Thursday, November 16, 2006

Power to the People

There is nothing more satisfying than a group of people coming together for a common cause, acting upon it and bringing about change.

This happened just recently at the college I attend. Our football team, the Flying Dutchmen, yea, ferocious I know, won a football game 55-33 over a neighboring college. According to tradition, the students are supposed to get day off for this. This tradition dates back to the 1940's.

The other night, a small mob of students stormed the president's house chanting rhyming couplets of a poem written by a senior requesting the extra day off due to the football victory. The day was granted so we get to begin our Thanksgiving holiday one day early this year. Go team go!!! You can see news footage of the event here.

In other sports news at Lebanon Valley College, the girls field hockey team is participating in the NCAA semifinals in New York this weekend. Go girls!!!

4 comments:

Bone said...

Ah, the Flying Dutchmen.

Just the name itself strikes fear into the hearts of teams in and around PA :)

InterstellarLass said...

Yikes! Weren't they pirates?

MarkD60 said...

YES! A day off is worth shouting over! Congrats Flying Dutchmen for giving Carney a day off!

michaelm said...

Power to the people, right on.
Inspiring story, Carn.
Enjoy that xtra day.

~m