As we reach the end of the semester at Saint A's, the tension and excitement is palpable. Everyone's schedules are packed with activities ranging from the gingerbread contest, papers, senior theses, the Christmas Feast, and finals. It's a wonderful and crazy time of year.
One of my favorite aspects about the end of the fall semester is the beginning of hockey season. Many of my friends play hockey and it's always fun being able to attend the games and cheer them on. One character who is often at the hockey games is our school mascot…the hawk! A Saint A's student dressed in a hawk costume will parade around the arena encouraging cheering from the crowd. However, this afternoon I ran into this hawk elsewhere…at my work in the Meelia Center; and the face under the furry mask was none other than my boss, Dan Forbes. Dan had borrowed the costume to make a promotional video for our site (coming soon to our Meelia Center website!) Seeing Dan dressed up as as hawk was certainly entertaining, and more than anything it brightened my day. It was a friendly, and unexpected reminder of school spirit. Go Hawks!