COIN, Disco, and Inflatables: What To Do on a Friday Night
Prospective students sometimes ask me what exactly there is to do on Dartmouth's campus on the weekends (besides Greek life). The truth is, so much! After finishing up my classes for the day, I first headed to dinner in town with a few friends. Main Street, a quick five minutes from the library, is home to several quality restaurants and a popular choice for students who want to treat themselves. We munched on bread and butter while catching up, the occasion for the dinner being that one of my friends was headed to London the next day on the Government FSP.
After dinner, we were just in time to walk by the final moments of Fallopalooza, which this year featured COIN. The first Friday of the Fall term is marked by Fallapalooza, a concert thrown by Programming Board. It's a great way for freshmen to celebrate the end of their first ever week of college, and for everyone else to have fun together after weeks apart. Smack dab in the middle of the Green and in front of the lit-up Baker-Berry tower, the cheers from the crowd gave an infectious joyfulness to the night. It made me realize how much I missed the regular campus with its over 4,000 students, having been here when only the sophomores stayed.
Finally, after a long night of food and dancing, what better way to end the night than by jumping in a bouncy house or two? Collis After Dark, which organizes fun events every single Friday and Saturday night, set up several inflatables throughout the Collis Center, from 9 PM to 1 AM. I did not expect to be participating in an inflatable jousting battle, but the best things happen unexpectedly.