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4/20 is Nigh

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

"Skidmore College students partake in smoking with a homemade contraption made up of two triple-filtration water-pipes, named Octavius S. Octopus II during Monday's 420 celebration on the Skidmore campus" -Saratogian

This Friday is 4/20.
I hope everyone saw Ms. Calhoun’s email where she reiterated the administrations position.  Just know that campus safety will not treat this day differently. If you choose to indulge, do not do it in public.

Some of you may remember the 2009 4/20 fiasco, which caused a huge outrage in Saratoga and led to Skidmore landing at #2 on Princeton Review’s Reefer Madness List. It’s probably the highest we’ve ever placed on one of those lists but it seems unearned. There’s no way we should be edging out Boulder, Green Mountain or Hampshire.

So hang out and enjoy the day but keep the giant bong octopus out of sight.


April’s High Holidays

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Rochelle Calhoun sent out a little email today reminding everyone that even though your buddies and you think that 4/20 is the sickest shit ever it isn’t a.) an actual holiday b.) a legal defense or c.) an excuse to eschew the laws of the land in favor of red-eyed anarchy and enjoying reggae music.

Skidmore, which sits at #5 on the Princeton Review’s ‘Reefer Madness’ list, has had some image problems with 4/20 celebrations in the past and isn’t exactly a media poster child at the moment so if you do choose to participate just remember that, no dude, you’re not just being paranoid, people are actually watching you.