Hooprolling, a spin-off from May Day celebrations when Wellesley students tossed aside responsibilities for the day to play children's games, lives on. Back in the day, the winner was predicted to be the first of her class to get married.
The hoops are passed down generation to generation. But the marriage prediction for the winner isn't. Now, the winner is believed destined for success, however she defines it.
Then: El Table, a student-run café, has served coffee since 1954. The original El Table was a table near the elevator at the west end of the main floor of College Hall, circa 1904. The name is a shortened version of "elevator table."
Now: Free trade organic java and affordable gourmet sandwiches! On a visit to campus for The Albright Institute Wintersession program, Madeleine Albright '59 helps to create the sandwich that El Table named after her: the “Madeleine All-Bite.’’
Then: Wellesley has had an archery team since at least 1910, when archery was part of the Department of Hygiene, later the Department of Hygiene and Physical Education. These archers practicing in front of College Hall used longbows and wooden arrows.
Now: Wellesley’s modern archery squad thrives as a club sport (with archery still a P.E. option too). Team members compete in regional tournaments with Olympic recurve bows and carbon fiber arrows.