Elyssa A. L. Spitzer

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Boxes of Books

It is through packing that it has become evident that I am leaving. The empty shelves tell me, unequivocally, that I will be gone.

In Rows and Lines

The other day, my boyfriend’s mom gave him an ant farm. I hadn’t seen one since I was young. It was one of those twin-windowed plastic set-ups. Between two clear plastic panels just smaller than pieces of printer paper, 25 mail-order ants are placed beneath sand and soil and kept from escaping by talcum powder—or in more elaborate arrangements, by a moat. In there the ants dig tunnels, build roadways, construct a viable city that is less than an inch wide.

Leave Mike Alone

As often happens in the northeast in the winter, on Dec. 26, it snowed.

Retirement Package Draws Faculty Interest

Nearly a quarter of the 176 eligible faculty members—a subset which includes some of the University’s oldest and most renowned professors—accepted a one-time retirement plan that will facilitate their departure within the next five years, the University announced yesterday.

OCS Tricks and Treats from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Today

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. this afternoon OCS will be hosting a Halloween Open House. If you're "scared about finding a job or something to do this summer," head over there to learn some tricks. And if you want to give in addition to take, bring spare change to donate to the College's UNICEF fund.

Greek Chicken Wrap & Brown Sugar Pear Crisp

Today we have a delicious entrée and dessert: a greek chicken wrap and a delectable brown sugar pear crisp. The wrap is perfect for both lunch or dinner and can be made using ingredients available at both meals. The pear crisp is best enjoyed after dinner, as the finishing touch to a long day.