PHOTO ESSAY: HAMPSHIRE'S EASTER KEG HUNT

By Cat Guzman

April 2, 2013

As many Five College students slept or celebrated the Easter holiday, Hampshire College's students were celebrating one of the most popular events on the school's social calendar. Every year on Easter morning, a large swath of Hampshire's student body takes to the surrounding woods to hunt for kegs that have been hidden the day before. This tradition's origins are mythical, at best, and many students treat it as a springtime staple. 

This was my third Easter at Hampshire college, and my first Keg Hunt. My friend Avik Roy, a generous fourth-year student, agreed to let me follow him throughout the morning and take photos of his journey. I followed him out to the woods at 7 a.m., where many students had already been celebrating for some time.