New UChicago Spring Sports
Start writing a post
Sports

New UChicago Spring Sports

Featuring Wind Umbrella-ing, the Regathon, and Internship Toss!

53
New UChicago Spring Sports
Daily Mail

Wind Umbrella-ing

Try your hand at steering your umbrella through the Chicago wind that will literally sweep you off of your feet! The object is to last the longest without your umbrella flipping inside out. For the experienced Chicago natives, there’s varsity umbrella sailing, which requires you to successfully pass through the Jeannie Gang Wind Tunnel!

Puddle Jump

Do you love jumping from tiny cobblestone to tiny cobblestone in a valiant but futile attempt to keep your nice new shoes dry? Then try the puddle jump! Based off of the Olympic sport of long jump, puddle jump combines a series of long and short jumps, hops, skips, and stretches to pass through a small pond that definitely wasn’t there earlier!

AquaRun

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Running is great and all, but I just wish there was more water everywhere”? Then AquaRun is the spring sport for you! Simply buy a pair of nice rainboots and fearlessly jog through every puddle in sight, splashing everyone around you!

The 1.5-mile AquaRun with Umbrella

If you’re the type of person who is always running late to class on days when it’s raining, then you should be well trained for this epic struggle of wind, rain, and trying to get to class on time because attendance counts as part of the grade. The key is to reach the class with the lowest time. Seconds are added for umbrella flips, audible cursing of the weather, classes, college and/or the specific class in front of children or prospective students, noticeable tears, and splashing/knocking over the surrounding competitors.

Regathon

This week long marathon is, in a very real sense, the very essence of UChicago spring sports. A marathon for only the strongest of the strong, competitors spend a week pouring through piles of textbooks without sleep, run to test their skills at “exams”, and return to continue their struggle. This is not a sport for the weak of heart, as it is challenging physically, mentally, and emotionally. Competitors emerge triumphant, broken, or broken about how triumphant they feel despite their plummeting GPAs.

Internship Toss

More competitive for first-year students, this sport consists of tossing as many resumes and cover letters to as many employers as possible from December to June. Points are rewarded only if the employers catch the papers; if they sidestep them, send a kind rejection, or offer up a confused look at why you would even bother to apply to such a prestigious institution as a first-year, no points are given. The winner is the first to have an employer accept their offer. Last place goes to the person who is avoided by all the employers. Consolation prize: Netflix.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

a God story.

testimony.

2106
a God story.

many of you have someone in your life you admire the most. a parent, a superhero, a celebrity.

Keep Reading... Show less
Religion

God, What's Next?

What you're probably asking yourself during your season of waiting.

2420
God, What's Next?

We spend most of our lives waiting for something. Maybe you're waiting for a job opportunity to open up, or for a professor to email you back because you procrastinated on your assignment, or maybe you're waiting for the next chapter in your life to start. Whatever the case maybe be for you I want to let you know that your season of waiting is not in vain! It may seem like it but your season of waiting is a crucial part in your walk with Christ. You may not have a walk with Christ and I encourage you to be open to starting a relationship with him but even your time of waiting isn't in vain. Waiting is a hard thing to do but it is so worth it in the end. The Bible even tells us this in Ecclesiastes.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Reasons Why Taking A Girls Trip Is Always A Good Idea

After all, laughter is the best medicine.

2126
Reasons Why Taking A Girls Trip Is Always A Good Idea
Libby Redd

Sometimes all you need is a weekend to be in the presence of your best friends.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

An Interview with Abraham Lincoln

Hosted by Shane and Bob.

1959
Ethan Menzies

*Cue Epic Newsroom Music*

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

4th Of July Is The Best Time To Vacation

The 4th of July is truly an amazing time to be with the people who make you feel the most alive and appreciate all the freedom that we do have.

2769
4th Of July Is The Best Time To Vacation

My family doesn’t vacation much. But my earliest childhood memory of vacation is going down to the beach for the 4th of July.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments