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M&T Club Junior/Senior Dinner: Catching Up over BBQ

by Raymond X., M&T Class of 2014

by Raymond X., M&T Class of 2014

Once upon a chilly November, oh it was quite an evening to remember, the stars were out and the moon was too, and seven ravenous M&T boys met up at Baby Blues BBQ.

For the M&T Club Junior/Senior class dinner this fall, the idea was that the juniors could meet the seniors, people could complain about their workload, and everyone could bond over food. But it was a busy time for most M&Ts, so even though a dozen people signed up for the event, only seven of us showed up to the restaurant. Luckily, there was $150 to spend between us, and we were all quite hungry. For some of us, it had been a long time since we had seen each other. So we performed all the formalities of “Long time no see”, “Congratulations on winning the competition”, “Congratulations on the job offer”, and even “How was your summer?” For others, who had never met, it was more like “And what do you study?” But not all of us had found jobs, and hearing “Computer Science” was getting trite, so the conversation took a quick turn to gridiron football.

As soon as the food arrived, we knew we had made the right choice. 20 wings disappeared awfully fast into voracious mouths, and the brisket was tender and delicious. With an endless variety of sides to choose from, I was glad I was given three options—I ended up choosing the mac & cheese, okra, and coleslaw. Between good-natured chiding about underperforming football teams and jokes about roommates, we shared hearty guffaws and an excellent meal. We left the restaurant feeling wonderful about life and also extremely sated, with some of us even taking leftovers to go.

Raymond is a current M&T junior in the Class of 2014. He is majoring in Materials Science Engineering within Penn Engineering and concentrating in Finance in the Wharton School.

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