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Orgo Night
Jessy Randall, Alum
Columbia College 1992


When I was a freshman at Columbia, I worked late hours at the reserve desk. I happened to be on duty the night before the Organic Chemistry final. I now know that there was (is?) a tradition for the marching band to play in the library at midnight on that night, but I didn't know it then. The library was very crowded, and grew strangely more and more crowded as midnight approached. When the band arrived, I was quite surprised, as you can imagine! They played "Wipe Out" and a few other songs. I kept waiting for somebody to kick them out of the building, but of course that didn't happen. I'm now a librarian myself, at Colorado College, where we have a few odd library traditions of our own.

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