Brendan (College of Medicine)

For those not in on the joke: during first year, we received a note package about how to calculate a Centor score (a clinical decision score that determines a child’s likelihood of having strep pharyngitis). In the note package was a picture of a child clutching her throat and wearing an expression that seemed to suggest she was suffering not just a sore throat, but all the pain in the world. A caption below the photo helpfully pointed out that she was sad. The photo was cropped and turned into an emoji on our slack group, where she became a bit of a meme. Her face came to mean “extreme sadness” and is a common reaction to any news that causes us anything from the mildest annoyance to extreme sorrow. A year later, she was submitted as an entry into the logo competition, where she unfortunately lost to another design that was much sleeker and did a better job of conveying information about the university , class, and faculty. Now, almost two years later, with some spare spray paint and some poster board, I have turned this child turned teaching tool turned meme turned clothing logo into an art piece. But don’t let this man distract you from the fact that in 1998, The Undertaker threw Mankind off Hell In A Cell, and plummeted 16 ft through an announcer’s table