When it comes to pranks, there is no more perfect day for some lighthearted and fun mischief than April Fools' Day. On the 1st of April, many lay out plans to pull pranks and misbehave to vent the stress built up over the past year. Even though some jokes do go too far, people still laugh and gain lasting memories at the end of the day. Hoping many others will also join in the festivities and commemorate April Fools' Day in the April issue, The Granite Tower (GT) asked four students from Korea University (KU) what their most memorable April Fools' prank was.
Song Jae-ho ('16, Division of International Studies)
During my senior year in high school, I downloaded an X-ray picture of a cancer patient from the Internet and lied to my friends that I would drop out of school to enjoy the very last few days of my life. They all laughed at first, but some friends burst into tears believing that I was going to die soon. At the time, I was so thankful to find out that there were so many people who would cry over my death. However, I had to bear distrust from my friends after they found out I was lying. They never believed me again about my illness even when I really got sick later on.
Lee Su-hyun ('17, School of Art and Design)
This happend a few days before April Fools' Day when I was still a freshman at KU. Around Apri Foos', of the guys I met from KU decided to play a prank on our group of friends. They lied to us that they were going to drop out of KU and transfer to Seoul National University (SNU) starting next semester. At the time, I felt so betrayed because I was just starting to become really close with them and thought our friendship was over now that they were leaving. They ended up being the closest friends I met at KU and now we talk about it and laugh whenever someone brings it up.
Jung Hae-eun ('18, Public Administration)
On April Fools' Day, my high school allowed the senior students to become the principal for the day. Our class was able to spend our free periods in the principal's office and made weird announcements through the school speakers. I remember that the funniest announcement we did was saying that all items on the lunch menu would be vegan and gluten-free from now on. As one-day principals, we were also able to give out fake detentions to the freshmen. Some teachers even wore uniforms and ponytails to school as if they were the students. It was a lot of fun and one of the highlights of my senior year.
Shin Jae-jin ('19, Business Administration)
When I was still in middle school, I borrowed my older sister's skirt and makeup for April Fools' Day and wore them to school. In fact, all my friends were supposed to be doing it together with me, but I was the only one who really did it. It turned out that they were pulling a prank on me by coming to school in their regular uniforms. I ended up being the only guy in my class to come to school dressed as a girl. It was indeed the most embarrassing yet unforgettable day of my life. However, there was one good thing I got out of that experience: I found out how comfortable wearing a skirt was.