Campus & Community

State fair, films ring in semester

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Sara O’Rourke ’09 gets into the rhythm as she milks a ‘cow,’ while Rafael Hines ’08 gets thrown by the mechanical bull. (Staff photos Justin Ide/Harvard News Office)

'milkmaid'Corn dogs, cotton candy, a mechanical bull, scattered bales of hay, and a dunking booth transformed usually staid Tercentenary Theatre into the first Harvard State Fair on a shady Sept. 23rd evening.Gene Corbin (right, in blue shirt), director of the Phillips Brooks House Association, reaches ruthlessly for another ball after dunking Matt Glazer ’06. (Staff photo T.J. Kirkpatrick/Harvard News Office)As Harvard affiliates lined up on one side of the green for sloppy joes and sausages, determined students stood at a longer line on the other side to get a chance to dunk their favorite House master or dean. To the tunes of classic country music, meanwhile, a mechanical bull unseated rider after rider in front of the steps of Widener Library.At Movie Night at Harvard, Anna Kendrick ’09 (left) and Eva Young ’09 stake out their spot early in the Yard for the double feature. (Staff photo Justin Ide/Harvard News Office)Another transformation of the Yard took place only days later when Movie Time at Harvard featured an adventuresome Sunday evening (Sept. 25) double feature, sponsored by President Summers. “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Batman Begins” flickered through the night as students, faculty, and staff sat on blankets eating popcorn, drinking soda, or simply getting lost in other worlds.