Yesterday marked my fourtysomething-th mock trial round, the first time I’ve had a contact fall out of my eye mid-step, and my 68th day away from home. It was also the end of the first mock trial tournament of the year for the Hopkins team! JHU_Kevin , JHU_Miranda, a bunch of my classmates, and I drove up to University Park, Pennsylvania on Friday afternoon and stayed until Sunday evening. Over the course of those days, several things happened, things that I feel cannot be put into words, but only into the type of movie trailer one might see for a summer blockbuster. We built a fort out of sheets, won some rounds, (Kevin and I ranked on every judge’s ballot as among the top witnesses and attorneys, respectively, and my friends Joe and Athie were ranked three out of four times) and, above all, had an awful lot of fun.
Here’s a video of one of our witnesses, Rob, explaining how an expert witness who claimed to attend Hopkins probably didn’t….or else has very poor school spirit.
Additionally, for the next couple of blogs I’m going to try to chronicle some very strange pet peeves that come with being a Hopkins student. So for this week I have one:
1. I just hate it when a dictator steals out spotlight on CNN.