Upperclassmen frequently complain that after four years, the 'Street' is stale and that Saturday nights at Princeton are boring. After struggling with this boredom, many discover the one sure cure: Road trip!
And Jon Kent-Uritam '00 certainly had a unique destination in mind when he got in his car at midnight the Saturday before midterms.
"I had always wanted to see the school [where Dead Poets Society was filmed], so I decided to drive down and try to find it," Kent-Uritam said. "I really love Dead Poets Society. I once saw it three times in one day."
Kent-Uritam said he knew the school, St. Andrew's, was in Delaware, but was not sure of its exact location.
"I'm from Dover, Mass., so I decided I would go to Dover, Del." he said. "I didn't think I'd find it, but I saw signs along the way."
Unfortunately for Kent-Uritam, there was nowhere to park near the school once he finally found it after 2 a.m., he said, and he had to park more than a mile away.
"I kind of just roamed the campus for a while," he said. "I only saw one security car, but I made sure I avoided it."
Kent-Uritam said his original intent was to see a movie, but his plans eventually changed. "I don't like the 'Street' very much, and I was sick of watching movies," he said. "Boredom was definitely the motivation there."
Kent-Uritam said he arrived back in Princeton around 5 a.m. after his solo voyage to the school.
"Road trips are nice," he said. "But not many people were up for one at midnight."