The Great Columbia Riot of '78 (Varsity Show)

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The Great Columbia Riot of '78 was the 1978 Varsity Show.

It was the first Varsity Show since 1967, as the 1968 protests had so drained school spirit and school finances that it took a decade to put on another show. Proving "first as tragedy, then as farce", the show lampooned campus radicals, mocking an Ethnic Studies professor who induces his students to try and take over campus.

Apparently not getting the message, tragedy returned again as fiction became stranger than truth and students went on a hunger strike for Ethnic Studies in 1996. You can't make this stuff up.

Preceded by
Feathertop
Varsity Show performances 
1978
Succeeded by
Fly With Me
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