Photos by Sarah Ritter
APO’s Ugliest Man on Campus (UMOC) competition returns this year, with a booth in Lobby 10. Passers-by are invited to vote for the candidate that they think is ugliest, with one penny equaling one vote.
In a twist, this year’s contest returns to the original name (“Ugliest Man”), when in some prior years the name was “Ugliest Manifestation.” Despite that, this year, while each candidate is technically a person, most people have chosen to run on behalf of objects, such as the dining plan.
Each candidate designates a charity to receive the proceeds if they win. Allan E. Miramonti ’13, who is representing the Dining Plan, has selected Child’s Play; James M. Penna ’14 is representing a rotting jack-o-lantern, selected World Education.
Roberto J. Melendez ’12 is representing himself, and has selected Fundahmer. Random Hall’s “Pecker Floor,” representing their sink, has selected the American Cancer Society; Pecker Floor is also running “Fifteen-year-old Juice,” and has selected the CDC Foundation. Jordan A. Goldstein ’14 is representing a staircase at Random Hall, and has selected Doctors Without Borders.
Jonathan E. Rea ’14 pilots his robot “Jack.” One of the tasks of the 2.007 competition this year was to raise a mass in the air, and some robots, like “Jack” did this through a ladder mechanism.
A robot scores points by hitting a lever to complete a task.
A robot flings a mass into the air as part of a task during the 2.007 competition Wednesday.
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