Month in Review: Holiday Fun, Ivy League Titles and Awards Won, and More to Come

Hi All,

It’s been a while.  In the last month we have spent half of it at home on Fall and Thanksgiving breaks but that doesn’t mean that there is not a lot to report so let’s hop into it.

Festive Fun Around the House

Last year our IM chair, Spencer Long, came to the Club with an idea to liven the mood around the Club during this time of the year. He went out and bought a fair number of Christmas lights to decorate the Club and everyone loved it.  This year we continued the tradition but decided to one up the performance from last year.  We put up roughly 1000 feet of lights on the House and it is incredible.

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As you can see the Club is fully lit and we have had cars stopping to take pictures, children coming up to take pictures with frosty, and members loving every minute of being in the MOST FESTIVE HOUSE ON THE STREET! (Literally no other Club has even come close to the number of lights that we have up, in fact most aren’t even decorated… sad).

But the festivities did not end there.  We had a hot chocolate and cookie decorating night around the House and decorated the Christmas tree, front walk, and stairway as well.  We followed that up with a Bicker event for the potential sophomore class where we built gingerbread houses!  Looks like it is going to be another popular year for Cannon during the Bicker season.  It is truly a joy to be able to walk into this House on a daily basis that feels and looks so much like home!  We had some budding architects as you can see… the picture below really brings out the creative spirit of the Club.

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To celebrate the third day of Hanukkah, we also had a cheese and wine night that Natasha Skov and Abby Hack hosted.  It was a lot of fun and was a great way to end a midweek dinner!

Athletics and Awards (There were a lot)

The fall sports season was wildly successful for the University but more specifically the fall athletes of Cannon.  The football team ended their undefeated season in style as they destroyed Penn in the final game of the year.  That night, the University hosted the traditional bonfire celebrating wins over Yale and Harvard.  Captains and Club members Tom Johnson and John Lovett spoke at the celebration and started the bonfire.  Seniors John Lovett and Jesper Horsted were the finalists for offensive player of the year.  Both had historic seasons but John Lovett won the award which was his second in his career, an absolutely incredible accomplishment.

The field hockey team also had a historically great season as they were ranked very highly throughout the course of the year and ended up making it to the Final Four before losing to Maryland.  Our own Elise Wong led the defense as she racked up Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All American Awards.  It was truly an amazing year for the team but more importantly (to us in Cannon) an amazing end to a college career for Elise!

In total, more than 15 Gunners received All Ivy Honors and we have close to 30 fall sport Ivy League Champions!  It was a great season and we look to keep the train rolling in the winter season!

IM Updates

The team of Jeff Lee, Jeff Hollis, Jesper Horsted and Andrew Diehl claimed the 3v3 basketball championship over Ivy this week.  It was the groups third straight 3v3 basketball championship.  That same crew looks to win the Wallyball championship as well to take our championship total to 6 on the year.

Upcoming Events

This Saturday we have our winter formals.  The theme is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the dynamic duo of Elias Berbari and Keiko DeClerck is still crushing the social chair game.  It looks to be a lot of fun and we are really excited to see what Bill and the rest of the staff are going to be cooking up!

Stay tuned for the Quarterly newsletter to be coming out soon! Thanks for reading and we will have a post to update you on the formals happenings!

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