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Jessica Liu—The Tech
Alexander C. Klein ’15 spikes the ball during Saturday’s men’s volleyball game against Harvard. The Engineers won the first set 15-25, but lost 3-1 to Harvard overall in the Rockwell Cage.
Jessica Liu—The Tech
The Men’s Volleyball team prepares to play a point in Saturday’s game against Harvard. Despite starting strong, the Engineers lost to the Crimson last week by 3-1.
Jessica Liu—The Tech
Alexander C. Klein ’15 serves for MIT in Saturday’s game against Harvard.
Jared L. Wong—The Tech
From left; Stephan Boyer ’13, Rachel Fong ’12, and Mark C. Wittels ’13 hold their first place trophies for winning 6.470, the web programming competition, with their project last Thursday.
Elijah Mena—The Tech
Jessie T. Zhang ’15 overlooks her robot during the 6.270 final competition. In the IAP course 6.270, the Autonomous Robot Design Competition, Lego robots faced-off in a hexagon ring and scored by dropping white balls that they collected into the central cavity. Tull N. Gearreald ’12, Mark A. Chodas ’12, and Stephen H. Salinas ’12 received three MacBook Airs for their winning robot, “Martin the Paranoid Android.”
infographic by joanna kao
The LaVerde’s Price Index (LPI) is The Tech’s way of measuring the price changes at LaVerde’s. We add together the prices of 23 specific, diverse products that we feel are typical purchases for members of the MIT community, and we plot how that total price changes monthly. Each month, we will also compare the LPI to the Northeast region Consumer Price Index (CPI) as a measure of fairness. The CPI has been scaled so that the starting point in July is the same as the cumulative price of the 23 select items from LaVerde’s. The CPI for October has not been released yet. Compiled by Jacqueline Durazo
Christopher A. Maynor—The Tech
The MIT Electronics Research Society shows off one of their Tesla coils to a crowd of spectators Monday afternoon at the 2012 MIT Techfair. The student-run event had over 60 companies and 30 student groups exhibiting this year.
Elijah Mena—The Tech
This rearrangement of the word “Techfair” appeared early last Thursday morning. The letters were placed there as advertisement of this year’s Techfair, which concluded on Monday.
David Da He—The Tech
On Jan. 30, the Building 8 end of the Infinite Corridor was crowded with spectators to witness MIThenge. MIThenge is a phenomenon that occurs twice a year when the setting sun aligns with the axis of the Infinite Corridor. The next predicted occurrence is Nov. 10, 2012 (source: