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A sign titled “Carnivorous Plants Win” along with a toilet plunger appeared in the Dollar Bill Lounge in the Infinite Corridor, a reference to the carnivorous plants that threaten the plumber Mario in the Mario video game series. Hackers put up signs around campus with various meanings of the acronym “CPW” for the start of MIT’s Campus Preview Weekend on April 16.
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Prospective students arrive for the three day Campus Preview Weekend on April 16. Student flew in from as far as New Zealand to get a taste of the MIT experience. More than 900 prospective students, out of the 1061 who registered for the weekend, arrived on Thursday.

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Prospective students gather around the ESP (Educational Studies Program) booth to catch free t-shirts that were thrown into the crowd in the Johnson Ice Rink during the CPW Festival .

A sign titled “Carnivorous Plants Win” along with a toilet plunger appeared in the Dollar Bill Lounge in the Infinite Corridor, a reference to the carnivorous plants that threaten the plumber Mario in the Mario video game series. Hackers put up signs around campus with various meanings of the acronym “CPW.”

Kevin A. Fischer ’11 holds a discussion with a prospective student. He walked around wearing a cardboard box promoting “CryoFAC” in reference to the East Campus based group that served liquid nitrogen ice cream during the CPW festival.

Prefrosh play a game of Twister hosted by East Campus at the CPW festival.

Prospective student Robert Haussman takes part in an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) demonstration as part of the CPW festival.

Jennifer E. Lai ’10 of the Association of Taiwanese Students hands out bubble tea to prefrosh during the CPW festival.