Thursday, October 31, 2013

On Site: Sox Win the Series


OK - now that that's out of the way, let me tell you how all this madness went down...
Hooting and hollering could be heard all across campus - students and faculty alike. But while the outcome of the game seemed fairly obvious to me (I always have faith in the Sox), we were all sitting on the edges of our seats in the common room cheering and anxiously watching together.
Once the 7th inning was up, we threw on our jackets and marched our way towards the stadium where the crowds awaited.

The pictures pretty much speak for themselves but with such huge groups of rowdy fans, government reinforcement was a no brainer.

Putting the popo aside, we still moshed, we still saw, and we conquered!

Twas an amazing feeling being apart of history like that and is something I will rave about for years and years to come.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Mike's (Heavenly) Pastry & The Undie Run

With midterms breathing down the back of my neck, I haven't been able to keep up with very well on the blog! So I thought I'd swoop in for a minute and give you a quick run-down on what's been up these past few weeks.
1. Mike's Pastry
The renowned North End may be known for its saucy pasta, men and crowds, but what makes the North End renowned to me (as well as many others) is Mike's.
It's squished between shops on the main road and is the epicenter for it holds one of Italy's greatest gifts to mankind - the cannoli. 

But of course such a gift wouldn't go without a long line to receive it...

 But once you're in, you're in. And it's without a doubt something to get excited about.

 Case and point.

 After ordering our devilish goodies we bunkered down and dove in.
Hands down one of the best cannolies I've had in a while. 
On the other hand, many true Italians say they've had better in Italy so I guess I'll be making a trip soon to make sure they're not pulling my leg!
2. The Undie Run
So after eating gosh knows how many calories over at Mike's, the Undie Run was an opportunity of redemption.
It is the epitome of college and rebelliousness and was one hell of a time. 
Students across campus stripped and ran around campus and all the way to the Pru, through the reflection pool and back in conditions bound to cause chapped lips and cheeks. 
 But like hell that stopped us.
Overall these two paridoxal events were highlights of one of the past weekends and prime examples of college life here in Boston.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

I Amma Kappa Kappa Gamma

Ever since I was a wee little girl, I've dreamed of going to university and being in a sorority. Blame it on my parents...television shows...movies...but I love it. And now, all these years later, I've been able to go through the process of recruitment to make my little dream come true!

Two intensive weekends later and I found myself on Bid night waiting to see that my first choice, Kappa Kappa Gamma, chose me back.
Which they did! As squeals of excitement circulated the Curry Student Center, we (basically) pummeled our way upstairs to get our t-shirts and meet our fellow new sisters.
One of my dearest friends Kaydee (middle) and I have been talking about being Kappas for weeks now and we're finally able to call each other Kappa sisters! We're pretty much the same person in terms of being tom-boys by being on the Powerlifting team and love nothing more than hitting the weights at the gym. But we also have an entirely other side to us that's girly and loves bows, sisterhood, sugar, spice, and everything nice. So this night was our first experience in letting the girls in us out to play.
Overjoyed with our bids, we piled downstairs and waited for the doors to burst open to 'run into the arms of our sisters' *(so corny but seriously the most love-filled experience I've ever I gladly ran into the arms of my sisters).

Where I was reunited with my pref sister, Sarah, and my newly found adventure buddy!

So many incredible memories were made in such a short amount of time that I'm still in disbelief that this has all happened. Kappa Kappa Gamma served as the light that brought me to my home here at Northeastern University and I couldn't be more excited to make many more unbelievable memories with my new sisters!