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Lounge furniture, including chairs, lamps and couches, was found missing in Kings Court English College House last Saturday.

Credit: Courtesy of Dylan Adelman

April Fools Day has come and gone, but the spring shenanigans have continued at Kings Court English College House.

Lounge furniture, including chairs, lamps and couches, were found missing from the third and fourth floor elevator lounges early morning on April 4. Between the two floors, approximately 10 pieces of lounge furniture went missing.

Several pieces of furniture have been found by housing staff on the first floor of Kings Court and in the basement, but some lounge furniture remains missing in action.

College House administrators do not know who is responsible for rearranging and hiding the furniture, or exactly how they did it. The elevators in Kings Court are relatively small and could not fit more than a few pieces of furniture at a time, so it would have taken several trips to bring the furniture to the basement.

Until the furniture is found or replaced, the affected elevator lounges will remain somewhat barren. “Some of us are annoyed, but some of us found it funny,” College and Wharton freshmen and Kings Court resident Dylan Adelman said.

It is unclear whether the furniture was moved as part of a late April Fools prank, a pledge task or a funny drunken idea. “The jokester could have benefited from a calendar, though — they missed April Fools by a couple of days,” Adelman said.

Kings Court English housing staff have responded to the furniture’s disappearance by sending a series of emails to house residents, imploring the culprits to return the furniture.

The furniture’s disappearance “creates many problems for our housekeepers and our students,” Kings Court English House administrators wrote in an email. “The lounges on KC3 are virtually unusable in their current state.”

“If you have moved them, either for April Fools, or for some other reason, please return them to their original location. It would be greatly appreciated,” they added.

The emails suggest that student residents may be hiding the missing furniture in their rooms. “Students who are found with furniture in their rooms can be fined by housing and can warrant a notice to the Office of Student Conduct,” the email continues.

According to Section 45 of the Residential Handbook, “Common-area and common-use furniture, equipment, or fixtures are intended for use by everyone. A minimum of $50/day fine will be levied against a resident if they remove the above items.”

Where could the rest of the missing furniture be hidden away? “Nobody knows,” Adelman said. “I think some people have it in their rooms, and just don’t have any way to get the furniture out since it’s really tough to move it all in the elevators.”

Kings Court English House Dean Krimo Bokreta and House Coordinator Collin Anthony did not respond to requests for comment before the time of publication.

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