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Last Published: April 14, 2016

Photos by David Chen

Jacob T. Bredthauer ’11 of the MIT Cross Products closes out the Break it Down Boston concert last Saturday night. Ten Christian acapella groups from New England schools performed at the event.

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.

Princess Len Carlos ’13 flies a kite during the Bangladeshi Students Association’s annual kite-flying festival to celebrate the coming of spring at the Kresge barbecue pits on Sunday. Sunday afternoon was windy with speeds of 21mph — wonderful weather for kite flying.

Phyo Nyi Nyi Kyaw ’10 (left) directs Leadership Training Institute co-founder Semmie Kim ’10 through a maze of balloons and cups at the Stata Center on Sunday during a game organized by high school participants in the LTI program. Over the past 12 weeks, the club has helped train students from local high schools in leadership so that they may go on plan and organize initiatives at their own schools and communities.

Associate Professor Nergis Mavalvala recently won the $500,000 MacArthur “Genius” grant for her research in detecting gravitational waves from outer space. Professor Mavalvala is a member of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory project that uses highly sensitive laser interferometry to detect potential gravity waves.

Neil T. Forrester ’12 steadies his boat during the 18th Annual Brass Rat Regatta on Saturday morning. Over 30 current and former members of MIT Sailing showed up for the race.

Mason Tang G sprays fellow Resonance members at Resoception on Fiday night. (From left: Christine J. Park ’14, Mason Tang G, Daniel A. Heins ’14, Veronica C. Newlin ’14, Alexander C. Jordan ’13). Resoception took place in a nearly-full 10-250. The show featured performances by the Simmons Sirens and Northeastern Nor’easters before launching into an Inception-themed performance by the MIT Resonance. The concert included a collection of dream-related songs punctuated by short skits revolving around a plot to beat the 8.01 exam.

Annie Y. Kwon ’11, Alvin S. Chen ’11, and Jessie S. Jeon G perform a set of pieces by Felix Mendelssohn as part of the MIT Chamber Music Society on Wednesday night.

Members of the Asian Dance Team rehearse a traditional dance for their upcoming performance. The show will take place on Saturday at 6 p.m. in Kresge auditorium.

Mysterious hackers managed to hang a very large cheese in 10-250 on Thursday morning, just in time for the final session of 18.02. The cheese is a reference to the fact that the class always says “cheese!” when Professor Bjorn Poonen makes a mistake in lecture.

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