Saturday, 4 p.m.
March 4, 2023
As the day peaks, more people were seen throughout Green Street, most on their way to darties, or day parties, at various apartments. People are moving from the bars to various home-style, apartment gatherings.
“Today is crazy, for one,” said Makayla Owens, sophomore in AHS. “I got invited to a day party, just at my friend’s apartment.”
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The stigma around Unofficial has always brought an increased police presence throughout campus. There haven’t been many police cars seen, but there were a few Carle ambulances on standby.
Music and various noises were heard throughout Fifth and John streets. Two darties on East Healey Street were competing for loudest music, though only one was decorated in green streamers.
Festivities throughout the day will lead to hunger and high appetites tonight. Fast food restaurants and food trucks are ready to serve the cravings of people with intoxicating plans occurring throughout the day and evening.
For Alah Khalifah, the owner of Fat Sandwich Company, tonight is one of the busiest nights of the year.
“After 11 p.m., it’s crazy. The line will be from here to past the wall,” Khalifah said. “I’ve been here for seven years, and every year, there are so many customers during Unofficial.”
The McDonald’s on Green Street experienced a similar preparation.
Eduardo Torres, manager at the Green Street McDonald’s, said, “Like every other major holiday, we try to schedule more workers. We ordered extra Shamrock Shakes, extra syrup, more buns and more lettuce.”
He said that because he knows how busy they will get, they tried their best to stock up on both employees and food.
“Unofficial also calls for extra, extra fries,” Torres said.