Briton Bash a Success Despite Delay

Students gather around organization’s tables at Briton Bash on Wednesday, Sept. 7. The student involvement fair was postponed following the power outage that took place during the first week of classes (Photo by Juan Willis).

Briton Bash, Albion College’s annual student involvement fair, was postponed due to the power outage affecting the college from Aug. 29 to 31. The event, traditionally held on the first Wednesday of the school year on the Quad, had to be rescheduled. 

“Briton Bash, our annual student involvement fair, has been rescheduled, in response to the power outage issues on campus, to NEXT WEDNESDAY, September 7 from 4:30-8 p.m. on the campus Quad,” said an announcement from the college in the Albion Today email.

The last two Briton Bashes had seen changes to the event in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 event shifted to an online venue while the 2021 event saw a return to normalcy, albeit still with the pandemic restrictions.

Briton Bash is an important campus event that allows students to explore clubs, organizations and local businesses. 

“Brit Bash has always been very fun for me so I’d be disappointed for new students if they missed out on it,” said Nina Bryde, Davisburg senior.

Bryde also commented on the importance of Brit Bash and the subsequent rescheduling.

“Brit Bash is essential for getting the word out about new clubs and making good first impressions on people… It was probably for the best that Brit Bash was rescheduled. I certainly wasn’t ready to be excited immediately after the power turned on, but it did make this week a lot of fun!”

Briton Bash was held on Wednesday, Sept. 7, and lasted from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. as scheduled, without a weather-related incident.

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Jay Willis is a junior at Albion College and is a Political Science and History major. He is from Dearborn, Michigan, and is a member of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Public Policy and the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program.

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