Posts Tagged ‘food’
Eat a fried oreo
Buy an “interesting item”
Get Thai food for only $1
The other day, I had an epiphany. We’re at a pivotal point in the school year here at Columbia. Housing is ruining friendships and the registrar is ruining careers, seniors are gearing up to graduate and yet even still nearly everyone you run into this weekend will be drunk.
Yes, it certainly seems like there’s something about the prime weather we get during the last few weeks of school that brings out the best in the lions (before finals, that is). I, however, am of the opinion that the absolute best of the lions have a propensity for food. Free food. Just so we’re clear—this is the post on how to get free food on campus.
Today, a new crop of students received acceptances to our institution, a bastion of intellect and preternatural talent. The new Columbians who we’ll meet either at Days on Campus or in the fall are, like everyone already here, pretty damn smart.
But all those skills with textbooks, exams, and essays don’t necessarily entail real-life know-how or common sense. Many current Columbians will agree that transitioning from households of families to virtually independent living is no easy task. We’re not actually adults now, right? That can’t be what that high school diploma meant.
And what is the most important, fundamental human task that we need to tackle on our own? Eating. Yes, as first-years, we are required to purchase meal plans and many can bring themselves to fathom a year or more of John Jay and Ferris after that.
But for the rest of us, those of us who simply cannot handle, day in, day out, alternative grains, overcooked pasta, and country fried steak (maybe it’s good? I can’t bring myself to try it.), we have to learn how to feed ourselves—and not succumb to the easily-accessible world of overpriced Manhattan food.
“How?” you ask? I am by no means an expert, but I will provide the meager amount of advice I can offer after almost a full year of feeding myself and still having some money to spare. More »
Everyone complains about them. But when you stop and think for a moment, they’re not really all that bad…
1. I know, I know, you still remember that glorious day you trekked to Costco and bought a shipping crate of Nissen Top Ramen and thought, I never have to leave my room for food again!
Six months later (or two years, depending on if you got the combination flavor box or not), that once sketchy Mexican Mac n’ Cheese is starting to look mighty gourmet… More »
I went to Midtown with the intentions of stopping by the Morgan Library and Museum to see some cool old stuff; I thought it would be interesting to see the lore of the textbooks I’d read my whole life (like a Gutenberg Bible). But I got so much more.
I saw a letter from Thomas Jefferson to his wife, Martha, a petition from the Salem Witch Trials, and the only complete manuscript of a Jane Austen novel at the Morgan, which totally changed my recent perspective.
It’s late. You’re up. You’re either celebrating, sitting in stunned disbelief/anger, or frantically trying to scribble that five page paper due tomorrow at 9:00 am. Unless, like me, you didn’t actually watch the Super Bowl. Before you pick up your torches and your pitchforks on your way from your after-party to my dorm room, read on for a football themed One Eleven Extravaganza.
Higher Education Controversy: We’re exporting jobs and importing… students.
We were going to Strokos, really, we were. We were agreed on it. We were walking there.
Then came the suggestion, the one you never think you’re going to hear: “Hey. Let’s go to Camille’s!” There was a moment of silence, either out of confusion or fear, possibly both. “Don’t we have to be in the mafia or something to go there?” “Is it even open?” “Uhhhhhhhhhh.”
Walking through Room 209 in Butler, you can see frazzled students in sweats and ponytails clutching those red Starbucks holiday cups while leafing through coffee-stained chemistry notes and well-worn copies of The Iliad. Those iconic cups mean only one thing: the holidays are approaching, and regardless of all the papers you have to write or the finals you need to cram for, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel! Check out some neighborhood spots after the jump to see where you can get your holiday fix. More »