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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 »

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 »

The Great 14W Countdown


All good things must come to an end. And regardless of whether you classify 14W as having been “good,” it doesn’t change the fact that we are currently in week 8…out of 9. So whether you’re already hitting the books or dusting off your heels and heading to formal, we can all agree that things are getting a little bit crazy. Those who find themselves exasperated by the term are counting down the days until spring break while some are anxiously anticipating the start of 14S. Deadlines may be approaching but with each day that passes we’re getting a little bit closer to some of the good stuff. Days until the last day of finals period (last day is March 14): 15 days Are our profs even aware of this? The amount of work I have to do is definitely not matching up with the amount of time we have left. The library is getting overcrowded with people, coats and empty coffee cups, and the days have a weird way of feeling both endless and too short. Luckily we only have 15 left. Days until Spring Break (starts March 15): 16 days Whether you have plans to head off somewhere exotic with friends… Read more »

Tips to survive the Homecoming Bonfire for the best class ever

Tonight, the Dartmouth community will welcome the Class of 2016 at the Dartmouth Night Bonfire. The Bonfire has burned year after year, from the center of The Green, as hundreds of first-year students circle around it and upperclassmen cheer them on. You might be a little nervous for this tradition. Here are some tips that, hopefully, will make your first Bonfire experience go as smoothly as possible…. Read more »

Stuff Dartmouth Kids Like: You’ll always find your way back home


Ah, homecoming. A close runner-up to Dartmouth’s favorite big weekend, Green Key, homecoming is much colder and much more green, at least in spirit. It is so green that I have been playing the Alma Mater all day in an effort to get inspired. Not really, but it’s a nice image, right? To put it simply, homecoming happens every year and is when the worst class ever turns into…well, still the worst class ever, but also real Dartmouth students. … Read more »

Campus buzzes with Homecoming events

Homecoming is fast approaching! With an overwhelming number of events happening on campus, it doesn’t hurt to have recommendations for event to attend — if only to quell your fear of missing out. My idea of fun may be different from yours, but here is a list of fun events that you shouldn’t miss.

1. The Dartmouth Organic Farm will be having a barn rising kick-off ceremony. There will be hot cider, live music, tours of the farm and Collis Ray’s nutmeg doughnuts. Shuttles will depart behind Robinson Hall every hour from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m…. Read more »