It’s been the hot topic amongst senior society-crazy juniors since 1,235 members of the Class of 2015 were “tapped” Sunday for the latest clique of campus leaders: Jigsaw.
UTB has kept mum on this little-known society’s validity, knowing it to be a hoax but allowing it to play out. That all stops now. We’ve spoken with the masterminds of the epic April Fools’ trick, who have cancelled tonight’s “smoker” at Wishbone.
Not knowing just how many potential new members they were competing with – half the class – many juniors responded enthusiastically at their selection. The vast majority of the student body is a campus leader, after all.
Yes, nearly 250 students RSVPed that they were attending the event, scheduled for 8 p.m. tonight, complete with a one-minute “share your talent” portion and free chicken. Someone sent a video singing a show tune in lieu of his attendance.
Others were skeptical in their responses, noting the smoker’s date (April 1) and theorizing that Jigsaw was, in fact, fake. Still, as people gossiped, looked for culprits and kept a sliver of hope that they really were joining the newest exclusive coterie, Quakers were in the dark about the truth. Until now.
How were taps chosen? The first 500 juniors (alphabetically by last name) in each school were emailed, with dual-degree students counted only once, leaving the lucky 1,235.
UTB was more than ready to document the Wishbone mob scene, but the pranksters decided to shut down the smoker before too many resume-happy hearts were broken. They provide Under the Button with this exclusive statement, announcing a charitable twist to come out of the hoaxing:
Since we love Wishbone and don’t want to waste any Penn student’s valuable time, we’d like to publicly state that the Jigsaw Senior Society is an April Fools’ hoax. This may have been obvious to a large number of students, but it didn’t stop some 250 from RSVPing. Thanks to everyone who responded and also to the 1235 juniors who received our email.
The response we got was largely positive, but we apologize if we’ve caused anyone any discomfort. A few students who recognized the hoax suggested that we sell Fling tanks. We’re going to.
If you’d like to buy a Jigsaw fling tank, click this link and fill it out. You’ll only be charged ($20) if we get enough orders to break even, and if we make any profit, it’s going straight to charity. Get your orders in tonight, because we’re placing the order tomorrow.
Happy April Fools’ everyone, and we’re still going to Wishbone, so we hope to see you there.
UTB can confirm any profit will be donated, so why not order a Jigsaw Fling tank to add to your collection? The swag is half the reason for joining a club anyway. In this sense, they couldn’t be more legit! Or sceney.
So Happy April Fools’ Day, ya filthy animals. Congrats to the tricksters on perhaps the most epic schoolwide prank in recent memory. And you’re welcome we were there to break the news delicately…before a social shitshow went down at the most hipster fried chicken capital of UCity.
Click the jump for some 100% real Jigsaw email RSVP highlights!