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Peter Mulchahy's Whites are not Bright

Letters to the Editors

By Mark D. Palmenter

To the editors:

I am writing in response to the Op-ed written by Peter Charles Mulcahy ’07 entitled “Open Wide, Adams House” (Oct. 9).

In his piece, he write how he is upset with the fact that upper-class dining options are becoming more and more limited to first-year students. “I’m sophisticated,” he writes in an attempt to validate his trip to Winthrop. “I’m a little more mature than the average first year. I do my own laundry. I’m classy. I want culture. I want upper-class girls.”

I would just like to write that, while it is true that the more sophisticated first-year may venture beyond Annenberg for a meal, Peter does not fit into this category. He is neither all that mature nor classy. His whites come out slightly creme-colored and his colors fade. He certainly needs culture but he will never get upper-class girls.

How do I know this? Because I’m his Proctor. Indeed, it is encouraging that the mature first years are getting a sense of the boarder Harvard community by dining in the Houses. But Peter? Come on...I’ll see him Annenberg.

Mark D. Palmenter ’00

Oct. 9, 2003

The writer is the proctor in Wigglesworth Hall entryways B and C.

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