ICB Welcome Party
Best Way to Start a Semester
Reporter: Yunsheng Ma
Editor: Xianghan Ma
There’s no better way to start a new semester than with a little party.
On September 25th, a welcome party was held in the Recruitment Hall on the third floor of the Princess Building. Freshmen and new foreign professors gathered together to celebrate the beginning of a fantastic new fall semester at ICB (Beijing).
The party was kicked off by a classical rock song, “Hey Jude,” which took participants back to the era of The Beatles. Melodies then took the stage. ICB students Chenxu Wang and Ting Shang performed two beautiful English songs, “New Soul” and “Speak Now,” and Fanyuan Luo performed a graceful Chinese song, “Ding Xiang Flowers,” then Hemin Huang performed “Xing Qing.” Audiences were immersed in the moving scenes of these lovely rhythms.
The pace picked up even more when the “hot” cheerleaders of the Etiquette Team danced a sexy Korean dance, followed with a performance of Ke$ha’s famous single, “Tik Tok” by Yiting Liu. A fantastic saxophone performance followed with the famous love song, “My Heart Will Go On,” from the Titanic.
After all the singing and dancing, time had come for a little interaction. Faculty from the Psychology Department, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, played interesting mini-games with the audience. The professors and students were divided into two teams for the competition. After three fun matches, the winners received their gifts; meanwhile the losing team was punished by having to drink a bitter juice. Then the party resumed to three more singing and dancing performances.
At the end, the party planners – members of the Art and Culture Department – walked onstage to thank everyone. After the party, when asked about how they felt, the members said it was actually quite an exhausting event to prepare and stage. But when the party was finally held successfully and finished, the weight was lifted from their shoulders; and they definitely felt that all their efforts were worthwhile.
The party ended with rousing cheers and applause. It was a huge success. Everyone–students, friends, and faculty alike–had a wonderful time. And they are looking forward to other events that ICB will be hosting.
This is definitely a fun start for an arduous semester.
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