If you're a frequenter of Lamont Café, you may have heard of @LamontCafeGirl, a Twitter account run by the baristas. Flyby tweeted with @LamontCafeGirl in an ongoing interview to get the lowdown on Lamonsters, obnoxious customers, and the state of the café during finals period, all in 140 characters or less. The highlights are below.
If you have heard the trumpeting, raucous call of a vuvuzelas on campus, you have likely heard the product of last year's Silence Yale campaign. Attendants of the Game this weekend might expect a similar earache to the one vuvuzelas bring; this year, the group is selling limited-edition Harvard-Yale thundersticks.
Though a phenomenon of dubious origins, the habit of making a wish when the clock reads 11:11 may be related to the belief that repeated numbers herald good luck. Some believe that a wish made this Friday morning may be more likely to come true because of the abnormal number of repeated digits in the date and time. In anticipation of the clock striking 11:11 on 11/11/11, we sent a roving reporter around campus to see what people had to say about the tradition of making wishes according to the clock.
We talked to people around the Yard to see what they had to say about attraction in light of a Harvard study that concluded that a beautiful female face triggered the same reaction in men as cocaine use.
Across the street from the Federal Reserve Bank in the middle of Boston’s financial district, an unusual cityscape has sprouted. Neat rows of brightly-colored tents, waving banners, and scrawled posters now command the green space in Dewey Square, and serve as one of the central meeting places for the Occupy Boston movement.