Thursday, April 16, 2009

Great Joys

Kappa Kappa Kappa was lucky enough to have won two awards at this year's annual Order of Omega Awards, held in Collis Commonground. First, our house won the overall award for service, after hosting dozens of philanthropic events, working countless hours on projects, and raising thousands for charity.

Fortunately, the College also recognized the man behind these accomplishments: Tri-Kap '10 Joseph Pena. Mr. Pena has encouraged the house to participate in service events and activities and has personally brought an incredible amount pride to the house, but also (although humble as he is), himself.

We congratulate Joe and ourselves for our awards!

Kids celebrating the festivities in Collis Commonground

In this spirit, our Annual Easter Egg Hunt, held on Easter Sunday this year, was a huge community success. Hundreds of kids came to look for well-hidden eggs in an extremely well-decorated Collis Commonground, while enjoying pizza, snacks, and collective mirth. After every single egg had been found, children collected prizes and sat down with their families for a viewing of "Dora the Explorer: Egg Hunt."

Young children looking for eggs

The event was an unmitigated success, thanks to the tireless efforts of Programming Chairs Jinwoo Baik '11 and Blair Randall '11, as well as Joe Pena '10 and all of the brothers who volunteered to make it such a successful event.

Families enjoying an Easter luncheon

A Great Sorrow

R.I.P. Hobie, Fall '07-Spring '09

Unfortunately, our welcome back to Spring Term was marred by the death of a brother.

Hobart Phillibrick Nash, '09, the house's beloved pet dog, broke through his electric fence on Saturday, April 4th, and, despite exhaustive searches by brothers, could not be found.

On Sunday night, we were informed that he had been hit by a police car on Route 10, east of the golf course, and had died instantaneously.

He was cremated, and we had a burial service on our West lawn to commemorate his passing.

We remember Hobie as a dear friend, a playful, adventurous dog, whom we will miss terribly.

Yours in Kappa,

Zachary Gottlieb '10
Vice President and Blogger