However, I found myself thinking about my time at Franciscan University of Steubenville.
No, there weren't groups of backwoods men who abducted women, oodles of cute farm animals, or big barn dances. But, as I watched Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, I began noticing some themes or events from the movie (besides the long skirts) that bear similarities to many things that I observed during my time on campus.
When the Pontipee Brothers visit the town, we see a glimmer of the culture shock that some men go through when they become Franciscan University students.
|Those freshman boys just thought they'd innocently smoke|
in front of Francis Hall with Fr. Don Frinkso and talk Theology...
until a group of girls came strolling by on their way to lunch!
Just as Millie brings the women together by announcing her pregnancy, anytime a baby shows up on campus, the majority of surrounding females will forget any disagreements or differences that they have and gravitate together towards the child.
|"If you're so sweet on those girls, why don't you do something about it?"|
Even though they may have weak moments, many girls will still stick up for their values and standards.
And the chastised men go off for some self-reflection to the Portiuncula...or to the depths of Trinity Hall, Living Stones wing.
|"He's gotta learn that he can't treat people this way."|
|"I'm getting out of here. Going up to the Trapper's Cabin|
to wait out the winter."
Milly Pontipee, R.D. extraordinaire.
Enforces Visiting Policies in the dorms...
|"This house is for the girls!"|
|"Nothing like a nice, hot cup of tea when you're tuckered out."|
It inevitably will happen at some point during the four years you spend on campus.
But, you know that once springtime arrives, couples will flood outside.
|(Though instead of gazing at the Ohio River, the couples are more|
likely to be gazing at each other...or at the multitude of Frisbees that
fly across campus.)
However, Adam wants to remind us all that we need some physical boundaries...
And don't forget to turn on the Chastity Light while you're at it!
Finally, in bathrooms, bedrooms, and hallways by the dorm chapels, countless women bond as they discuss their hopes and vocations.
Welcome to life in a girls' dorm!