From the Archives: Carnival in 1986

| 2/11/15 12:36pm

Twenty-nine years ago last week, The Dartmouth published an article describing the laborious construction process behind the 1986 Winter Carnival sculpture, a 40-foot tall “wild thing” based on the popular children’s book by Maurice Sendak. According to the report, the procedure for building the sculpture involved plywood boards, scaffolding, hoses and garbage cans of snow —as well as help from students and several rounds of hot chocolate.

Even with extra help from their peers, the sculpture crew pulled three “all-nighters” in the days leading up to Carnival, according to our reporting. Seems like midterm weeks haven’t changed much since 1986, huh?