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Pretty much the entire Reed campus is gorgeous, and there are tons of pleasant places to settle down with the books or friends of your choice. However, sometimes the go-to places for such activities are too crowded and bustling (commons at lunch, for example, can get quite crazy, and good luck trying to get a picnic table outside when it’s sunny). The following are some lesser-known cozy/beautiful places around campus where you can retreat when you need to!
My name is Mara, and I’ll be writing blog posts through Summer 2k15 and into the next school year! I’m going to be a Senior biology major, which is a daunting thing to be able to say out loud. I’ve been an HA for a year and a summer, and look forward to being in the Grove next year.
What really makes a coffee shop great? Free wifi is a must. Cheap refills, perhaps? Sufficient table room to spread out your computer and textbook? The availability of “real” food (sandwiches rather than sweet muffins)? In this series we explore shops in SE that most Reed students frequent for social gatherings and focused study time.
1. First Cup
Distance from Reed: 0.3 miles
Food: Best bagels ever including gluten free. Classic baked goods spread, but not much in the way of good hot food choices. There are some cold options in a fridge.
Drink: Tasty coffee for medium price, fun specials, fridge of cold bottled drinks
Study friendly: There are so many outlets. You will not be wanting for outlets. If it is very full you might get stuck at one of the small tables that can only fit one computer, but with patience you can snag a bigger table if you don’t mind moving. It has a covered patio that is super dog friendly.
Besides FSMs proximity to food, the gym, and bus routes, there are a lot of great things that the residents this year have experienced or learned about it. Meet Ellie, Tenzin, and Emmie! They allowed us into their worlds to photograph their spaces and hear about their year in FSM!
Hi there! My name is Mara, a rising Senior biology major here at Reed. For the past three years, I have lived in three different Cross Canyon residence halls. I’m here to shine some light on the wonderful communities that call this area group home.
Hauser Library is currently exhibiting a few items from Reed’s special collection pertaining to one of our more well-known alumni, Emilio Pucci. The items displayed in the flat glass cases on the first floor (which it should be noted are well within the confines of the library itself where talking is discouraged) are a companion of sorts to the Portland Art Museum’s exhibition “Italian Style”, which includes pieces from the House of Pucci. Click here for more information about the library display, and click here for more information on “Italian Style” at the Portland Art Museum.
As of today, the housing lottery for the 2015-2016 academic year is now open! Be sure to register by March 20th to participate in the general lottery, and note that theme and language applications are due by March 1st. Further information is available on our website.
Tomorrow the annual Theme & Language Housing Fair will be held in GCC-D from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Representatives from new and returning themes, as well as the language houses, will be present with snacks for all and information about their unique living option. The Theme & Language Housing Fair is a perfect opportunity to ask questions, start brainstorming future projects, and get a sense of the different communities before registration for the housing lottery opens on Friday. (Be sure to note that theme and language house applications are due by March 1st!)
We’re particularly excited to welcome two new living communities to the Res Life family, the Bike Coop and the Afrophilic living community! Students will be able to apply to live in these theme communities in the 2015-2016 academic year through the housing portal.
Also returning are previous themes, such as The Co-ops, Random House, and the Justice League, as well as all six of Reed’s language house communities. For more information about theme communities and language houses, visit our website. Or, check out the events category on our blog to see some of the residence hall events previously organized by theme communities.