The Eventful First Night

Jono and Tycho, Phase I Scholars

It was a very peaceful first night at DO‑IT, until 2:00 a.m. I was sound asleep, as were most of the other Scholars. All of a sudden, I heard a blaring noise. Someone had set off the fire alarm. People were running around outside our dorm, trying to get organized. There were a lot of people knocking on doors, trying to get everyone out of the building. I couldn’t get out of bed because I use a chair to get around, so I had to lay there and endure the noise. This fire alarm made the most annoying sound I had ever heard. There was a regular alarm, then there was a worse higher‑pitched noise. My deaf roommate did not hear the alarm, so he was woken up by a bright light shining onto his face and a shaking bed. A few minutes after the alarm went off, a person came to the door and made sure everything was okay.

All in all, it was a very eventful first night at DO-IT, but it’s always good to keep people on their toes and be prepared for everything.