Bwog is your exclusive source for CCSC Secret Santa news. Grant D’Avino reports from last night’s festivities.
Not much official business took place at CCSC last night. In the words of Learned Foote, “We have one resolution, and then we have pie.”
The council began with a brief discussion of the resolution to install publication racks in Lerner. Concerns were raised about oversight, and about the fact that publications might shove recent copies of their magazine, journal, or other pieces of paper in front of those of other publications. “We could paint the racks blue and white,” one council member suggested, hoping to bring some Columbia spirit to the hypothetical shelving units. “That might be partial to The Blue and White,” responded another. So much for that. The council eventually voted in support of the resolution.
Then Secret Santa (and pie)! Senator Alex Frouman was a little surprised to find that everyone would learn who their “Secret Santa” was. “I’m Jewish, I don’t do this shit,” he said. “I feel like it should be called temporarily Secret Santa.” Gifts included a copy of Love Actually, multiple hats, a penguin shaped lunchbox, various “survival kits,” at least three different bottles of vodka, a pair of socks, and “maple products.”
Kenny Durell got his Secret Gift Receiver a pair of Four Lokos, one of which perfectly matched Sean Udell’s purple shirt. “I was trying to make a commentary,” he said of the gift. Durell also confirmed that, as of yesterday evening, CrackDel was stocked with “at least a hundred cases” of Four Loko.
Ryan Mandelbaum gave his Secret Gift Receiver a “Ryan Mandelbaum Sweater.” Ryan Mandelbaum sweaters are generally multicolored and heavily patterned. This sweater was no exception.
Two council members who had forgotten to register for Secret Santa gave each other an imaginary yearlong subscription to Netflix and an imaginary Knicks ticket, respectively. Everyone else was extremely impressed with these gifts until they learned that the gifts did not actually exist.
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