Residents of Johnson Hall sold dumplings stuffed with pork, cabbage, scallions and egg, which they made with the help of their House Counselor, Lixia Ma, Instructor in Chinese.“Dumpling making is such a Chinese family style of food for weekends and holidays, especially Chinese New Year in Northern China. The whole family gets together to make food while catching up on everyone’s life. I like to make dumplings for our dorm on some weekends, and mostly the girls [will] come and join me too,” said Ma in an email to The Phillipian.
Thompson House and Morehead House
Thompson House and new dorm Morehead joined together to hold a tie-dying booth. Customers could bring their own T-shirts to tie-dye or, for a few extra dollars, were provided with plain white T-shirts. “Even though we ended up with a net profit of $10 because of the expenses from the tie dye kits, we all agreed that it was worth it. I wasn’t very good at tie-dying, but luckily [Lila Dolan ’15] was an expert, which really helped build our dorm bonding. Not everyone picked up their shirts, so we all have about ten shirts in our common room with no idea who they belong to,” said Claire Ressel ’16, a member of Thompson House.
After a few years absent from Quad Day, Taylor Hall made a return this year selling hand massages.“It’s a creative process to come up with an idea for Quad Day, and we thought there was a need for hand massages, so we wanted to fill that void,” said Addison Davenport ’15, a resident of Taylor Hall. Vincent Mocco ’15, also a resident of Taylor Hall, added, “Hand massages are a labor of love. You get to sit down, have a nice, relaxing conversation with someone and make their day.”
After last year’s success, Adams Hall decided to sell slices of pie and cups of cider again this year for Quad Day. Adams successfully sold all their pies after Max Kim ’16 bought the last three pies at the end of the event. “Pie and cider are classic fall favorites. Last year, we spent our money on a ping pong table that we all still play with, dorm apparel and a dorm brunch at the Andover Inn. It was great seeing all the girls come out and help, and I’m excited to see what we spend our money on this year,” said Bianca Navarro Bowman ’15, a Proctor in Adams Hall.
Rockwell also upheld tradition by holding a donut eating competition. For $1, contestants were challenged to eat two mini donuts without using their hands. The fastest contestant to eat both donuts was given a $10 Starbucks gift card. Paul Munn ’18, a resident of Rockwell, won the competition with a time of 7.64 seconds. “I was pretty excited about winning the prize, because it was my fourth attempt. I thought I couldn’t do it, and neither did my friends, but I was able to beat the previous time by about half a second,” he said.
Andover Cottage stuck to their roots with their usual “Pie in the Face” booth. For just $3, students got a chance to throw a pie at any resident of Andover Cottage. Even with whipped cream splattered in his hair, Ethan Brown ’17 still enjoyed the activity. “It’s great to support the dorm and getting pied is always fun,” he said.