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Christian J. Ternus—The Tech
The new Senior House housemasters, Jagruti S. Patel ’97 (left) and Antony N. Donovan ’94, met with The Tech last Friday in their housemasters’ suite to discuss their new positions.
Frank M. Yaul
The Great Dome is seen mid-afternoon from Killian Court as Facilities clean up after the official welcome to the Class of 2013 on Sunday. The dome, which has been kept under wraps for most of the summer, is currently undergoing renovation.
Frank M. Yaul
The Media Lab’s extension, pictured on Aug. 30, is nearing completion.
Sophie A. Clayton
West campus’s forces prepare to battle the east campus army in the annual water war on Sunday.
Sophie A. Clayton
Generals Daniel J. Sauza ’11 of West Campus (left) and James A. Ostrowski ’10 of East Campus (right) shake hands Saturday before the start of the annual East vs. West Water War on Kresge Oval.
Sophie A. Clayton
East campus water war combatants parade down Memorial Drive Saturday on their way to the battleground on Kresge Oval.
Michael Meyer—The Tech
Jeffrey H. Huang ’12 carries a rubber duck from Simmons Hall to main campus during a game of “capture the duck” on Aug. 28 as part of REX. Players tried to find the other team’s giant rubber duck while avoiding blows from opponents’ foam swords.
Michael Meyer—The Tech
Freshmen sit in the press box at Fenway Park during a tour of the stadium sponsored by Simmons Residence Exploration (REX) on Aug. 31.
Christian J. Ternus—The Tech
Chao He ’12, dressed as Willy Wonka, announces the victory of the orientation leaders over a group of freshmen in a game involving stuffing a cloth bag with blankets and a person, then rolling the combination down to the finish line. The game was part of the Kickoff! orientation event held Sunday evening in Kresge.
John Z. Sun
Students rock out behind the East Campus dance tent during the annual East Side party on Aug. 30.
Michael Meyer—The Tech
Freshmen and upperclassmen face off in Jell-O wrestling, a REX event hosted by Burton-Connor on Sunday. Opponents attempted to pin each other in a pool filled with green gelatin.
Omari Stephens
Late Saturday night, Peter P. Tieu ’11 tests some holds after he finished mounting them for East Campus’s rock-climbing twister game. The twister game was showcased during the East Side Party on Aug. 30.
Christian J. Ternus—The Tech
A group of freshmen compete against upperclassmen during the Kick-Off! orientation event on Sunday in Kresge. The game involved stuffing a bag with clothes and a person, then rolling the combination to the finish line.
Sophie A. Clayton
The east campus army charges at the beginning of the annual East vs. West Water War Saturday on Kresge Oval.
JoHn Z. Sun
Freshmen and upperclassmen ride a wooden spinning structure in the East Campus courtyard during the East Side Party on Aug. 30. The ride was constructed by dorm residents for REX.
Omari Stephens
Elizabeth V. Power ’10 paints letters for a tale about past EC Rushes onto one of the many signs that East Campus prepared for Sunday night’s East Side Party, held in the EC courtyard.
Christian J. Ternus—The Tech
Joshua S. Bails ’11 dances in front of East Campus’ wall of CRT computer monitors on Aug. 30 during REX.
Sophie A. Clayton
Katheryn D. French ’11 beats the battle drum as east campus marches into battle during the East vs. West Water War on Saturday.
Sophie A. Clayton
East campus wheels out one of their weapons, a giant water-squirting penis, during the annual East vs. West Water War Saturday on Kresge Oval.
Michael Y. Mccanna—The Tech
Timothy E. Robertson ’10 and Christopher P. Merrill ’12 test the roller coaster in the East Campus Courtyard during the East Side Party on Sunday.
Omari Stephens
(clockwise from top-right) Amy Qian ’11, Jack L. Jester-Weinstein ’12, Itaru L. Hiromi ’11, and Arka P. Dhar ’10 (also a Tech photographer) carry mattresses to the end of the East Campus roller-coaster during testing on Aug. 30. The mattresses served to slow down the carts at the end of the ride.
Christian J. Ternus—The Tech
Kendra L. Pugh G grabs an East Campus “burning man” LED “throwie” used as a decoration during REX on Aug. 30.
Michael Y. McCanna—The Tech
Hundreds of freshmen and upperclassmen attended the East Side Party on Aug. 30 in the EC courtyard. Some popular events involved riding “The Assfuck Twins” rollercoaster, 3D twister, and dancing in an area lit by computer monitors.
Christian J. Ternus—The Tech
East Campus residents and other freshmen ride a wooden spinning structure in the EC courtyard on Aug. 30. The ride was constructed by dorm residents for REX.