Bauhaus: the last party standing
Like every senior here, I have watched the slow, steady decline of our wet campus. It began when I was a PF when “The Row” lost the ability to have kegs. As a freshman, Thursday night dancing came to a halt after the only on-campus bar, “The Rat” was forced to stop serving beer.
Sophomore year began with the phasing out of kegs at WILD, a process was completed at the end of junior year. Although couches are still allowed, what is the point if I cannot sit in the quad with my friends and drink all day? In the last two weeks, we have seen the next step in the systematic elimination of alcohol, as the Row has shut down abruptly.
So what is left, you ask? Bauhaus, the last major on-campus party that serves beer, and good beer at that (13 kegs of Schlafly). The last time for the whole campus to come together and celebrate what it is to be in college. The last time to experience a period at the University that has now passed. The last time to dress up in ridiculous costumes, drink with friends and dance your heart out. The last time many of you will journey to the far end of campus to see what those crazy architects are up to.
You will have to plan ahead; tickets are required for entrance (given out for free at Mallinckrodt and Wohl) and a costume is highly encouraged. It also should be noted that the party starts at 9 p.m., this Saturday, and ends at midnight. That is only three short hours to experience the last, true wet party. And when I say the last, I do mean the last.
The student leadership of the architecture school has been fighting tooth and nail for the previous three years to maintain our precious event, conforming to the demands of the OSA, but preserving the character of Bauhaus. The fight this year has been a brutal one. I cannot tell you if Bauhaus will survive next year; however, I can guarantee this will be the best party you will ever experience here. One last time, let us come together and celebrate what we have left.
And if you were to ask me what can be done to save Bauhaus, the only answer I can offer you is to simply pause and enjoy it.
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