Today is Saint Patrick’s Day. Don’t break an exit sign.

Sláinte Mhath! The leprechaun and pot of gold have adorned our masthead, which means it must be St. Natty’s Fratty’s Spatty’s Paddy’s Day!  And this isn’t just any old Saint Patrick’s Day. It’s a Saturday. It’s pretty nice out. Spring break is around the corner. Odds are that some people reading this post are going to drink, and one (or more) of them is going to take his/her anger out on an exit sign.

This, of course, would not be an isolated incident . You’ve all at least witnessed (or have taken part in) the notorious freshman pastime of celebrating newfound freedom by obliterating a public safety device. No matter where you go (at least in Keeney), you probably will find an exit sign in some state of disrepair. Dean Richard Bova, head of ResLife, says “we probably lose 75 or more” exit signs per year, “the bulk of them in Keeney.” Even if there’s no good way to know for certain what the motive was for each incident, let’s just say most well-adjusted human beings don’t run down the hall of Bronson 2nd floor clobbering every single exit sign with a broomstick on a Tuesday morning after drinking 14 cans of Fanta Grape. Continue Reading

…and in salute to a favorite Irishman

A very different ode to St. Patrick’s Day. We love you, Mr. President.

Have you seen this man creature?

What you do on St. Patrick’s Day may soon be forgotten due to the fact that you’ll be acting a maggot drinking excessive amounts, but one thing that certainly shouldn’t be forgotten is this gem of a video. For those of you unfamiliar with the famous Alabama Leprechaun, y’all can thank me later, but in the meantime, please enjoy these Mobile, Alabama, natives as they attempt to explain to a news reporter the little man they saw in a tree. Hopefully the “amateur sketch” above will bring any familiar leprechauns to mind. Our theory? We think Lucky the Leprechaun took a vacation from the Lucky Charms box and wanted to see the world.