Last night I was heading back to ‘da butts’ around 8 or so and apparently fire safety was fire drillin’ us. Recently fire safety has been going into student’s rooms while they’re huddled in the chilly weather outside. The bad news is this has led to two arrests of students (at least one of which was for the good ol’ green contraband). Last night the fire safety lady told everyone that she found some “really interesting stuff” in our rooms and to watch out since “the middletown police are not joking around anymore.”
Now I find this whole thing a little backwards since fire safety is supposedly there to protect us, not send wesleyan’s beloved counterculture iconoclastic student body to prison! They are already forcing a gross invasion of privacy upon us to find dangerous items like candles… you’d think the last thing they’d want to do is get us in trouble with the law. Also, I don’t really understand why the “middletown police getting serious” has anything to do with fire safety inspections and or arrests since it’s essentially fire safety that calls the cops on you. The whole thing really irks me out.
A word to the wise: keep all of your illicit things in your drawers and out of site. The good news is that they can only look through your room. They are not allowed to open your drawers. Be safe and don’t get your ass arrested (or fined)!
Also for those under 21 years of age: If you have bottles of liquor/beer that is left out and still full they will also call the cops on you and your ass will be really sorry. Empty bottles, however, are absolutely legal! Go figure…