Rockfest and Spring Break

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Yikes, I’ve been away for a while. I’ll start this off by updating my readers on what’s going on at Gallaudet now.

What’s going on at Gallaudet? Well, this weekend is Rockfest weekend. Rockfest weekend happens every other year at Gallaudet, it’s where students from our rival, the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), or the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) in New York (the only technical college for the deaf), come to Gally to compete in various sports and fun activities including soccer, swimming, video gaming, ping pong, etc. Since RIT and NTID do not have a football team or the same athletic division as us, we do not compete against them in regular sports. Since they are considered our rival school, we came up with another way to compete with them. Every year, the competition is held at Gally or RIT, when it is at Gally, it’s called Rockfest, when it is at RIT, it’s called Brickfest.

Overall, it’s kind of a fun activity, bonding and having some fun competitions against old friends and high school classmates who just happen to go to RIT. The weekend comes to an end with a big party on campus, and the next day, everyone goes home to prepare for finals week. Which is coming up soon, yuck. Anyway, the point of Rockfest/Brickfest is to socialize with other students, to connect to other communities. Gallaudet is anything but closed off, don’t let our iron gates fool you.

Anyway, I thought I would explain what I did for spring break, which was almost a month ago. Wow, time moves very fast when you’re in college. So, for spring break, me, a friend of mine, and her boyfriend decided to rent a car and drive down to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where my friend lives. We decided we would stay at her family’s home and stay at a hotel too. I got to see Disney World and the ocean for the first time! However, I’m never doing it again.

Did you know that Ft. Lauderdale is almost at the very southern tip of Florida? We didn’t really realize that. It took us 18 loooong hours to drive from Gally to my friend’s home. On the map, DC and Florida really didn’t look that far apart. Yeah, we pretty much felt like fools. But here’s a nice picture of the beach. Nice, ain’t it?

Ask me anything you want to know about Gally!

Cheers,
Heather

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