Spring is here… and not early enough

This Saturday is my fraternity’s 12th annual Chili Bowl to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network and Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital, which is just right down the street from Millsaps. Each year, about 20 teams compete to earn eternal glory/a chili trophy. It’s always great to see so many Millsaps students come out and support us (though I feel like the idea of endless samples of chili is more than enough to draw a crowd).

There’s a tradition that runs back to the event’s founding that has each pledge class provide live music during Chili Bowl. Since it’s my pledge class’s turn this year, I will find myself Saturday morning in front of an electric piano singing and playing (and hopefully not butchering) some classic songs. In my very humble opinion, this alone should be worth the price of the $5 admission. I’ll definitely post some great pictures next week, so keep an eye out for them!

Also, it’s worth noting that it’s finally springtime here in Millsaps. For the first time since probably November, it’s the right weather for shorts. There’s a fantastic slideshow on the Millsaps website of the various trees that have bloomed in the fair weather. Check it out here: http://www.flickr.com//photos/millsapscollege/sets/72157629146741975/show/

While I was studying outside the other day, Dr. Lola Williamson decided to take advantage of the sunny afternoon and do yoga with one of her religious studies in the Galloway Lawn. It looked so peaceful outside, and I’m sure all that stretching and breathing really helps with managing stress!

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You’ll find that experiences like these aren’t uncommon in a Millsaps class, whether you’re studying philosophy or biology. More often than not, professors will take your education outside of the classroom and out into the world! Another particularly cool example was the classics department staging a Spartan battle formation in the Bowl. Armed with PVC pipes and shields, they were quite a sight to see on your way to lunch. You should definitely make a point to take a class whenever you visit campus. You might be lucky enough to experience something really special!

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