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About 200 Concordia grads caught skinny dipping
Grand Forks Herald ^ | April 30, 2007 | AP

Posted on 04/30/2007 11:33:58 AM PDT by skeptoid

MOORHEAD - As many as 200 students decided to celebrate graduation at Concordia College by skinny dipping in a murky campus pond early today, authorities said.

A security officer tried to shoo the students out of the pond but they wouldn't cooperate, Concordia security chief Sherri Arnold said. Moorhead police were called after students pushed the security officer's golf cart into the pond.

Although no one was arrested, several people could face charges. Arnold said 10 people were identified because they left their clothes and wallets behind.

Sunday was graduation day at Concordia.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: chat; concordia; elca; lutheran; misbehavin; moorhead
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This is certainly the end of civilisation as we know it.

The Cobbers have gone krazy.

They pushed the golf cart into the pond!!

1 posted on 04/30/2007 11:34:02 AM PDT by skeptoid
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To: skeptoid

You know what they say about Lutherans...


2 posted on 04/30/2007 11:34:48 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: skeptoid

Hey man, they were spawning.


3 posted on 04/30/2007 11:34:55 AM PDT by KingRonnie9
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To: skeptoid

“10 people were identified because they left their clothes and wallets behind.”

I’d say they’ve lowered the bar significantly for qualification for graduation.


4 posted on 04/30/2007 11:36:22 AM PDT by sono (TITUS PVLLO in MMVIII - Paid for by the Aventine Collegium for Pullo)
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To: skeptoid

I WAS SWIMMING!......I WAS SWIMMING!.............


5 posted on 04/30/2007 11:37:23 AM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: sono

You stole my thunder! LOL

Heck we were smarter than that in High School, not that I ever did anything like that, but I’ve heard stories.....


6 posted on 04/30/2007 11:37:38 AM PDT by trimom
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To: skeptoid
There goes the allure of my undergrad alumnus. sheesh, just glad I was at another campus (i believe there are about 10 different campuses)
7 posted on 04/30/2007 11:38:57 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I buy gas for my SUV with the Carbon Offsets I sell on Ebay!)
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To: skeptoid
Sunday was graduation day at Concordia.

This, to me, is the strangest part of the story. Graduation day . . . on April 29??

BTW, the school in this story is the only "Concordia" that is not one of ours (LCMS). This is the ELCA Concordia.

8 posted on 04/30/2007 11:39:49 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (LCMS Concordia grad)
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To: skeptoid

I don’t blame them for not getting out of the pond if they had no clothes on!

BTW,let’s be clear about this. This is NOT Concordia U. in Mequon, WI. It’s still too cold here for skinny dipping in murky ponds.


9 posted on 04/30/2007 11:40:07 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: dinoparty; lightman
You know what they say about Lutherans...

Yea, Lutheran's don't believe in change!

Regards,

TS

10 posted on 04/30/2007 11:40:45 AM PDT by The Shrew (www.swiftvets.com & www.wintersoldier.com - The Truth Shall Set YOU Free!)
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To: skeptoid
"Although no one was arrested, several people could face charges. Arnold said 10 people were identified because they left their clothes and wallets behind."

Unfortunately for them, depending on what they are charged with, they could end up as convicted "Sex Offenders", and thus have to register with the police, notify their neighbors, have special driver's licenses and/or license plates, and be lumped into the same category as rapist and child molesters, all for skinny-dipping.

Here's hoping they call the students and say they have an item in the Lost-And-Found and leave it at that.
11 posted on 04/30/2007 11:41:23 AM PDT by macmedic892 (I am serious. And don't call me Shirley.)
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To: skeptoid

Just the kind of thing I would expect from a college in town called Moorhead.


12 posted on 04/30/2007 11:41:26 AM PDT by CJBama (Roll Tide)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Graduation day . . . on April 29??

They're getting ahead of the crowd for hiring!

13 posted on 04/30/2007 11:41:46 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: skeptoid

Wouldn’t the water be awfully cold in that part of the country?

I would think it would be so cold that you couldn’t tell the boys from the girls even if they were nekkid.

It’s obvious the cops had absolutely nothing better to do. A bunch of graduating college kids go skinny-dipping — there’s a real threat to the commonweal.


