What I think makes Doghead such a special weekend is that it is a communal experience that is shared by a large portion of the student body.
With the Mr. Colby coming under controversy the last few years for misogynistic skits, the restructured event proved entertaining and positive for members and entrants alike.
Of the many changes on campus the past few years, COOT leaders were subjected to a major change this summer as they spent the first few days of training living in tents on Runnals Hill.
The Winter Carnival, which took place February 25-27, represents decades of tradition on the Hill. Despite a lull during years past, many campus groups worked to revive the traditional events this year, and to create new activities for the College community to enjoy.
An old tradition on the Hill was revived last Wednesday when two students reopened the Mary Low Coffeehouse as a casual café.
"They didn't give us peanut butter," Molly Susla '13 says of the provisions her group received for their Colby Outdoor Orientation Trip (COOT2). In the past, many students have cited peanut butter (and the food in general) as an integral part of their COOT2 experience, and its exclusion represents one of the many changes that the administration made to this year's orientation. But not all change is bad. Instead of peanut butter, groups received sunbutter, a comparable product made from sunflower seeds, to accommodate those with peanut allergies. "And I have to admit, it was pretty good," Susla says.
A typical year at Colby includes: a Freshman lobster bake, orientation T-shirts for Freshman and upperclassmen involved in organizing the first few days, Foss dining hall open on the weekends, the health center open on nights and weekends, dining hall-sponsored barbeques without a $1 extra charge, Fall Ball and much, much more.