WEINER BOIS STRIKE CAMPUS

By Seneca Ransom

Early Monday morning approximately between the hours of 12 and 1 a.m. a group of Devol residents went into the night with a prank that would change campus forever. The Wiener Bois, as they are called, are a section of Devol residents who put hotdogs on sticks. They then took them and stuck them in the ground of the quad located by Heritage, WWF, and Haviland; this was on Monday, September 16th. For much of Monday morning, rumors were rampant on campus asking why and more importantly who led the hotdogging. Roommate accused roommate, SnapChats were shared, and laughter around campus was contagious with each retelling of the hotdogging. The search for those responsible and their motivations began with the start of the week’s classes. Michael Cook, a freshman Criminal and Restorative Justice major, and a Devol Resident had witnessed much of what led to the hotdogging. Cook was able to recount the night’s events leading up to the prank. “I was sitting in my room when our RA, Rose, was like, we’re gonna go hotdog [the quad]. It’s five dollars though.” said Cook. He said that he did not want to participate due to a previous engagement. According to Cook, Tyer Moomaw who is a CA and a senior middle childhood education major, was involved. He organized the party to go to Walmart, purchase hot dogs, and purchase the sticks. They then returned to Devol where they carried out their handiwork in the rain. “The next day we went out and just saw hotdogs everywhere, it was the weirdest prank I’ve ever seen,” said Cook, he ended with remarks that, “it was a pretty cool prank, and Devol is the best hall.” It appears even those Devol residents not involved were able to share in the sense of community formed from the hotdog prank. As the investigation finally revealed the mastermind behind the hotdogging. Moomaw was finally interviewed to uncover why the hotdog prank took place. “We call ourselves the Wiener Bois.” Moomaw stated. With an emphasis on the misspelling of their name. He then went on to reveal the origins of the Wiener Bois. The group of pranksters has their humble beginnings traced back to Wooster, Ohio. Wooster being Moomaw’s hometown. According to Moomaw on the Fourth of July, “Me and my church crew, 12 of us, just wanted to prank somebody, [when] we were off work. Someone saw some hotdogs for a buck, and someone saw some wooden skewer sticks. We got 100 hotdogs.” The following week the group gathered 500 hotdogs, and pranked people at their church. They eventually got up to 1,000 hotdogs. They hot-dogged the yards of those that attended their church. “It was good community” Moomaw states. He went on to elaborate stating that “hotdogging” helps to bring people together. This was his intention for what transpired on campus during the early hours of Monday morning. This year at Malone, Moomaw felt that Devol as a community needed to do something that would be “historic”. So after spreading the word across the men’s hall a group of 15 traveled to Walmart to purchase the necessary supplies for the community building prank. After returning to campus about 15 more Devol residents joined in. “It’s all about [the] community.” Moomaw says, “Community, wieners bringing people together.” When asked about how the process of acquiring the hotdogs and how many were purchased, Moomaw said, “We bought them out…about 400 hotdogs.” This is the first year the Wiener Bois have brought their hotdogging to campus. Regarding the potential for more hotdogs, Moomaw responded, “They’re not done.” He elaborated by saying, “you never know when the Weiner Bois are going to strike back.” The Wiener Bois cleaned up the aftermath of the prank. Saving our hard working crew at the Physical Plant much distress. It appears that the Wiener Bois have the potential to be a positive force on campus. When asked whether he had any final comments on behalf of the Wiener Bois, Moomaw ended with“2019, Devol community comes alive…I think the hotdogging may start to come alive, it’s revolutionary to Malone.”

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