14 posted on 04/30/2007 11:41:59 AM PDT by You Dirty Rats (I Love Free Republic!)
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To: skeptoid

If the security guard had been a bit smarter, he would have merely informed the skinnydippers that there had been a recent infestation of leeches in the pond.


15 posted on 04/30/2007 11:42:44 AM PDT by TommyDale ("Can debate over four hours with no need to call a doctor!")
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To: afraidfortherepublic
This is NOT Concordia U. in Mequon, WI. It’s still too cold here for skinny dipping in murky ponds.

The water is colder where this happened in Moorhead, MN.

16 posted on 04/30/2007 11:44:17 AM PDT by toast
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To: dinoparty
Well I've heard lotsa things, but in this case, I think their menu has too much in the way of rich food and you'll notice there is no oatmeal for breakfast, then!

No wonder they get a little antsy!

17 posted on 04/30/2007 11:45:05 AM PDT by skeptoid (AE, AA , MBS)
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To: skeptoid

I believe I’d be concerned about snapping turtles.


18 posted on 04/30/2007 11:47:36 AM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: dinoparty
You know what they say about Lutherans...

Old joke: Do you know the difference between a Baptist and a Lutheran? The Lutheran will speak to you in the package store.

19 posted on 04/30/2007 11:50:47 AM PDT by IamConservative (I could never be a liar; there's too much to remember.)
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To: IamConservative

“Old joke: Do you know the difference between a Baptist and a Lutheran? The Lutheran will speak to you in the package store.”

Actually, he will just nod his head.


20 posted on 04/30/2007 11:55:44 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: Charles Henrickson
not one of ours (LCMS). This is the ELCA Concordia

I can't recall, exactly, but it seems that one of those is OK with mixing and mingling with other Christians, and the other one isn't. As for the skinny-dippin' Concordians, kids will be kids, regardless of denomination!

21 posted on 04/30/2007 12:01:03 PM PDT by Migraine (...diversity is great... until it happens to YOU...)
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To: Charles Henrickson
BTW, the school in this story is the only "Concordia" that is not one of ours (LCMS). This is the ELCA Concordia.

Oh, you mean the one's who know how to have fun? ;)

My LCMS in-laws wouldn't give birth to naked children if they could avoid it.

22 posted on 04/30/2007 12:03:01 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: skeptoid

(resisting urge to make trite and tastelss Moorhead joke)


23 posted on 04/30/2007 12:03:12 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Doncha kinda think it’s too cold in the North Dakota murky ponds too?! ;-)


24 posted on 04/30/2007 12:04:07 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: GSWarrior
(resisting urge to make trite and tastelss Moorhead joke)

We have a similar problem in Kentucky. Morehead State University is located in Morehead, KY. Can you even imagine what it must be like for the cheerleading squad leading a cheer at a basketball game???
25 posted on 04/30/2007 12:04:34 PM PDT by JamesP81 (Eph 6:12)
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To: The Shrew
You know what they say about Lutherans...

Well, if God would've intended for us to wear clothes, he would've sent us down to earth wearing them. LOL!

As a graduate of the State University a few blocks from Concordia (which has an even greater share of lieberal loonies on their faculty), I will refrain from further comment.

26 posted on 04/30/2007 12:04:47 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: skeptoid; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
SHRINKAGE! ping.


27 posted on 04/30/2007 12:04:54 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I AM A SEXY SHOELESS GOD OF WAR!!!" --http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0439.html)
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To: KingRonnie9

You said — “Hey man, they were spawning.”

Well, knowing college students these days, they’ve been spawning for the last four years...


28 posted on 04/30/2007 12:05:54 PM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: 1riot1ranger; al baby; albee; Argh; AtomicBuffaloWings; Bacon Man; beaureguard; bedolido; ...
Salacious Ping List ping!
29 posted on 04/30/2007 12:06:30 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (I will always love you, Flyer.)
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To: You Dirty Rats
Wouldn’t the water be awfully cold in that part of the country?

True story. When my wife and I were newlyweds, we were driving on the NDSU campus (neighboring town from Concordia) about 8 p.m. one night, late March or early April. Outside air temperature was lower 40's, tops. But, hey, anything over freezing is spring in this part of the country.

The first thing we see is flashing white tennis shoes as we approached. Then flashing bare backs. Finally flashing bare buns. My wife, a southern California girl, is totally freaked. I told her frat boys do far worse in her part of the country. "Yes," she shrieked, "but not when it's freezing outside."

