From drunken art heists to teen marriage to fake ID’s, the Octagon has published some strange stories in its 40-year history. Click through the links below to read the original stories published decades ago in the Octagon.


Fake ID’s purchase what only age can buy,” by Steve Lesher in a 1992 issue of the Octagon. 

Emphasis on popularity at Jesuit,” by James Chapman in a 1989 issue of the Octagon. 

Alumnus apprehended for $470,000 art heist,” by Dalya Wardany in a 1986 issue of the Octagon.

Exploding toilet shocks Bush in Samoa,” by Shalini Chatterjee in a 1985 issue of the Octagon. 

2 SCDS grads get married early,” by Marc Paoletti in a 1983 issue of the Octagon.


Stories transcribed by sophomore Jackson Margolis; juniors Jacqueline Chao, Jack Christian, Mehdi Lacombe, Chardonnay Needler, Mohini Rye and Allison Zhang; and senior Sahej Claire. Any typos are original and serve to keep each story true to its published form. 

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