With reading period in full swing, many students look forward to relaxing and letting loose. Often that relaxation comes with a side of alcohol. But Samir S. Faza '15 and Henry H. Wang '15 don't think it has to.
On Saturday, President Barack H. Obama spoke at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Flyby has the roundup of Obama's five best jokes of the evening—including a quip about how his and Mitt Romney's Harvard experiences differed, and why this might be relevant in November.
In her stump speech, Harvard Law School professor Elizabeth Warren likes to tell voters how she rose from the "ragged edge of the middle class" to become a "fancy-pants" law professor. Not included in the speech? Any mention of Warren's Native American ancestry.
Congratulations! You made it through another semester, balancing yet again a crazy course load, extracurriculars, and the occasional socializing. And, now that reading period has officially descended upon us, procrastination will, without doubt, become even more evident. And what the hell, you deserve to relax!
Every Friday, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past.
April 21, 1953: Moscow University Gets Sacred Ibis
Threski, the Lampoon's Sacred Ibis, now rests in Russian territory.
Semyon K. Tsarapkin, Deputy Representative of the U.S.S.R. in the United Nations, accepted the Ibis on behalf of the Russian Government yesterday at Russian Delegation Headquarters on 680 Park Avenue, New York City.
Michael Maccoby and George S. Abrams, CRIMSON President and Managing Editor who made the presentation on behalf of the Lampoon, expressed the hope that the Lampoon's Ibis would find its final resting place on one of the spires of the new Moscow University, to be opened next fall.
Mr. Taarapkin and Mr. Svirin, first secretary of the delegation who acted as interpreter, indicated they would send the bird to Moscow immediately and voiced thanks from the U.S.S.R. for the gift.
After internal rumblings of poll tampering, Winthrop withdrew today from its alliance with Adams, leaving the Plympton St. residence without allies in its war against Currier, Pfoho, Mather, and Cabot.
Not even a "Warm Weather Advisory" will prevent the most die-hard athletes from running the 2012 Boston Marathon. With temperatures predicted to soar into the mid and upper 80s, event organizers issued a bulletin encouraging inexperienced runners to skip the race, offering them the option of deferring and participating next year. But for spectators yearning for a taste of summer in April, the warm weather provides a great excuse to get outside. Here are a few of the best places to witness all of the action: