Rude awakening

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It was early—before noon—on a Saturday morning in the fall of 1974. With no
concern for the sleepy inhabitants inside East Hall, an Adytum photographer rapped
hard on every door of the basement hallway, flatly shouting “Yearbook!” The
students stepped out into the dark cinder block hall, bleary, in their underwear, not
yet camera-ready. “Everybody outside in two minutes,” the photographer called.

“I don’t remember which of us had the first-rate idea to dress in ‘ironic formal,’” says
James Hale ’78, “but we used both of those two minutes to find our neckties and line
up outside the back door.”

“Take a moment to appreciate our trim physiques, our hair,  and our excellent wit,”
says Hale. “One of those things hasn’t changed.”

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