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Omari Stephens—The Tech
Members of the Mystery Hunt team Silly Hat Brigade work on a preliminary puzzle at the Mystery Hunt opening ceremony. The ceremony occurred in Lobby 7 this past Friday, Jan. 18 at noon. The team Evil Midnight Bombers What Bomb at Midnight won this year’s annual hunt; see page 17 for more photographs.
STAFF REPORTER
January 23, 2008
Nineteen members of the MIT community have been asked by the recording industry to preemptively settle lawsuits for allegedly downloading music illegally on peer-to-peer networks, according to a Jan. 10 Recording Industry Association of America press release.
January 23, 2008
Hordes of people gathered in Lobby 7 at noon on Friday for the start of the 29th annual Mystery Hunt, when teams were handed a piece of paper entitled “Puzzle Zero.” It became quite clear over the next arduous 56 hours that this puzzle had absolutely nothing to do with the Hunt, as teams of students, alumni, and others toiled through what even the organizers — collectively named “Palindrome” — admit was a very difficult edition of MIT’s annual Hunt.
NEWS EDITOR
January 23, 2008
The Central Square branch of Toscanini’s Ice Cream was seized last Thursday by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue because the shop failed to pay more than $167,000 in taxes that have accumulated since 2000, according to the Boston Globe.
STAFF REPORTER
January 23, 2008
Students who paid half price for meals at dining halls during the fall will also pay half price during the Independent Activities Period. MIT Campus Dining has extended the duration of the House Dining Membership, formerly known as Preferred Dining, at no additional cost to members.



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