Kathleen Mackenzie enjoys some cake at the Birthday Bash.
Photo by Cynthia Hardeman
Birthdays provide a
chance to have fun,
play games, and
most importantly, commemorate another year of life. They
offer the opportunity to reflect upon what one did for
that year. R.A. Kathleen
Mackenzie had such an idea
in mind when she proposed
the end of the year Birthday
Blowout Bash. "It's the ultimate party," Mackenzie said,
"everyone is the birthday kid!"
The Birthday Blowout Bash was a collective
birthday party similar to
President's Day. Residents
of second floor Bates celebrated each other's birthdays as well as their own.
"We picked an arbitrary day,"
Mackenzie explained. Residents were treated to Coca-
Cola, ice cream and cake.
The Birthday Blowout Bash also served as an
unofficial awards ceremony.
Residents were given awards
for a variety of interesting
categories. The Most Annoying Scream Award went to
Saskia Botello and Jodi Vella
Ice cream and cake are popular celebration foods in the residence halls.
Photo by Kathleen Mackenzie
for generally harassing, irritating and keeping awake
their suitemates with their
high pitched shrills. The Best
Chef Award was given to
Cynthia Hardeman for her
superb, homemade lasagna.
John Rathgeber was awarded
Best Hall Ball Gamer. He
somehow managed to hurl a
hockey puck through a window three feet off the ground.
Roman Bernal and
Chris Haine were recognized
for having the Best Door Decoration. Elissa Bauer and
Tracie Bierdermann were
awarded for having the Best
Interior Design. Their interior was partially composed
of a double layer of new carpet as well as varying shades
of mauve wallpaper.
Unofficial recognition also went to Abraham
Reed for the Best Moocher.
He not only managed to leave
the party with a bottle of coke,
but throughout the semester,
he scammed cokes and can-
dies-as well as a bean bag
Settegast 1st Floor-Deborah Smith, Rachel Fretz, Jane Lee, Linda Pack, Jimmy Parks,
Jenni Martin, William Greve, Sharla Sitze, Greg Valley, Kerri Cervenka, Jose Ibarra,
Darryl Garret. Photo by Tricia Garcia
Settegast 2nd Floor-Drew Adams, Ricardo A. Flores, Shiv Patel, Chris Eair, Alex
Escobar, Mark Appect, Sudeshini Fernando, Theresa Arsuaga, Karol Ann Killgo, Mary
Ann Henke, Bobby Muniz, Matthew Smith. Photo by Tricia Garcia
Settegast 3rd Floor-Miriam McCarthy, Suzanne Wingentner, Bill Sholar, Matthew R.
Hogan, Patrick Park, Darryl Garret, Marc Wessels, Elin Bendixen, Jeremy Wiygul,
Shelsea Fore, JoAnne Hour, Dana Hall, Cindy Gonzales. Photo by Tricia Garcia
1 equila Evans, sophomore business major, cautiously eyes her coke
as her roommate, Kimberly Huguley, junior psychology major enjoys
her ice cream. Photo by Kathleen Mackenzie