That’s right. The Erskine House of Pancakes, or rather, the Athenian House of Pancakes took over campus last night. As it has become a late night Erskine tradition, students love to take midnight trips to IHOP in Greenwood to enjoy the warm, tasty feeling of buttermilk pancakes! But why make them drive so far? Following the Jars of Clay concert that was held on campus last night, the Athenian Literary Society held a pancake extravaganza in the student center to raise money and serve the late night hunger needs of the students.

I definitely mastered the art of cooking on a griddle as the place was filled for THREE hours with orders coming left and right. I mean, who can beat THREE pancakes for ONE dollar? The Erskine community showed great support as we were able to bond with our newly inducted sisters. I can tell you, working in a kitchen full of women can tell you a lot about someone’s personality. After the chocolate chips have melted and been re-frozen and then crushed with a hammer while I explode a box of powder all over myself, all reservations go out the window:).

It is such a neat experience to live in a community that supports these unique avenues of fun and adventures because at Erskine, creativity is essential. However, I believe that is part of what makes this place so special and encourages the growth of students on this campus. Erskine is not a place where everything is handed to you. Rather, you must make an effort to seek out and take part in developing what interests you the most. As psychologist and major educational influence Jean Piaget once stated, “The principle goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done – men who are creative, inventive, and discovers.” Therefore, think, explore, dream, create – be a leader and not a follower!