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Sportime USA


     This week we went to "Sportstime USA" for our out of classroom activity. It isn't really connected to any physical activities like the name indicates, but is rather, a game center. This place is full of arcade games and machines where you can win little prizes if you play long enough. For example, you can play for tokens at racing and shooting games and "minigames" that you could trade in to win prizes. When we entered, we all got a card with a balance of 40 game credits, which sounded like a whole lot at first, but to play most of the games you had to use more than one game credit.

The First Hockey Game of the Season

     Last Friday the hockey season started for our school team. The first opponent was Nazareth and we played them in Stamford, Connecticut ,which is quite a bit away from our campus. Manhattanville doesn´t have its own ice stadium and therefore, every fan has to make their own way to the games. Normally, there is a bus for students who want to support the team, but unfortunately, this Friday, it was cancelled. However, a lot of students came to see the game.

A Special Scavenger Hunt

     Last Wednesday we did a scavenger hunt for our weekly out of classroom activity. The gist of the game was to figure out little riddles about our campus, and the solution was always a certain spot like an office or a building. Originally, the paper chase was supposed to be outside. The idea was to let us run all around campus and find and solve the riddles, but unfortunately hurricane Sandy crossed these plans. She just had ravaged the campus the night before and because of that, broken stuff and a lot of branches were lying everywhere. For that reason, the teams had to solve their clues inside the classrooms and were given a new riddle after they had solved the one before. Some of them were quite obvious, for example:

Manhattanville Rugby



     This week I want to write about one of the many student clubs on campus you can participate in, the Manhattanville Rugby Club. Maybe some of you have already heard of it or even seen one of the games. Rugby is a full contact sport but in contrast to for example, football, the players are not wearing any protective gear. The game is basically about possession of the field, but too complicated to explain it completely here. Everyone who is interested should see a game. I joined the team myself one month ago and so far it has been a great experience. Even though we are just a club, the rugby team is very professional. We have got a trainer and a coach, jerseys, and in the spring season we will be playing a regular season with scheduled games. So far, approximately 30 students are part of the team. To show you how it is to play rugby at Manhattanville College, I will tell you how a regular rugby player's week looks like.

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