Was, yes, quite some time ago. But better late than never! (Or better than Kev’s twice a year posts, OH SNAP!) Nationball is Biola’s all dorm dodgeball competition. It was our first opportunity to go to an all dorm activity with the guys of Emerson. Emerson, being the smallest of the dorms, is more concerned about the theatrical aspect of nationball than the competition. While some dorms thrive on the competition, strive for victory and even have some sort of strategy, sweet Emerson prefers to be the most theatrical. Emerson had every student bring a newspaper, and would read as other dorms were announced. They were obviously just bored with the other dorms. They also had a student act as the president, and had many of the guys dress up as CIA agents to protect Mr. President. The CIA costumes consiting of taping ipod ear buds to your head and playing in a suit. Classic. There was a boy who just played one song on the saxophone, yes he brought his saxophone, throughout the entire competition. Other highlights include the floor who dressed up as ninjas and of course the nurses. The nurses, instead of playing, would help fallen comrades. When someone would get hit with a ball, they would fall down dead. When I “died”, I had about 15 boys around me. I was laying on the gym floor, as red balls whizzed around our head. The nurses checked my eyes with a light, checked my teeth and dragged me off the court. I saw other nurses who had defibrillators, stethoscopes and IV bags. It was incredible. As I got out of the way, laughing, I realized someone had put a fresh band aid on my knee. I am pretty sure I laughed through the whole thing. I LOVE the boys of Emerson, they are just too much. And though we didn’t win the competition, no one out did us in theatrics.