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Vandy, 90 RAs Win Third Consecutive Opening Weekend Write-Up Contest

Vandy, 90 RAs Win Third Consecutive Opening Weekend Write-Up Contest

Student Life August 29, 2017 The New England Classic

BOSTON COLLEGE — The Vanderslice and 90 Hall RAs won the 154th Annual Opening Weekend Write-Up Contest last weekend with a record-breaking 174 write-ups,... Vandy, 90 RAs Win Third Consecutive Opening Weekend Write-Up Contest

BOSTON COLLEGE The Vanderslice and 90 Hall RAs won the 154th Annual Opening Weekend Write-Up Contest last weekend with a record-breaking 174 write-ups, making this their third consecutive victory. The fresh excitement of living on Lower Campus mixed with an oddly anticipated televised fight between two sweaty guys made for a perfect storm to favor the “V90” RAs once again.

Ever since Boston College’s founding in 1863, the Annual Opening Weekend Write-Up Contest has remained a cornerstone of the BC experience. Whether they mean to or not, students from all across campus participate, bringing the community together in order to honor the Jesuit tradition of inclusion.

“I really want my residence hall to win,” said Jenny Matherson (LSOE ‘20), while cramming a handle of Rubinoff in her handbag. “Yeah, it sucks to get written up, but the RAs really seem to love the whole weekend. It’s the least I can do.”

In recent years, the AOWWC has been receiving heavy criticism in response to V90’s apparent advantage in the contest. While Walsh RAs also share the fresh herd of excited sophomores in 8-person suites, the V90 community seems to house an overwhelming concentration of noisy, alcohol-abusing youngsters year after year.

Stayer/Mod and Newton RAs have consistently landed at the bottom of the write-up totals. Legal age residents and a migration to main campus, respectively, have hindered the Stayer/Mod and Newton RAs. “Sometimes that’s just how the cookie crumbles,” commented Newton RA Daniel Gleesach (CSOM ‘19). “Sure, I’ve been training my keen hearing abilities and speed walking times all summer, but it’s nothing to get upset about. Maybe I’ll luck out and advise the 90 residents next year.”

At press time, a number of Kostka RAs were seen speed walking around Upper Campus in new Nike runners in preparation for next year.