One item on the IU Bucket List is to “dip your feed in the Showalter Fountain”. EXCUSE ME? DIP? The first time I swam in the fountain was my first night on campus freshman year. Our RA took the whole floor to run through a different fountain, but it wasn’t turned on, so instead we jumped in with Venus. A month later at homecoming, I ran through it during the Nearly Naked Mile, and we’ve taken a dip on the way home a few times. Each spring, after the last season show at the Auditorium, the whole staff jumps into the fountain at once. (Except the past two years it hasn’t had water in it, we had to have a balloon fight afterward.)
I think it’s safe to say I can cross this one off the list.