Among my fondest memories of the Main Quad was my time spent working with the Tripod. With the advent of computers, the Tripod staff could work remotely and expand beyond the student newspapers humble offices in the basement of the Jackson dormitory (earlier generations may recall that the Tripod had once been located in Seabury and in the basement of Mather). We (in my early years, Trip Slaymaker 18, Gillian Reinhard 20, and Alex Dahlem 20) would regularly set up, with spring weather in tow, on the quad for several hours of editing and layout. While less thrilling than fun collegiate antics, the joy of seeing things in blossom and emerge from the bitter cold was certainly inspiration to carry on with our work reporting on campus events.