The fountains on Low Plaza were first erected a long time ago, thanks, probably, to the donation of some class. Since then, they have almost become symbols of the school. They only rarely come into action; they get turned on at commencement and other large-scale events. Some say they are phallic or even misogynistic symbols, but no one knows for sure. Once, someone put soap into one of the fountains, cause its spray to turn all white and frothy. However, the university was quick to clean up the scene.