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FoCo Joe: Homecoming French Fry Bonfire

Happy Homecoming everyone!  What better way to celebrate this wonderful weekend than with an exciting French Fry Bonfire straight from FoCo? This week’s dessert is French fries topped with “the fire” – no, it is not spicy, nor is it the predictable ketchup-mustard combo. This is a dessert fire, if you will—a sweet and creamy concoction of vanilla soft serve, orange soda and (since it is fall) a touch of pumpkin ice cream.  This week’s dessert, unlike last week’s Apple Burger, is incredibly easy to replicate. Step 1: Grab a handful of fries, around 20 or so, from the grill station. If you want to make a giant bonfire, by all means go for it; this dessert is intended to serve one to two people (also unlike most of my other dessert creations — woohoo!). Step 2: Stack fries “log cabin” style — two parallel French fries to start the first layer, then another pair of French fries on top as another “story.”  The second pair is perpendicular to the first “story.” Use longer French fries at the bottom of the bonfire, and shorter ones toward the top. Step 3: Mix vanilla soft serve (or ice cream — it’s just a preference thing… Read more »

White Lies, Shonda and Pong

Yesterday’s episode of “The Mindy Project” was, as always, pretty hilarious. Mindy lied to get out of a ticket, after which she lied again, after which she lied again. All in all, it was a typical episode, except for one thing. What really captured my interest in this episode was something that has been expected for a while in “The Mindy Project,” and it was a cameo by none other than my girl… Wait for it… Shonda Rhimes. In this episode, Peter, a Dartmouth alum, needs to find a new partner for the Dartmouth Alumni Pong Championship, choosing his colleague Jeremy as his partner. Peter invents a new Dartmouth persona for Jeremy, one that includes donning a Dartmouth sweatshirt, a love for “hitting the can”, the nickname Barf and of course, a fake affiliation to Sigma Nu fraternity. In the tournament, Peter and Jeremy must face Shonda, the reigning champion. Shonda looks spotless in a simple green, long-sleeved t-shirt, surprisingly not wearing strictly Dartmouth merchandise (all her Dartmouth sweatshirts might be in use by Meredith Grey and David Rosen). Everything was good up ’til now. I was admiring the on-point use of Dartmouth memorabilia, the familiar fratty scene with a… Read more »

Campus Blotter

Oct. 10, 12:27 p.m., Maynard Street: Safety and Security officers found an intoxicated student near the Maynard Street parking lot. The individual was evaluated and transported to Dick’s House where he was admitted for the night. Oct. 10, 11:33 p.m., Russell Sage Hall: Safety and Security officers and the Hanover Fire Department responded to  a report of an intoxicated female in Russell Sage Hall. She was evaluated and then transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Oct. 10, 11:42 p.m., Collis Center: Safety and Security officers and Dartmouth Emergency Medical Services responded to a report of a heavily intoxicated and vomiting male. The individual was evaluated by Dartmouth EMS and transported to Dick’s House where he was admitted for the night. Oct. 10, 1:36 a.m., Russell Sage Hall: Safety and Security officers responded to a report of an ill female in Russell Sage Hall. The individual was identified as a friend of a Dartmouth student. She received medical assistance and was reportedly taken into protective custody by the Hanover Police Department. Oct. 11, 7:18 a.m., Bissell Hall: Safety and Security officers were dispatched to Bissell Hall for a report of an unresponsive male. An ambulance was called, the individual was evaluated by paramedics and then… Read more »

Homecoming: Thoughts from an ’18

In case you have been living under a rock and/or you haven’t looked up from your notes because you’ve been studying for midterms, Dartmouth Homecoming is this Friday, October 17!!!!! Coming to Dartmouth, I knew two things about Homecoming – first-years run around a huge bonfire, and it’s one of the few times a year when you have to lock your door. My knowledge of Homecoming remained frighteningly scant until this past weekend, when people finally started talking about it and my UGA gave us the lowdown at our floor meeting. Here are a few thoughts/questions I have as it approaches. 1) How am I supposed to dress for the bonfire? My UGA casually mentioned that things have been known to melt or burn at the bonfire (as it is after all, a massive fire). I know enough to not touch it (not trying to get arrested) but what if I accidentally get too close and my eyebrows are singed off? And it’s going to be cold, but also really hot near the fire, and I’ll get even warmer running those 118 laps (just kidding). I guess I should bring layers? But where will I put them?! #struggles. Regardless, I… Read more »

If Reality TV Shows Came To Hanover

This past week has felt like a terrible dream: no sleep, too much work and a constant fight against a stupid cold.  Most logical human beings would stay in and catch up on that mythical thing I call “sleep,” but then again I am a college student and we as a breed are living, breathing contradictions.  We enjoy calling our parents at midnight before a test to tear up about all the work we have so they can comfort us, only to seamlessly transition to dancing on tables the very next night.  I think as a breed we are losing our short-term memory. But even when I’m feeling like my life is truly a mess, I can always count on one thing: reality TV.  Nothing makes me feel like a functional human being more than watching people quite literally sell the rights of their lives to the highest bidder and then proceed to do the most absurd things on nationally broadcast television.  I cannot help but wonder what these shows would look like when combined with the insanity that can be our campus. Hoarders: Buried Alive Week five: you have been studying in the library for midterms for as long as you… Read more »

Condensed Campus Clippings: Week of 10/12

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