As students work intently on a project together at GreenHouse, conversation stops. The room is filled with the sound of sanding while four pairs of hands put a smooth finish on a sleek form, to give a Northern white cedar tree a second life — as a canoe.
With “Eye of the Tiger” blaring, their fists pumping and cheers erupting, a team of students jogs into the final round of the competition. No, this isn’t a basketball game, and we’re not at Patrick Gym. It’s a Saturday night at Votey Hall, and 70 students have gathered for a hackathon.
In 1934, Roger Tory Peterson’s Field Guide to the Birds became famous for a reason: little arrows. These marks on his stylized paintings of warblers, ducks, and other hard-to-identify feathered critters help bewildered birdwatchers know what to look for. In other words, instead of giving you every detail, the book highlights ...