With little over a week until Fling (or like, two days, depending on when you decide to start celebrating), tensions have been high around the Quad gates. “Will this be the moment they start bag checks?” anxious freshmen ask themselves as they sneak in another handle for their frat/a capella group/professors.
As of now, the main threat to your dorm-boozing will come not at the gate but in the room itself. A College House email states that, starting tomorrow at noon, there will be “health and safety” checks of each room– a nice little euphemism for an alcoholic witch hunt. There will continue to be random dorm checks up to and throughout Fling, rather than accosting every backpack that swipes in. Time to find somewhere to hide the booze!
Update: All bags coming into the Quad will be checked from Wednesday, April 14 at 8am through Sunday, April 18 at 8am. Cool! We still have time.
Check out the emails from one House Dean and living@penn after the jump, and godspeed.
Even though Penn-sanctioned Fling doesn’t start until Friday, we at UTB must admit to already being in Fling mode. It’s hard to concentrate on class when our minds are filled with thoughts of fried Oreos, lemonade, and the other drinks for which we’ll be using lemonade as a chaser. In the spirit of making the week go by more quickly, we thought we might look ahead to the downtown parties that Spring Fling 2009 is bringing us — the fun starts tomorrow, so get your game faces on!
1. OZ and Tabard’s Wednesday Fling Kickoff: Head to Level to celebrate Fling with your favorite off-campus friends. Free fist-pumping for everyone!
Apparently stressed Whartonites aren’t the only ones trapped in Lippincott this pre-Fling weekend. Yesterday, we found a mouse trap by the windows facing Walnut in the back of Lippincott Library (2nd floor of Van Pelt). Excuse the fuzziness of the photo, we didn’t want to get that close.