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Inflatable balls dotted the floor. Students enjoyed juggling and kicking the balls.

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December 2, 2020
Students waited in line for food.

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December 2, 2020
Blow-up floaties were hung from second-floor Commons.

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December 2, 2020
Inflatables decorated the halls and dining area of Commons. Students were allowed to take them home at the end of the night.

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December 2, 2020
Commons blasted beach themed music at the entrance. “If you like piña coladas…..!”

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December 2, 2020
Commons workers prepared bags for students to take with them, including sunglasses, inflatable beach balls, candy, and more.

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December 2, 2020
Usually the new class banner is hung before parent’s weekend. This year, the new Class of 2024 banner was installed before Harvest Dinner.

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December 2, 2020
Noelle Chaddock, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, volunteered to help decorate. They said they are impressed with how well Commons has adapted to the pandemic restrictions this fall.

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December 2, 2020
Commons’ bakery

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December 2, 2020
Mohamad Abdi helped wash trays.

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December 2, 2020
Ever wonder what it looked like behind the dish return?

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November 19, 2020
Mohammad Mohammad may be the coolest cat in this kitchen.

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November 19, 2020
Commons' kitchen – look at all of the spices!

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November 19, 2020
Keith Pray holds a tray of breaded and fried eggplant slices. He said the dishes this year were simpler than usual and wished they could have been able to make the “fancy stuff.”

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November 19, 2020
Preparations were quicker this year than normal. Chris Davis, the kitchen manager, helped finish the last few trays of green bean casserole.

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November 19, 2020
Christian Langlois dumped a tray of green beans to prepare green bean casserole.

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November 19, 2020
Leola Ballweber helped fill containers with cranberry sauce for students to take to-go.

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November 19, 2020
Close up of the Bobcat cupcakes. The emblems on top were edible!

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November 19, 2020
Head Baker Daisy Taylor, left, and Amanda Ouellette began preparing for Harvest dinner on Tuesday. They were particularly proud of the Bobcat cupcakes and the colorful fall cookies.

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November 19, 2020
Christine Schwartz said the beach theme was chosen last year – but the “Life’s a Beach” slogan for the event seemed apt for 2020.

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November 19, 2020
Christine Schwartz has worked in Commons since 1998 – this is her 22nd Harvest Dinner!

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November 19, 2020
Jerryanne LaPerriere volunteered to help decorate. She put up over 60 beach related signs around Commons.

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November 19, 2020
Students asked workers for the food they wanted and took it to-go.

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November 19, 2020
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