College dorm halls are unique places. Hundreds of 18-year-olds are living away from their parents for the first time and learning how to exist outside the bubbles of their hometowns. People are sharing bathrooms. People are learning about Bob Marley. People are watching Pulp Fiction. Students are lining their bunk walls with posters of both of the aforementioned things. People are cooking ramen noodles inside coffee makers.
There’s a lot of chaos going on in dorm buildings, so resident assistants have to enforce some ground rules in an attempt to keep their freshly adult-ing residents from burning the place down.
One of those rules at the University of Akron was a ban on Jack-O-Lanterns.