Note from the editor: these lovely students were part of the Community Immersion Club during Session 1 and kindly submitted this blog to share their experience. Enjoy!
The stars were out tonight at the Barbara Walters Campus Center as students filed in — via red carpet, of course — for our Hollywood-themed closing ceremonies. Students got glammed up for an evening of awards, paparazzi photos, and autographs, culminating in a dance party on the South Lawn. Heartfelt tears were shed as students began to say their goodbyes to new lifelong friends and celebrated memories of the past three weeks — the best summer ever!
On the last day of Session One, Graffiti Art students use spray paints to tag the orange wall ball wall. They have certainly made their mark on the campus!
Students in the Badminton Elective — held in the Andrews Courtyard, perhaps the prettiest place on the Sarah Lawrence campus — put all they've learned this week on full display today during some heated doubles matches.
Students in Mock Trial approach the bench today to try a simulated criminal case. With permission from the judge, evidence was entered into the record, witnesses were cross-examined, and objections were sustained. It's the last day of courses for Session One students, and as it stands, there are no further questions, Your Honor.
You could feel the excitement in the air all day yesterday as EXPLO students got pumped up for an evening trip to Playland Park, a nearby amusement park. Students definitely made the most of their time there, scoping out the many rides, playing carnival games, eating cotton candy and funnel cakes, and enjoying time with friends.
Students in Engineering Challenges design prototypes out of paper, pipe cleaners, and tape to race down a zip line. The fastest craft wins, but it isn't easy! Alterations like adding weight or rebalancing made each design better competition.
This afternoon's student vs. staff kickball game was a nail-biter, as the staff, initially down by as many as 5, clawed their way back into the game. Yet, the students ultimately proved too good to catch, defeating the staff 9-8.
Today was Interrogation Day in Criminal Investigations! Students were split into teams and questioned three suspects (staff members) in a fabricated EXPLO crime.