Aaron Bader wrote:
At dinner the other night, I had the pleasure of meeting Pat Pribyl, whose name might be familiar to the more observant ones in slugfest, as he was the hall chair of fourth east sometime between '73 and '75 when he lived there as an undergrad. Back then, fourth east was not known as slugfest, it had no other name besides fourth east. It was one of the two "reasonable" floors in EC, 5W being the other one. 5E, 4W and 2E were the unreasonable floors, with 5E having it's walls painted entirely black, and 5E was also pretty incompetent, having made a smoke bomb that exploded in the [[Bemis]] stairwell, shattering the windows down to the 2nd floor. The picture wall in [[Walcott lounge]] was in it's infancy having been started in the late 60's. There was no dominance of course 6 or any other major on the hall. He seemed to think course 8 was pretty popular, but that's probably because he's a fizzicist himself. (we all know fizzix is the correct way to spell what you learn in course 8) Most surprisingly, [[cocoa]] was already traditional. 11:00 cocoa was already established in the 70's and it's origins are still unclear in the murky EC past. Cocoa calls were more docile though, and usually involved people knocking on doors and dinging spoons inside mugs. There may have been forcible removal of people from psets into walcott to drink cocoa, or I might have just made up that right now... Oh, and Pat claims to have "started" the sodium drop. Except he did it in the winter, when the Charles was frozen. Though, he mentions that perhaps people had been doing it long before him. He did say he was going to be in MIT recently, but unfortunately it's going to be the weekend that we go to New York.