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Outhaus (Naito I) residents ventured outside the bubble, to discuss current, real-world news.
It can be easy at Reed to lose track of current world events. To provide a forum for exposure to and discussion of supra-Reed happenings, for one evening the Outhaus common room was stocked with current events articles, tea, and cookies.
The articles featured local and international stories, ranging from politics to environment to science.
Dialogue regarding the recent developments between Russia and the Ukraine took center stage, and students discussed the history and the motivations behind the actions on either side.
It seems that there is no escaping our inherent Reedie-ness, however, because eventually the conversation turned to an exploration of the question, “what is reality?”
With spring break just around the corner and fair weather theoretically in our future, it’s time to start thinking about taking advantage of the Pacific Northwest’s best natural features. Whether you’re a senior taking your final spring break or a prospective student looking to explore the region, these are the must see attractions within a day’s drive of Portland.
Tomorrow, a very Portland/very Reed event is happening that you all should know about.
RAW (Reed Arts Week) continues tomorrow with a couple of performances booked. We posted a bit about RAW last week. I personally am super excited to see Geneva Jacuzzi, who my friend Rachel turned me on to last week in anticipation of her performance. Geneva Jacuzzi is an LA-based musician/performance artist who reminds me of everything good about the 80s* (but different). Check out this song, which sounds like a revamped version of “Blue Monday” by New Order (uh, but different).
Ms. Jacuzzi will be performing at the Masquerade Ball at 9PM in the Student Union. U.S. hard will perform right after her.
*disclaimer: Everything I know about the 80s comes from VH1′s “I Love the 80s” and John Hughes movies.
Last night, Reed adopted a new smoking policy that will significantly change the walk to class.
The new policy will go into effect once four new smoking structures are built to accommodate for rain. In essence, the policy requires Reedies to avoid smoking on pathways (between 7AM and 7PM), bridges, and within ten feet of buildings.
In “Portland Would” news, the fifth annual Rose City Yarn Crawl is underway this weekend! During the next four days fiber enthusiasts (“knitters, crocheters, spinners, and felters”) will disperse throughout the city to check out eighteen separate yarn and craft stores in various parts of the Portland metropolitan area.
In addition to the thrill of new yarn, did we mention there are prizes? Because there are. Check out Rose City Yarn Crawl’s official website for all the details.
If you’re craving something that’s not on the Commons menu and don’t want to leave campus, or if your board points are stacking up like unread pages, you might want to create something new out of what’s already available at Commons.
Look no further than this How-To Guide for making delicious creations out of Commons food.
Milkshake/Root Beer Float:
This seems pretty obvious, but for some reason not a lot of people do this. Grab yourself some milk (chocolate milk is the best) or root beer and a mini tub of Ben & Jerry’s. Melt the ice cream a little in the microwave, then put it in your chosen drank and stir it up. Voilà! Delicious creation.
Order a quesadilla from the grill. Buy a bowl of beans and rice, and get a separate bowl of your fave burrito toppings from the salad bar. Grab some salsa and sour cream from the gluten free refrigerated section. Once you’ve bought your food, peel apart the quesadilla and nest the tortillas (this is optional, but I find that a tortilla cheese tortilla cheese pattern is best). Put all your toppings inside, fold it up, and get crazy.
Mac & Cheese Bagel:
This one requires some foresight, as bagels are only available at breakfast and pasta isn’t available until dinner. But if you can handle it, buy a bagel in the morning and hold onto it until later. Get some pasta from the pasta bar and COVER IT IN CHEESE. Then flip your pasta bowl over on that bagel and microwave it so the mac & cheese sticks/is melty and delicious.
You can obviously take it up a notch when Commons serves mac & cheese at lunch.
Next Wednesday (March 5), Reed Arts Week 2k14 opens with new exhibitions and performances. The annual, student-curated arts festival brings artists from the US and abroad to showcase their artistic talents for 5 days.
This year’s theme is “Daemon.”
The theme “Daemon,” according to the RAW coordinators, is “rooted in Ancient Greek religion as an invisible presence with an inexplicable will.”
Sounds creepy and cool, right? The program features animators, dancers, musicians, and multi-media artists, all of whom will explore this theme. Best of all, RAW is open to the public.
Check out the schedule and get more info on the artists here.
Important reminder for all Reedies living on-campus next fall!
If you would like to live in a theme or language community, you must apply by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, February 26th. That is in TWO DAYS. Late applications will not be accepted!
Applications will be accepted via the Housing Lottery on IRIS.
My name is Sasha. I started working at ResLife this week and am excited to work with this crew of eclectic people. I’m a junior History-Russian Lit major who just returned from six months in St. Petersburg. Last year I lived in the Russian House, and it was one of the best living situations I could ask for. For anyone learning a language at Reed, I highly recommend living in the Language Houses. Living there prepared me for my time in Russia in unexpected ways, like when I learned how to pickle (very important in Russia), or when I learned all the Russian names of countries by playing Russian Risk.
In my free time, I like to watch “Broad City,” bike around, and learn to read tarot cards. My favorite things are: pizza, music that sounds like it would be playing at a high school prom that was DJed by David Lynch, Daniil Kharms, and coffee.
In my (almost) three years at Reed, I’ve edited The Quest for three semesters, worked in the mailroom, DJed at KRRC, and learned how to make a radio story from an NPR correspondent. As a kid I lived in the Midwest and California, but Portland (and Reed) is now my home.
If you have questions about Language Houses, going abroad, or anything housing-related, please ask!
It’s that time of year again, folks…
…time to sign up for the 2014-2015 housing lottery! Sign in to IRIS and under the Resources section, you will find the Residence Life Portal.
It’s a simple 6-step process and then you’ll be ready to receive your cohort number for the lottery. See http://www.reed.edu/res_life/on_campus/housing_lottery.html for more detailed information and FAQ’s.
The deadline to sign up is Sunday, March 23 at midnight and that day will be here before you know it so sign up now, all you need is a computer! Sign up in lecture, in bed, in Commons, on the lawn, or in the bathtub.
…well, maybe not the bathtub.
Don’t hesitate to contact our office with questions and we will be sure to help you out.