PSA to the Raccoon Who Keeps Chewing Through the Power Lines


Please stop. I get it: there aren’t a lot of things for a city fella like you to do in this village. I feel the same way. And I understand how tired you probably are of the repetition of Papa Johns and Keystone in the campus trashcans. Variance is important for a diet like yours. Continue reading

10 o’clock list: Ways to Prepare for a Power Outage

How blackouts really happen (via

Like most students here, when I first hear the news of the storms that hit us tonight, I immediately thought of the possibility of a power outage. It happens every now and then on this hilltop, and it can be the greatest or worst of times here. And even though the power didn’t go out during this storm, there is still a decent chance of it happening some time throughout the year. So, to help you prepare, I’ve compiled a list of tips to prepare for a black out:

  1. Charge everything. Sure, when the power goes out, you won’t be able to do your homework anymore. But you don’t want to be completely bored. Make sure your phone is charged so you can get a few hours of Candy Crush in while you celebrate complain about the fact that you can “no longer write that Biology Lab Report.”  Continue reading

The Monday Catchup

The NSA is all up in your data, again.

The NSA is all up in your data, again.

Good morning! Here’s what you missed while you were out partying at the Delt Lodge.

The Lead Story: The NSA, in its wanton desire to know all, has devised methods of foiling most internet encryption, the Times reports. The story emanates from classified documents leaked to the press by Edward Snowden, former NSA contractor and Russia’s least favorite US expat. The NSA has partnered with major American companies to accomplish its goals, though some of those companies remain anonymous.

Don’t know much about data encryption? Click here.

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