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Mouse Sighted In Alumni Pool

Today (April 23) while swimming at the MIT Alumni Pool, a live mouse was found swimming in the slow lane. Rumor has it he was doing freestyle, breathing on both sides, but I can’t corroborate that. Thank God, the pool staff fished out the mouse and disposed of it.

Needless to say, I ended my workout early. Isn’t this gross? MIT undergrads have to pass the swim test or take a swim class as a substitute. Furthermore if there is a group of people desperately needing physical fitness, it is this fine MIT community. Shouldn’t the pool be at least rodent-free if not clean?

As a pre-emptive request to the animal-rights people: don’t write in and say how all living creatures deserve to have equal access to athletic facilities. I hope that others on campus feel the same grossed-outness-outrage about this as I do.

Dhaya Lakshminarayanan G