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Greg Steinbrecher—The Tech
Ethan Dawes of Super Mash Bros. mixes beats on his laptop during their performance at the Spring Weekend concert, where Super Mash Bros. opened for N.E.R.D. Dawes later ran around the stage with a video camera documenting the experience and filming bandmate Dick Fink dancing around the stage.
David Chen—The Tech
Vladislav Shahov and Milena Jasionek from Manhattan Ballroom Dance compete in championship standard division of the 2010 MIT Open Ballroom Dance Competition, hosted by the ballroom dance team in Rockwell Cage on Saturday. The competition lasted through Saturday and Sunday, and featured dancers from all over the country. Shahov and Jasionek placed first in their division. MIT ballroom dancers Tuan Q. Phan ’02 and Ekaterina V. Lesnaia PhD ’04 took third in the championship standard category.
Aditi Verma
Participants in the IDEAS competition explain their ideas to one of the judges in Lobby 10 on Monday. The IDEAS competition, organized by the Public Service Center, promotes innovations with a focus on public service.
Greg Steinbrecher—The Tech
N.E.R.D frontman Pharrell Williams spits rhymes at the Spring Weekend concert. In between songs, Williams engaged the crowd by telling them that they are going to change the future and by emphasizing that brains, not looks, are what really matter. He primarily directed his comments to the women of the crowd, complimenting them repeatedly.
Greg Steinbrecher—The Tech
Allin D. Resposo ’11 hangs out with Super Mash Bros after winning the Spring Weekend Mashup Competition. Students submitted mashups for student voting, and Super Mash Bros. selected a winner from the top three to play during their concert.
Feng Wu—The Tech
Students work hard as well as fool around during Habitat for Humanity’s annual Cardboard House Building Competition behind Kresge Auditorium on Friday. Students constructed miniature houses out of cardboard and duct tape, which were judged at the end of the day by a panel of Course 4 professors. The Cardboard House Building Competition is part of Habitat for Humanity’s Campus Build event, designed to raise awareness about the global housing crisis.
Greg Steinbrecher—The Tech
MIT students took a study break to watch N.E.R.D perform live on Friday evening in the Johnson Ice Rink for the Spring Weekend concert. N.E.R.D played a mix of their older songs and songs from their upcoming album, Nothing.
Feng Wu—The Tech
Vivian Lee ’12 of the Asian Dance Team performs a Chinese ribbon dance at I-Fair, hosted by the International Students Association, on Friday. I-Fair gives international culture groups at MIT a chance to present a little piece of the culture they represent.
Greg Steinbrecher—The Tech
A mix of students and Boston locals rock out to Super Mash Bros.’ mixes at the Spring Weekend concert on Friday. The crowd particularly enjoyed the mashups that the group produced live.
Jingyun Fan—The Tech
The Chorallaries sang “Defying Gravity” at Take Back the Night in Stata on Monday. The event kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness Week, which continues with a screening of The Line today.
Aditi Verma
Jackson L. Prestwood ’13 gets his revenge as he throws a fistful of gulaal, colored powder, on Raghu Mahajan ’11 during the Holi celebrations, organized by the Hindu Students Council, on Saturday. Holi, a Hindu festival, celebrates the victory of good over evil.