Alas, Spring Break is over. Is there anything more sad that going to your 9am class on the Monday morning after Spring Break? Relaxing is over. Sleeping in until 3PM is no longer possible. Being weirdly productive because you have absolutely nowhere to go all day is impossible. Luckily, my friend Liz reminded me of one of the most wonderful facts about post-Spring Break life at Amherst: Social events on social events on social events!
Of course, we prioritize acadamics here, but one of the other arguably important facets of your college experience will be your social life! I thought it might be fun to give you (yes you, whoever you are, reader) a rundown of some of the events coming up! Here goes...
This friday we've got Marsh Coffee Haus! Marsh is one of our "theme houses" on campus. As the Arts house, Marsh must do some sort of arts-related programming every semester, or so I understand. This programming comes in the form of Coffee Haus! Any student can perform anything. It's a wonderful way to test the waters with that song you've been writing since seventh grade. (I'm sure it's great!)
Also on Friday, we've got a concert in Seelye, one of the dorms on the area of campus known as "The Triangle." Blood Diamonds, an electronic/dance music artist hailing from Vancouver who now resides in Los Angeles will be performing at Amherst in the Seeyle Ballroom, brought to you by WAMH 89.3 FM, Amherst College Radio. This is the first installment in a series of dance concerts to follow.
Saturday is Queer Prom! I'm super excited for this one. Look at the event description:
"Amherst College's Pride Alliance will be hosting a Queer Prom (The prom you never had with the date you couldn't bring)!! Attire: Shine your shoes and iron your shirts 'cause formal attire is Highly Suggested. There will be a PHOTOGRAPHER on deck to capture countless glamour shots to serve as your next potential profile picture. Spifffyyy. Cost: No need to count the bills in your pocketbooks; this event's on the house! (FREE) There's no drink minimum but we'll be servin' up some MOCKTAILS that will compliment the FREE FOOD you'll be documenting for instagram. (And lots of candy.) Royal Court: Prom King & Queens are so cliche. This Queer Prom will select a couple of Prom Monarchs. Could be you! ;D Music: DJ Max will deliver some 80's hits as well as some modern selections to feed the dance monster within you. Just come & Invite your friends!! All are welcome to attend!"
Does this not look amazing? I'll be sure to let you all know how it goes. <3 In the meantime, I have homework to do. (All that homework that I claimed I would do over break, remember?)