They've never missed an outing, and apparently the ninth time is the charm, as the crew of trivia fiends who've been with us since day one claimed top prize as winners with our Spring Trivia Night! They couldn't claim victory as Mad Men, beatniks or vampires, but did score some success as hippies, and apparently have found another winning recipe!
Despite their attire for the night, it appears this team DOES have a Clue, as they emerged atop the pile in a hard-fought contest. We can't tell you their real names, but for fans of the board game Clue, you should recognize, among others, Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. Peacock, Mr. Green, Mrs. White, and Mr. Boddy.
Teams are great sports for the event, bringing lots of smiles and enthusiasm to the outing.
The twice-a-year event is a huge draw for our campus, bringing in community members and uniting staff, student and faculty teams to square off against one another in a fun-filled night.
Proceeds from the fun AND fund-raiser go to the MCC Foundation, which helps support scholarships for our students.
As always, teams got into the levity of the night, not to mention putting on a-more-than-ample feedbag for all in attendance.
Props to organizers from the Offices of Advancement and Public Affairs and the Center for Health and Wellness for staging the battle of the brains.
We'll be back in November to see if these winners still have a Clue. By the way, in case you're wondering, it wasn't the butler who did it - it was Mrs. Peacock in the kitchen with a rolling pin.
Finals week, so that means it's time for one last fling on campus, and in our case, that means Spring Fling 2013!
This annual event, pulled together by the folks in Student Affairs, the Center for Health and Wellnes, and the Student Activities Crew has become a fabulous staple of our year-end celebrations on campus, bookended as it is with the Block Party held every September on our Bedford Campus.
This year's outing was no exception to the string of great events we've had for the students, with brilliant blue skies and warming temperatures helping to attract more than 1,000 of our students out onto the quad behind our city campus.
Photo covers, flash dance mobs, drum lines, homemade cactus plants, magazine covers, psychic readings, baseball hats, fruit frappes, and of course, sausages, and an ice cream truck all contributed to a fun-filled four hours to help our students shake off the stress from their final exams.
This year, as an added bonus, the Lowell National Historical Park provided free trolley rides for our folks through the downtown, and also opened up the gatehouse over the Lower Locks, allowing our campus folks an inside peek into the edifice behind our main city building.
As always, congrats to the Crew that pulled it all together, and for helping all of us put the Spring in our steps!
The MCC Outdoor Adventure Club along with some of their family and friends
recently ventured into the great white north and embarked on the ambitious climbing of Tuckerman’s Ravine at
The hikers gained an
elevation of 4,500 feet and were rewarded with spectacular views, along with surprisingly hefty amounts of snow. For most, the hike was a
first time experience.
The hikers could not have asked for better weather this time
of year. The temperature at the bottom of
the mountain was in the 60s and only in the low 50s up top. The sun was shining throughout the entire day.
After a three hour drive from MCC's Lowell Campus,
the hikers started their climb at 11:00 am.
They reached HoJos Lodge at 1:30 pm, had a short break and continued up
to the ravine.
Although the pass to the
ravine was a short distance, it was the most difficult. The area was narrow, steep, snow covered,
slippery and rocky, but as always, MCC's crew was up for the challenge!
The adventurers included, Brian Campbell, Joanne Miele,
Leakana Sorn and Juan Soliz all of Lowell, David Mota, Francisco Romero, Pedro
Romero, Jessica Sanchez and Andre Sanchez from Lawrence, Donna and Tom Corbin
from Dracut, Mary Tyrrell and Kirsten Moskowitz from Dover, N.H. and Ethan, Diane
and Richard Snieder from Concord.
Just another of the exciting clubs offered and supported by the folks at MCC - keep your eyes peeled for the Outdoor Adventure Club's summer activities!