The Pulse: 11 Sept. 2009

A man was juggling fire outside the Green Leafe Cafe Wednesday night. Inexplicably, it was an ad for Magic Hat beer.

Many students received an odd e-mail Wednesday. The subject, joining the Marine Corps, was not the odd part; instead, the e-mail came from the unfortunately named Captain Courtney M. Rapé; and many e-mail systems dropped the accent, identifying the sender as “Rape Captain.”

The College started tacking up posters yesterday depicting President Taylor Reveley pointing Uncle Sam-style and reading “Only you can prevent the flu.” VP for Administration Anna Martin told The Flat Hat she expects the posters will quickly migrate from dorm hallways into students’ rooms.

Double points if you score the VIMS version featuring marine science dean John Wells.

A study published in this month’s Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs found that binge drinking, drunk driving and unprotected sex at 18 heavy-drinking American colleges barely changed between 1993 and 2005. 58 percent of students reported binge drinking in the last two weeks in the 1993 study; 56 percent said the same in 2005.

The SC was evacuated last night at about 6:30 p.m. for a surprise fire drill.


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