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AskBwog: Butler’s Eighth Floor

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The confusion surrounding Butler’s size is understandable — while the library looms above campus, even the most dedicated campers never venture beyond floor six.  The brave student willing to climb a few extra flights of stairs will discover the Oral History Office, labyrinthine hallways, and miserable grad students that dwell, unseen, in Butler’s heights.  In this photo incarnation of AskBwog, Anna Kelner goes down (or, rather, up) the rabbit hole to visit Butler’s eighth floor.  Very, very quietly.

butler 8th from door 2

hallway 2

The architects deemed sunlight an unnecessary luxury


quiet zone 2

Grad students return to kindergarten, complete with assigned seating


student 2

Disheveled students at work in their “assigned carrels,” lockers storing Red Bull, protein bars, and a change of clothes

32 Comments

  1. way to  

    ruin the secret, bwog. butler 8 is a no plebian zone!

  2. huh?  

    wait, wtf are assigned carrels? grad student offices?

  3. good job  

    bwog, now there will never be any seats there again

  4. I HATE YOU BWOG  

    seriously. really? WHAT POSSIBLE GOOD DOES THIS STORY DO ANYONE

  5. IS NOTHING SACRED??!!!  

    I mean, it has been getting overloaded during midterms and finals anyway because people can't keep their mouths shut, but now there's no hope at all. Thanks bwog.

  6. Wow  

    BWOG has done it again. Ruined something great in their unending quest to be the douchest organization on campus.

  7. yo  

    There's also a 9th floor...though it's mostly inaccessable to people who don't work in the library. And the study rooms are only for philosophy grad students.

  8. What's everybody complaining about?  

    The 8th floor is reserved for grad students. All you whiny undergrads should to the stacks and fuck yourself.

  9. The last grad student who commented  

    is a douche.

  10. WHY  

    WHY LET THE MASSES KNOW???

  11. The last undergrad who commented  

    is a self-important tool.

  12. Dear Undergrads  

    You are not special.

  13. Dear Grads  

    Who are you? Do you matter?

  14. Why  

    would grad students even read this blog? It seems to me like it has a heavy undergrad focus.

  15. I am angry  

    because now at 3 a.m. on saturday nights when I'm having a picnic in a grad student carrel turned make-shift blanket fort, my peace will be disturbed by people who think it's a study space!

  16. CATS  

    ALL YOUR CARREL ARE BELONG TO US.

  17. Elizabeth Grefrath  

    You forgot to cover the fabulous Oral History Research Office! Come on in and we'll give you a tour.

  18. Anonymous  

    for a little oral huh

  19. grads vs. undergrads  

    fight, fight, fight, fight...

  20. Em  

    While I know it says "assigned seating," I ignore that and I always go to the 8th floor cubicles to do my work. That's like 6 days a week/2-6 hours at a time. Yet I have never been reprimanded or kicked out of a cubicle. Am I just lucky or should I start finding other study spots right about now? (I am an undergrad)

  21. ...  

    Bwog, WTF??? is there nothing sacred???

  22. I mean  

    Based on the comments above, it seems like a lot of people know about the 8th floor already. You guys are the hardcore ones, everyone else just goes to Butler to see and be seen, not do work...CU's social life ugh.

  23. MOVE BACKPACKS  

    FOR GREAT JUSTICE!

  24. ...

    what about the massive google bookscanning operation in the basement? i wandered into a large cavernous room down there late one night that had a door which hadn't closed/locked all the way. it's almost sinister feeling down there, like a set from some cheesy bruce willis movie.

  25. i can't believe  

    people still go to butler to study...

    is it abnormal to do your work in your room and go to the library just for books?

  26. ...  

    YOU HAVE NO CHANCE TO SURVIVE: ITS BUTLER TIME

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