Barnard recreates event no one cares about
Recently, during our usual scouring of the Barnard Vimeo channel, we stumbled upon some (perplexing) new footage of a Barnard’s once heralded reproduction of the Greek games. With the cost of building another Parthenon too high and the abundant Barnard animal activists blockading any attempt at live sacrifices, it seems that the administration circa 1927 decided this would be the best way to honor Athena. While it remains unknown how often these festivities occurred, Spectrum is fairly certain the tradition met its unfortunate end long before the introduction of color film.
And if that isn’t enough to get you excited about Barnard’s rich history, you can find plenty more classic footage on the Barnard College Archives Vimeo channel. There you’ll find an excerpt from a Barnard documentary, as well a video called “Barnard Camp.” Not sure what the latter is about, but the name sounds an awful lot like “Band Camp.”
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