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Counterpoint is an MIT/Wellesley journal which examines politics and culture from a cross-campus perspective. Our closely-knit staff promotes rational discourse on issues from tuition and student activities to religion, sexuality, and economics. Counterpoint’s writers come from a variety of political orientations.

The magazine is looking for writers, business managers, artists, web page designers, photographers, and editors. Members meet over pizza each Monday at 6 PM in the MIT student center office (room 443 of the Student Center) and at Wellesley each Thursday at 7:15 PM to discuss ideas and plan the upcoming issue. Two of the four past Undergraduate Association presidents have been Counterpoint publishers first. No experience is necessary -- feel free to stop by one of the meetings.

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Technique is MIT's award-winning yearbook. More than just an average yearbook, Technique presents the distinctive MIT experience through artistic photographs, prose, and design.

Recently, Technique staff has begun production on the millennium book, Technique 2000. The 2000 book will focus on portraying the MIT lifestyle through a variety of perspectives. As Technique editor Nicole Immorlica stated, “We want this book to be a reflection of every person's unique perception of MIT. The book will be to MIT as a prism is to light, distinguishing different shades, different ways of life.”

Technique staffers work hard collecting quality material for their book. Equipped with free film, Technique photographers constantly carry their cameras searching for impressive shots. On their film, they capture the essence of everyday MIT life. Some photographers focus on revealing the thrill of MIT sports or club activities. Other photographers work to expose the laughter and hysteria, the tension and release of life in the classroom and out.

Writers actively seek passionate and personalized prose. By interviewing students and staff, writers capture the MIT slant on both local and world events. As opposed to merely presenting facts, writers focus on analyzing events and depicting how these events affect the lives of MIT individuals. Writers also express MIT emotions through fictional prose and poetry to be published alongside the best photographs in the opening section of the book.

The photographs and prose are brought together in a dynamic book design. Through ample use of white space and bold lines, layout editors present the staff’s work in a 9 by 12 inch, 432-page book to the MIT community.

More than just a bunch of artsy nerds, Technique staffers know how to have fun. Meetings are held every Saturday at noon in the Technique office, W20-451, and last until the wee hours of the morning during deadlines. From the frequent darkroom parties to the Christmas party to simply hanging out, Technique staffers enjoy a social atmosphere as they work to produce their pride and joy, Technique 2000.

For more information: < activities/yearbook/> or attend a Saturday meeting.


Rune exists to promote the arts at MIT by publishing works of writing and art from the MIT community in the annual Journal of Arts and Letters. Those interested in any or all forms of literature, art, and graphic design are encouraged to join. New members are always welcome. Meetings are held once every other week.

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