Thursday, September 13, 2012

Adventure is Out There!

"Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure."
      -J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

     After much deliberation and many honorable submissions, we have come to a consensus on a t-shirt design. Submitted on a whim, it captures our innermost feelings and deepest hopes: to become rollerskating dinosaurs and wreak havoc everywhere we go. Or maybe that's just me.

     He will be displayed on a cotton crew-neck t-shirt, proudly proclaiming to the world that the Outdoors Club of William Jewell College, have crazy mad raging hipster Dinosaur skills.

     When we are approved by Student Life, we will have a table in the union so that we can sell our shirts. It will be a sign-up process, done on a prepaid basis.  

     If you’d like to order one (or five, whatever works), you can do so by signing up in the union or contacting myself or Kayla Haffley. If that doesn't work out, please feel free to email me at, letting me know your size. J

     This week, we are presented with several opportunities. I’d like to make you aware of all of them, and hope to see your smiling faces!

     Yoga is going on once again this Thursday, at 7:00pm. I will be set up in the grass between Grandriver Chapel and the Schoolhouse, though the location may change depending on the turnout and the weather.

     On Friday, the 14th, the observatory on campus is open to all students! We have the opportunity to see a star cluster in the constellation Hercules. It’s a great thing to go to and enjoy- you don’t have to be a star mapper to have fun! I am unable to attend, but Rose has graciously offered to meet up with everyone on the triangle around 8:45 or 9. This event runs until 10:30, so if you can’t make it to the triangle at the start, you could always come later on. J

     This Saturday, the 15th, we will be making another short trek to the Nature Sanctuary to walk along the paths and explore the area. Last week, we hitched a social trail and wandered up a creekbed! It’s a great time to walk, relax, take and pose in marvelous photos. We will be meeting on the triangle at 1:00 that afternoon.

    I hope this week has been good to you, and that you’re settling into this school year with ease.

     Best wishes,
           Devi Fitelly

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Week Ahead

"It will be as if, in place of the stars, I had given you a great number of little bells that knew how to laugh..."
                             -Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry

     Stargazing came and went, and we shared a marvelous night. Whether you came as an experienced gazer or, like myself, you made up your own constellations, it was a pleasant evening. Jeff Buscher kindly brought us a van and acted as our chaperone, and we were honored by his care and attention. We spent a few hours in laughter and wishing upon shooting stars, though the moon obscured much of the sky with its radiance. When I plan it, our next stargazing event will be during the new moon. Fingers crossed.

     In other news, we are looking at fundraising with nifty t-shirts. Several designs have been posted to the facebook page, but are more easily accessible by clicking hereT-Shirt Designs WJC Outdoors

     Feel free to check out the shirts, or even submit a design of your own! The shirts will be no more than $10, and if we can get a large enough order, we might be able to make them more inexpensive.

     We will be meeting this Wednesday evening at 8:00 in front of the perch to talk about other upcoming events. Unfortunately, I will probably not be able to join, but I leave you all in the hands of my dear comrade, Kayla Haffley. She'll take good care of you, promise. 

     Hoping to see you soon, and wishing you my very best,

           Devi Fitelly