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Joanna Kao—The Tech
Pip Andersen, who took home 2nd place, jumps from the top of a van to the side of a pickup truck during the practice session.
Joanna Kao—The Tech
Yoann Leroux executes a backflip precision on a 15-foot-high fork lift. He has said that he has done the same trick at heights twice as high.
Joanna Kao—The Tech
Patrick Bryan throws a gymnastics-inspired trick on the back of a pickup truck after learning it just ten minutes before the beginning of the competition.
Joanna Kao—The Tech
The top three (Jason Paul, Pip Andersen, and Marcus Gustafsson) celebrate on the podium with their champagne seconds before making it rain on the crowds below.
Joanna Kao—The Tech
Marcus Gustafsson of Sweden practices his flip over two prop newspaper boxes filled with luggage bags an hour before the competition.
Joanna Kao—The Tech
Patrick Bryan side flips off the tire after running off the stairs behind him during the practice session.
Joanna Kao—The Tech
Yoann Leroux meditates on the top of a fork lift during the practice session in anticipation for throwing a difficult and dangerous backflip in the preliminary competition. He also spent nearly 15 minutes placing sandpaper on various portions of the top of the lift
Joanna Kao—The Tech
On Tuesday, September 21, MIT announced the closing of PBE, after the IFC placed a four-year suspension on the fraternity.
Joanna Kao—The Tech
Michael Turner, one of eight athletes featured in MTV’s Ultimate Parkour Challenge, does a roll over a small patch of grass in City Hall Plaza.
Jason U. Chiu—The Tech
Marlena Love is the newly appointed as Assistant Dean and Director of FSILGs on campus.
Greg Steinbrecher—The Tech
Ben Thompson ’13 (left) and another protester explain why they are protesting Pfc. Bradley Manning’s imprisonment and impending court marshal to a group of freshmen. Thompson and about 15 others were demonstrating outside of 77 Mass Ave from about noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Manning has been imprisoned since May on charges that he leaked classified government information to the website Wikileaks.
Arfa Aijazi—The Tech
Amie J. Guo ’14 browses the selection at Kappa Alpha Theta’s semi-annual Charity Denim Designer Jean sale on Friday in Kresge Oval. Proceeds from the sale went to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a group of community volunteers appointed to speak for abused and neglected children in court.
Jessica fujimori—The Tech
Undergraduate Association President Vrajesh Modi and Vice President Sammi Wyman preside over the first UA Senate meeting of the term Monday. The meeting focused on the budget for the year.