At the beginning of the semester, Slamma and Gills created an island fraternity. We were officially the Alpha Chapter of Sigma Turks, a brotherhood that was really exclusive so naturally it included everyone in our program. They gave us all nicknames (I’m Baby Narcs… a little girl seeming to be in a permanent state of SCUBA diving induced drunkenness called nitrogen narcosis where the you actually start to feel and act intoxicated at deeper depths.)
Anyway, we have had a few “pledge activities” throughout the semester. For example, two weekends ago we were randomly duct taped to someone else all night and the first couple to finish their little bottle of rum first won. Last night we had another pledge event— a prom! It was definitely the best prom I’ve been to: no worrying about what guy would ask you, no hassle over a corsage and a dress, no worrying about the location of the after party. And best of all, it was 90’s themed.
So Slamma and Gills picked half of us to be the “askers” and put the other half of the group’s names in a bucket to be picked out randomly. I got to ask Lauren, a super bubbly, amazing girl with a ton of tie dye. I chalked “Lauren, prom?” on the outside of the dive shed and waited for her with flowers to ask her to prom. Naturally, she said yes. So we geared up with a bottle of rum and dressed up according to the theme as a young Mary Kate and Ashley in matching backward hats, tie dye, denim cutoffs, high socks, and gray converse. You got it dude.
Everyone got really into the theme— it was one of the most fun nights I’ve had here.
From top left— Street Sharks, Spice Girls, Friends, Pokemon, Top Gun, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Salem, Powerpuff Girls, Barbie and Ken, Rose and Jack from Titanic, MK and Ash, Wayne’s World, Beanie Babies, Baywatch, and Nickelodeon slime.
Here are a few favorites from the night, shot by the talented Ryan Askren.
Ash Catchem and his Pokemon (pikachu and chancy)
Powerpuff Girls and Dr. X
Baby Spice, Ginger Spice, Sporty Spice and Scary Spice