Sunday, September 23, 2012

Hallowgreens: When should it be ???

Recently some people have been tryna decide when Hallowgreens should be.  This is a difficult event/party to plan.  Even though ResLife/SMCM dictates when Hallowgreens is, every year people try to establish the date of the event via facebook events. 

People just don't understand that it literally gets decided during the summer by ResLife.  Any RA can confirm this.  When you get your RA duty schedule, it shows when Hallowgreens is.  ResLife, Public Safety, etc. all select this date so that they can plan accordingly to have enough staff on hand to handle the shitshow.

But people still don't understand this.

"DJ" Darren Leu in his prime
ANYWAYS this year, according to what I saw on facebook, someone made the event for October 27th.  This is the date the school chose for the event, and the date that makes the most sense.  Since it's in October.  Some people, like "DJ" Darren Leu believed that that it should be on November 3rd.

From my understanding, the logic was this.  Some 100~ students who compete in Fall Division III (the last division) sports have to play sports on Sunday October 28th.  So, they cannot get blackout drunk at Hallowgreens because it would impede their performance the next day.

1.  Hallowgreens is still legitimately fun and much more memorable completely sober
2.  Having played on a 'club sports' team (SMUT) we played every game hungover.  And we even won a trophy.

The point is, trying to change the date because a small minority cannot 'participate' is dumb.  It is as dumb as Paul Prazinski (I do not know how to spell that Pollack name) in 2010 (maybe 2009???) trying to push back the date of Hallowgreens because he and his 'bio' class would miss it due to a field trip.  Everyone told him that he was being stupid, and the date remained the same.

All in all, this resulted in a bunch of dumbasses (read: kids that are kinda clever and make me laugh a lot) making a new Hallowgreens event.  On December 29th.   https://www.facebook.com/events/157002124439597/

This sort of controversy will occur again in another two years.  One of the biggest issues at SMCM is the lack of 'institutional memory'.  It is the issue of 'remembering' what happened in past years.  Past efforts, past initiatives, past downfalls.  It happens at any college, and is incredibly hard to combat.  But it is something that both students and faculty/staff/administrators need to be mindful of.  The issue of the 'real date' of Hallowgreens are just minor example of the larger issue of a lack of institutional memory at St. Mary's.

6 comments:

  1. I am a concerned parent. Max McGee's story should end this controversy: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,303822,00.html (thats him in the bottom right corner of the picture)

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    1. I am a concerned parent. I fail to see how this story is relevant.

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    2. Ima Concerned ParentOctober 2, 2012 at 9:31 AM

      Max McGee — remembered for saying: "When it's third-and-10, you can take the milk drinkers and I'll take the whiskey drinkers every time."

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  2. The Facebook argument was pretty amusing but I don't think anyone except Joanna was aware that the people who live on the Greens don't get to set the date. Also I came here in 2009 and don't remember that Hallowgreens controversy at all (because I was an underclassmen and didn't know anyone on North Campus). So basically it is a combination of factors and also no one can make a clear point over Facebook, it seems.

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  3. It was 2010. I shall also follow this statement with ohgodImold.

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  4. Also, cyberbullying someone because you want to get "your way" is also dumb. Glad the highly esteemed honors college of Maryland produces such outstanding members of society.

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