MILSTEIN HALL—Armed with SPF 3000, aviator sunglasses, and obnoxiously large hats, hordes of brave architecture students took to the streets with the product of 6 weeks of even less human contact than had they been under quarantine.
“It burns!!” Daniel Thomas ‘23 cried as he ran to take shelter from the sun’s unforgiving rays under the head of the dragon. However, Thomas was not alone in his fear and visceral response to the sunlight. Many of the vitamin-D deficient students felt “unprepared” to expose themselves to the overbearing level 4 UV.
Due to a two-year hiatus from the event because of the pandemic, only the senior class can claim to have ever seen an architect; many underclassmen thought the possibility of seeing an architecture student was too good to be true.
“I honestly wasn’t sure if architecture majors really existed,” commented Anna Russo ‘24 as the procession made its way down East Avenue. But lo and behold, on the eve of spring break, pale creatures did indeed emerge from the depths of the Green Dragon. This morning was “extremely disillusioning” to Russo, who had never met someone from the AAP school.
After the festivities ended, the AAP students made their retreat back to the safety of their studio, remarking that their first and last time seeing sunlight this year was both incredible and overwhelming.