Take a look through your smartphone photo library; you may find many more selfies than you remember taking. Not only is it fun to cycle through and fondly recall those moments—the wide grin at the Grand Canyon, the painted face in the Doghouse at Matthews Arena, the close-up with your cat while snuggling on the couch. Now, those self-portraits can be your Northeastern ID.
The university is capitalizing on selfies’ popularity by allowing students to use them as their Husky ID photos. Students must submit their selfies via email, whereupon they will be cross-referenced with the student’s existing ID photo to confirm their identity. Upon approval, students can expect to receive their new IDs within two hours, delivered via UPS by flying robotic parcel carriers.
Upon learning of the new policy, many students rejoiced.
“This is awesome,” said English major Flora Polis, pausing to take a selfie to capture her moment of bliss. “I might even use that one.”
For business major Lilas Profo, the decision won’t be so easy. He took a great selfie while on vacation over spring break, but others—one from a recent dinner outing with friends, another after completing a rigorous mid-term paper—are just as good. “I love the idea,” Profo said. “Now it’s just a matter of finding the best one.”
This article is part of Northeastern’s 2014 April Fools’ Day coverage.