The soda bar

In a corner of the Tabard’s filthy and trash-strewn basement rests a disused soda fountain, hoses and wiring strewn about it like tentacles. I asked a long-time house resident about the tap – after all, few fraternities and sororities have made such a committment to non-alcoholic bevereges as to buy a tap system.

Apparently, it was in use until two years ago, when the College forced houses to remove their permanent bars, into one of which, in Tabard, the soda soda fountain has been attached. But now it sits, disused, on the beer-sticky floor, a victim of the College’s bizarrely-indiscriminate alcohol policies.