This kind of thing was not uncharacteristic. Back in the day the powers that be (or were, I guess) enforced regulations with what looks today like unseemly vigor. In particular there was a mania about keys. I’ve seen people fired for having unauthorized keys and even a couple of students expelled for the offense. Still, I’m boggled by the thought of the bursar bawling out Mr. Ryon and sympathize whole-heartedly with his offense. The principle is, indeed, vital.
Bonus: Some timely advice from St. Paul.
I was astonished to meet a Rice alum after the service. We managed to find each other despite the fact that neither of us wore any owl gear to church yesterday.