With the end of spring break comes the start of Fox Day madness. Students are prepping for roulette and making their predictions about which day this magical event will fall.
But this year, after waking to the glorious sound of the early morning chapel bells and stuffing themselves with free pancakes, students will not find themselves boarding buses to the beach. Busing to a beach location will no longer be provided due to the problematic past two Fox Days on the East Coast.
After Fox Day 2010, the City of Cocoa Beach set in place restrictions that necessitated a new location. The move was made to New Smyrna Beach for 2011 and Mayor Adam Barringer told The Sandspur [volume 117, issue 25] that the city would welcome Rollins back for Fox Day. But it seems Chases on the Beach, the bar students flocked to last year, is not as keen on having the Fox Day flood again.
While cutting beach buses comes as a disappointment, SGA and the administration are discussing what alternative Fox Day activities to offer. Like in years past, discount Universal tickets and busing will be offered, with plans to do the same for Disney.
While the beach has been a popular Fox Day spot, SGA wants to ensure the spirit of Fox Day is kept alive. Brent Turner, director of OSIL, is working with SGA and said he is excited about “build[ing] greater community within the entire Rollins family. This year the activities will be closer to home to include all students.”
Vice President of SGA Sam Pieniadz ‘13 said that one of the main goals is to provide “new alternatives on campus for those who decide to spend the day in Winter Park.” The pancake breakfast will start off the day and, according to the committee, some other on-campus possibilities include music by the pool, a Shipyard beer garden or other vendors, and a slip ‘n’ slide, with the community barbeque on Mills Lawn to end the day.
Pick up the next issue of The Sandspur on March 29 and keep an eye on our website for further updates on Fox Day 2012.