Senior prank brings back Life in Color to Malvern

Chase Bennett

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On May 11, the seniors’ final day of high school, the class of 2018 decided to take the annual senior prank to the next “level.”

At 11:45, the beginning of the third lunch period, the Class of 2018 all gathered at the senior parking lot to prepare and get changed into their all-white clothing, ready to celebrate their last day of school.

The seniors began a full-on charge around the ring road in a counterclockwise direction towards the St. Augustine statue. After taking a quick breather, they headed up towards the “Duffy Beach,” the field and stage in front of the Duffy Center.

The students began blasting music out of speakers to recreate one of the most beloved events of Malvern students: the annual EDM festival, Life in Color, a concert that sprays the crowd with paint during performances.

Prior to the prank, some seniors headed into Stewart Hall to create a diversion away from other seniors preparing Duffy Beach for the performance. Once ready, seniors sent the student body flooding outdoors to witness the madness.

Students doused themselves in copious amounts of powdered and liquid paints. Senior Des Papariello DJ’d the event, playing Malvern’s favorite songs including “Goosebumps” by Travis Scott.

The mini music festival included a classic Malvern mosh pit, crowd surfing, and naturally, raving to Avicii’s “Levels.”

“It wasn’t the best,” Dean of Students Mr. Tim Dougherty said. “It was a creative one though.”

Dougherty confirmed that seniors who participated in the prank did not receive a Saturday detention.

Below are our top ten photos from the prank:

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#10:

Tops of heads are sprinkled with paint like snowflakes as seniors throw the colored powder to the skies.

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#9:

Seniors’ emotions run high while listening to “Levels” for the last time on campus as they throw powder to the heavens.

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#8:

Malvern brothers cluster together to form a tight circle as they await the bass drop of “Levels” to begin the mosh pit.

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#7:

“Who’s the dude in the red shorts? Did he not get the memo?” (It’s senior Marty Paulina)

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#6:

Dean of Students Tim Dougherty watches over the seniors’ rave with an expression of disappointment as they pull off a colorful feat. Foiled again.

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#5:

Senior Danny Taylor volunteers to shower first after the paint begins to crust.

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#4:

A real setting-the-scene photo of seniors having the time of their lives on “Duffy Beach.”

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#3:

Senior Mike Castaldi gets blasted in the face with a barrage of paints as the senior go wild.

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#2:

Senior Des “Walkabout” Papariello lives his dream, one shirtless mosh pit at a time.

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#1:

As the prank comes to conclusion, senior Ryan Betz stumbles out of the mosh pit, dazed and splattered with paint. The horror.

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