So, this is my fourth year here at Albright, and I have luckily only been ponded once out of those four years. Ponding is one of those events that everyone here at Albright has a true love/hate relationship with. It is always fun to watch a friend be carried to the pond and dropped in as everyone cheers and shouts "happy birthday!" but at the same time when it's your birthday that happiness is often transformed into fear of when your friends will be throwing you into the pond. That being said, it is one of the traditions that make Albright one of the most family like campuses in the nation and a tradition that I value despite my desire to avoid being yet another student who has been ponded on his birthday.