What’s With All The Babies?

Staff Writer

Mo Kelly

It seemed like a normal day. I had just finished algebra and was running down the stairs so I wouldn’t be late for Biochem. I’ve gotten used to the filth of the back stairwell, so nothing seems too out of the ordinary. Then, out of the corner of my eye, I saw something… interesting to say the least. It took a minute to register what it was I was really seeing, but then I realized, it was a small figurine baby.

I walked into my next class, still confused, and immediately I was asked if I had seen the babies. It gave me relief to know that I wasn’t going crazy.  Apparently, they were all around the school. Hidden in lockers, stairwells, or any small crevice that they would fit in. The babies were the main topic of conversation for the next hour and five minutes.

It felt like I couldn’t escape the babies. Everywhere I turned there were either actually babies or people talking about babies. Even my advisor knew about them. She had picked one up in the middle of one her classes, and she was also very confused.

Some of my friends pulled out multiple babies that they hoarded. Admittedly, I took one as well and am probably going to keep it for a very long time.

Soon after the initial fiasco, posters about the babies had appeared. They said that it was a game. “Find a baby. Hide a baby.” This made sense, but I didn’t quite buy it. Why would the posters go up after the babies had already been planted? Now I was determined to solve this baby mystery.

Right off the bat, I had a suspicion on who it was. The wording of the poster was written exactly in the style of one of my friends. I texted him, and my speculation was correct. He told me he created the posters but did not plant the babies, just as I suspected. But the question still remains, where did the babies come from?

A few days later, it is still a mystery to me. I’ve tried asking around, but no one else seems to know. Or perhaps they are hiding something. Still, I don’t think I will ever find out. Interestingly, there is now an “SLA Baby Blog” on Instagram, documenting all of the babies that were found and where they were eventually re-hidden. Many people of SLA are excited about these babies.

All in all, this is definitely one of the creepier things that has happened at SLA.

Photo Courtesy of Mo Kelly

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