The past week was one of the most exciting to be in Boston and the HER House!
Last Friday, we collaborated with Sigma Beta Rho, a multicultural fraternity at BU, and hosted this semester’s Open Mic Night. This is the third consecutive semester that we’ve had Open Mic Night, and we hope to do it every semester in order to engage with the larger BU community and promote philanthropy at the HER House. We decked the halls in spiderwebs, bats and other spooky creatures so the house would match the event’s Halloween theme. The House was filled with people in all kinds of costumes, and we were all blown away by the talent of the singers, poets, and musicians from all over BU – including some fellow HERlies! To make it even better, our night of laughter, singing and dancing allowed us to raise over $300 for SOS Children’s Villages. It was amazing to see HERlies come together to make the House look beautiful and host such an awesome event for a good cause.
To make the week even better, the Red Sox made it to the World Series, and we got to enjoy having the game happen virtually in our backyard. Excitement could be felt everywhere in the city all week, especially as the final games drew near. On Wednesday—the night before Halloween and Game 6 of the Series—the Sox won a hard-earned victory and the roar of the crowd could be heard from blocks away. People from all over the city ran into the streets and celebrated in Kenmore Square, so a few of the HERlies went out to enjoy the celebration. There was electricity in the air as everyone in the city came together and rejoiced, and we were all reminded how lucky we are to be able to experience these historic moments together.
Nicole Rapkin (CAS ’16)