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Photos by Marissa Vogt


PASADENA, CALIF.—Tech Chairman Michael McGraw-Herdeg ’08 poses next to the Fleming House Cannon, which is chained to the ground, at the California Institute of Technology. MIT hackers borrowed the cannon in April 2006 after which it appeared next to the Green Building at the beginning of Campus Preview Weekend. This photo is part of a series that showcases the summer adventures of Tech staff members.



SAN DIEGO—Giant panda Bai Yun rests in the enclosure she shares with her cub Zhen Zhen (whose name means “Precious”) at the San Diego Zoo. The zoo celebrated Zhen Zhen’s first birthday on Aug. 3, 2008 with a cake made of ice, bamboo, honey, protein biscuits, and other treats. Zhen Zhen’s big sister, Su Lin, celebrated her third birthday on Aug. 2, 2008 and also received a cake.



Star A. Simpson ’10 leaves the East Boston District Court after her arraignment the afternoon of Sept. 21, 2007 on the charge of possession of a hoax device. She was released on $750 bail.



Star A. Simpson ’10 leaves the East Boston District Court after her arraignment the afternoon of Sept. 21, 2007 on charges of disorderly conduct and possession of a hoax device. She was released on $750 bail.



(from left) Alessandro Chiesa ’09, Russell J. Ryan ’09, and Zackary M. Anderson ’09 appear at a press conference held by the Electronic Frontier Foundation to discuss their canceled presentation titled “The Anatomy of a Subway Hack” in Las Vegas, Nevada on Aug. 9.



(from left) Alessandro Chiesa ’09, Russell J. Ryan ’09, and Zackary M. Anderson ’09 appear at a press conference held by the Electronic Frontier Foundation to discuss their canceled presentation titled “The Anatomy of a Subway Hack.” The presentation, which would have been held Sunday at the 2008 DEF CON hacker convention, was pulled because of a temporary restraining order filed by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.


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