Thanksgiving hootenanny!

The Sunday before Thanksgiving, the co-ops (Garden House and Farm House) got together to host their annual Thanksgiving hootenanny!

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The co-ops function quite differently than the other living options on campus. Our communities revolve more around food, cooking, and conversation than many other floors, since we cook for each other five nights a week. Every year, when Thanksgiving rolls around, it’s a great opportunity for us to share what we know with the rest of the Reed community.

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The hootenanny started off on Friday, with a shopping trip involving eight people and three cars. Once the bounty arrived, the dessert crew started cooking up some delicious pies, to free up the oven space for the next day. On Sunday morning, there was a small and perennial snafu with our three turkeys not being fully thawed, but by 2:00 they were ready to go into the deep-fryer rigged by our amazing custodian, Rick! In the meantime, green beans, gravy, enchiladas, salads, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce were prepared (with vegan and gluten-free options available!)

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By 7:00, the SU was fully decorated and there was a long line of students eagerly awaiting the free food. We let the student senate run through first, since they had a meeting to get to, and then started serving everyone.

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It ended up being a very fun night, with dancing, good food, and excellent conversation. Of course, the clean-up was the hardest part, but we eventually put the SU, the houses, and ourselves back together to get ready for class on Monday!

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Spring Housing

Current Reed students who would like to move on-campus for the spring semester may fill out this form in order to indicate their interest as well as their preferences regarding housing. Typically we are able to offer a room to every student who requests spring housing, however vacancies will not be determined until the end of the semester. The more flexible a student’s preferences are, the more likely they are to be offered a room.

Please contact Residence Life if you have any questions!

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A Sauvie Island Dream

Scholz III went apple picking in early October at Sauvie Island farms!

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Remembrance of Weather Past

Over fall break the residents of Mac III went apple picking! Hold onto this image of bright, sunny Portland in the coming months and remember we’ll see it again one day. unnamed-8

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How to Vote If You’re Registered in Oregon

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Today’s the big day! Though less flashy than presidential election years, midterm elections are equally high stakes and determine congressional representation for a given district, the status of local initiatives, and more. Oregonlive has a voter guide which breaks down the candidates and initiatives to be voted on in today’s midterm elections.

You can vote in Portland if:

  • you registered to vote in Oregon by October 14th
  • you already have an Oregon voting ballet, which was sent in the mail

A list of official and unofficial ballot drop off sites can be found here. Ballots must be received by 8pm tonight to be counted!

The closest ballot drop off to Reed is at the Woodstock Library, located just a mile east of campus.

Screen shot 2014-11-04 at 1.28.56 PMHappy voting!

 

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Cool Stuff That is Happening

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Tonight: Ralph Lemon, lecture and demonstration at 7:30pm in the Massee Performance Lab. Ralph Lemon is a choreographer/visual artist/conceptualist whose work spans three decades (to envision what a conceptualist might be check out some of Lemon’s work.) For more information, check out the event page.

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Later this upcoming month: an evening with Junot Diaz, Monday, November 17th at 6:00pm (doors open at 5:30pm) in Kaul Auditorium. Junot Diaz is a Dominican-American writer, recipient of both the Pulitizer Prize and a MacArthur Genius Fellowship, and the author of this year’s community reading projectThe Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. This event is open to the public, and seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, check out the event page.

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What’s Open Over Fall Break and When

Commons is open 11:30am-5pm Monday through Friday, with dinner service this upcoming Sunday. Normal hours resume Monday (10/27).

The Paradox is open 10am-4pm throughout fall break in the olde shop (aka the SU location) only. Normal hours resume for both the Paradox and Paradox Lost on Monday.

The library is open 8am-8pm Monday through Friday, and 10am-8pm this Saturday. Normal hours resume Sunday.

The sports center is open 7am-7pm Monday through Friday and is closed over both weekends. Normal hours resume Monday.

The health center has drop in hours 10am-2pm Monday through Friday and is closed over both weekends. Normal hours resume Monday.

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Things to Do Over Fall Break

If you’re staying in Portland over fall break and you’re not planning on setting up camp in the Hauser Fundome like some thesising seniors (certainly not this thesising senior) you may want to try to “make the most” of our weeklong vacation from classes. Whatever that means.

Here are a few suggestions for killing time that don’t involve staring wistfully out of the library windows:

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Tall buildings? Where’s that?

 

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Language Houses Get Sweeter at Dessert Night

Last Friday, after Language House residents wiped the sweat off their brows from Activities Fair, we all wandered into the International Plaza for an International Dessert Night. The Russian, German, French, Spanish, and Chinese Houses, along with the Arabic Theme Dorm, baked and brought desserts from their accompanying cultures. As residents ate and mingled, an international playlist, carefully curated by the language scholars and house advisors, played in the background. Listen to it here!

Here, German Haus HA Katrina displays her awe at the wild success of International Dessert Night.

Here, German Haus HA Katrina displays her awe at the wild success of International Dessert Night.

 

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New Year, New Reedies!

Welcome to campus, new Reedies!! We’re so excited to meet you. You’ll soon become acquainted with your dormies, HA, and RD. But in the mean time, here are some helpful links:

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