Life of the eccentric
Jump rope using human ropes. Recite monologues
from Glengarry Glen Ross. Explain string theory using only sock
puppets. Build a rickshaw and carry passengers around the quads
as part of SHAT, the ScavHunt Authority for Transit.
The directives, of course, are from
the 17th annual U of C Scavenger Hunt, possibly the world’s
largest and certainly one of the most challenging. This year the
Max Palevsky team took first place in the May 8–11 contest,
garnering the most points from the 324-item list and proving once
again, as the New York Times put it in 1999, that “Chicago
students can have fun if they really put their minds to it.”
Photos by Lloyd DeGrane
|Reed Aronson, John Gabriel, and Scott Weese,
all first-years, sport bubble wrap for the fashion show.