Flash Tats and Pencil Portraits Add Creative Flair to Quad Day

Bancroft Hall: This year, Bancroft sold sparkling flash tattoos, including silver chains, golden bands and shimmering arrows. Varying in size and design, the tattoos were sold for anywhere from 25 cents to two dollars and attracted a constant crowd. “The tattoo stand went really well! It was more profitable than our stand has been in previous years…We noticed that the tattoos we were selling, Flash Tats, were really big this summer, which is why we decided to bring them to Quad Day,” wrote Elizabeth Duserick ’16, a member of Bancroft, in an email to The Phillipian.

Eaton Cottage: In addition to their annual sweet and sour caramel apples, Eaton Cottage offered face painting at its booth this year. “We came up with the idea of the face painting together, because we wanted to have fun,” said Margaret Bragdon ’18, a resident of Eaton Cottage. “We were hoping we would get a lot of faculty kids with the face painting, and we did get a lot of people.”

Pease House: Residents of Pease House drew and sold portraits. Using brightly colored pencils, the dorm created both abstract and realistic renderings, which they then presented to the persistent crowd around the booth. Each portrait was made free of charge. “We’re not charging anything. It’s a tip-based kind of thing. We actually made a good amount of money, and it’ll be going to charity for a good cause,” said Noah Halloran ’16, a member of Pease House.

Tucker House: Spectators gathered around the center of the Quads to cheer on contestants participating in Tucker House’s “soccer challenge.” In the challenge, players were given three tries to score a goal on goalie Sam Jefferson ’16 from about 20 feet away. “I think there was the little bit of deception in there. They said that the guy who was the keeper had never played soccer before, but in reality, he was a [basketball] Post-Graduate. I just thought it made it a little more fun, then it [became] an actual challenge, and you didn’t know exactly what you signed up for when you stepped up to the spot,” said John Sandor ’17.