In the spring of 1974, the fad of student “streaking” spread quickly across college campuses nationwide and to Furman. Below are excerpts from a letter that I wrote home in March of 1974:
My suitemates and I had already gone to bed when we heard some noise outside. We got up and peeked out the window, but didn’t see anyone. Then we heard all this commotion in the kitchen, so we headed in that direction. Several girls from the hall were looking out the kitchen window and reported that they had just seen about eight streakers. They had already streaked on by when I looked out, so I didn’t get to see them.
Debbie’s mother called on the hall phone and, when she heard all the noise, jokingly asked Debbie if the Furman men were streaking. Debbie said, “Yes!” Her mother, apparently not wanting Debbie to miss anything, quickly said, “Oh, then I’ll call back later” and hung up the phone.
We stood waiting at the kitchen window for several minutes, hoping that the streakers would come back. At one point,
Here is a photo taken as we peered out my dorm room window, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Furman men streaking.