Harvard: Hot or horrendous?
Harvard sophomore Mark E. Zuckerberg created his own version of
the "Hot-Or-Not" website for the Cambridge campus this week. Motivated by the
"horrendous facebook pictures" of his fellow students, Zuckerberg told the
Harvard Crimson he hacked into the online facebooks of various Harvard houses
and created a website on which students could vote for the hotter of two
randomly-chosen photos or rate how fellow house residents stood up against one
Inspiration for the website first hit Zuckerberg last Tuesday while browsing
the Kirkland House online facebook. "I almost want to put some of these faces
next to pictures of farm animals and have people vote on which is more
attractive," Zuckerberg wrote in his journal.
The site lasted for only one weekend before outraged students forced
Zuckerberg to shut it down on Sunday night. Zuckerberg said the link was
originally meant for only a few friends, but students forwarded it so that
before the site closed, 450 visitors had voted at least 22,000 times.
Keggy the Keg
Dartmouth, in its search for a new mascot, may have found the answer. Keggy
the Keg, conceived by a Dartmouth humor magazine, made his debut at Dartmouth's
homecoming football game against Columbia on Saturday.
Initially intended for a one-time appearance, there's a good chance, due to
Keggy's positve reception (including a Keggy cheer and small children's
requests for autographs) that Keggy will reappear.
Student response was overwhelmingly positive. "I still think students can
enjoy it even if they are not heavy drinkers," James Baehr, a member of a
student group devoted to presenting a positive image of Dartmouth, told the
The front-page story of the Tues., Nov.4 issue of the Brown Daily
Herald covered the death of a tree. The old elm, of undetermined age, was
fondly nicknamed 'Elmo.'
There are no plans yet fot the future of Elmo's wood or what will fill its
location, though, according to the article, "most likely another plant will
replace the tree."
Compiled by Laura Young from the Harvard Crimson, the Brown Daily Herald,
and the Dartmouth.