Whenever I despair over O Week I try to remind myself that things used to be much worse. Pictures from an old Baker scrapbook:
The Slime Parade was goofy but the Polar Bear Races were straight up hazing. It took a long time to get rid of this kind of stuff as bits of it, such as dousing freshmen with water, survived into very recent times. I believe it’s gone now but I can’t really be sure.
Bonus: Story of my life.