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PEEPs O’Kenyon swap recruitment parade for carnival

PEEPs O’Kenyon swap recruitment parade for carnival

On Monday afternoon as classes wrapped up, something was brewing on Ransom Lawn.

The PEEPs O’Kenyon were holding a carnival, this year’s official recruitment event for the organization. This year also marks the PEEPs’ first as a non-Greek group.

“We just want to introduce PEEPs to the campus, you know?” Ethan Raduns-Silverstein ’16, a member of the PEEPs, said. “We’re goofy, we’re fun and how else do we show that off? By doing Carnival — the logical explanation.”

The PEEPs formerly paraded through the first-year residence halls as their mode of recruitment.

Raduns-Silverstein is excited about the future of the organization amid these recent changes and said it is liberating for the group to no longer be a part of Greek Council.

“I think we have a bad reputation,” Raduns-Silverstein said. “We’re a new thing, and we’ve got to show that off.”

“We want to make everyone happy,” he added.

“That’s what PEEPs is about — happiness. Happiness. Quote me on that.”

Alex Pijanowski contributed reporting.

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