College students in trouble for lame, sorry, HELLISH party3/7/2013
Bryn Mawr College, a prestigious women's college near Philadelphia, recently had its near-perfect reputation tainted when ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE in the school's smallest dorm, Radnor. The events involved one of the college's long-standing (optional) traditions, "Hell Week," a time when upperclassmen tease the freshmen. Hellish, yes, but this year, the women of Radnor dormitory must have recruited the help of the devil himself to construct a night of terror. The Undergraduate Dean sent out the following hilarious memo, which was obtained by Gawker:
List of community violations that occurred in Radnor on Thursday, February 14:
- Requiring first-year students to swear alliance to Radnor over a keg.
- Shouting at first-year students with and without bullhorn.
- Throwing items in common room (toilet paper, cardboard). Some items thrown into audience (may have been at first-year students).
- Creating potential for injury by playing wiffle beer (essentially baseball with beer cans and a wiffle bat).
- Requiring first-year students to go outside for "class photo" but in reality dumping water on them. (Unclear if photo was really taken.)
- Telling first-year students to stand outside, wet and some without shoes, and forcing them to listen to the Radnor goddess speech.
- Smoking indoors (cigarettes during the trial; a hookah during the party).
- Being on the roof (roof was accessed from second floor kitchen window).
- Violating the party policy by holding an unregistered party after Trials.
- Underage drinking (most sophomores and juniors are not 21) and excessive drinking during trials.
We don't know what upsets us more: shouting with and without bullhorns, or telling the freshmen they were going to take a class photo, dumping water on them, and possibly not even taking the photo they promised. The school is requiring all participating upperclassmen to write an apology letter to all the first-years who they made swear allegiance to a keg and play wiffle-beer.
Which event was the most horrible?