BY MACIE WRIGHT ON JUNE 5, 2014
Pranksters are defined as people that are fond of playing pranks; these people are everywhere, constantly preying on the innocent and playing practical jokes on those who are vulnerable enough to fall for them. Here at Rose, there are pranksters lurking around every corner and every hall. Students play jokes on each other, but what about the faculty that remains in these halls while the students are annually passing through and changing? Rose has teachers that are famous for their practical jokes and constant pranks. From charred heads to rubber ducks, the teachers get creative when it comes to playing jokes on one another. Social studies teacher Brian Callahan and social studies teacher Steven Hill are two teachers that are known for their classic pranks and jokes. The two have been pranking each other and other teachers for years.
Students who have had Callahan know about his extra credit supply list written on the board the first day of his class, the generic saltines, paper, etc, but what happened when chunky peanut butter was added to the list?
“Mr. Hill came in when I wasn’t there and added chunky peanut butter to the list and the next week students were bringing in jars of chunky peanut butter,” Callahan said.
Callahan didn’t notice the extra addition to his extra credit list until many students had supplied him multiple jars of chunky peanut butter.
Hill has not been the only one pranking on the 800 hall though; Callahan has had his fair share of pranks on his next door neighbor. Callahan has taken Hill’s classroom and remade it outside in the field, this joke was in response to Hill messing with Callahan’s room. The prank battle between the two has branched to other teachers as well. One of Callahan’s most memorable jokes involves a giant rubber duck.
“If somebody had the door opened I would yell ‘DUCK’ and throw [the rubber duck] into the room,” Callahan said.
Social studies teacher Amity Kea has been a victim of Callahan’s practical jokes.
“I never left my door after [Callahan threw the duck in]; my door was always closed because you would know what was coming if the door wasn’t shut,” Kea said.
Kea is a prankster herself and has played jokes on teachers around the school.
“One time, I filled Mr. Hill’s bathroom up with balloons after he filled my refrigerator up with packing peanuts,” Kea said.
Kea has also been in a pranking battle with social studies teacher Liza Knight throughout their years of teaching at Rose together.
“A couple years ago, I flash mobbed her class with her AP comparative Government class to Don’t Stop Believing; that was pretty good,” Kea said.
Knight has made the most recent move in their prank battle.
“I sent a little gnome to visit [Knight] and then she gnomed my classroom; I am still finding gnomes,” Kea said.
These prank battles are better known as practical jokes that keep the excitement going throughout the school year.
“We have fun at our job and pranks always make for a great time,” Kea said.
So remember, next time while sitting in a teacher’s room, they could be the prankster of the century so it would be better to behave than end up with a rubber duck flying through the room.