Frost Week

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What do a trash can, a bush, and a sandbox have in common? They’re all prime hiding spots for Manhunt, one of the many activities hosted at this year’s Frost Week. What is Frost Week? It’s your winter equivalent to Frosh Week—except it’s not only for frosh!

Throughout the week, the “Fantastic Four”, Chris Szybalski, Kristen Roberts, Marc Tan and Stuart Pearson, worked long and hard to pull off over half-a-dozen events for Frost Week. They held events such as Purpling (too bad there were no interviews going on this week!), pictures with the TOOL, a teams/clubs fair, and a free hot breakfast (giving perhaps the one and only reason to get out of bed at 8 am). All of these events were essential to integrate a healthy, happy, and wholesome frosh back into EngSoc and the Winter ’10 term.

But it didn’t just stop there! The fantastic four also planned Manhunt, “Traybogganing” at the Columbia Ice Fields and “Krazy Competitions”, a ‘snow-fun’ extravaganza! Manhunt was a gigantic version of tag, which gave all frosh essential fitness practice that—let’s be honest—most of us don’t get as often as we should. And who wouldn’t want to try tobogganing with trays?

What did the frosh say? Anyone who went out to the events loved it!

“It was lots of fun!” said Hans Tee, a 1B Nanotechnology Frosh. “It was just like tobogganing! I would definitely do it again!”

Farzana Yusufali, another 1B Nano, found the clubs/teams fair a great way to get more involved with EngSoc. Many upper year students also took the advantage of Frost Week to purple themselves for the first EngSoc meeting of the term, adding amazing spirit and exuberance to the meeting.

Frost Week was a great way to ditch any remaining start-of-term blues. It was cold, fun and a great way to break out into winter spirit. And we first-year students are definitely looking forward to see what the Frosh mentors have in store for us next!

Frost and upper years alike enjoy winter fun

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