(Photography by John Zich)

Epic journey

First-year students set sail on the maroon-dark sea.

Orientation Week can feel like an odyssey: Which one’s the Reynolds Club? You can’t wash a red sweatshirt with your whites? Excuse me, it gets how cold here in February? So it’s appropriate that members of the Class of 2022 embarked on the experience with some literary assistance—their very own copy of Homer’s Odyssey, translated by Robert Fagles. The books were funded by donations from College alumni who have already completed their monumental voyage on the maroon-dark sea. (For the record: the big one at 57th and University; not unless you want pink socks; just wait and see.)