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Last Published: April 14, 2016
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Photos by Jessica L. Wass

After undergoing construction this summer that was crucial to structural integrity, Random Hall opens its doors to old and new students alike just in time for the new semester.

Members of the Class of 2017 have already started arriving on campus for a variety of activities including pre-orientation programs and sports practices.

A West Campus resident rallies morale from other participants running and waving a flag.

The war wages fiercely as both sides rush forward and begin throwing water in earnest.

LaVerde’s Market undergoes renovations during orientation for the second year in a row.

Forces from the East arrive en masse shortly before the beginning of the war, sporting handmade signs and a variety of water-flinging devices.

DanceTroupe was one of many student performance groups to showcase their talents at Friday’s Activities Midway. All ASA recognized groups are invited to the Midway to give incoming freshmen a look at activities on campus.

Signs announcing a public hearing on the 300 Massachusetts Avenue project were placed on buildings along the whole 300 block. All of the businesses facing Mass. Ave on this block are now closed.

Craig B. Cheney ’14 winds up for a shot in the Men’s Water Polo game against Brown University last Saturday. MIT fell to Brown 15-9 but went on to beat Connecticut College later that afternoon 23-3 giving them a conference record of 1-1.

Around 12:30 p.m. on Friday, a problem with the MIT cogeneration plant caused a campus-wide partial power outage. Shortly before the outage, a manhole cover flew out of its housing in front of sorority Kappa Alpha Theta. Since the power plant uses the steam system for its active cooling, the two incidents are likely related.

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