They build them a little tougher in this part of the country, I explained.

30 posted on 04/30/2007 12:11:24 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Shrinkage for some, I heard there were some women there who had body parts that could have cut glass.....
31 posted on 04/30/2007 12:13:10 PM PDT by Abathar (Proudly catching hell for posting without reading the article since 2004)
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To: Slings and Arrows; skeptoid

Oh my god, what is the world coming too! The horror, the horror /sarc>


32 posted on 04/30/2007 12:15:38 PM PDT by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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To: macmedic892
...they could end up as convicted "Sex Offenders"....

I'm thinking that wouldn't happen in Moorhead...
...but all it would take is a Nifong wannabe with Barney Fife on the force.

33 posted on 04/30/2007 12:16:07 PM PDT by skeptoid (AE, AA , MBS)
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To: Abathar
Shrinkage for some, I heard there were some women there who had body parts that could have cut glass.....

Careful, you'll poke your eye out with that thing.

34 posted on 04/30/2007 12:17:29 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I AM A SEXY SHOELESS GOD OF WAR!!!" --http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0439.html)
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To: Slings and Arrows

35 posted on 04/30/2007 12:18:26 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Quiet Down Out There!)
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To: You Dirty Rats
Wouldn’t the water be awfully cold in that part of the country?

Why do the words, "like a frightened turtle" come to mind?

36 posted on 04/30/2007 12:19:18 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Applewood smoked bacon is the new chipotle.)
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To: skeptoid
A security officer tried to shoo the students out of the pond but they wouldn't cooperate,

What is that about?
37 posted on 04/30/2007 12:21:01 PM PDT by Vision ("Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him." Jeremiah 17:7)
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace; toast

Geeeesh. I thought this was somewhere in the Carolinas. Obviously these folks are nuts or drunk!


38 posted on 04/30/2007 12:24:13 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Red Badger

LOL! That was cold...


39 posted on 04/30/2007 12:25:03 PM PDT by null and void (The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.)
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To: Vision

It’s one of the most unthinkable acts of mass civil disobedience ever ... considering the venue.


40 posted on 04/30/2007 12:25:51 PM PDT by skeptoid (AE, AA , MBS)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
I don’t blame them for not getting out of the pond if they had no clothes on!

Arrest you??? Nahhh, we're just here to feed the 'gators...

41 posted on 04/30/2007 12:26:10 PM PDT by null and void (The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.)
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To: Allegra

42 posted on 04/30/2007 12:26:11 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("I AM A SEXY SHOELESS GOD OF WAR!!!" --http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0439.html)
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To: null and void

I forgot the “DAMMIT!” part..............


43 posted on 04/30/2007 12:27:06 PM PDT by Red Badger (My gerund got caught in my diphthong, and now I have a dangling participle...............)
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To: skeptoid
I don’t get it. Were they high or drunk? You know you are doing something wrong, yet tell the authorities to F off when they bust you?

It doesn’t make sense.

44 posted on 04/30/2007 12:27:52 PM PDT by Vision ("Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him." Jeremiah 17:7)
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To: Red Badger

The message came through 5 by 5...


45 posted on 04/30/2007 12:30:24 PM PDT by null and void (The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.)
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To: skeptoid
A security officer tried to shoo the students out of the pond

I could swear this said "shoot." I would have left my clothes behind, too!

46 posted on 04/30/2007 12:31:40 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Duncan Hunter 2008 (or Fred Thompson if he ever makes up his mind))
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To: Vision
Have you ever experienced springtime in Moorhead as a college student?
Your opportunities for rebellious or outlandish behavior can be quite limited, comparatively speaking.
47 posted on 04/30/2007 12:35:32 PM PDT by skeptoid (AE, AA , MBS)
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To: Larry Lucido
Nah, if he did have a gun, it would be home in the closet.
48 posted on 04/30/2007 12:38:36 PM PDT by skeptoid (AE, AA , MBS)
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To: skeptoid

Why is that?


49 posted on 04/30/2007 12:40:33 PM PDT by Vision ("Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him." Jeremiah 17:7)
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To: skeptoid

bump


50 posted on 04/30/2007 1:04:03 PM PDT by lesser_satan (FRED THOMPSON '08)
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