This Saturday Borden Gym will be jumping with the first dance of the year, the Video Dance. Giant projections of music videos, giving the dance its name, combined with the hoards of new students make this dance one of the better ones of the school year. But don’t show up at 8:30! Be fashionably late (for all you new students!)
Teaming up on Quad Day, students of West Quad North and West Quad South host a carnival perfect for hanging out with friends and relieving stress. Head on to the Quads for a fun and exciting afternoon with student run booths featuring games activities and even a moon bounce.
Also known as “G-hop,” Grasshopper Night is the must-see show held during Parents’ Weekend. Entirely run by students, this variety show has remained one of the best of the year. They never fail and the audiences hail. The show’s so popular you have to enter the lottery to get the tickets for the show. You can get into the waiting list if you don’t win the lottery ticket. Producers will hold auditions for this year’s show soon, so watch out for all the talents out there!
Glow-stick bands, sparkly make-up, black and orange abound. Students stretch their creativity for the crazy costume contest that adds more Halloween spirit to the night. Come join the fun with bumblebees, state troopers and who knows what else.
International Festival (November)
Andover embraces the diversity of its students in its annual International Festival, hosted by International Club. Taste a variety of home cooked meals from around the globe at the food bazaar. Then traditional music, dance and martial arts will create an authentic display of the world’s international talents.
Sadie Hawkins Dance (November)
Girls – don’t panic too much in advance. Yes, Sadie is the one dance of the year that girls ask the guys. Though girls will be the ones asking, guys, you should buy the flowers. Sadie is the first of two semi-formal dances.
November explodes with Big Blue pride. Prepping for the A/E athletic games, students dress up for Exeter Geek Day, donning red clothes, glasses and high-waisted pants in a good-humored satire of our rival school’s nerdy reputation. Next is True Blue Day. Students wear all shades of blue to show their school spirit. That night, Blue Key Heads and Varsity teams perform skits at the Pep Rally to get everyone pumped to beat our red opponents. But get ready to lose your voice on game day cheering on the Big Blue!
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