Apr 21, 2006
My Long-Overdue CPW Recap
Posted in: Miscellaneous
So I did pretty much everything I said I was going to do at CPW, but I was fairly negligent in documenting my adventures in photos. Alas.
Well, I'll show you what I have...
The early hours of Thursday found me at the registration desk, shown here with Anthony. This was a special moment for me, because this time last year Anthony was simply one of my favorite '09 prefrosh and now he's a full-blown MIT student, workin' the CPW reg desk. Very cool.
It wouldn't be a good entry without a picture of Jojo and Diane, who rocked the reg desk next to us for many hours.
After 11 hours at the reg desk, I headed over to Thursday night's opening ceremony. The bloggers kicked it off with the "top ten(ish) reasons to choose MIT." Here's what you guys looked like from the stage (can you find yourself?).
Then Marilee spoke for awhile about how and why we chose you.
The infamous festival followed the CPW Welcome. Jenny and I were so tired that we mostly just sat in the bleachers and watched the various events unfold. I snapped this pic of the salsa dancers sometime around 11PM.
Laura demonstrates how fun it is to work the registration desk at midnight.
McGreggor strikes the hot model pose and prepares to beam Laura with his laser eyes. I left soon thereafter and went to bed.
After another morning of registration desk duties, I headed over to Friday afternoon's academic / athletics / arts fairs, where I found Mollie (decked out in full cheerleader garb) hanging out with Timur (MIT '10).
Steph ('06) is super happy that her sister Katie ('10) has decided to come to MIT.
Later that night, I got to meet many of you at the Meet The Bloggers Party. I finally got to meet Colin (MIT '10) whose application I read back in the fall. (Thanks TheKeri for taking the picture!)
Nance and Marilee were popular attendees.
I don't know what I was thinking on Saturday, but I forgot to take pictures until the closing ceremony. This is what you guys looked like from stage...
Later that night was the Battle Of The Bands. We had a fantastic time playing for you guys; I think Tim crowd-surfing was a personal CPW highlight. The Hong Kong Regulars (above) performed after us. [video]
Here's a pic of me with my friend Valery ('08) from the Meet The Bloggers Party. I saved it for last because introducing his Virtual CPW Project is a great way to conclude this entry, especially for those admits who were not able to attend. Click here to check it out!