Once a year, usually earlier in the fall, the entire campus takes a Monday off to meet each other, integrate, and bond, called Academy Life Day. Typically, boarding students hold group activities as a dorm (often including food) and day students travel in advisory groups. This year, several day student advisory groups decided to go together to a corn maze in Lee, NH. The day is always a lot of fun, as well as a great opportunity for upperclassmen and returning students to meet and get to know lower classmen and new students. Accompanying myself were the four other upper day student guys that have been in my advisee group for the last couple years, our dedicated adviser (who also happens to be the head of this blog) Mrs. Daley, and two new prep day student boys. It was interesting to get to know them and listen to their take on Exeter from a fresh perspective, as well as to give them some advice about their futures here. After the corn maze, we all went out for pizza at Flatbread’s Pizzeria in Portsmouth, NH, probably the best pizza place within 30 miles of Exeter. Tomorrow is back to school and work, but it was definitely nice to have a day off with just the advisory group.