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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Well, I can finally say that I am somewhat relaxed! I finished my big writing essay, my thesis is coming along really well, and I have no more tests until finals! If that's not an amazing feeling, I don't know what is! What's even better is that I get to go home next Friday! I haven't seen my family in so long, and I'm really excited to see them and my dog, and eat some really good food for Thanksgiving! Gotta love mashed potatoes.

This past weekend was finally Homecoming, and it was a lot of fun. Our float turned out really well, and a lot of people turned up both to participate and to watch, which is always great. But Sunday was the best day of Homecoming. Not only was it Buff Bowl, which is when the new members of every fraternity play football against each other (congratulations to the gentlemen of Sigma Alpha Epsilon for winning!), but it was Dance Marathon! For those of you who don't know, Dance Marathon is put on by the University of Colorado Boulder's PanHellenic council every year to raise money through Children's Miracle Network Hospital's for Children's Hospital Colorado. It is a really great event, especially since we get to meet so many children who have been treated or are currently being treated at Children's Hospital Colorado and hear about their stories and their families. Plus, we get to dance and play games with them, too! When I was there, the kids had an air guitar competition, and it was so funny! Some of the girls got so into it, and they definitely beat the members of the Interfraternity Council and PanHellenic! After that, we learned how to do some different types of line dances, which was really difficult, but so much fun! But what's better than all of that is the fact that we managed to raise over $30,000 dollars for Children's Hospital Colorado, which is absolutely amazing.

If you would like to learn more about Dance Marathon in general, please go to: http://dancemarathon.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/  and if you would like to learn more about CU Boulder's Dance Marathon, please visit: http://www.cudancemarathon.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1036131

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Julia
Italian • Boston, MA

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