On Saturday, April 4, Chinese Student Association hosted its annual Dragon Night show in Alden Memorial Hall. The beginning of the show, which was also the highlight, was the Lion Dance. The Lion Dance originated in China and is also the very traditional ceremonial dance in many other Asian countries in order to bring good luck. The food menu contained various choices of Chinese cuisines from meat to veggies, including pork, chicken, fish and lamb.
April Fools is a glorious day for individuals who like to make their friends and family develop long-term trust issues. From a fake spider on a desk to telling your significant other that you are pregnant, April Fool’s Day gags can cover a large range of topics and evoke many feelings. One of the many awful things about April Fool’s Day is that it can cause people to miss out on very important and real things, like getting invited on dates.
A 22-year-old student (Garrett Curran ‘17) was arrested in New Mexico in the early hours of March 26. According to his lawyer, the student had been drinking and accidently entered the wrong house, where he fell asleep in the room of a sleeping seven-year-old girl. When the girl awoke and found him lying at the foot of her bed, she got her father. Authorities allege that the student then attacked the father; however, the student’s lawyer disputes this claim, saying that his client was too inebriated to fight.
Similar to high-schoolers narrowing down a list of potential colleges, college students must choose from thousands of potential companies to start off their careers. Luckily, the Career Development Center presents plenty of opportunities for students to learn more about companies to find their ideal employer and ideal job. Career Fairs – The opportunity students are most aware of are the two annual Career Fairs and the Life Sciences Career Fair. During these fairs, there are hundreds of recruiters to meet with who are looking to hire WPI students.
As the morning dew collected on those fading blades of grass, Wilhelm steeled himself for the task at hand. Donning his mail and shouldering Celeste, his weathered arquebus, he trudged forward into the mine. This forsaken tomb, a shrine to greed and arrogance, now filled with the decaying husks of its inhabitants. What lay within this graveyard? With each passing day it became more difficult to remember until at last, he had forgotten.
On Saturday April 2, WPI’s Men’s Rowing team hosted the crews from Wesleyan, UMass Amherst and Colby in a season-opening contest on Lake Quinsigamond. The Varsity Eight crew for the Engineers finished the two kilometer course in a time of 6:09.0, beating Wesleyan by a margin of two and a half seconds. UMass and Colby took third and fourth place, respectively. The win allowed the team to reclaim the Class of 2003 Cup, last won by WPI in 2012.
Picture a box that can trap ghosts. It’s about 10 cm on each side, seemingly carved from a single log except for the lid. Created by two monks in the 14th century, it’s even simpler to use than the proton packs in that American ghost movie: just knock it three times in rapid succession, and zoop, the ghost is trapped. Now picture someone carrying that box around Europe in the wake of the Black Death, Verdun and others.
On Monday, April 4, the Boston Red Sox kicked off their 2016 campaign to rebound from a disappointing 2015 season where they finished with a 78-84 record, last place in the American League East. The Red Sox open their season with two three-game road series, first against the Cleveland Indians and then against the Toronto Blue Jays (the 2015 American League East champions). This will be the fourth season under manager John Farrell.
This year marks a pioneering occasion of renewed communication between former enemies. Hoping to shake off the Cold War-imposed shackles on warm relations between Cuba and the United States, President Obama arrived in Havana, Cuba on March 20 as part of a larger effort by both nations to create a dialogue of understanding. Obama’s visit was seminal in itself, with over 88 years having elapsed since the last presidential visit to the island nation being Coolidge’s visit in 1928.
On March 22, three explosions rocked the city of Brussels, Belgium. By the time the tragedy had ended, 32 innocent people, as well as three suicide bombers, lay dead. Videos and images of the chaos and suffering dominated the news cycle for the next week. On March 27, Easter Sunday, a blast rocked the city of Lahore, Pakistan. By the time the tragedy had ended, at least 75 people lay dead, mostly women and children.