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Thursday afternoon’s recreation began with a brief scare — a minor accident involving a golf cart on the College’s main drive. As a precaution, Ventura County EMTs, who routinely use the College’s athletic fields as a landing site for their helicopters, asked the College to clear the fields. And so, for the first 30 minutes of the recreation period, most students took to the Chapel to pray for the driver — who, by God’s grace, was not seriously injured and is recovering well.

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    Slideshow: Thursday evening
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    Slideshow: Thursday evening
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    Slideshow: Thursday evening
  • HSSP16 -- 1Thursday
    Slideshow: Thursday evening
  • HSSP16 -- 1Thursday
    Slideshow: Thursday evening
  • HSSP16 -- 1Thursday
    Slideshow: Thursday evening
  • HSSP16 -- 1Thursday
    Slideshow: Thursday evening
  • HSSP16 -- 1Thursday
    Slideshow: Thursday evening
  • HSSP16 -- 1Thursday
    Slideshow: Thursday evening
  • HSSP16 -- 1Thursday
    Slideshow: Thursday evening
  • HSSP16 -- 1Thursday
    Slideshow: Thursday evening
  • HSSP16 -- 1Thursday
    Slideshow: Thursday evening
  • HSSP16 -- 1Thursday
    Slideshow: Thursday evening
  • HSSP16 -- 1Thursday
    Slideshow: Thursday evening

Once county officials determined that they did not need a helicopter, afternoon recreation resumed, with students engaging a wide range of activities: With the athletic fields reopened. some played Frisbee, and others practiced for Monday’s basketball tournament. In St. Gladys Hall, some built upon Wednesday’s dance class with an impromptu swing-dancing session in St. Gladys Hall. Musicians, meanwhile, auditioned for the upcoming open-mic night, while in St. Joseph’s Commons, Director Daniel Selmeczy (’08) held a rehearsal for this evening’s staged reading of A Comedy of Errors.

At dinner students resumed their discussions of Fear and Trembling from their afternoon class. Conversation centered around why Kierkegaard chose to present his ruminations on the Sacrifice of Isaac not in his own voice, but in that of a fictional character. Summer Program Chaplain Rev. Sebastian Walshe, O.Praem, who teaches philosophy to seminarians at St. Michael’s Abbey, enlivened the conversation by adding his insights.

The rest of the evening was pretty relaxed — study hall, Rosary, and iced drinks in the Commons before curfew. Students are resting up before a big weekend that will include the Punch Bowls hike and a trip to the beach and Santa Barbara!