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Top 7 Meals at the Hub

November 20, 2014

Just like any food-serving institution, the Hub receives its fair share of love and criticism. DePauw students have all learned (or are learning) to maneuver through the hub and fight through the crowds in order to get the best food possible. I’ve decided to create a list of the top 7 meals at the Hub. Nothing is free of debate, however this list is as fool-proof as it gets. In no particular order:

1. Chili

Ah, the good ol’ hub chilli. Nothing makes me feel more at home than a warm bowl of hot soup, and the chili definitely delivers. I can’t say it’s a favorite of everyone’s, however the hub chili is a major favorite of mine due to its flavor and perfect combination of meat, beans, tomatoes and spices. You won’t find chili this good, unless you’re back at home!

2. Baked potato bar

The Hub baked potato bar is so few and far between, some people haven’t lived to see it. Some people say it’s a myth, an enigma; but I call it a rare blessing. The baked potato bar has all the necessities:...

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Rockin’ the Radio

November 19, 2014

DePauw is the second best college radio station in the nation.  It is a lot to live up to being a member of the team that makes it run 24/7, and that means even having people work from 2-4 in the morning.

Being a freshman in college, you want to do as many activities as possible.  It is easy to sign up for them, but it is definitely not easy to time manage them.  I was one of those freshmen that went through the Activity Fair with my head held high, and I probably signed up for the email list for about 15 different organizations.  I just was so excited to start new things and to be apart of different clubs.  One booth that I ran by that I knew I was going to do from the moment I toured DePauw was WGRE, the radio station.  I walked up to the booth, a tad nervous, and I introduced myself, and let them knew I was interested.  Immediately they told me I had a spot on the team.  I was super excited, until I saw the list of the shifts that had not been taken yet.  The only ones that were left...

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The First Snow: A Photo Blog

November 18, 2014

Over the evening and night of November 16th, DePauw received its first blanket of white snow. For many, the arrival of winter is dreaded. But even those spirits couldn’t ignore the magic of falling dust and the excitement spread across the faces of international students, many of whom have never seen snow before. So I set out to capture the first picture of what will cover Greencastle for the following four months in hopes to show how beautiful red bricks contrast with our winter present.

Authors note: To the dismay of my friends and family who know me dearly, I never once slipped on ice and fell on my butt while taking these pictures. I am very proud of myself. No bloggers were hurt in the making of this piece.

Victoria Hougtalen '18

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Balancing Family & Distance

November 17, 2014

Since this is my first year being away from my family, it is both difficult and amazing. Not only am I able to get space from my very loving family, but I am also forced to in a way, fend for myself. In college, you are on a different body clock than the rest of the world. We live in what I like to refer to as the "college bodily clock." I wake up early, take naps whenever I can fit one in, and stay up into the early hours of the morning. When I finally get around to attempting to call my family, it is in the un-godly hours of the night, and no one is awake. And then we end up playing a huge game of phone tag. I of course want to FaceTime my sister, and parents, but whenever I try to, it is always at an inconvenient time for them. When I think about which form of communication to attempt, (texting, calling, FaceTiming etc.) I always think about which would make me feel better. Texting is a quick and easy way to communicate, and does not require immediate responses. Calling is a slower,...

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Have you laughed today?

November 16, 2014

Confession: there is nothing pretty about my laugh. No dainty giggling, or “ringing bell” sounds come from me. Nope, none of that. We’re talking about a deep, belly chortle erupting out of my vocal chords and easily waking the dead. And yes, it is incredibly satisfying. But nothing, truly nothing, rivals the joy I get from disturbing the silence with my laughter.

Life is hard! And stressful! We subject ourselves to so much rejection every day, just by getting out of bed in the morning! Be it a denied acceptance letter to a school, a swipe left on Tinder, or a letter of apology regarding a job, having that silent “no” constantly permeating our lives really, well…sucks.

Rejection breeds doubt; which in turn breeds insecurity. Insecurity leads to unhappiness and before you know it, you’re an angry rage-monster waiting for some unsuspecting person to make you tick. Or you’re an irrational, emotional mess who brings Reddi-Whip in the shower and eats it while she cries. Not that I’ve done that...

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