OASIS takes students snow tubing
Maddy Renzetti '14 is pulled up the hill at Seacoast Snow Park on a tow-rope as others line up to do the same.
On Saturday, Feb. 18, Outing and Activities for Students Initiating Sobriety (OASIS) went on a snow-tubing trip to Seacoast Snow Park in Windham, Maine. Forty-six students signed up for the event.
Students received transportation to and from the park via school bus as well as several hours of snow tubing, all for only $10. The students left at noon and returned to the Hill around 6:00 p.m.
Snow-tubing is a fun winter activity that is like sledding, only instead of sleds people sit on giant inner tubes and slide down a slope divided into twelve separate lanes.
At the bottom of the slope, tubers can pick up their tubes and walk over to a giant conveyor belt, which carries them back to the top of the hill.
Emily Post ’15 said, “It was absolutely awesome…my favorite part was linking seven snow tubes together and going down the hill at once. It was really great to get off campus and just have fun outside for a day.”
OASIS Co-President Ginger Brooker ’14 said that the club is planning multiple events for the end of this month, including skating with faculty during the Winter Carnival on Sunday, Feb. 26. “We’re also planning something for Loudness,” Brooker added.
OASIS is a dialogue house and as well as a separate club. Brooker emphasized the fact that “the club and programming are open for everyone,” not only students living in the OASIS dorm.
“It is not an exclusive sort of club,” Brooker said. “We don’t want people to think they can’t come to stuff if they drink on some weekends.” Students simply make a commitment to come to an event sober. General Announcements, posters around campus and Facebook invitations provide information about attending upcoming OASIS events.