Ah, April Fools’ Day. It’s one of two days in the year when all of your friends are suddenly pregnant. You can’t trust anyone or anything, and April 1st is tough for the unsuspecting. Check out some of the highlights of April Fools’ Day on campus.
The Operational Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) department converted a Sherrerd Hall elevator into a mini tropical paradise. The elevator was complete with beach chairs, flip-flops, and potted plants. The illusion was bolstered by sweet smelling perfumes and a wall-sized print of a beach.
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Sad ORFE majors know it’s the closest they can get to happiness until they go to Goldman.[/caption]
Eating Club Hijinks
Tower officers announced that the club had moved behind Campus Club, and that the club is holding an all-day meeting that is mandatory for all members. Officers also announced a number of fictional parties and lamented that Franzia had discontinued its varieties of white and rosé wine.
Colonial officers stared social relevance in the face and announced that the club would no longer allow freshmen to enter the club to “boost our status on the social ladder.” Another email announcement showed the club buckling to legal pressures and unveiling a plan to turn away students from the club if they are unable to produce a valid driver’s license, passport, or birth certificate.
In an email sent to Terrace members, president Neal Donnelly ’14 said that, in light of an inordinately large sign-in class, the club would be retroactively bickering its sophomores. Among other criteria, sophomores would be evaluated on how hard they could chill and their arts portfolio.
A USG Resignation
USG President Shawon Jackson ’15 sent an email to the undergraduate student body, announcing that he was taking a job at the White House and stepping down from USG. USG Vice-President Carmina Mancenon ’14 would take his place, and a new Vice-President would be elected during Spring Elections. Later in the email, Jackson revealed that it was all a ruse.
The Ultimate Housing Prank
On Monday morning, a rather convincing email purporting to be from the Office of Housing and Real Estate Services was sent to the student body and stated that draw times would be reassigned due to incorrect point values. An email sent by Associate Director of Student Housing Lisa DePaul confirmed that the announcement was a prank, and that OIT is investigating the email.
Though the email was sent from firstname.lastname@example.org, instead of the Housing office’s real email address (email@example.com), The Daily Princetonian reported that many students believed the announcement because of technical difficulties during last year’s room draw process.
Yesterday evening, Will Harrel ’13 posted a Facebook status taking credit for the email. This too was an April Fools’ Day prank, and Harrel later revealed that he was unconnected with the housing announcement. In the meantime, the real perpetrators have also taken to impersonating Harrel, and their identities remain unannounced.