Shortly after the new house board began their reign, classes ceased and spring break began. Some cookies traveled around the globe, while others stayed in town in a very quiet MCB. Alas, break was over far too soon and we quickly had to return our regular routine of classes and homework. Thankfully, the warmer weather has brightened everyone’s spirits and there have been plenty of activities that provide a study break. We our currently in the midst of Recyclemania, a campus-wide competition aimed at reducing waste, increasing recycling and getting more people engaged in sustainability efforts. There have been weekly documentary showings in the rec room, and a picture of the group from the showing of “No Impact Man” was shared on the Recycling at Michigan official Facebook page. Last I was aware Martha Cook was ranked 6th among the buildings competing, but with just over 2 weeks to go there is still room for improvement!
This past weekend I participated in VictorThon, as part of Dance Marathon at the University of Michigan, with the other girls (as well as some old Cookies) on our Martha Cook team. VictorThon is a marathon where we stand for 24 hours to raise money for pediatric rehabilitation therapies, and is the culmination of the many DMUM activities that have occurred throughout this past year. It was a tiring but extremely rewarding experience, and I was so glad to do it by the side of some of my fellow cookies!
We have a lot of exciting events coming up in the next week. One that I am particularly looking forward to is the first ever “Merch Madness” competition. As part of the March Madness basketball bracket challenge cookies are competing against each other to see who has the best bracket, and to win some fun MCB merchandise. Brackets have been chosen but the games won’t start for a few days, so the results from that will be coming soon. Events like International Tea and ice skating at Yost Arena are sure to keep us all busy so watch out for more blog posts soon! I’m very excited to spend the next year as Communications Chair.
- Jenna <3