Oh those Beanies!

Considered naive by upperclassmen, freshmen at the University of Colorado were required to wear distinctive green caps (called beanies or “dinks”) until Homecoming. Victory in the annual freshmen-sophomore tug-of-war across Varsity Lake gave freshmen an early release from the hated beanies. This tradition carried on into the 1960s.

Today, freshman students at CU blend into the student body (somewhat) more easily.

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