NSD kicked off its camp Friday with student arrival, orientation, topic analysis, and lab. Here are the highlights:

* A very happy birthday to staffers Bob Overing and Juliet Nelson. Bob is turning 18; Juliet is turning 19, which makes her a full month older than second-year staffer Lizzie Tao.

* A pool table has been discovered in the basement of Perkins. Dave McGinnis welcomes any and all challengers.

* Rebar Niemi, Emily Massey, and Eric Palmer led a stellar topic analysis for the entire camp. Video coverage will follow shortly.