The start of fall semester is always a shock. You can see the end of the year coming from a long ways off, but the beginning just suddenly falls out of the sky. Last week was O Week, and though I’ve complained about it in the past this year’s version was really unobtrusive. Today everyone was back, many of the freshmen still looking a bit like this in spite of their lengthy orientation:
Just for fun I scanned a couple of almost random pages. Don’t they feel like they’re being beamed to us from another universe?
Bonus: This looks to be a fairly clever marketing stunt and I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a parachute in the quad before. And yes, it was full of cans of Red Bull.
Wow, three people from Lake Jackson. And Frankie Mandola.
Love this, Melissa! The cartoon is especially cute.
Facesbook before Facebook
I think I see shades of Jackie Kennedy (Onasis)
I see Mark Fowler, whose rich voice resonated on KLEF for so long. R.I.P.
This brings back fond memories. I was the Biology 100 lab instructor (under Dr. Davies) for several of these students. The most vivid memory is of Allison Cook fainting when she started dissecting her frog; luckily I and another student caught her before she hit the floor (I don’t mean to imply that this is a fond memory, just a vivid one). And Frankie Mandola and I have a recurring schtick performed at various public events where he loudly asks me if I have graded his Biology test yet and I reply with some weird answer.
Barney L. McCoy, Hanszen 67
Gave me a twinge to see the picture of Karen Getto, soon to be Karen Getto Peebles. She passed away in 2008.
They all look so familiar to me and yet I did NOT know any of them.
I knew several of them, especially the girls. And believe me, many of them looked at lot different by the time they graduated! It was a very tumultuous time, fashion-wise, at least, to be going to college 8-).