It's a Wonderful Life: Somerville-Jesus Ball 2019

It's a Wonderful Life: Somerville-Jesus Ball 2019

When I first walked in, I was greeted by live music played by a jazz orchestra. At the college entrance, a red carpet was laid on the ground. This walk in gave me an opportunity to say hello to some of the ball committee who were handing out programs, but also to check out what other girls were wearing-- I was relieved to see that I wasn’t the only one who had interpreted “black-tie” to include “black-leather-jacket!” At the end of the carpet, champagne was being distributed, but I decided to hold off until riding the massive Ferris wheel which had suddenly come into view.

Trashings - A Fresher's Perspective

Trashings - A Fresher's Perspective

Trashings take place for each subject after their last exam. Before leaving exam schools, those in the know put their mortar board and jacket in a bag before leaving before the onslaught. Already thrilled having finished exams, you are greeted outside by your friends with an array of items with which they proceed to trash you, hurling whipped cream, shaving foam and paint while spraying you with prosecco or other drinks to celebrate your efforts.