Day 4: Everything Old Is New Again

With only one day left in the Alumpic games, the vintage look was all the rage as the Ivy+ competitors took on day four’s Throwback Thursday (#TBT) theme. There’s something about that hashtag that really brings out the sepia tone in all of us. Refreshingly, the time stamps for the submissions really ran the gamut from the early 1900s to 2012, proving that vintage doesn’t necessarily mean old.

Taking the top prize, for the fourth day in a row, is Columbia with 483 likes on its archival photo depicting the unveiling of the University’s iconic Alma Mater statue in 1903.

Columbia, Gold Medal Winner

Columbia, Gold Medal Winner

Ties abound this Alumpic season! In the race for the silver medal, Cornell and Princeton tied with sporty pics. Cornell’s shot of some mighty impressive tobogganing on Beebe Lake (circa 1900) earned them 329 likes. And Princeton broke free of the black and white filter, bringing in 181 likes for a thoroughly Olympic tribute to alumna Caroline Lind, who earned a gold medal in 2012, as part of Team USA’s women’s eight rowing team. Fun fact: This photo was an Alumpics silver medalist in the 2012 games as well!


Cornell, Silver Medal Winner



Princeton, Silver Medal Winner

Dartmouth clinched the bronze with 236 likes for their cool 1990 shot of some students moving onto campus.


Dartmouth, Bronze Medal Winner

Penn threw it back several decades to 1908, when alumnus John Baxter Taylor was the first African-American to earn gold in Olympics history. They received 45 likes.


Stanford was a no-show again. But we can’t fault them too much. They have a lot to celebrate during this year’s Olympic games in Rio. Future Cardinal, Katie Ledecky has been on a swimming hot streak with 3 gold medals thus far. And Simone Manuel (Stanford junior) tied for the gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle, becoming the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic title in swimming.


The final day of competition is upon us. Show us your best school spirit!

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