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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
I’ve heard of some pretty elaborate get-out-of-your-exam schemes, but this one may take the cake. While the circumstances behind this are unclear (it may not have actually been a ploy to get out of exams), both basement computer labs of the Science Center have been evacuated due to a mercury spill in the science center basement computer labs (B14).
Let this be a lesson to all – when carrying around your bottles of mercury (!?!?!), caution is everything.
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