Every year, people celebrate the beginning of April by playing pranks on each other. These pranks can range from the innocently simple to the ingeniously complex, but some students are able to pick out their favorites:
Zalina Smith ’13, Baltimore, Md.:
I liked one at my high school where the students filled all the coolers with Kool Aid. I though it was funny because every time the teachers went to the coolers, they couldn’t find any water.
Jennifer Rodland ’12, Tobyhanna, Pa.:
My favorites consistently are the various things that Google does to their site. On the Google Chinese website this year, if you hit the I’m Feeling Lucky button it would give you gold coins falling down the page.
Lauren Hitzhusen ’14, Houston, Texas:
There was that time I decided that I wanted to prank everyone, so I posted on Facebook casually that I had been accepted to an arts boarding school in Russia. Everyone freaked out and I got a call from one of my friends’ moms that she would pay my tuition for me to stay in the States. People were really freaked out about me going to Russia.
Maximillian von Thaden ’14, Flemington, N.J.:
The best one I’ve seen so far is pranking your friend when you’re skydiving and pretending the parachute isn’t working anymore. I saw that one on YouTube. There was a competition between two… I want to say friends, because that’s the easiest way to say it… and they both just April Fooled each other continuously.
Chris McMahan ’13, Raleigh, N.C.:
Our senior prank happened on the same day as April Fools’ Day, because why not. We put the school up for sale. We put ads in the newspaper saying, “For Sale: Office Space,” and gave them our principal’s personal number. All day, she kept getting calls. And we put the price pretty low, like, “Wow, that’s a really good deal for that square footage!” And we put signs up outside, off school property but pointing at the school. It was kind of beautiful.