Not every senior thesis gets accepted to the Festival de Cannes or praised by Michael Lewis and The Wall Street Journal, but that's not necessarily a reflection on the thesis writer. In fact, many of the College's most successful alumni didn't even write a thesis. And many of those who did might agree with Conan C. O'Brien '85: "A lot of hard work [goes] into [a] thesis. And no one is ever going to care." During last week's Commencement, we decided to check out the Harvard University Archives to unearth a few theses (alas, we couldn't get any Radcliffe ones there) written by future movers and shakers while they were just lowly undergraduates.