If you’ve been cooped up in Butler for the past week like we have, you’ve probably forgotten how to use your voice/form words/engage with others. That’s okay. For your sake, and for that of the 2015ers, we’ll repost our comprehensive guide to Columbia’s loudest and most transient school tradition.
Finals got you down? Then you can verbally vent your frustrations by participating in the Primal Scream. The guide for noobs:
If your clock or watch is not auto-synced to the NIST’s Cesium Fountain Atomic Clock (i.e. the Internet), make sure you’ve set it correctly. When in doubt, Bwog recommends a cell phone for superior accuracy.
At midnight, open your window or go outside.
Scream. Loudly. It should sound like this. Morningside Heights residents will wonder if you’ve been “skewered,” apparently.
Keep it short. Some of you will be tempted to scream for more than three minutes. Ignore this temptation.
If you have more stress than you can possibly release verbally, bring yourself, a pillow, and your “caged frustration” to the tents in front of Butler for a school-wide pillow fight. Rain or shine cold, dry darkness to parallel that of your soul, the festivities commence at midnight.
probably a good idea to get those tear stains off your pillowcase first