Just in time for finals week, students at Reed installed a giant home-made hamster wheel in the student union building. The wheel looks to be about 12 feet tall and was apparently built by a student group called "Defenders of the Universe."

"It's built with Swiss precision. There's no wiggle to it," gushes Reed's Director of Strategic Communications Kevin Myers. He was not aware of plans to erect the hamster wheel before it went up earlier this week, but says it is superior to previous strange student installations in the space, including a sofa teeter-totter. "This things just sort of appear in the student union sometimes," says Myers.

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