This week, we decided to start our adventures right here on campus and take advantage of a classic Macalester tradition: the winter igloos!
|Clockwise: Dan, Ben, Rebecca, Mo, and Max|
Although the igloos themselves are a Macalester staple, the team of artists typically rotates from one year to the next. When I was a first-year, a Class of 2016 student built a monstrous four-foot tall cave all by himself, right in the middle of the residential quad. This year’s iterations are more modest, built by the budding architects at Laura Jeffrey Academy, the middle school on the corner of campus. But what they lack in size, they certainly make up for in number and atmosphere. The kids built a small village of them on Old Main Lawn, embellished with decorative twigs and pine cones, a huge snowball door, and even a driveway.
We had a whole bunch of fun with our first event and are very much looking forward to our next adventure in the Cities. Catch all the excitement of the #WinterOrangeCrew right here on The Orange blog, we’ll keep you posted! Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go nap in my new favorite residence hall.
Dan K. ‘17