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Gotcha! That’s right, it’s April Fool’s Day! The day of tomfoolery is a favorite among students both young and old. From classic pranks, like short-sheeting your dorm mate’s bed, to newer versions like filling the dorm hallway with cupfuls of water (or beer) requiring those who want to pass through to drink-as-they-go, pranks will rule the day today.

And it’s not just your friends that will trying to get the last laugh either, keep an eye out for some sneaky school administrators, college newspaper editors (and Super Senior bloggers) who may be trying to pull the wool over your eyes today as well. Don’t believe us? Well just check out this story from Huffington Post describing some of the great lengths schools went to fool their enrollees. With antics like publishing plans of a new campus crammed into a football stadium, to convincing students that their campus is moving from Rochester New York to Rochester England, it’s no surprise that students get creative with their pranks as well. Here are just a few of our favorite April Fool’s Day college pranks that were mentioned in the story.

– Vassar’s school newspaper announced to students that they would be charging for their online content.

– Johns Hopkins told students on April Fool’s day that they would henceforth go by John Hopkins, dropping the “s” from their name.

– For the April occasion Northwestern’s newspaper adopted a Star Wars theme complete with an obituary to Yoda.

May the force be with you today, this day of mayhem and keep you one step ahead of the pranksters whever they may be!

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