Sophie T. Bearman
It's that time of year again! National Alcohol Screening Day (NASD) has come, and with it, DAPA and the Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Services are giving away free water bottles with handy information about alcohol consumption printed on the colorful exteriors. You can get your water bottle from now until 5 p.m. on the fourth floor of the MAC.
More than a month since the last "From the Tip Box" article, a great deal has happened in the world of Flyby's email account. This past month saw Housing Day and the rankings leading up to Housing Day, which inspired a number of Tip Box comments. Still, some continued to unknowingly use the tool as a search engine and others tried to search only to realize seconds later the error of their ways (see March 28.) All in all, we saw a good balance of innocent searches, Flyby-directed comments, and useful, if not strange, animal-related tips. Below, a selection.
Each year the English Department hosts the Boylston Prize Competition for Elocution. Read more about it here, and watch the video above to see these students in action. If you're curious, Hana Bajramovic '13 came in first place, reciting Robert Frost's "Birches" and Michael R. Taylor '14 came in second with his recital of W.H. Auden's "As I Walked Out One Evening". Congratualtions to all involved.
The subway, the train, the T, the underground, the metro, the tube-whatever you call it, it's how we get around. Boston's happens to be the first, and when one has the world's most ancient subway system, it's easy to dismiss it as old news. But the MBTA has a big birthday this year, and it deserves its rightful centennial celebration. For the week, we played "I Spy." This is what we saw.
A man holding his wife’s elbow ushers her down the aisle. “It’s over there,” he shout-whispers, tilting her arm up and back to point at the organ.
In case you missed it, here are the highlights. Keep watching until the end—we promise, you're going to want to hear the last story she tells!
If you're one of the many people who walk by J.P. Licks on a daily basis, you may have noticed something different these past few days: one of the store's windows, until Monday, was boarded up. The window was shattered when a scuffle between two unidentified groups on Mass. Ave. resulted in one male being pushed into the window and breaking it at approximately 12:45 a.m. on Saturday morning, according to the police report.
Remember to set your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed tonight, as daylight saving time begins on March 11 at 2 a.m. This applies to almost everyone, although it's worth mention that those visiting Hawaii, Arizona, and the Midway Islands this spring break needn't bother. Enjoy the break, everyone!
Have you spotted this cow around Harvard Sqaure? If so, that's probably because he's actively training for the 2012 Boston Marathon. Underneath the costume is Christopher F. Allison '12, a Molecular and Cellular Biology concentrator who is aiming to raise $5,000 for pediatric cancer research and treatment at the Mass General Hospital for Children. Allison has partnered up with JP Licks, and in exchange for support from the ice cream shop has agreed to train for the marathon and eventually run the marathon in full cow suit garb.
It's been a month since the last "From the Tip Box" installation, and since then the rectangle on the upper right side of Flyby has received a fair amount of attention. While some readers have caught on to the fact that we can, indeed, see what is submitted, others are still blissfully typing away under the impression that the Tip Box is a search engine. Below you'll find a taste of everything: the unsuspecting searches, the directed messages, and more. Oh, and to the Tip Box troll, let it be noted that we're on to you.
Even if you didn't snag one of the five tickets for Lady Gaga's launch of the "Born This Way Foundation," you can at least get a taste of the celebrity thanks to the Greenhouse Cafe. Gaga-inspired cupcakes are on sale today for $3.50, complete with blonde hair and sunglasses. Don't miss out!