HISSOC’s annual freshman orientation camp took place from 4 to 6 June. This year’s theme was Asian civilizations, which gave rise to the phrase ‘Silk, Spice and Everything Rice’ and eventually to the name Camp SPEAR. The 13 freshmen were grouped into three OGs, representing three ancient Asian civilizations (the Tang dynasty of China, the Gupta dynasty of India and Srivijaya of Sumatra) that vied for supremacy during the camp. The rivalry was fierce, from intellectual combat in the answering of history questions to competition in sports to the sinking of rival fleets. Yet as they battled one another, the map turned black from the ultimate threat of the Pestilence, and the Tang, Gupta and Srivijaya came to the realisation that their combined strength was needed in the final battle. Treaties signed and alliances made, they triumphed over the Pestilence, united as one camp.
Here are some photos from camp (check out our Facebook page for more!)
Thanks to the O-Comm, the OGLs and of course the freshmen for making this camp possible and making it a success!
The National University of Singapore (NUS) History Society is a student-run organization that aims to encourage an interest for history among NUS students and members of the public. Its members include all History majors and other NUS students interested in history. Regular projects that aim to engage NUS students include writing and editorial opportunities at the Society’s publication Mnemozine, career development programmes as well as welfare activities. NUS History Society is a student society under the Office of Student Affairs, National University of Singapore.
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