IIT social scientists and relationship masters analyzing the current Class of 2024 at Wyoming Catholic College are predicting anywhere from eighteen to twenty-two with a median of twenty new relationships to be formed on this year’s Freshman Winter Expedition which began last night. “Outdoor Trips in general, and the Freshman Winter Expedition, in particular, are some of the best opportunities students at WCC have to form friendships, and relationships, that will last them the rest of their lives,” comments the assistant director of Student Life at WCC, Mary Detsegah. “This year there is a pretty large imbalance between men and women in the freshman class, which might seem to pose a threat to the level of new relationships formed on the trip, but luckily there are enough instructors to add to the pool of possibilities so we should still have a pretty good year,” she added.

“Of course there’s always also the possibility of prime instructor to instructor match-ups on the trip,” comments IIT reporter Matthew White. “I’m expecting a few surprises that no one would have guessed. Just you all wait…!”

“The best places and times on the trip for those looking to ‘get in the game’,” WCC professor Dr. Ben Benoski adds, “are the ski day, where you can go off on the black diamond alone for a couple hours, serving food together on the food lines during the trip, and the back row of seats on each vehicle as there’s a lot of driving time on the expedition.”

“Or just substitute ‘I love you’ for one of the ‘togeys’ when you’re playing ‘BunnyBunny’,” suggests WCC senior Marcus Gardner. “There really are all sorts of options, and I’m really waiting and hopeful to see the results of the ‘love trip’ as some people sometimes call it.”

Newly formed couples on the trip are reminded that they must cement their “dating” status by beginning to sit together at Mass at least five times during the weeks following the trips in order to achieve recognition by the school community.

However, only around two or three of these new relationships formed during the Winter Expedition are expected to last past the students’ sophomore year.