Gong 15 Fountain Hopping

Gong 15 Fountain Hopping - Amie Nguyen, 19 Student,...

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Amie Nguyen, 19 Student, Vietnamese Languages: English Carson, CA 4/22/08 Stanford Fountain Hopping Fountains are a pleasant piece of scenery. For Stanford students, they are that and so much more. During hot spring days students attending Stanford University are known to play in the fountains around campus, submerging themselves and splashing each other. While it can be done individually, it is most often done in groups with friends. Students often run in a circle around the perimeter of the fountain, creating a whirlpool effect. They most often engage in these activities after sporting events or to celebrate a certain event. Birthdays, sorority or fraternity inductions, the end of finals, graduation - nearly everything that can be celebrated is celebrated by fountain hopping. In the picture included above, students refresh themselves after graduation by jumping in the famous Old Union fountain. My friend Amie, who is a freshman attending Stanford University, shared this little tradition with me. Like me, she is originally from Southern California. We both had no prior knowledge of this strange habit of Stanford students. She explains that although it may be Samuel Gong, 19 615 W. 36 th St 363A Los Angeles, CA 90007
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Amie Nguyen, 19 Student, Vietnamese Languages: English Carson, CA 4/22/08 strange outside of Stanford, it is really quite commonplace there. “It’s not weird here, she adds,
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