Seniors rolling out of exams and into Senior Week without a care in the world stumbled suddenly on Friday when they found out their ID cards had been deactivated.

Even the cards of RAs weren’t working, and students moving out with parents in tow tried to explain, to irrationally adamant security guards, that they had lived in East Campus, or Ruggles, or wherever, for this entire year. Said one guard to one resident, “You do not live in EC. This card says you do not live here.”

Seniors were directed to Hartley, where their cards were supposedly reactivated. But as of last night, at least in East Campus, these same reactivated cards were once again not functional. It’s back to Hartley, for hopefully the last time. Columbia, can’t you cut us a break? We promise we won’t bother you again.