Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog. This past weekend was Parents weekend here at Le Moyne, and I got to see my family for the first time in a month and show them exactly what I've been up to since August, and more importantly, where all their money was going.
The weekend started off with a BBQ complete with a giant inflatable slide, I've never been so jealous of my little brother. Unfortunately, the weather pushed us into the gym, but the food was just as good despite the scenery change. After the BBQ, we headed to a production of “Dropped Calls and Lost Signals”, a collection of six ten minute plays put on by Le Moyne students. The spectacular performance was even more amazing given the fact that it was all put together in only three weeks. Aside from being acted by students, the plays were also written, directed and produced by our classmates.
Sunday began with the “Bon-Voyage Brunch” in the cafe, followed by an emotional good-bye to my parents. After that a few friends and I headed over to the seven o'clock mass to reflect on the weekend, and have some delicious cake at the social afterwards. Mass at Le Moyne is a great experience. It combines the traditional aspects of Catholic worship with an aliveness created by the college aged congregation, a talented band, and a four legged “minister” named Sergio.
All in all it was more or less a quiet weekend. It really was great to see my family and to see everyone else with their families and how proud they all are that we're at Le Moyne. The spirit of the Le Moyne community shows through to our parents. Our parents, our brothers, and our sisters are now all dolphins, and it's great to see that they're as happy as we are about it. I'm really vey grateful that my parents have invested the time and money to send me to a great institution like Le Moyne, and hopefully they too see it as money well spent.
Aside from the visits from family, I've recently started training to be a tour guide here at Le Moyne. After being taken on a tour of the campus with fellow trainees, I had the opportunity to shadow a real tour with real prospective students, and even impart some of my own wisdom from time to time. After the week of training I (in theory) know the history, purpose, and a few fun facts for every building on campus. A quick plug for this, our open house is this coming Sunday, October 5, any students who are thinking about coming to Le Moyne should attend. The open house is a great way to learn more about the school and to really get a good look at it. It's definitely a huge help in the tough decision you are soon going to be making. And if you do attend Sunday's open house, feel free to say hi, I should be wearing a name-tag.