News

Anthropology Dept. Forms Eight Committees in Response to Harassment and Gender Bias Concerns

News

Harvard Cancels Summer 2021 Study Abroad Programming

News

UC Showcases Project Shedding Light on How Harvard Uses Student Data

News

Four Bank Robberies Strike Cambridge in Three Weeks

News

After a Rocky Year, Harvard Faces an Uncertain Economic Climate in 2021, Hollister Says

Mermaids of Radcliffe Struggle to Acapulco

NO WRITER ATTRIBUTED

"Acapulco or bust" cried 80-odd 'Cliffedwelling mermaids this week as they breasted, crawled, and dog-paddled through Radcliffe's annual marathon which kept the Mason Street pool in a state of frenzy for five hectic afternoons. The distance from here to Acapulco was as nothing to the Amazons, since each length of the pool was considered 12 miles.

While the soggy yet undismayed Aquacade hopefuls piled up lap after lap, such un-ladylike comments as "damn" and "Oh Harvard" reverbated around the crowded pool.

The Radcliffe A. A. did not reveal why it had chosen Acapulco as their year's goal. "Maybe they wanted to go sight-seeing," the harrassed gymnasium janitor suggested, as one Senior, disgruntled by a Sophomore victory, muttered: "I didn't want to go to old Mexico anyway."

Want to keep up with breaking news? Subscribe to our email newsletter.

Tags