The Tradition of Senior Prank Returns
May 9, 2019
Seniors Have Some Fun in Final Week
Senior prank was in full force on Monday May 6. The seniors took the day to prank the rest of the school as their final send-off to LCA and its teachers and students. LCA puts many restrictions on what they allow for senior pranks, but most years the seniors find a way to do something truly memorable and humorous. The day started normal except all of the seniors showed up to school in their pajamas. They also brought blankets and pillows and decided to sleep in the hallways until class started. The prank was received well by many and the younger students thought it was a humorous and fun way to start off the day. After first hour, all of the seniors decided to pile into history teacher Mr. Perkins’ room. There was a total of almost 75-100 kids in there! They stayed in there for about 10 minutes then proceeded to go to their normal classes. There were many reports of smaller pranks happening around the school as well. There were things found in the toilets in bathrooms, and it seemed that every once in a while a few senior boys would burst into a classroom full of freshman and capture one of the students! This was all in good fun as it was all just part of the pranks. Many seniors also decided to have a self-imposed senior lunch. Many seniors signed out and left campus to go get lunch instead of staying and eating with the rest of the students. The biggest part of the prank was the OOB (Operation Occupy Bathroom). Over 100 male students went into the bathroom down by the gym and proceeded to blast music on a large speaker. There was yelling and dancing and singing and it was just a good time (for the students at least). The OOB was ultimately broken up by Mr. Marshall, and the students returned to class in an orderly fashion. Junior Alec Amburgey had this to say about the pranks, “They were fun but none of them were too crazy.” Senior Ella Wilson was quoted in saying, “The best part we got to wear pajamas to school.” Mr. Marshall had this to say about the OOB, “That was one of the loudest things I have ever heard in this school.” All in all, the senior prank day was a success, and it was a sufficient final farewell from the class of 2019.
Class of 2019 Attempts OOB
“I lost my airpods”said Blane Hardin, 12, on this eventful day. Apparently, they had gone missing while he was busy taking part in the annual “senior prank” on Monday April 6.
Seniors planned some activity that would be unexpected each hour of the day. The afternoon activity stole the day with nearly every males student taking part in the unofficial prep rally known as OOB (Operation Occupy the Bathroom). This infamous “festivity” involves where large numbers of students crowding into a bathroom to have a “party.” The party mainly includes playing music that may or may not be appropriate. For example, this year’s song was the outdated hit Mo Bamba by Shack Wes. “It was lit,” said freshman Mac Cosby. The average score for OOB was a 10/10. However, when you cram that many students into a small space, it can get uncomfortable. Senior Blayne Strippelhoff thought he was going to have a heat stroke due to the mass amounts of people in there. Others said there was “a crazy amount of people.” Some claimed this was the OOB in the last three years, as it was not busted in the opening seconds, as had been the case in previous years. As this is not a sanctioned event, the festivity has seen a many changes in venue and time. It even saw many changes throughout the day on Monday. When it finally took place, most were pleased to have pulled it off. However, some expressed discontent with the event as it did not have the best song choice as one staff member said. He elaborated saying it was not a good representation of our school (due to the explicit music).