Posted by Mariel Sena on March 23, 2011 at 12:48 pm
After years of wowing audiences with her breath-taking beauty, adept acting, and tumultuous love life, Elizabeth Taylor died of congestive heart failure today, Wednesday March 23, at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
On-screen since the age of 9, Taylor has long been in the Hollywood limelight. The actress is most famous for her roles in the movies Cleopatra, Father of the Bride, Butterfield 8, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. She received two Oscars among five total Academy Award nominations, and was named a Dame Commander of the Order by the British Empire.
For more information on Taylor’s life, love, and film career, read this New York Times article released by the Associated Press this afternoon.
Posted by Mariel Sena on March 23, 2011 at 12:55 am
While some basked in the sun on the beach of some tropical paradise or lounged on the couch in front of Jersey Shore reruns, spring sport athletes were getting off to the start of their seasons and getting important preseason and out-of conference games under their belt. Many had the luxury of competing in warm arenas such as California, Georgia, and Texas, and were able to get a little taste of the weather they wished they could compete in year-round. In addition, some winter sport athletes kept their seasons going with trips to NCAA tournaments, and many gathered honors at these events.
After a heartbreaking loss to Princeton for sole possession of the Ivy League Championship, Harvard men’s basketball sought to continue their season in the NIT tournament on March 15th, but fell to Oklahoma State in the first round. Losing 54-71, it was no close contest, but the men’s team did finish with league recognition of Keith Wright, Kyle Casey, and Christian Webster.
Harvard wrestling had two members go on the the NCAA Championships at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA March 17-19th. Steven Keith wrangled out one win in the 125 pound weight class before his series was cut-short. Keith finishes his sophomore campaign with a 23-17 overall record and a 1-2 mark at his second NCAA Championships. While Keith’s run for All-America honors ended before arriving at his goal, Walter Peppelman managed a seventh place match and won All-America honors as Harvard’s 25th All-American wrestler–the 17th in the last 7 years. Another impressive point to add to Peppelman’s accomplishments from the tournament is that he was the only wrestler in the tournament that managed to turn No. 1 seed of Boise State, Adam Hall, for backpoints twice in a single match.
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Posted by Mariel Sena on March 1, 2011 at 12:23 am
After having served for 41 years in the Memorial Church of Harvard University, and 37 years as Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, Reverend Peter J. Gomes passed away yesterday, February 28, 2010, due to a brain aneurysm and heart attack.
Having battled health issues since a stroke in December 2010, he was planning on retiring from Harvard in 2012. Not only considered one of America’s most prestigious preachers, Gomes was also a staunch advocate in hopes of improving Americans’ acceptance of homosexuals. Well-known for his open-houses and afternoon teas, he was loved and revered by those who knew him and will be missed.
Posted by Mariel Sena on January 30, 2011 at 10:16 pm
Unless you have been living under a rock, are Amish, or were raised by wolves, you must be aware of the phenomenon that is Twitter and how it is taking the world by storm. Everyone from professional athletes to to acne-covered tweens is tweeting, but there is one particular account that caught our eye at the Voice.
The account name is “Harvard Hoochies” and the bio reads that the account holder(s) are “BU biddies, hooching and husband hunting at Harvard Final Clubs. We ward off RUHGs (random ugly Harvard girls)…frequently.”
One gem of a post reads, “when you slip a final club man your number, make sure it’s not on a piece of historical paper with their founders’ story#oopsydaisies” while another boasts, “Owl, ad, fly… All conquered last night”.
BU Biddies talking after a successful night of Final Club raging...
To follow the BU biddies on their search for love, money, and men, simply visit https://twitter.com/harvardhoochies and let the amusement begin!
Posted by Mariel Sena on January 26, 2011 at 2:53 pm
Time to kick Harvard to the wayside…it’s all about attending the most burger-ific school in the world! McDonald’s Hamburger University in China has an acceptance rate of less than 1%–more than six percentage points fewer than this past year’s acceptance rate at Harvard.
Hamburgers or hairy girls...that is the question...
While Harvard has record numbers of applications coming in year after year, its competitiveness is no match for numbers of McDonald’s managers vying to be trained in this prestigious program. In addition, there is NO tuition to attend Hamburger University, while tuition at Harvard has steeped to approximately $54,000. McDonald’s pays approximately $1,500 per person for them to partake in this intensive 5-day program.
Why are so many Chinese vying to learn the ways of Ronald McDonald? As of July 1, 2010, 26 percent of China’s 6.3 million college graduates were unemployed, and the fast-food giant offers the possibility of employment as well as opportunity to move up through the hierarchy of the system.
So ditch your psets, burn your books, and give away your winter coat–it’s about time we all head to China for a lesson off the Dollar Menu. How’s that for food for thought?
NOMNOMNOM food for thought NOMNOMNOM
Posted by Mariel Sena on December 25, 2010 at 1:13 pm
Looking to spice up your holiday wardrobe? Transform next holiday season with unique accessories that put the HA! in holiday HAts. Your poor santa hat won’t know what to do with itself.
For the ugly sweater party…
santa stuck in a tree!
For the Naughty Christmas Shindig…
oh la la!
And last, but not least…
too much milk and cookies?
HAPPY HOLIDAYS from THE VOICE!
Posted by Mariel Sena on December 1, 2010 at 5:00 pm
I missed my paper deadline! Damn it, Sporcle!
With reading period quickly approaching, papers being due, finals coming up, and problems sets up the yin-yang, Facebook, Perez Hilton, Twitter, and other internet sites are not really helping any of us be productive in any way, shape, or form. But at the Voice, we have good news for you!
As we were perusing the results of a Google search for “temporarily block websites” we found a really neat Google Chrome extension, Block It, that can limit or block your use of some websites. You have the ability to restrict what hours you can use the internet, when your limits are reset, and what your internet limits are. So instead of having your roommate change your Facebook password or throwing your computer against a wall, try some of the tools the web has to offer and happy studying!