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Panhellenic cancels Sorority recruitment in light of giant bird destroying tea sandwich table

Ann Karneus, Afraid of Bicycles

September 24, 2018

This weekend was supposed to be the finale of recruitment, where first years would attend Tea Day and ultimately decide which sorority they clicked with the most. But what happened next was nowhere to be found on the recruitment schedule. As people sat down for an afternoon of festivities, a shrill and...

Traditional Kettles are Better than Electric

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist

January 26, 2017

We find ourselves at the start of a deep and gloomy winter, one in which a barely perceptible cold front is passing through our most marginalized communities and many of us are in need of some warmth. So we open our tea drawers, the divine aromas of places untouched by our problems—Nok Cha, Dian Hong,...

Old Town (南市) Shanghai

My jasmine flower tea with dumplings.

Rachel Palfini

March 1, 2014

Today was my first day in Shanghai without CIEE orientation activities, so with my trusty Lonely Planet guidebook in hand, I headed for Old Town Shanghai. There are 11 districts in Shanghai and Old Town is one of them. I chose to spend the day in Old Town because it's supposedly the "most traditionally...

Mr. Autumn Pageant

Melina Hughes

October 10, 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is that time of year again, the time we've all been waiting for: fall. And with the arrival of this glorious season came the 12th annual Mr. Autumn Pageant. This year's four contestants, Scott Flannelman, Adam Sweaterson, Jacob Thermalsocks and Samuel "Grizzly" Bootson, competed...

The Last of the No-Sickens

Dana Thompson

March 1, 2012

Lately, I have noticed that I seem to be the only person in all of Jewett who has not been swept under this latest wave of disease. It appears to be quite a whopper, too, according to my observations: your temperature shoots upward, your voice modulates to something distinctly Kermit-y and mucus starts...

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