Thursday, March 28, 2013
THE UNIVERSITY DAILY KANSAN
AM Cluds/ PM Sun20% chance rain
Sweet 16 and 61 degrees
HI: 61LO: 47
Shwers. Chance rain 40%.
Easter Eve drizzle
HI: 64LO: 39
Egg-cited about the sun
HI: 66LO: 35
Sunday, March 31Friday, March 29Saturday, March 30Thursday, March 28
Tea at Three
Kansas Unin, Level 4 lbby
: 3 t 4 p.m.
Grab yur ree tea and sweettreats at this weekly SUA event.
Ecumenical Campus Minis-tries
: 11:30 a.m.
Snag a ree vegetarian mealat the ECM’s weekly veggie lunch. Theevent is pen t everyne but dna-tins are encuraged.
: Dwntwn Lawrence
5 t 9 p.m.
This mnth’s Final Fridayevents include the Lawrence ArtsCenter Beneft Art Auctin Exhibitin,eaturing ver 150 wrks art.
Summer and Fall cntinuingstudent enrllment begins
Strng Hall, 121
This is the frst day t signup r Fall and Summer semesterclasses.
Spencer Museum Art
10:30 t 11:30 a.m.
Take a tur the Spencer withartist Jessica Lea Jhnsn and explrethe weavings, quilts and cstumesund in the museum. Then, weaveyur wn wrk art!
East Lawrence Yard Sale
: New Yrk Elementary Schl,936 New Yrk St.
8 a.m. t 2 p.m.
Find a hidden gem at this saleeaturing dnated items as well asart and jewelry by lcal artists. Salesbeneft the East Lawrence Neighbr-hd Assciatin.
Taprm Petry Series
: Eighth Street Taprm, 801New Hampshire St.
: 5 p.m.
Enjy petry reading and Sun-day drink specials at the Taprm.
Jackpt Music Hall, 943 Mas-sachusetts St.
: 9 p.m.
In need a gd jke? Headt the Jackpt r Cmedy Night thisEaster Sunday.
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Tradition shapes annual Dining-in for cadets
The KU Army ROTC cadetscame up one by one. After foursalutes, one facing each direction,they bowed to the gold toilet. Witha smirk on their faces, they drank “the grog,” a liquid with hot sauce,syrup and a sweaty T-shirt in it,among other things. Then, they put the empty cups on theirheads to show there was noth-ing left.Only a selectfew cadets hadto drink it, onesthat broke therules of the eve-ning. These rulesincluded notbeing too loud, not standing upwhen a lady sits down or standsup from the table and not being inregulation uniform. Some cadetslike senior Sarah Meyer have neverhad to drink the grog, while somecadets seem to break these rulesevery year.This is “Dining-in,” a night oncea year, steeped in tradition. It isfilled with friendly tattling, drink-ing the grog and camaraderie.Even though every cadet seemedto want to be doing something elseon a Friday night, especially notdrinking the grog, there was asense of brotherhood you couldfeel in the room.It was apparent when everyonesang the army song at the topof their lungs or when everyonelaughed as each class made funof the commanding staff in skits.Even whensomeone had todrink the grog,they seemed toenjoy doing it,something thattheir fellow cadets had alsodone and thatother cadetsrespected themfor doing.“I feel like [drinking the grog]was unfortunate, but it was for thesake of everybody, and it wasn’tme, so I am OK with it,” saidCadet Kendall Gregg, a sopho-more that has never had to drink the grog.Some Dining-in traditionsseemed to be nothing more thanrequirements. There were longspeeches and toasts to differentpeople of the army, for example,the commander in chief. It seemedthat the whole night was scripted,from what the cadets said in thespeeches and toasts to the orderof events.However, one event was notscripted, the drinking of the grog.This was the part that the cadetswere waiting for. When the grogevent started, all the cadets loos-ened up and started to relax.The whole night brought thecadets closer together: the tradi-tions, the ridged script followedand the sometimes-boring partsof the three hour dinner. But, thegrog made them comrades. Theselect few that drank the grog hadbragging rights for the rest of theirtime at the University; while oth-ers had bragging rights for gettingby another year without having todrink it.
—Edited by Tyler Conover
hOWard TiNg/Ku rOTc
KU Army RoTC cadets bserve rmal prceedings Dining-in as they quietly await r the arrival r special guest Kansas40th District Representative Melanie Meier. Meier served in the Army as an Air Deense Artillery, and Military Intelligence fcerater graduating rm the University Kansas Army RoTC in 1989.
“I eel like [drinking thegrg] was unrtunate,but it was r the sake everybdy.”
KENDALL GREGGKU Army RoTC cadet
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