Assalamu-alaikum (peace be upon you) fellow reader,

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Oh salam there…I was just…ummm…NOT riding a child’s horsie! Hamza, meanwhile, appears to be reconnecting with his childhood.

It has been a chilly Winter season thus far in the friendly confines of West Lafayette. Fortunately we’ve been able to avoid the snow as our IYG mentors have been hibernating at home, deep in thought over what exciting events to organize for the Spring 2013 semester. Tonight  marked the official start of the semester for IYG and the first event was…simply…ultimately…FUN! After re-connecting with our young lads after seemingly months of no activities, getting our muscles stretched out, learning proper technique in throwing and catching a frisbee, and dividing up into teams, we began an intense game of Ultimate Frisbee. The concept of the game is straightforward – pass a frisbee from one teammate to another until the frisbee comes into contact with the goal (a.k.a a wooden door in the multipurpose room). Defensively the opposing team tries to harass the offensive team into losing control of the frisbee in the hopes of pushing forth with their own offensive charge.

As you shall see below, the game ended up being more complex than originally anticipated:

 

Before any physical activity, it is vital to stretch out! Feel the burrrrnnnnn!!!

Before any physical activity, it is vital to stretch out! Feel the burrrrnnnnn!!!

 

Onto frisbee practice! Raad displays perfect form in throwing a frisbee...

Onto frisbee practice! Raad displays perfect form in throwing a frisbee…

Quick, huddle up team! Salah suggests a strategic plan for scoring a point.

Quick, huddle up team! Salah suggests a strategic plan for scoring a point.

 

"We're ready," says Mustafa! Let the game begin...

“We’re ready,” says Mustafa! Let the game begin…

 

...and then bodies went flying into the door...wait where did the frisbee go?

…and then bodies went flying into the door…wait where did the frisbee go?

Nabeel looks for a teammate to throw to as Danyal surrounds him with eagle arms.

Nabeel looks for a teammate to throw to as Danyal surrounds him with eagle arms.

 

Nabeel escapes!

Nabeel escapes!

 

Danyal with full body extension as he deftly tosses the frisbee into the awaiting arms of Basim.

Danyal with full body extension as he deftly tosses the frisbee into the awaiting arms of Basim.

 

Murtaza scans the distance for a friendly face. Remember Murtaza, the cameraman is your friend...unless you hit him in the face with the frisbee!

Murtaza scans the distance for a friendly face. Remember Murtaza, the cameraman is your friend…unless you hit him in the face with the frisbee!

In the end, there was a grand total of one point scored – in 45 minutes of action! Onto next week’s festivities where we hope to reunite with a friendly panda bear we first met last Spring! Who is this fellow you ask? Tune in next week to find out!

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