College News and Fun Facts: Carleton College

Carleton College is also known for its pre-finals, stress-relieving ritual: the “Primal Scream,” which is exactly what it sounds like. Perhaps to further distinguish itself from other colleges that have a similar scream tradition (like Columbia and Stanford), Carleton has developed a new ritual: the “Silent Dance Party,” during which students download the same hour-long playlist, meet at the library at 11pm, and dance silently to, literally, their own tune. Source.

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