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BOP HISTORY

Some weird and wonderful articles about Cambridge bops and May Balls throughout the years.

Bop on!
It is the quintessential College entertainment. From classic school disco at Homerton to dubstep at Clare Cellars, the bop has it all: music, dancing, friends and, if you’re lucky, a somewhat sticky carpet.

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The five stages of a college bop

Upon arriving in Cambridge, you quickly realise that there are many quirks that students from non-collegiate universities will find a bit odd. Undoubtedly, the best of these is the trademark bop.

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Senior Tutors are cancelling Bops because they hate us

Bops. That most wonderful Cambridge institution. Somewhere between a school disco and debauched rave, this party is a burning beacon of fun in an otherwise dreary, bleak Fenland.

This most hallowed and treasured occasion is under threat. As many of you are undoubtedly aware, on finding out about his students’ drinking activities, the Caius Master’s rage knew no limits and he banned their Bop.

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Here’s what really happened at the Lucy Cavendish bop people are calling an ‘illegal rave’

On 18th March, students at Lucy Cavendish College held what was advertised as an “end of term bop”. Later that month, posts concerning what people were calling an “illegal rave” began circulating on Camfess.

Here’s what we know about what actually happened.

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Student’s portrait installed onto walls of Homerton’s Great Hall during bop

The portrait was hung by students without the college’s permission, and remained in place for two days.

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The Tab’s guide to becoming a student DJ

Of all the hives of BNOCery in Cambridge, the student DJ community is the most elusive and trendy. Because we love you, here’s a guide to becoming the uni’s top selector.

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The Tab’s Official Halloween Fashion Guide

Stuck for what to wear for your Halloween bop/club night/formal? Look no further…

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Garbagegate: Homerton bops on the line after littering and damage

Following the return of their bops after a messy night last year, Homerton is yet again embroiled in bop scandal.

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‘Fire In The Red Light District’ Ignites Controversy

Emma have been forced to change the theme of their bop after the original ‘Fire in the Red Light District’ theme proved too controversial.

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Cambridge master calls for end to laddish culture

The annual freshers' bop at the college has been cancelled. The master's angry message was prompted by drink- related scenes witnessed on the ...

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VOMERTON: College bans bops after bodily fluids get out of hand

A minority of chundering, loutish students have been warned not to spoil Homerton bops for everyone else.

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ArcSoc accuses Homerton of stealing excrement bop theme

ArcSoc has expressed anger that last week’s event at Homerton, which led to the cancellation of future bops, was a direct copy of a party they had planned for the end of term.

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Gonville and Knees Up: Caius bop cancelled after raucous night out

Naughty freshers at Caius have had their bop cancelled after they had their “army pub crawl” last night.

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Such a shitstorm: Queens’ bans all bops after accommodation left in vomit-stained state

After last year’s poodunnit, Queens’ students are in the dock once more after the college BANNED all bops for the rest of term.

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Fun police: John’s bans ents after toilet ceiling smashed
The smashing of the men’s toilet ceiling during an internet memes themed bop last month was described as the ‘final straw’

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Episode 6: The Bop

The Sunday Serial continues with a traumatic bop…

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Exclusive: Chunder In The Jungle: John’s Ent Ends In Carnage

Future of John’s Ents uncertain after night of ‘booze, babes and banter’ ends in carnage.

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Cambridge University cancels 'Around the World in 80 Days' theme party 'in case students dress in offensive costumes from other cultures'

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EREN KILICH likes to dress as a prostitute. And won’t let bop planners tell him he can’t.

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Killer Clown barges into Cambridge formal dinner

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