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The Joys of Cooperative Dining

May 20, 2009

Daniel Tam-Claiborne

Thankfully, there were senior members who talked me through the best ways to peel garlic, fry potatoes, and make an omelet. Never would I have imagined that a group of students could be efficient and capable enough to orchestrate what functioned like a self-contained dining hall.

Life in a Cardboard Box

May 14, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

Remember how I mentioned there are all these distractions during reading period and finals? Ah, yes, there is another one I failed to mention earlier, and that is PACKING.

Uncle OSCA Wants YOU To Scrub the Toilets!

March 30, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

I got into Harkness co-op the summer before my freshman year and have stayed loyal to the Harkness flag ever since. This year, I think I am the oldest and most experienced veteran Harkness resident. Just call me Auntie Harkness.

Al Franken and Garrison Keillor have Endorsed this Blog Post

March 15, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

Inside, podcasts of A Prairie Home Companion ushered Keepers and visitors into the dining room where we filled our plates and other eating receptacles with hamburger noodle hotdish, green bean casserole, wild rice, powdermilk biscuits, and jello with Swedish fish before heading outside to the sunshine.

Pizza Night at Keep

January 29, 2009

Daniel Tam-Claiborne

I learned that there is a certain art to pie-making, kneading from the center out, making sure that the middle isn't too thin, and being careful to leave a slightly raised border along the outside so there's some semblance of crust after it bakes.

Hallo, ich heiße Megan!

January 2, 2009

Megan Emberton

I am here to take Intensive German in an effort to shove enough grammar and vocabulary into my head to take German 102 in the coming semester.

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