So Yeah, It's a Fire
One of the key traditions of Homecoming Weekend is a giant bonfire, with the year of the freshman class at the very top. In order to make this happen, there was a lot of preparation. We built the bonfire, signed wooden boards representing our class and various student organizations, organized fun events, and, most importantly, made sure that homecoming weekend would be both safe and fun for everyone.
Eventually, we all heard the sound of bagpipes, which led a parade of students. We left the Cube and quickly joined the parade (otherwise known as the sweep), and walked to each of the first-year dorms, picking up more students along the way. The entire class of 2027 walked together to the bonfire, which was a sight to behold, with upperclassmen and alumni chanting.
The bonfire was breathtakingly beautiful, even amidst the pouring rain. I had never seen a fire so big in my life! Watching the flames burn was mesmerizing, and I could even feel the heat of the fire!
The next day, all of the house communities hosted a watch party of "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour." We all walked to the Nugget, a theatre in downtown Hanover, and got to watch Swift's performances for free! My friends and I managed to snag front-row seats, so we had an amazing view of Taylor Swift on the big screen. We sang along until our voices became hoarse while dancing in a big circle.
My first homecoming weekend at Dartmouth was one of the most memorable days so far. I can't wait to experience it again in the future!
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