By Erica Vellanoweth, BΦ
During Memorial Day weekend, about 50 brothers of the Psi Chapter came together to enjoy one of the most highly anticipated events of the year - Beach House. Though a little late this year, we were all overjoyed to take a break from backbreaking midterm season and take some time to enjoy each other’s company and the California coast.
We started the weekend on Friday as brothers slowly drove in to Oxnard from Westwood, settling in to start a long night of playing board games with one another strolling the beach, and eating a wonderful spaghetti dinner and brownies for dessert.
The next day started with brothers waking up to cooking pancakes, bacon, and eggs. It wasn’t long after that we stormed the beach to roam around, play games, and wade in the cold cold water. We played three rounds of our beloved Jailbreak, complete with matchups Beta Tau & Beta Phi vs. Beta Upsilon & Beta Chi (winners: Beta Upsilon & Beta Chi), Seniors & Sophomores vs. Juniors & Freshmen (winners: Juniors & Freshmen), and finally, Brass vs. Everyone Else (winners: Brass)! After enjoying a scrumptious lunch of sandwiches, the Psi Chapter was rocked by the biggest scandal of 2019: the “beep beep” incident.
By no means was the “beep beep” incident expected. It started slowly, and gained traction: brothers were minding their own business when they slowly realized that the security system at the House was double beeping every 10 seconds, to their curiosity. Before delving into a complete panic about if this was a serious emergency, and spiraling into what this could mean about the future of our weekend, brothers worked together to discover the root cause of “beep beep”: the wifi router (it’s a long story). Though “beep beep” was short lived, it was not easily forgotten, and the birth of the “beep beep” meme was born. For more information on this troubling time, ask a brother!
After the “beep beep” incident, brothers were able to enjoy taking pictures together on the sand dunes, and finish the night in an inclusive and heartfelt brotherhood activity planned by our Brotherhood Relations Officer, Daniel Adea.
After the Psi Chapter had its traditional Sunday raffle, said its goodbyes and left for home, we knew that Beach House 2019 was one to be remembered for years to come.
A huge thank you to our alumni host Anthony Sanchez for making this event possible and for assuring the weekend went smoothly! We’re so thankful for your support and resourcefulness, especially during “beep beep”.