As students rush to make their beds and vacuum up the remnants of last night's pizza binge, hundreds of their family members will converge on campus this weekend to enjoy a slice of college life themselves. Each school will sponsor the traditional parent receptions and lectures for this weekend's annual pilgrimage, but students also have plenty of their own ideas for entertaining their parents -- and themselves. College freshman Erika Stansbury said she plans to take her mother shopping. "We'll catch a few lectures and go to the brunch at Hill House, but I really want to get out to the Gallery and Franklin Mills," said Stansbury, who is from Pittsburgh. Sherry Novick, a College freshman from San Antonio, Texas who hasn't seen her parents since move-in, said she is looking forward to getting a "real" dinner and showing her parents around the city. "They're excited to see how I really live," said Novick. For the third year in a row, students from Kings Court/English House have been preparing for Saturday's football game against Harvard University by toasting slices of Wonder Bread to sell on Locust Walk before the game. Proceeds will be donated to the University City Hospitality Coalition. "The grills get so hot that the students have been trying to keep the toast from charring," said Engineering senior Jose Carvalho, the special events manager for Kings Court/English House. He said students have toasted a total of 22,000 slices of bread every day this week, working from 4 p.m. to midnight. Fran Walker, director of Student Activities and Student Life Facilities said she expects about 3000 visitors this weekend, including siblings and other family members. "Parents are easier to please than any population I know," Walker said.Comments powered by Disqus
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