Jul

19

Brown/White/Grey Hawk Down: Rest In Peace, Hawkma

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We’ve got some (potentially) sad news, folks. Hawkma’s reign over freshmen, upperclassmen, and faculty alike may have come to an end in the wee hours of the night. Though we can’t say for sure whether this is merely a Hawkmimposter, the slain bird does seem to resemble our robust, bloodthirsty friend.

Tipster Ze’ev Gebler sent in the following photo, and it doesn’t look good:

Rage—Goddess, sing the rage of Bwog’s son Hawkma...

Rest in peace, sweet prince.

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21 Comments

  1. WHAT?

    I've lost the will to live.

  2. The Columbia Admins  

    did this. The wanted to kill the one thing that brought hope and strength to us. In front of NOCO, there is a garden that is barren, I declare that we bury him there.

  3. I expect  

    a statement from prezbo, comfort us beloved leader.

  4. I want to bury him by hand

    without magic.

    • Our Beloved Hawkma  

      To the Tune of General Taylor by Great Big Sea

      Well Our Beloved Hawkma he gained the air
      Walk him along, CUMB, Carry him along
      Well Our Beloved Hawkma he gained the air
      Carry him to his bury'n ground

      [Chorus:]

      Tell me way, hey, strong birdie
      Walk him along, CUMB, Carry him along
      Tell me way, hey, strong birdie
      Carry him to his bury'n ground

      We'll dig his grave with our own bare hands
      Walk him along, CUMB, Carry him along
      His shroud of the finest silk will be made
      Carry him to his bury'n ground

      [Chorus]

      We'll lower him down on a golden chain
      Walk him along, CUMB, Carry him along
      On every inch we'll carve his name
      Carry him to his bury'n ground

      [Chorus]

      Our Beloved Hawkma he's all the go
      Walk him along, CUMB, Carry him along
      He's gone where the stormy winds won't blow
      Carry him to his bury'n ground

      [Chorus]
      We'll pour out the last of our 4loko
      Walk him along, CUMB, Carry him along
      Every last drop we owe to him
      Carry him to his bury'n ground

      [Chorus]

      Our Beloved Hawkma he's dead and he's gone
      Walk him along, CUMB, Carry him along
      Our Beloved Hawkma he's long dead and gone
      Carry him to his bury'n ground

      [Chorus 2x]

  5. Anonymous

    Methinks it was a first-year hawk who didn't receive his housing assignment yet.

  6. Rage

    Goddess, sing the rage of Columbia's son Hawkma,
    murderous, doomed, that cost the pigeons countless losses,
    hurling down to the House of Death so many sturdy squirrels,
    great feisty squirrels, but made their bodies carrion,
    feasts for lesser birds and John Jay Dining Hall,
    and the will of PrezBo was moving toward its end.
    Begin, Muse, when the two first broke and clashed,
    Facilities lord of bureaucracy and brilliant Hawkma.

  7. Anonymous

    Sad news: another beautiful NYC hawk is dead, and in such a tragic-looking way.

    The good news, I suppose, is that this is almost definitely a juvenile hawk that just fledged--note the absence of red tail.

    Still not something to be happy about, however. Perhaps it was one of Hawkma's babies.

  8. Can we get a

    Hawkma origin story post? I mean Hawkma even predates the '12ers. What are we without our history

  9. Courtney

    Sad to see this! But look at that wing shape, mustache stripe, and gorgeous black and white mottling - it's definitely not a dead red-tail. Looks like a dead peregrine (Nathaniel?) to me. Perhaps an unlucky juvy out of the nest on Riverside Church?

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