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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.
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A police officer (played by Jenny Gutbezahl, left) from this year’s Mystery Hunt opening ceremony skit talks to a team representative. Gutbezahl and Ed Poznysz, who also played a police officer, registered teams for the Hunt after the skit’s conclusion on Friday, Jan. 18.
Diana Jue—The Tech
A view of Villa 21, one of Buenos Aires’ villas miserias, or “neighborhoods of misery.”
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
As one of the puzzles in the Mystery Hunt, this FM transmitter was hidden above the doors to Lobby 7. It repeatedly transmitted the word “needlepoint” to teams who figured out that the solution required them to take an FM radio to Lobby 7 and tune it to the correct frequency.
Gemma La Mana—Columbia Pictures
Jenna Fischer (left) stars as Darlene Madison and John C. Reilly stars as Dewey Cox in the comedy “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.”
Sam Emerson—Paramount Pictures
Rob (played by Michael Stahl-David, left) and Beth (Odette Yustman, right) are terrorized by a monstrous creature in “Cloverfield.”
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
As a break from the toiling of this year’s Mystery Hunt, team Groovytron hosted a dance-off on Sunday at 6:30 a.m. in Lobby 34.
Perry Hung—The Tech
The popular ice cream and coffee shop Toscanini’s remains closed after a seizure on Thursday by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue for nonpayment of more than $167,000 in back taxes.
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
During team Groovytron’s dance-off on Sunday in Lobby 34, a team member spins a Hula Hoop around his foot while lying on the floor. Several teams participated in the dance-off that provided a break from this year’s Mystery Hunt.
Omari Stephens—The tech
Adrienne M. Bolger ’09 hands off the baton to Andrea E. Bradshaw ’09 during the 4x400-meter relay. The MIT women’s track and field team finished the meet with 178.5 points, beating Bates College (158 points), Colby College (136 points), and the University of Southern Maine (120.5 points).
Omari Stephens—The Tech
Adele D. Phillips G defends against a player from the Brandeis University women’s ultimate frisbee team. The MIT women’s ultimate team “sMITe” played a scrimmage against the Brandeis Banshees Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at the Johnson Indoor Track.
Martha Angela Wilcox—The Tech
Laura A. Daher ’08 poses a question to the panel of artists and scientists at the sneak preview of the film “Jumper,” hosted by the Lecture Series Committee in 26-100 on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008.
Quentin Smith—The Tech
Judges Christopher A. Schuh, Jacob K. White, and Kate Delaney (left to right) taste brownies at the 2008 Battle of the Brownies, sponsored by the Laboratory for Chocolate Science on Jan. 17, 2008.
Omari Stephens—The tech
Shawn S. Conrad ’11 retakes the lead from a Bates College runner during the second leg of the men’s 4x800-meter relay. The all-freshman relay team, which finished first in 8:15.08, missed the freshman 4x800-meter record by just under 10 seconds. The MIT men’s track and field team dominated squads from Bates College and Colby College at the Johnson Indoor Track this past Saturday, finishing the meet with 211 points to Bates’ 93 and Colby’s 43.
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
Hayden Christensen, star of the film “Jumper,” participates in a panel discussion at MIT with the film’s director Doug Liman and MIT Professors Edward Farhi and Max E. Tegmark on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in lecture hall 26-100, which was filled to capacity. The panel discussion followed lectures by Farhi and Tegmark on the possibilities of achieving teleportation in real life and a sneak preview of “Jumper,” sponsored by MIT’s Lecture Series Committee.
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
Doug Liman, director of the film “Jumper,” participates in a panel discussion at MIT with the film’s star Hayden Christensen and MIT Professors Edward Farhi and Max E. Tegmark on Wednesday, Jan. 16 in lecture hall 26-100, which was filled to capacity. The panel discussion followed lectures by Farhi and Tegmark on the possibilities of achieving teleportation in real life and a sneak preview of “Jumper,” sponsored by MIT’s Lecture Series Committee.
Eric D. Schmiedl—The Tech
A packed crowd awaits the sneak preview of the film “Jumper,” hosted by the Lecture Series Committee in 26-100 on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008.
Andrea Robles—The Tech
Sarah N. Trowbridge ’08, co-captain of the women’s gymnastics team, does a handstand during her floor routine at MIT’s quad meet in duPont Gymnasium on Jan. 19, 2008. The Engineers placed second behind Ursinus College but above Wilson College and Island College.
Aaron Sampson—The Tech
Trace U. Sauter ’11 takes off at the beginning of the men’s 100-yard backstroke at the MIT swimming and diving team’s Saturday meet with Colby College. The Engineers won the meet 176-94 at the Zesiger Center Pool.