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.
We never thought we’d say this, but Princeton University’s actually becoming less lame in our eyes. Watch the video below, which features their half-naked swimmers lip-syncing to Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream. We always had a thing for water sports, and now we know why!
The Men’s Swimming and Diving Ivy League Championship takes place next week, from Thursday to Saturday (March 3-5), at the Blodgett Pool. You know you want to be there. Or at least at the after party. Who knows which one of these Princeton parodists will be sticking around. And then you can tell everyone that you hooked up with a (very attractive) YouTube sensation. It won’t be a walk of shame, but of fame. Hey, we’re all about the silver lining here at The Voice.
The video below, entitled Pussy Breath, features a few of our Harvard friends in what some are calling a “nasty” rap video. It’s got nothing on Nelly’s Tip Drill, though quite a bit less sex-positive than H-Bomb.
Well there you have it. We’re almost speechless. While deep down we want to like this, we want to laugh, we want to get it. But… we also can’t help but fight the general nausea produced by watching this. Looks like we’re all going to avoid plain yogurt in the dining hall for a while.
Mad props to our hip New York Harvard gals for making it to video vixen status before graduation. See, this way it’s ironic. Ten years from now, maybe not.
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!
This morning, from 10 to 11:30 AM, Mt. Auburn Street in front of the Harvard Hillel was packed with absurdist anti-protesters responding to the demonstration of the Westboro Baptist Church across the street. The sixty-odd anti-protesters bore signs designed to highlight the absurdity of the three WBC protesters’ hateful claims by totally thrashing them in a nonsense contest. Some of the best signs of the morning included “GOD HATES MUGGLES,” “PRAISE CHEESUS,” “TEAM EDWARD,” “I HAVE TO PEE,” and “I WAKE UP IN THE MORNING FEELING LIKE P. DIDDY.” There were also people holding up giant rainbow signs, a couple of supportive Quakers from the neighborhood, two WHRB members in rabbit suits and a moose man who was blocking everybody’s view with his magnificent antlers.
Take THAT, Westboro Baptist Church!
Absurdist responses to the hatred of the WBC have precedents in several major cities, most notably in San Francisco, where church members canceled a demonstration in front of Twitter’s local headquarters but the anti-protesters carried on with their randomness anyway.
While many suggest that acknowledging the WBC’s protests is just giving them more of the attention they want, Hillel members insist that this anti-protest is actually a part of a much larger movement toward peaceable activism. In a message to attendees of the Facebook event, Harvard junior Chelsea Link wrote,
“…remember that, really, this event isn’t about the Westboro Baptist Church. They are not worth our attention. But their message of hatred and intolerance is all too common in our country today. We are using them as a foil to the world we want to create – a means to achieve real change in our own communities. This is a movement of acceptance, of support, of engaged pluralism, and of radical love.”
Winners include: Lindsay Kowal, Becca Millock, Molly O’Donnell, Mel Baskind, Catherine Coppinger, Courtney Diekema, and AJ Millet! Great job guys, we have never seen this done before, and we know that it took a lot of time, energy, and resourcefulness :)
In second place…
Yeah. That's all we can say.
Lauren Medina. The transformation from Kardashian lookalike to Mario/Ludacris/Gangsterman is honestly mind-blowing.
Honarable mention to Suzi Lu and friend for their initiative to use one of our suggestions from last issue’s article, “Costumes to Die For”. Not only did they utilize our idea, but they did so in a way that was more than just dressing from one color head-to-toe as we saw of lot of Crayons doing this Halloween.
Again we want to thank everyone for their submissions because we got a great laugh out of them.
But really, thank you – it is input from readers like you that make the Voice the mouthpiece for the student opinion at Harvard!
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