School Pride?

September 2, 2004 in Uncategorized

At the game on Monday, I was met with incredulity when I mentioned that MIT had a Fight Song. I was met with laughter when I mentioned that I thought I remembered “3.14159” somehow being involved. I couldn’t (embarassingly) remember it, but a couple Google searches later, I now provide it for your…um…pleasure. And yes—this is our actual fight song.

“You’re a beaver. I’m a beaver. We are beavers all!
And when we get together, we do the beaver call!

E to the u du dx, E to the x, dx!
Cosine, secant, tangent, sine, 3.14159!
Integral, radical, mu, dv,
Slipstick, sliderule, MIT!
Go Tech!”

8 Comments to School Pride?

  1. Oh my God. You really ARE a geek.
    And I say that with so much awe.
    What is a slipstick? Sounds…dirty.

  2. Bre on 2 September 2004
  3. Doesn’t it? I have no idea what it is! Maybe that’s taught in the spring term of senior year…

  4. Mark on 2 September 2004
  5. That is the best school song ever.

  6. reagan on 2 September 2004
  7. I have to agree, that really is the best fight song I’ve ever read. I must admit that my desire to attend MIT was never really that strong, but now I really wish that I were a beaver, too. My school’s fight song is just so… boring.

  8. Adam on 2 September 2004
  9. haha… we’d sing this before every crew race my freshman year. Fun for us, but not the best way to intimidate your competition.

  10. bones on 2 September 2004
  11. and that’s another thing that didn’t make any sense. just about every team we had was division IIIAA, but we were always nationally ranked in crew.

  12. Mark on 3 September 2004
  13. i never can remember that integral/radical line. as far as slipsticks go, they never taught me; i had to find out on my own.

  14. mas on 3 September 2004
  15. i’m sorry. i hope you were able to find someone to talk to about it…

  16. Mark on 3 September 2004

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