Seniors mark 100 days at Compass
Students huddled together in an attempt to get warm as they waited out in the Worcester air, some opting to brave the night without a coat. The night was freezing cold as Assumption seniors packed into Compass Tavern.
Assumption held their yearly 100 Days event on Friday, February 2 at Compass Tavern located on 90 Harding St. The night signifies 100 days until graduation, allowing seniors to spend the night celebrating with friends and classmates.
“It was a great time to catch up with people I haven’t been able to see much this semester,” said education major, Julia Stevens. “Graduation is coming fast, so it was nice to come together as a class and celebrate the time we have left at Assumption.
100 Days has been occurring for several years, and is an event that plenty of seniors look forward to over the course of their final year. It can easily be compared to the Senior First Night Out event that is held in the Fall semester, which allows students to commemorate the beginning of their last year as undergraduates.
The night began as students sprinted from their dorms, through the cold and into Plourde to check in, get their wristbands and jump on a bus. The band served as their golden ticket throughout the night, providing them with the fun experience the night had to offer.
The free event featured bus rides to and from the bar as well as appetizers such as chicken and veggie quesadillas and chicken fingers. Students had the option to purchase a $5 drink ticket that would provide them with a beverage of their choosing once they arrived at Compass.
“It was a good feeling to be able to spend the night with the people who have made my time here at Assumption so special,” said Jaime Brodeur. “Compass provided us with delicious barbeque chicken wings at no cost which was the cherry on top of an unforgettable evening.”
Seniors still have plenty of events to get excited about before their time at Assumption comes to an end such as Spring Ball and, everyone’s favorite weekend of the year, Pup Cup.
Good music and amazing friends gave students the chance to forget their homework and responsibilities for a night and let them just have fun, an opportunity that any undergraduate would surely appreciate.
Isabella Camasura, a communications major, is the one to thank for putting together the event.
“100 Days has been a tradition, and for me, it helps incite excitement for graduation,” she said. “Having those memories eventually leads to meaningful experiences, which is what I want all of us to have at this time in our lives.”
And with that, the real countdown to graduation has finally begun as seniors try not think about leaving the home Assumption has become and strive to make every moment count.
Caroline Critelli, a senior, studies English and sociology. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Le Provocateur.