Yeah! Homecoming was awesome. Some of the Seniors I said goodbye to last year came back, and I got to meet a lot of alumni. AND the whole school just felt so cheerful and school-spirited. I guess the keyword is "weekend", because it is not just about the game. Well, I started my weekend playing some rugby! On Friday night, before the big bonfire, I went to the turf by Pratt Field and some of our current players played against the old ruggers. The alumni team lacked a team mate, and we had two extra, so I was made an honorary alum. It was pretty fun getting to tackle again, and getting to score. :) Well, after we played, we all walked over to the fire and sat nearby. They had music playing, and were giving away shirts for the football game. I've always wanted to get more shirts, but I haven't been as proactive about it, so I don't have as many as other friends. But free Amherst shirts are always the best. Well, after hanging out there for a while, we headed back to Casa and hung out. It was great, because our floor always has great hustle and bustle. I got to see alumni that I wouldn't have seen otherwise, because they came to visit someone else on my floor. Everyone's doors were open and everyone was room-dropping. And my friend also had a visitor from Wellesley College. It's pretty common to have friends' friends visit from other colleges for a weekend.
Saturday started great. I went to get cider and donuts at the Freshman Quad early in the morning, and everyone was dressed in school colors. I got back to my room, and prepared for the football game and then walked it over to Pratt Field. We got there and there were so many booths and so many people! I even got to talk to President Marx during half time! Along with having some great burgers. The football game had it's great moments, but ultimately we lost this season's game against Williams. However, something like that wasn't going to put a damper on the campus. After the game I walked around the field, and then headed over to the gym for some snacks and events. I had some friends that were going to speak at Voices of the Gay Amherst Class, which is series of vignettes based on the lived experience of LGBTQIA students and recent alumni at Amherst. I headed back to my dorm with alumni, joked around, and then took a well-needed nap to prepare for the night. That night I went to the party on my floor for alumni that lived in Casa, and then went to meet more alumni ruggers on both the women and men's teams. Later, a bunch of us headed over to the Triangle (Seelye, Hitchcock, and Mayo-Smith) where Homecoming TAP was happening at Hitchcock and a live band was playing at Seelye.
Sunday, well.. Sunday began great and lazy, but ended as usual. But after spending my day outside and saying bye to my friends, I went back to my room and began doing homework and studying with some friends. It still ended great though.