This Week in the Voice: March 1, 2012
In this week’s feature, Connor Jones uncovers the special protocol behind the Corp’s compliance with health regulations:
When initially asked whether there was a special protocol during health inspections, both outgoing Chief Executive Officer Alex Pon (COL ’12) and Heinichen responded negatively. “People are just supposed to stay clean on shift,” Pon said. When the Voice asked Heinichen about her “Code Black” email, she said the Corp inherited the term from previous classes “as a way of saying be on your game, the health inspector is here.” Heinichen insisted that all Corp establishments are always health code compliant. Available inspection records did not reveal any major health code violations.
In the same interview, Heinichen said that hats are not required attire for coffee-shop employees. However, the Voice received an internal email to the Corp’s senior management sent after the interview when the hat question was asked. In it, Heinichen wrote, “Hats are the only thing that we technically do wrong.”
The feature also delves into how the Corp classifies and budgets for their “welcome parties” and “a yearly blowout at the Georgetown Holiday Inn”:
Some managers, however, do encourage their employees to subvert Corp carding with fake IDs. The then-Hoya Snaxa Director of Personnel, addressed the carding issue in a December 2011 email to his staff: “Bring your fake, open bar at the Inn.”
Another email dated December 2008 shows the then-Director of Personnel for Vital Vittles encouraging Vittles employees to come with fake IDs in tow: “Bring your ID that says you’re 21 (wink wink) or find a Corpie that looks like you.”
For Leisure, Julia Lloyd-George reviews Studio Ghibli’s newest film The Secret World of Arrietty, written by Hayao Miyazaki, which will make audiences believe that the most fascinating things in life are found in the most overlooked places.
On Page 13, Rob Sapunor is downright Suessian again this week, poetically pondering all the places Hoyas will go this spring break!