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Union’s Versatility for Events

One of my favorite things about living at Union is our ability to create events that cater to our interests. There are so many clubs and groups on campus with access to funds and spaces that it only takes a few emails or showing up to a meeting to drum up support for your event idea, and with enough advertisement, the event can be a real success. In October, Arts House partnered with WRUC and Breazzano House to bring two bands to Union for a punk show. Scout Boys and Prince Daddy & The Hyena are returning to Union on...

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Punk Show at Union Signifies Diversity of Events

Something that makes Union’s event programming so diverse is the freedom of student involvement. We’re given opportunities to utilize club resources including budgets and spaces to hold events that we think will benefit student life at Union. I think not making use of these opportunities is a sore misuse of time at Union. I’ve involved myself with a number of clubs because I’ve enjoyed being a part of planning events and setting them into motion, and the satisfaction of seeing other students enjoying the events is part of the appeal for me as well. That’s why I’ve involved myself so...

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Arts House Off to a Good Start

One thing that I’m thankful for during my time at Union College has been my housing arrangement for the past three years. I applied to live in a Theme House, which is an off-campus house with a small budget and an autonomous government that operates as a club on Union’s campus. I was accepted into Arts House and I’ve lived there for three years now with nine other people. Together we plan events that correspond to our theme, being the proliferation and celebration of the arts at Union. Other houses have different focuses, but each uses their budget to fund events...

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Theme House Family Dinners

Every Monday, our house gets together for a house meeting. Rather than let these mandatory meetings slip into dry monotony every week, we’ve done what we did in past years and had a house dinner at the same time. Every week a different floor cooks a dish for the rest of the house, currently nine people total, taking into account dietary restrictions. We’ve had a few different types of vegetable stir fry with and without meat on the side, a pasta dish with shrimp, and even a huge plate of nachos. House meetings aren’t just protocol, they’re a sort...

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The Open Mic

On Friday afternoon, we had our first Open Mic Night at Arts House. We hosted it independently at the house, and for having it at a smaller venue, we had a good turnout. It’s always good to see Union’s talent, especially in my own living room! The Open Mic is Arts House’s most successful event, and we try to do two or three a term. We had some really good performers that night, and by the end of the event people had been feeling much more comfortable about performing. After the Open Mic, several people came up to members...

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block party

Last weekend Culinary House and I participated in the Annual Theme House Block Party at Ozone House. The event was super successful (the weather was sooo nice) and we contributed some homemade bubble tea to the vegetarian and all-organic meal. Bubble tea is the best (read more about it here and here) and the students at the party really seemed to appreciate the unique drink. I jumped at the opportunity to explore  Ozone House (I had actually never been inside before!) and was very impressed. The house is absolutely massive and it was neat to see how in tune the students...

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cooking in my theme house

Among the millions of things I love about living in a theme house, the option to cook at any and all hours of the day is way up there on the list. While it can be costly to cook every meal at the house (because theme houses are owned and operated by the school, students living there must still register under a meal plan), it is great to pull together different ingredients from the dining halls and then make something magnificent. Two of my most recent culinary endeavors that I was particularly proud of included banana bran muffins and quinoa stir-fry....

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my go-to dinner

I have a problem. When the weather is miserable unpleasant or I am just feeling too lazy to leave my house to trek up to our Reamer Campus Center for food (definitely takes me less than 5 minutes, but it’s the principle of the matter, you know?), I will order out. I used to call Mr. Wasabi (in my phone as first name “Mr” last name “Wasabi” — no joke), but with AllAroundU’s online ordering system, the process has become even easier and even more detrimental to my wallet (maybe that’s why I only have $25 to my name in both checking...

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Cooking Experiment

As the school year goes on, I feel more and more limited by the food offered….also as declining gets lower and lower I can’t splurge on the good stuff anymore. So I will try to experiment with what I can. Months ago, I saw a recipe on Facebook for baked chickpeas. I love chickpeas, so I decided to try it out last week. I went to dutch and bought plain chickpeas, and got some onions from O3 to take home. I chopped up some garlic and the onions to add to a mixture of chickpeas and grated parmesan peas,...

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Theme Housing

Over the past few weeks at Arts House, the theme house that I live in, we’ve been reconfiguring our housing for next year. Ten people live in Arts House, but because some people are graduating and others are moving out, we’re left with only four people who are going to be in the house next year. We’ve had a lot of slack to pick up, but luckily we were met with a good group of applicants who we think could benefit Arts House and the art scene on campus. Our applicants had a lot of good ideas for new...

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