They can be spotted from far away: at least ten boys wearing high hats on top of which a proud flamingo or a foam plastic head has been attached. That outfit is attractive (says Vinay Gangadin), handy (according to Mitchell van Es) and instructive (says Ivo Rooijackers). On Monday they were in high spirits and with a stout heart they went to pose for the photo in Flux. How have they been doing on the second intro day? “The hats are a much-coveted item.”
This morning the water-planes which the intro kids of Mechanical Engineering rigged up yesterday during the business case were put to the test. Beer crates, hidden under grey wings, flew across a cistern in the gutter at Gemini. Or they didn’t. The amphibeer vehicles of the 35 groups had to be able to move both on land and in the air as well as on the water.
How many intro kids are there walking around? How do their numbers compare to last year? For how long have we had an Intro at TU/e? How many intro parents are there? For all the number fetishists and other interested readers we are listing some facts and figures.
The Boy Next Door, HOTTUB HEROES and Het Hitjes Kanon set the house on fire last Monday night during the opening feast of the Intro. The event on the Flux lawn attracted a few thousand visitors.
Love reigns supreme in the sweet intro family of Karel Moeskops, Gerrit Rietveld and Sef Achten. Indeed, three daddies: the trio (“we all voted D66”) hold the multi-person parenthood in great affection, as they stress. Clothed in fluffy onesies they guide their little ones through their first days as students at TU/e. Get acquainted with Onesie One Love.
From a ready-made building kit to instructions for an ‘amphibeer vehicle’ and an extremely free assignment involving a tennis ball. Within the context of the ‘business cases’ the Monday afternoon was devoted to tinkering by diligent intro students of Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
Did you ever realize that the names Freek, Taco and Joke sound quite peculiar in English? Stand-up comedian Greg Shapiro did. He presented this reflection along with others to the more than two thousand intro kids who welcomed his jokes while chuckling in the sun on the lawn outside the Flux building.
Monday morning, 9 a.m. The intro kids need to register, but those coming from the side of the station still have a long way to go. The Limbopad, which they may have taken once at most during an Orientation Day and which then looked like a friendly path shelving away across the river Dommel, is full of senior students who ‘need something from them’.
We report about the 2017 introduction period at TU/e, from August 21-25.
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