For the 90% of you undergrads that weren’t present in Sanders Theater for CS50 today: you missed quite a lecture. Well to be fair, even those in attendance probably missed most of what was going on due to a number of outbursts in the orchestra section.
A rather scruffy looking individual sitting in the lower section (pictured above), shouted intermittently at Professor David Malan over the course of the 1.5-hour lecture.
Most noteworthy among his loudly spoken outbursts were things that made us blush and giggle uncomfortably. Phrases like: “C**k!“, “WTF?“, and “This is crap, this is total crap!“ At around the middle of the lecture about pointers and RAM, he even shouted, “ZUCKERBERG!”
Within an hour, this man’s seating row was completely vacated of students, leaving him more or less free to lay across the bench, make unnerved faces, and make wild, rhythmic hand gestures (what was described by one individual as “a crazy swap dance”). David Malan to his credit, handled the situation rather equanimously, even entertaining the man’s inquiry as to why he kept using the phrase “sanity check.” During a break in the lecture, Malan came down from the stage to speak to the disruptive individual. And that was pretty much that.
We won’t speculate as to who or what this man was about, but we can say this: he sure as heck wasn’t taking any notes.
If you wanna see how it all went down, listen carefully for the expletive exclamations on the Week 5, Monday video at cs50.net.
The Immediate Gratification Players (IGP), an on-campus improv troupe, knock this one out of the park. The 2011 Harvard Foundation’s Cultural Rhythms Artist of the Year (better known as Shakira) gets a lotta love and a little lesson in psychosemantics.
Oh and yeah, we definitely saw you get that celebrity hug, Ben Smith ’12. Get it, get it.
Layering, it’s a neglected art in these parts. Listen up Harvard, layering does not mean wearing your North Face puffer over whatever it is you decided to wear to section that day. It’s about wearing an outfit, not a strictly utilitarian cocoon of warmth to get you from here to Northwest Labs.
And ladies, balance it out. Leggings as pants, fine. But if you’ve just got on tights (God forbid you’re bare-legged in February) and your top half looks like you’re smuggling a couple Sherpas you may need to consider some heavier-duty bottoms. Same goes for guys in shorts this time of year; they don’t make you look casual and nonchalant, they make you look lost.
Below are some gorgeous examples of coordinated winter layers in neutral tones. An easy change from the ubiquitous black puffers and peacoats.
This week’s playlist is a Valentine’s Day Mix with a bittersweet twist! We present to you a variety of “single jingles”, for all you n+nones.
Have no shame, babycakes! According to our tracklist, you’re Ridin’ Solo, you’re Stronger, you’re Good to Yourself, you’re a Survivor…. you’re a Creep who’sgoing to… Sleep Alone? Whoops! Well, in any case, this playlist is for you!
Check out the playlist below or stream it through the sidebar!
Even strawberry earrings can be in-style when the fruit is out of season.
Winter Fashion Tip #2: Don’t let your seasonal statement pieces wait ’til spring!
While you don’t have to be as daring as example above, don’t let the winter weather stifle your style. Layer both cold and warm weather duds for a look that stays light through the season. Layer a chiffon frock over heavy tights or leggings, tie a silk scarf in your hair (or over the ears as makeshift earmuffs), use a seersucker tie, or rock a denim button-down as a sneaky substitute for an Oxford one. Be adventurous, baby—just don’t overdo it and bust out the flippy-floppies in the middle of February!
Winter Fashion Tip #1: Now’s the time for a little extra drama.
Dramatic makeup that is. If you can’t seem to get out of your heavy black coat and boots all the time, add some weather proof makeup for a look that works both indoors and out. Be bold, go for rich, saturated colors that compliment your skin tone. Winter is the best time for a little more makeup since it won’t melt off of your face and the dull conditions mean you can pull off a bit more color than usual. If you want a little understated drama, a bright, nourishing lipstick can be found at CVS on the cheap— and it will also protect your precious lips from the harsh weather.
For guys who aren’t too into this gendered tip, this is also a great time for grabbing a new pair of sunglasses. Try something different (read: dramatic), like a pair of glasses with an astronautical mirrored gold lens. While it makes some real hip sense to wear these now to protect from snow glare, the same pair will read rather douche-y come springtime.
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