Who Are We?

Stompbox is a part of you just as much as Stompbox is a part of me.

What do we stand for?

Persistence is something that will be especially important on those days when things are not looking good, but we know in our hearts that we must keep stomping. Merriam-Webster defines persistence as “the quality that allows someone to continue doing something or trying to do something even though it is difficult or opposed by other people”. However, persistence could be so much more. For instance, Merriam-Webster also defines persistence “the state of occurring or existing beyond the usual, expected, or normal time”. This is also a good definition. But there can be deeper levels to this unit of language. For example, Merriam-Webster also defines persistence as “the action or fact of persisting” This one is good because it teaches us the importance of using different tenses to describe the same word.

What do we do?

One of our biggest concerns is celebrating the Savings Solstice. Every year we have a Stompbox/Swimming/Soccer Solstice Social on Saturday the Seventh of the month! We will be progressing all around the academic buildings at Carleton, hosted by staff and faculty in the various departments. Be sure to be respectful, as they are kind enough to provide boxes for us. Furthermore, President Peter traditionally reaches out to the Slapbag team and invites them to this get-together. I know, I know, we have had issues with them in the past after they did unmentionable things in our boxes, but we really should take the high road in this and try to create a peaceful Stomping/Slapping atmosphere at Carleton. Both movements can grow together, I know it, so be nice to them this weekend.

The Future of Stompbox

This year we have set several goals to ensure that Stompbox has a positive and lasting legacy. These include:

  • An emphasis on sustainable stomping
  • Organize events to petition for the addition of Stopbox to the 2022 Winter Olympics
  • Several stomping/box-themed bake sale FUNdraisers throughout the year to raise the necessary $26,493 to fund our trip to nationals in Faribault, MN. This will help to defray the cost of travel, lodging, and registration for each member
  • Raising the height of our house tables by 3 inches to get us used to the new international rule
  • A visit to Lithuania, the birthplace of our great movement, including a historical tour through medieval stompbox practices
  • Petition the Geology department for use of their new lab tables during nighttime hours. This will allow us to practicing stomping near rocks in the dark