Bwog really and truly received this email from a curious freshperson.
I’m new here, CC ’15, and I was wondering whether it is normal that there is a stench in Butler’s 4th floor near the elevators so terrible it is as if the books themselves have died and now reek of rottingbook flesh. If this is not normal, then my tip is that the 4th floor of Butler, near the elevators, smells so terrible that it is as if the books themselves have died and now reek of rotting book flesh.
Indeed, dear freshling, ’tis true. The Milstein Reading room persistently reeks. Facilities assured us they have investigated the strange smell to no avail. Conspiracy theories abound. We’ve heard the stench described as vomit-like and sulfuric, but hats off to you for your ingenious graphic account, and for making upperclassmen feel old and weirdly nostalgic.