Resurrection of Boalt's Legendary Gun Club?
Last week, cryptic posters started showing up around the law school that featured a black and white photo of John Y*o, with a caption underneath that reads: “I’m sorry, for everything.” At first glance, they were easy to dismiss as yet another attempt to get a rise out of Boalt’s most notorious professor.
That was, until this morning – when a keg mysteriously appeared in the student center, plastered with the very same posters. The keg (seemingly of Bud Light) looked like it had been there overnight, much to the consternation of M*ndi and L*sa.
The cups sat beside a photo of Earl Warren...
Who was perhaps the most illustrious (and only known) member of the original Gun Club, a secret society founded at Boalt in the early 1900s composed of "[m]en" who "lived for the drink and died by the gun." Time Magazine reported that Warren and his friends in the Club would gather on Thursday nights at Pop Kessler’s Rathskeller in Oakland for evenings of beer drinking and poetry reading.
While there is little if any additional information about the Gun Club’s current activities or members (secret societies are, well, secret) there are signs that it is still alive and going strong. As recently as 2005, students at Boalt found clues in the form of poetry promising that somewhere in the school was a hidden pint of liquor in a hollowed-out “tome”.
With the library about to move underground, are the Y*o posters and keg another invitation to find the legendary liquor-tome?? Do they mark the beginning of a new quest? Or have the anti-Y*o protestors finally learned that they can shape public opinion at Boalt with beer…?
In any case, rumor has it M*ndy gave the keg to the construction workers. With any luck, they’ll get wasted and build a few secret passageways for generations of Gun Club members to come.