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Since 1923 • For a greater Loyola

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Since 1923 • For a greater Loyola

The Maroon

    Slip-Slidin’ Away

    For five Loyola students, what was supposed to be a night of fun ended up slipping into trouble.

    On a Saturday night during the fall semester, Tyler Yee, Chris Tavera, Luis Fernandez and Martin French decided to build a homemade Slip N’ Slide. Yee, theater sophomore, said they taped heavy-duty garbage bags to the third floor of Biever Hall south to create the 20-foot-long slide.

    “We used our intellectual, creative energy to come up with ways to have fun,” Yee said.

    Yee filmed the escapades, then posted the video on YouTube.

    Brandon Crainer, criminal justice senior and resident assistant of Biever 3-south. said he did not know what the students had done until he saw the YouTube video.

    “I found out because other Res Life members saw it on YouTube,” Crainer said. “I went to Res Life administration and told them it was unacceptable, I didn’t want anyone getting injured on my floor.”

    After viewing the video, administrators charged the four students – including another student, Sam Weber, who did not participate in the construction of the mock Slip N’ Slide – with excessive noise after quiet hours, hall sports, violation of the opposite sex visitation policy, vandalism and disruption of the residential hall floor.

    Robert Reed, Director of Residential Life, declined to comment on theincident.

    Weber, music industry studies freshman, said in an e-mail to The Maroon he only slid down the Slip N’ Slide and does not deserve the charges.

    “I just walked out my door on the way to the shower, saw a Slip N’ Slide, went back in my room and threw on my bathing suit real quick,” he said.

    Yee said he was able to get all of the charges brought against dropped, except for hall sports.

    He and the other four students were required to do 10 hours of community service. However, Yee also said that he recently discovered a $400 fine on his student account.

    Weber said he regrets what he did. Because he did not complete his community service, he also received a $400 fine.

    “So basically I got a $400 fine for walking out of my door and sliding on my stomach to the bathroom to take a shower, and on the way got a nasty bit of carpet burn,” Weber said. “So yes I do ‘regret what I did.'”

    French, business freshman, said he does not in any way regret what happened.

    “The Slip N’ Slide was one of the best times I’ve had down here and I would easily do it again,” he said.

    Chris Tavera and Luis Fernandez are no longer students at Loyola.

    Jaune Jackson can be reached at [email protected].

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