“They filed out, one weathered face after another,” reported Luke Norbit ’19. “Some looked bewildered at being back on campus, but most were just expressionless. This one guy sank to his knees the moment his feet touched the grass."
Ethel Hershkowitz ’19 explained that no student had any idea how long the ordeal would last. “We thought the bus was only going to be a few minutes. But minutes became hours, and hours became days.”
“After spending the first nights sleeping on the open dance floor and on the balconies, we started to fashion shelters from the chairs, tablecloths, and deep-sea themed décor.”
As the weeks progressed, the stranded students depleted their meager provisions. “We had no idea it would take so much time, so we didn’t do a good job rationing the risotto,” Hershkowitz lamented. “Eventually, we had even exhausted the sugar crystals.”
As of press time, the 2019 Classboard had apologized on Facebook for the mishap.