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Pie Day 1

Pi(e) Day

National Pi Day, March 14 (3.14), has long been celebrated on the Warren Wilson campus. Each year, Math Department members chalk Pi's digits up and down campus in a seemingly infinite line. This was the tradition for many years, but this year it got a little gooier. Religious Studies professor Hun Lye said, "I was sitting in Jim Lauer's office and I said, you know what, this Friday is Pi day, we should eat pie." Lauer, director of Student Services, and Lye proceeded to make the arrangements and even got the Math Department in on it.

Pie Day 2

At 11:59 a.m. on Friday the 14th, amid students finishing up midterms, papers and lab reports, Pie Day commenced unabashedly. Faculty, staff and students alike were giddy in selecting their favorite flavors, both homemade and store bought. "There's more pie than I have ever seen. There must be 20 flavors of pie," junior Bryan Orvis said.

Pie Day 3

As for a total count, Lauer said, "We had at least 40 pies," looking over the last sweet potato pie and piles of crumbs. "And the president (Sandy Pfeiffer) ate five slices!"

Written by Warren Wilson sophomore Vanessa Emery.