To mark the completion of the first week of classes at Thomas Aquinas College, New England, last Friday, prefects served root-beer floats to their fellow students outside the Gould Commons. “This is a great way to reward the students for completing their first week on campus,” said senior Peter Goyette, who helped set up the social.
The students were delighted to find floats ready for them right after classes. “Ending the week on a high note is such a big plus,” said sophomore Georgiana Egan. The treat was a fittingly festive end to the first week — and a hopeful sign for all that is to come. Said sophomore Norah O’Brien, “I’m so excited for the rest of the school year!”
Later that night, students gathered for the year’s opening lecture, “It Changes in Order to Remain the Same: The Development of Christian Doctrine and Catholic Liberal Education,” by tutor Dr. Patrick Gardner. Text and audio from the lecture will be available on the College’s website later this week.