Frosh Project

Every year when there’s not a big Interhovse, the frosh get together and build something, with help and advice from the upperclassmen. The idea behind this is so that the frosh can learn how to use power tools and construct things, and also so that they can have fun and bond as a class.
Last year, the frosh built a palace for His Majesty Dhiraj, the King of the Lounge.
There were a few elements to the Palace – a throne room, an armory and dungeon, a moat, and a maze.

 

Working on supports for the maze.

 

The throne room coming together.
Preparing the dungeon.
Putting the final touches on everything before revealing the project to the hovse.
The finished maze.
King Dhiraj on his throne.
The finished dungeon (on the left) and armory (on the right).

 

One by one everyone in the hovse went to pay the King their respects. He sent his good subjects to the armory and those who displeased him to the dungeon.
The armory had some swords and shields.

 

The dungeon had a foam-bladed guillotine among other things.

 

Some got dumped in the dungeon.

 

Others faced the stocks.
Overall, Frosh Project was quite a success. The frosh had a great time building it and it seemed like everyone else had a great time enjoying it.

 

How to Build Your Interhovse

As you may or may not know, Little Interhouse is an party that each house builds and puts on once a year. Blacker’s Interhovse is always third term, and the hovse gets together to build something we deem awesome every time. This year’s theme was How to Train Your Dragon. We built our dance platform to be like the training arena in the movie, paper mached three large dragons, made two small houses, a giant mural, food worthy of the norse gods, and more. Here’s a collection of photos from Interhovse and its construction.

First night of construction, over a month before the party.
Building the dance platforms.

 

Safety Officer Yurko.
The important procedure of testing the strength of the wood through dueling.
Dance Platform Planning and Design 101 with Andre.
Catherine working on the support structure for one of the dragons.

 

Kit cloth macheing that dragon.
Both cloth and paper mache was used.

 

Mary painting it.
Kerry working her magic on the mural.
Moving the raised dance platforms.

 

Keegan working on another dragon.

 

Of course, the night we were due to paint the dance platforms, it rained, so we made Giant Fort the Interhovse.

 

The view from underneath. Almost the entire structure was painted under the fort.

 

Tots and Acid building a house.

 

Decorating the lounge.

 

Another paper mached dragon, hanging from the lounge ceiling.
The finished two-headed dragon in the courtyard.

 

Toothless! On the RA balcony.

 

The cutest sheep.

 

The food table (and finished mural).
The most delicious meatballs I have ever eaten. They took hours to make.
The finished Interhovse!