May 15, 2008
Vol. 27 No. 16

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    Victors and victims






    Photos by Beth Rooney and Yvette Dostatni

    The Army Dillo team of Snell-Hitchcock residence hall was victorious in the 2008 Scavenger Hunt, an annual College event that sends students in a flurry across campus, and sometimes across the country, in search of nearly 300 unusual items. Avi Schwab (directly above) captured Spider-Man during the four-day event and brings his bounty to the judging area in Ida Noyes Hall. This year’s Scav Olympics ranged from a traditional cream-pie fight to cockfighting between oven roasters, complete with claws made of sharp objects. The robotic fighter above had an obvious advantage over the competition. Marc Amanteo (top photo), a second-year from the MacPierce team, demonstrates he can, indeed, “shave-a da face” like the “demon barber.”






    Photos by Yvette Dostatni

    Holger Hoffmann brings a funicular—an inclined plane with cables that pulls a vehicle up a steep slope—for judging (top image). Dressed for a Bedouin wedding feast, Robert Guth shows off a dish of the illusive “unicorn camel” (middle left). Christy McCuen used pennies to create a bust/lamp of Abraham Lincoln (middle right). Ron Rahaman, from Max Pierce, laments the loss of his chicken after he was defeated in the final round of the Scav Olympics (bottom image). Jessica Coyne listens to Jim Ryan, left, explain the judging process at Ida Noyes Hall (last image).