Streakers make a “fun run” across Georgetown’s campus
DPS did not interfere with the crew team’s antics
That’s right, streakers! When I saw posters advertising “STREAKERS IN FRONT OF LAU @ 9″ I wondered what the poster was a ploy for.
But there was no ploy. Tonight, ten male students from the lightweight crew team made a nude dash across Georgetown’s campus. They began at Village A, barreled down the library steps at top speed and made their way up Prospect toward Leo’s before returning to the Village A apartment from whence they came.
It was all part of crew team initiation—as if rising at the buttcrack of dawn to skim along the frosty Potomac every morning isn’t initiation enough. Before the “event,” crew team’s non-participants gathered a large audience from the library and handed out programs identifying the hazed—and each had their team number magic markered onto their chest to assure recognition as they whizzed by.
I just regret we don’t have a picture. If you’ve got one, do submit to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Update: A former member of the lightweight crew team and a Voice staffer has emailed me to say that the crew team considers this a “relatively harmless ritual.” Given that the streaking is optional, he feels hazing is too strong a word. A fair point. What do you think?
Photo taken from Flickr user minifig under a Creative Commons license.