SPRING FLING – Keep the Hill clean!

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Spring Fling Whoo! Classes no mo. Here is a reminder that we are grownups, so please be responsible and pick up any shit you drop on the Hill:

An open letter to the Wesleyan community:

As you all know, tomorrow is Spring Fling, and we would just like to take this opportunity to let you know that having this event is an immense privilege to the student body. Due to the economic crisis, the university is not hiring, no one on the faculty will be receiving any sort of raise this year, and people across this entire country are living in fear regarding the security of their jobs. In light of all of this, the administration has decided that it is still appropriate to provide us with $50,000 for a 5-hour event.

We know it is easy to forget about all this while sitting on the hill at camp Wes, but we ask that you keep a couple things in mind tomorrow:

1. This is an immensely difficult show to put together. Please be respectful of everyone present who is helping to ensure it runs smoothly, including the MPD.

2. Please clean up your trash. Social Committee hits the hill each year at 6AM to set up for Spring Fling, and one of the first things we do is distribute somewhere around 100 different vessels for trash and recyclables around the hill for your convenience. Due to budgetary constraints, this year we will be hiring NO ADDITIONAL STAFF to help with the hours of cleanup that our group is also tasked with after the show each year, when the hill is completely trashed. The trashcans are easy to find, and we are all extremely tired at the end of the show. This is the most important thing. PLEASE HELP US!

Remember, don’t take Spring Fling for granted, and don’t take the University Events staff for granted. The administration has been incredibly kind to us, so we ask that you please repay the favor by not turning Foss Hill into a landfill tomorrow.

Love,
The Wesleyan University Social Committee

SEE YOU ON THE HILL KIDS!

19 thoughts on “SPRING FLING – Keep the Hill clean!

  1. Anonymous

    “We know it is easy to forget about all this while sitting on the hill at camp Wes, but we ask that you keep a couple things in mind tomorrow”

    please stop treating/addressing us like we are a bunch of 13 years old kids. if you call on my sense of responsibility, it will answer – if you immediately insist that i am immature, i will probably prove you right.
    your message is of the type that gets laughed at: “I can’t believe they think this is going to work!!!” Telling us people are already signed up for clean up in that sort of tone – trying to guilt us into alleviating their task – is only going to let people know they can rest assured that whatever they do, they can expect a clean hill the next day.
    You need to change your rhetoric – you need to stop thinking of the student body as the population of a summer camp. This is especially infuriating coming from a student committee…

  2. Anonymous

    “We know it is easy to forget about all this while sitting on the hill at camp Wes, but we ask that you keep a couple things in mind tomorrow”

    please stop treating/addressing us like we are a bunch of 13 years old kids. if you call on my sense of responsibility, it will answer – if you immediately insist that i am immature, i will probably prove you right.
    your message is of the type that gets laughed at: “I can’t believe they think this is going to work!!!” Telling us people are already signed up for clean up in that sort of tone – trying to guilt us into alleviating their task – is only going to let people know they can rest assured that whatever they do, they can expect a clean hill the next day.
    You need to change your rhetoric – you need to stop thinking of the student body as the population of a summer camp. This is especially infuriating coming from a student committee…

    1. not on the social committee

      Oh come on. This was a perfectly reasonable letter in both tone and request. And you saying that if people tell you that they will be helping to clean up your trash at the end of the day (in their role as VOLUNTEERS) you will be more likely to litter, is just shitty. 

      Additionally, this letter was obviously written because people have failed to clean their shit up in the past–if your sense of responsibility will keep you from leaving your trash everywhere, that’s great! You are officially a vaguely decent human being! But maybe just think about the fact that this was addressed to the student body AS A WHOLE, not you personally. And apparently the student body is not as brilliant and thoughtful as you are. 

  3. Anonymous

    my understanding is that the student body actually pays for this event through our social fee thing. that is what most of what the SBC budgets all year no?

    so this is a privilege that we pay for… not really a gift to us…

  4. Anonymous

    my understanding is that the student body actually pays for this event through our social fee thing. that is what most of what the SBC budgets all year no?

    so this is a privilege that we pay for… not really a gift to us…

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