Days of Shouting Period in HKUST Are Numbered

Yes, and today could be the last day of this controversial HKUST tradition (or, maybe HK tradition).

If you haven’t heard of what shouting period is, it’s basically a time that society used for promotion. Each day there’s two time slots (at noon and in the afternoon) the wanna-be society committee members are granted the chance to shout out their cheers, and movements/dances (within confined areas, on a first-come-first-serve basis). The practice creates massive detour, unbelievably huge noises (sometimes exceeds the government-regulated 90 dB in universities) and unsatisfactory among professors, which has already give the university enough reasons to abandon this practice, which, is also why I said the days are numbers in the entry title.

So, today I carried my camera, and rushed to the Atirum at around 1pm, only to record some of the moments in the chanting period that could be our last memories.

I captured this video from near the escalator of concourse, but too bad the shouting couldn’t possibly be compared to the same practice last year in terms of either loudness and scale.

And look at this 挑机, or challenging-against-each-other part between soon-to-be House III and House I committee members.

Finally, enjoy the slideshow here.

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If you are interested, also compare what was happening at the same time last year(the year of my involvement):

and of course, this one below is more like a adrenaline-booster:

 

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3 Comments Add yours

    1. Shelley says:

      It reminds me of the period we experienced together last year. What an unforgettable memory!

      1. Michael Xu says:

        yea, good times huh!

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