and steady approach; an idea that quickly proved effective when every other cabin, with the exception of Pete Gilly’s, dropped their eggs on the floor and were disqualified. The relay race was followed up with the equally fun games of wheelbarrow racing, three-legged racing, and a strange game that involved finding your cabin mates blindfolded by making only a bird call.
After the barn festivities, we retreated to the warmth of the dining hall to take part in leisurely fall activities such as bobbing for apples, doughnuts on a string (or in my case, vegan cookie on a string) and some student-made pumpkin pie. After allowing everyone to try everything, cabins were once again grouped together to competitively carve pumpkins. We immediately dubbed our pumpkin with the name of our new home, G-Love Pond, along with a comical bedbug design on the back. After turning out the lights, illuminating our pumpkins, and walking around to see every cabin’s design, we cleaned up our mess in the dining hall and the whole semester reunited up at the pond yurts after a competitive night to come together once again.
-Adriane Berry, Wiscasset, ME