10 o’clock list: Peirce Features That Would Be Unthinkable To Have Today

Goodbye, tower of ice cream in kiddie pool

Peirce looks a little different this semester– it’s like Peircegiving every day! To take precaution against the coronavirus, the dining hall has had to switch from letting students dish out their own food to packaging it up into nice little boxes and sending us on our way. And who could blame them? We were gross! And to prove it, here are some things we used to do in Peirce that would be unimaginable to do now.

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Cooking Peirce’s Greatest Hits in my Kitchen at Home

I don’t know if you’ve been watching the news or reading your emails or even briefly glancing at your phone, but we’re in a bit of a situation right now, and because of it, people have been pretty active at grocery stores. In fact, the night Governors Lamont, Cuomo and Murphy banded the tri-state area together and shut down all its non-essential businesses, people pretty much went feral at the local grocery stores. This happened nationally. So, missing certain Peirce meals, I wanted to see if I could recreate a full day in our dear dining hall in my own kitchen using whatever ingredients I could get at Stop & Shop after everyone lost their minds.

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Kenyon Fowls

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If nothing else, Kenyon College is a strict gulag where deviation from social norms is met with quick and brutal retaliation. God I love it here. So, despite our social codes being mostly unwritten, I decided to jot down the Seven Deadly Kenyon sins. Also how they are directly related to birds. Tag yourself if you don’t fear being “ostrich-ized” by your peers. Continue reading

5 Ways to Sit in Peirce Without Facing the Crippling Reality of Being Known

At this point, it feels like the people asking if they can take a chair from your table are just trying to point out how alone you are because there’s several completely empty tables surrounding you that they could take a chair from. Here’s how you can tackle your inner demons and feel safe to eat in Peirce once and for all.

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Peirce Hack: Just Don’t Go

 

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A brief slice of food for thought. Next time you’re about to enter Peirce thinking about what mystery meat is on the table today or what vegetable-that’s-not-a-vegetable (I’m looking at you corn) is gonna be up for grabs this time, might I suggest taking a step back, doing a 180, and hightailing it to the nearest, I don’t know, Pop-Eyes or whatever.

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