What’s it like to go to boarding school with your brother? Before either of us attended Lawrenceville, my brother, George, once went away for a week-long lacrosse trip, and I didn’t notice he had left. “Close” would not be the word people used to describe us, but upon our arrival to Lawrenceville — me as a freshman, George as a sophomore — our relationship definitely changed.
It was 10:25 p.m. on my first Saturday night on the Crescent. My friends and I were slowly walking back to Kirby from the dance at the Bathhouse for the mysterious “House bonding activity” that we were about to take part in at the Ropes Course.
Since our first real day on campus, spent watching the Circle and Crescent Houses compete in House Olympics, thoughts about which House will become part of our Lawrentian identity have been present in our Second Form minds.
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