The College Today’s April Fool’s joke

The College Today’s April Fool’s joke

(Photo courtesy of Neil Smith on Flickr Creative Commons)

The College Today is the blog and magazine run by the Division of Marketing and Communications at the College of Charleston. On the first of April, they sent out a brief email outlining the College’s decision to change its mascot to a blue crab. This email cited a survey of the student population that was actually fake, and characters like “Tripp” Brixx, Murky Research, Murky’s daughter, Haywood Jabuzoff and a decidedly salty and silent Clyde the Cougar.

As it turns out, the whole thing was a joke.

CisternYard news was on the scene to cover how well the April Fool’s joke went over with students.

Unaware freshman April Finsta stated, “Oh my god. What is this?” Her friend beside her was also visibly shook.

We decided to conduct a survey of our own to gather more responses from students. Here are the results:

There you have it folks. This totally real survey displays the overall confusion that followed The College Today’s joke. That being said, the blue crab prank did trick a whole 0.275 percent of the student population. This percentage comes out to equal 32 whole students. Good one!

*This article and survey is farcical in content*

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Authored by: Bradley Harrison

Bradley Harrison is a senior at College of Charleston. After a long and painful stint as an engineering student at a university in Georgia which you probably have never heard of, he has decided to come back home to his native Charleston and study Spanish and Education. As a keen observer of pop culture, he loves art house cinema, Pitchfork.com, and the Ringer. FOH Army for life.

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