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1968 Revisited: Students Drive Amuck

In Animal House, the frat boys take revenge on a dean by ramming him with their "Deathmobile." A suspiciously similar jalopy turned up on campus last week after DARTMOUTH COLLEGE president James Wright announced his intention to tame the fraternities that inspired the film.

The car, a Mazda 929 covered with painted plywood, hovered around campus during Winter Carnival, where Wright made an appearance. But instead of ramming anyone, the students took an off-campus joyride. Officer Graham Baynes, who pulled them over, was obviously a toga-party fan. "The car violated New Hampshire law," says Baynes. "I told them the modifications they...

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