Lately, I’ve been on a health kick. Though I would never call myself a vegetarian or vegan (you can take milk from my cold, dead hands), I’ve been eating less meat and have been existing more or less on a diet of roasted vegetables, fruits and whole grains. I’ve also become a bit of a sucker for the whole “organic” movement.
John Oliver wanted a very specific type of reception from the College students assembled at his CUB-sponsored show on Tuesday, March 6 in Kendall Hall. He mentioned that, when he first became a puppy owner, his pooch got so excited when he returned from a trip that it pissed itself at the sight of him.
I’ve been willing to eat some very strange things in the last few years. I’ve dined on haggis in Edinburgh, steak tartare in Paris and sheep’s head from a cart in Marrakech. There is little to nothing that is too unusual for me to try.
Typically when I choose to go out to eat, I leave the Ewing area. No offense to Ewing, but for the most part its culinary offerings run more toward the realm of fast food and takeout, neither of which are my dinner of choice. But, a certain Editor-in-Chief of The Signal has been complaining about the lack of local food reviews, so I figured I’d pretend to care about appeasing him and took my family to Wildflowers Restaurant, just a few minutes’ drive from the College down Pennington Road.
To be fair, Fedora Café in Lawrenceville has been around since 1999 and has its fair share of fans; I’ve never been in it when it’s not hard to get a seat. But I’m willing to bet that most College students have passed what might possibly be the world’s cutest café on their way to Princeton without giving it a second look.
Today more than ever, Americans are finding it difficult to trust the news. Everyone has a bias, an agenda; where, oh, where is there a news source that the average American citizen can look to? Has the golden age of reporting ended?
At the College, the three things students are most likely to order after 3 a.m. are Hassan’s pizza, Fat Shack sandwiches and … condoms? For students craving something other than greasy food after dark, sophomore interactive multimedia major Kyle McCabe created CondAm, the Condom Ambulance.
In between winning prestigious awards like the MacArthur Fellowship and the National Magazine Award for fiction, George Saunders has managed to get a little writing done. That is, if one considers “a little writing” to mean seven books, with one to be released next year. Saunders took time out of his busy schedule to read his short story “Victory Lap” to the College at the first Visiting Writers Series event of the semester on Monday, Oct. 22 in the Mildred and Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall. The SAF-funded event was sponsored by INK and the Writing Communities class.
All College Theatre’s performance of “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” performed on the Kendall Hall Main Stage from Oct. 4-6, didn’t make a plea for Judas, nor did it condemn him. Instead, the play, which revolved around Judas’s trial in purgatory, presented the facts of Judas’s life and left his ultimate fate up to the audience.