My name is Eleanor. I came to Oberlin on the basis of one supreme weekend of contra dancing (Dandelion Romp 2010) and the contra dances have continued to be one of my favorite things here. Whenever you contra dance, you bring your past to the dance floor: not only your skills, but all the people you've ever danced with and all the places you've ever danced in. The dance becomes a haze of connections past, present, and future. The dancing here is wonderful, and it makes me nostalgic for New Hampshire, but it also makes me hopeful for more great dances in the future.
When I'm not contra dancing (which, to be frank, is most of the time), I enjoy living in Harkness, eating cinnamon buns, and doing mysterious Exnglish major things.