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Columbia Smells That We Miss

We really wish we could smell these smells right now. 

While at home, some people miss the friends they’ve made at Columbia. Some miss the rich culture and art of New York City. Some even miss Ferris pizza. Not Bwog, though! We actually can’t stand any of that stuff. We miss the many putrid smells that live in the crevices of our campus. Here are some of our favorites.

  • The vague smell of burning in Mudd late at night
  • Raw, unwashed armpit in a crowded lecture hall
  • The smell of my illegal candle
  • The scent of absolutely nothing that comes from the Ferris vegan station- can be considered a negative smell
  • Fresh coffee at Hewitt on a Monday morning
  • My roommate’s expensive perfume that she sprays all over the room every morning (god I miss her)
  • The scent of my own wretched body after pulling an all nighter writing an essay
  • The Milstein soap that we wish we could smell for 20 second intervals throughout the day
  • The butt smell that lives on Butler 6
  • My clothes after a party: a combination of cigarette smoke, gross beer, and some fruity drink I most likely spilled on myself at some point
  • The essential oils we’ve accidentally spilled on our rugs
  • The essential oil my roommate had that was just called “seduction”
  • The smell of the heat that came up from that one grate on the floor near Low Library, like the heat that comes out of the back of a Wii
  • Lysol mixed with 100% poop in the Butler 2nd floor bathrooms
  • The feral smell of students on the lawns when it’s sunny out
  • Vomit in the EC courtyard
  • JJ’s, which always smells like 10,000 Beyond Burgers
  • Hot subway stank wafting up as you stand on the traffic island at Broadway and 116th
  • That new building smell on the lower levels of Milstein…absolutely fantastic
  • OVERWHELMING YAMS as you walk by Dig Inn
  • The smell of urine anywhere

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