by Cacique Sterling Wright Today was the first day of kayak/scuba week. After the mad rush on Saturday to see which students were in what kayak group and what research project they been assigned to, the students are getting slowly split into different groups. Us students are figuring out that we’re at a school not on vacation, and we can’t just do whatever we want. The students were split into four groups (K1, K2, K3, K4), K1 and K2 left on their first down island kayak trip, which will be for three days. While K3-4 are split into groups for SCUBA diving instruction for the next few days.
As a newly united group of young adults, I think we’re bonding quite well for just six days. I think to most students it feels like we have been here forever because of all the stuff we have done. On Saturday afternoon the student body’s splitting into different groups for research seems to be making a lot of the students anxious, because of expectations and hopes that their research project will be as fun as the one they originally wanted. Turning to the splitting of the kayak groups, the same tension seems to have built its self up in hopes that their experience on their first trip will be as good as what its been said to be. With the steady bonding between students, because of the changes from their home and challenges they all have in common, the semester looks to be promising for a true adventure.