Tough times make close friends; at least they did this week at Hamilton. Anyone who visited Commons in the last twenty years was greeted by the warm, motherly embrace of Marge Petteys. If you wanted to sum up the brightest part of someone’s time at Hamilton, we bet Marge would come in pretty high on everyone’s list. When it is raining Marge tells you to wear a jacket, when you are stressed Marge tells you to take it easy on yourself. She cares about every kid she sees, and she never lets a day go by without being one of the warmest members of campus. So when Amit Taneja started a fundraiser for Marge last weekend, it did not take long for the campus to reciprocate Marge’s love many times over.
Recent events like the Baltimore riots and the Nepal earthquake have devastated people across the globe. Yet, despite the tragic nature of these events, some here at Hamilton would likely ask, “how is an event happening hundreds or thousands of miles away any of my concern?” However, as more people start to migrate from these devastated areas, many across the world are beginning to understand their responsibilities in helping the global community.
Despite a strong season, Hamilton men’s lacrosse fell to Tufts in their final game. The team finished seventh in the NESCAC, making it to the first round of the playoffs. Although they are losing some key players, the Continentals have many promising young players and will look to come back with a strong 2016 campaign.