Capture the Flag
Capture the Flag is a traditional outdoor sport often played by children, and sometimes adults. From 2002-2004, an underground student group organized late-night CTF games on Columbia's campus. During good weather games were played with the campus divided on a north-south axis and the flags placed around Schermerhorn and Havemeyer halls. Smaller, more daring games were sometimes played inside the tunnels. Organizers would set up games via an email list and rare flyering. Teams were distinguished by headbands fashioned from a roll of Caution Tape. At least one player claimed to have used the tunnels to avoid detection while crossing campus and entered the building in front of which the flag was placed, allowing him to burst out the door, surprising the unsuspecting opposing players in the area, and make a dash for safe territory with the flag.