- Every year, Exeter has a Relay for Life Event. This event fundraises to aid in the research of a cure for cancer. This event has been really important for me and I have participated ever since I found out about it four years ago. Though slightly different from our Relay for Life event back home, it’s really fun! At home, different schools in our district participated. Here, nearly every sports team, club, and dorm set up booths! Everything from nachos, to Evening Prayer (EP) Date raffles, to just fun and games. I really love how something dear to my heart wasn’t left behind at home! Exeter has the tendency of keeping up with many traditions that I had before coming here, which is all the more reason I love this place!
This weekend, Male Exonian Network (MEN) hosted an all-male, all night dodgeball tournament. Something like 130 males on campus competed, forming teams of 8 and facing dormmates, classmates, and teammates. I have to say, it was fantastic. My team, though not by any means the most talented at dodgeball (we were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs) had a required uniform of tank-tops and was probably the loudest team there. After our elimination, we walked off-campus and down Route 108 for some late-night McDonald’s (there’s one about 1.5 miles from campus, which students CAN walk to – we can walk anywhere within 10 miles of campus, which is plenty of space to explore).
Besides this, other clubs have been plenty busy lately, too. Dramat, our student-run drama club and one of the largest clubs on campus, recently held auditions for its spring-term plays (directed and performed by students). Nik and I, along with our friend Augustus, run the Improv club on campus, which has worked with Dramat in the past to put on improvisational comedy shows. Exeter Social Service Organization (ESSO), which is our community service and outreach club, is currently working hard to prepare for one of its biggest events of the year, Relay For Life, which is occurring in several weeks. Relay For Life is a schoolwide event in which students form and run carnival-like booths. All profits from Relay For Life go to the American Cancer Society.