Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Two posts in one day...but the other one was getting too big!

<< Indianapolis - The senior class at Cathedral High School may be a little sleepy for the first day of school after several hundred of them spent most of the night unrolling a new look at the school.

The road that leads to Cathedral is bathed in bathroom tissue. Every tree is draped with toilet paper.

"This is better than Christmas lights at the zoo," said one driver as he approached the school. "I've never seen anything like this."

"What it is, it's kind of organized chaos," explained a school administrator.

"It was just an amazing time, and really a bonding experience for us. Before this, we've never really come together as a class and this just shows what the class of 2008 is really about," said one senior.

Administrators embrace the papering prowess of the class of 2008 saying it's a long tradition of celebrating the first day of school.

"It's kind of a welcoming to our new freshmen to come up here and to celebrate and gain spirit and that spirit gives us momentum toget the start of the school year off."

School leaders acknowledge not everyone will like the new look, saying some parents may stop contributing to Cathedral.

"But on the other hand we know we have picked up some that said I think that's fantastic and the spirit and tradition of Cathedral is alive so here's my check," said the administrator.

The kids say it's a work of beauty, but it won't stay this way. The perpetrators will also have to clean it up, and they have an incentive. If the school has to hire an outside clean-up crew, the money comes out of the senior class bank account. " >>

Well, that's special. You may have seen the pictures on the news (it made local news, but I don't know if it made national news), where the trees and road are just completely draped with toilet paper. Now, I'll admit that I've TP'ed once in my life, back in high school, so I can't pretend to be holier-than-thou. But that was over 20 years ago, and I would think that we've learned a lot in the past few years, and we all should probably be a little more conscious of how we use our resources. As Ken put it, "Why don't they just go cut down a tree?" I was especially impressed by the senior that said, "This just shows what the class of 2008 is really about." I'm not sure that's something to be proud of.

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