Day 4: Quakers THROWBACK the Competition

With only one day left in the Alumpic games, the Ivy+ competitors all went old school in their attempts to win Day 4’s Alumpic theme: Throwback Thursday.  While we saw some nice black and white photos depicting scenes of old from all five schools, in the end, the gold medal went to Penn, which took us way back to 1914 with its alumpic of weary travelers in the midst of a bitter winter storm (sound familiar, anyone?).  Showing little Brotherly Love to its competitors, the Quakers stormed to the top with an impressive total of 587 ‘Likes’ and ‘Shares’, bringing their Alumpic medal total to 1 Gold and 1 Bronze.


And for the second day in a row, Cornell nabbed silver with an alumpic of students enjoying some fun in the sun on its (in)famous Libe Slope.  Cornellians were quick to give its beloved Slope two thumbs (and possibly some fingers and toes) up, and the alumpic garnered a whopping total of 515 ‘Likes’ and ‘Shares’.  The Big Red is currently in the lead heading into the final day of the Alumpic games, sweeping up the medal count with a total of 1 Gold and 3 Silvers.


After scoring Alumpic gold yesterday, Stanford tried once again to cruise past its competitors with a sunny two-wheeling alumpic. While it failed to win the gold with a total of 422 ‘Likes’ and ‘Shares’, the Cardinal has parked itself solidly in the Bronze medal position and is also poised to take Bronze in the overall standings with 1 Gold and 2 Bronze medals.


While Cornell and Penn’s silver and gold wins call to mind the old nursery song, “Make new friends, but keep the old…one is SILVER, and the other is GOLD,” Princeton was busy recalling its own lyrical classic, “Going Back to Nassau Hall” with its Throwback alumpic.  Although the Tigers didn’t take home a medal today, they are currently 2nd in the overall medal standings with 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze.



As for Columbia…we’re beginning to wonder if all the snowstorms this winter have driven the typically fierce Lions into hibernation.  Nonetheless, although they came in last today with 163 ‘Likes’ and ‘Shares’, we applaud the spirit of brotherhood and friendship celebrated in the Lions’ alumpic.

Because after all, isn’t that what Alumpics is about?

All together now…

Make new friends,
but keep the old.
One is silver,
the other is gold.

A circle Alumpic ring is round,
it has no end.
That’s how long,
We will be your friend.

Feeling the love yet?  Excellent!  Because today’s Alumpic theme is…you guessed it.  LOVE.  And it’s officially 2.14.14 – Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Ivy+!


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