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It’s the last day of the academic year, and the students of a small, mid-western university are preparing for a bacchanalian celebration called Crazy Night. Our chaperone for the evening is Phil, a freshman on the verge of flunking out, who roves the fraternities in search of beer, women, and the meaning of life. It’s just after the Great Crash, with Prohibition in sobering effect-a bleak time for college graduates and drop-outs, who have one more night to do everything, before they enter a world that offers them nothing.
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It was the last night of the spring term and it was called Crazy Night because everyone cut loose on that night and had his last fling for the year. It was rather like New Year's Eve except that it marked the end of something old without celebrating the beginning of anything new. And for that reason, though it was feverishly gay on the surface, it was really the saddest night of the year. Some of the students enjoyed it, I guess: some students enjoy anything that gives them a good excuse for getting drunk. But most of us got drunk and acted crazy because we were sad about the year being ended. Young people have a natural instinct for darkness when they're sad, so the saddest of us drank the most on Crazy Night: the graduating seniors and the freshmen who had flunked out usually tried to get themselves blind drunk.
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