The PC phage hunter crew enjoyed a break this weekend from the emotional roller coaster that is phage lab. Dr. Cornely welcomed us to her house for an evening of pizza and pumpkin carving. After we all had our fill of pizza, the pumpkin carving commenced, with many creative pumpkin designs. Several people, the traditionalists among us, fashioned a traditional Jack-O-Lantern face. Others were more creative and invented their own designs including an elephant, the monopoly man, a vomiting pumpkin, and yes, a pumpkin that referenced a phage. Once we all finished carving, the pumpkins were lined up and lit, looking rather festive. The rest of the evening was dedicated to celebrating Dr. Cornely’s birthday with cake, ice cream, and a particularly in tune rendition of “Happy Birthday”, the perfect ending to a lovely evening.
Cayla Stifler ’16