CAB Cancels Mudstock, Announces Soupcrock
CARNEY HALL — The Campus Activities Board of Boston College (CAB) made a surprise announcement Monday detailing its plan to cancel Mudstock and replace it with “Soupcrock.” Mudstock, the beloved annual student volleyball tournament, was scheduled for the first week of May.
Following the announcement, students were left with a lingering question: what is Soupcrock? CAB President Whurst Clüb (MCAS ’22) answered, “Soupcrock is just like Mudstock. Actually, they’re the exact same except for one small detail. We replaced the volleyballs with crocks of French onion.”
Broth-Enthu Ziast (LSOE ’23), Vice President of CAB’s Soup Division, was reportedly heavily involved in the club’s controversial decision. He said, “When I heard the volleyball supply company didn’t pull through, I knew what had to be done. The tough question for me was less so, ‘what should we replace the volleyballs with?’ and more, ‘should we replace the balls with chowder or bisque?’”
Clüb and Ziast worked together to answer that tough question. Clüb said, “It came down to tortilla soup vs. French onion. I personally prefer tortilla, but Broth-Enthu likes French onion a little more. Since soup is not really my area of expertise, I sided with his judgment.”
Ziast is excited to see his hard work pay off. “I think it’ll be a hit. In some ways, playing volleyball with a soup crock is better than playing with a traditional ball. For example, it’s better because it’s soup,” he said.
At press time, CAB received a $3 Million price quote from Campbell’s for the soup crocks, a figure that equates to 5% of the club’s yearly budget.