Author: Carolyn Grace, C’16
The class flags have been stowed away, the tents have been taken down, and the red and blue balloons have been deflated. But that isn’t stopping me from blogging about the fantastic weekend that was Homecoming! Here are some pictures of what I did to celebrate the Red and the Blue:
Counterparts literally kicked off Homecoming weekend with a kickball game against the Penny Loafers, a fellow a cappella group. We met at High Rise Field and played for about an hour, ending the game in a tie 3-3. It was so much fun! Who knew we could be artsy AND athletic??
I began the day yet again with Counterparts! We performed a few songs from our Fall show on College Green as a part of QuakerFest. Because we were the last a cappella group to sing, we got to lead the crowd in “The Red and the Blue.” Several CP alumni were there to cheer us on!
After our performance, I ran into several Sigma Kappa girls including Nikki Moorer, a member of the Class of 2016 Class Board. A bunch of us SK’s and CP’s then decided to watch the Penn-Princeton football game together. Donning my “Puck Frinceton” t-shirt, I made my way to Franklin Field with the others. Despite the tough loss, we still had really good time watching our fellow sisters in Penn Cheer, throwing toast, and cheering on our Fighting Quakers!
Later that evening, a bunch of my friends went to the joint Fall show for Glee Club and Penn Dance: “Esspressionage – A Latte of Trouble.” It was fabulous! After going through my show a couple weeks ago, I can now appreciate fully the amount of effort that goes into making a production, be it singing, dancing, or theatre.
Sigma Kappa welcomed back our alumni with a brunch at our chapter house! It was great to see a lot of the girls who graduated last year come out for our special alumni breakfast bagels. I may or may not have nabbed one with cream cheese and lox! After such a hectic day before, Sunday morning brunch was certainly a nice, relaxing end to the weekend. Homecoming is a blast as an undergrad. While I have no intention of rushing the remainder of my time at Penn, and I can’t wait to experience this special weekend as an alum. Hurrah Hurrah!