The 21st Street Co-op is one of the most social co-ops in College Houses. “We’re just one giant family,” one member told me. “The other houses don’t hang out as much. We just have a lot of fun.”
The unique architecture of 21st Street fosters a creative and communal environment. Every space in the house is original and colorful, and it isn’t surprising that the co-op is home to the winner of the College Houses contest this year for the sweetest room.
That 21st Street has flavor is immediately apparent when talking about house traditions. In one tradition, the suites on the north side of the building dress up as union soldiers and compete against the south suites (dressed up as confederates) in attempting to drink a keg in the shortest period of time. “We can drink a keg in six minutes flat,” said a member of the south suites. Other traditions include throwing members into the pool at Pearl on their birthday and baby oil wrestling.