Photo Gallery: Fall 2013 Finals Retreat to Pendle Hill
On the first Monday of this finals week, a group of Haverford students escaped from the hectic, high-stress studying environment of Haverford’s campus for an afternoon and evening at Pendle Hill, the famous Quaker retreat center located near Swarthmore College. Led by Walter Sullivan in the Quaker Affairs Office, a group of 25 students from all class years and religious backgrounds enjoyed the peaceful space for whatever activities they wanted to do. Some students practiced meditation and silent worship, while others found respite from finals stress while napping in the calming spaces. Some students continued working on academic projects in the beautiful Pendle Hill library, relieved to avoid the negative, high-stress energy of Haverford’s campus. Several students took advantage of the extensive grounds by walking around the mile-long nature trail. Many students found a creative outlet for their stress in the well-stocked art studio, painting watercolors, sketching with charcoals, pasting collages, and creating wire mobiles, among other wonderful projects. Everyone joined back together as a group for a delicious dinner of West African peanut stew, roasted beets, brown rice, braised collard greens, and for dessert, coconut macaroons. After a rousing game of “visual telephone,” students reflected on their time at Pendle Hill before returning to Haverford.
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