Swat Visually: A Sharples of Our Own

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I won’t write too much, since after all, I can almost guarantee that’s not what you’re reading this article for. Inspired by how excited everyone was by Swat Visually’s first hook up map last semester, I decided it would be fun to see what you crazy kids could come up with after a few months–and you all seriously brought it. I mean some of these answers are straight up amazing. One of you did it in the Parrish laundry room (but against a dryer, not a washing machine. Thank you, Anonymous, for the clarification). However, my FAVORITE answer is that one of you got it on in the bushes outside the President’s house. I have no idea how comfortable or even enjoyable that was (bush doesn’t scream luxurious to me), but I sincerely hope this is a legend you leave behind here.

View Hookup Map 2014-2015 in a full screen map

My only contribution as far as data goes is that I really couldn’t find any relationships between people’s disciplines and where they got funky. The Science Center, Kohlberg, LPAC have been debased by students from a range of disciplines. The only relationship I saw was that more upperclassmen filled out the survey than did the underclassmen, which makes sense. To you underclassmen, don’t fret. You’ve got a few more years to get creative and weird. And, as you’ve seen, there are an infinite number of possibilities just waiting for you.

For next week, Swat Visually is tackling the impossible question of how exactly we refer to different rooms in Sharples. Guest starring Matthew Goldman ’15, we will be collecting the different terms we all use to refer to Sharples, and what that means. Stay tuned!

See you soon,

Swat Visually

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