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CANNON V. TREBUCHETPumpkin Power
backcover (Photo: J. Adam Fenster)

MELON MASTERS: Nathan Wies ’20, a physics and astronomy major from Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, pedals a bicycle to power his team’s squash-shooting air cannon during this fall’s Pumpkin Launch on the Wilson Quadrangle. The annual event pits teams from the University and from RIT in a friendly competition of trebuchets, cannons, catapults, and other contraptions to see who can hurl a pumpkin the farthest and most accurately.