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"Snazzy" "Spicy" "Somnambulist" Sandwiches: Hot & Made to Order

June 14, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

I've been working at the Decafe ever since, my hours fluctuating every semester, but I still keep signing up for hours because I truly love working there. I love playing with food, I love making people happy with their food, and I love being creative. And here is where the adjective sandwiches come in.

I've Commenced.

May 28, 2009

Yitka Winn

Holding that cap in my hands again this weekend and reading that message made me feel like I was getting hugged by my 17-year-old self.

We Are the Hand Claps

May 21, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

If there is one thing I learned how to do better at Oberlin that wasn't advertised at first was that I am now very good at applause.

Oberlin: Enter the Classifieds

April 30, 2009

Aries Indenbaum

Oberlin students have a certain spark. It's not snark or cynicism, it's more of a slightly pointed... silliness. Weird implies non-functionality; uniqueness is too bland. Eccentric? Zany? Jaunty? Quirky? .... Does anyone have a word for us?

Crossed up

April 17, 2009

Joe Dawson

Why is it a concession stand? What exactly are you conceding? Except common sense in what a slice of damn pizza should cost.

Getting Lucky in Kentucky (Part II)

April 5, 2009

Daniel Tam-Claiborne

The experience served to strengthen my conviction as an omnivore and made me truly realize the importance of the hunter-gatherer culture that had been passed down by our forebears. It didn't hurt that the chicken was also some of the best I had ever eaten.

Getting Lucky in Kentucky

April 4, 2009

Daniel Tam-Claiborne

If someone told me six months ago that for spring break of my senior year I would be living on a farm in rural Kentucky for nine days with scarcely any internet or phone and sharing a room with eleven people I had never met before, I would have laughed in their face. All I can say is what a difference a week makes.

That Last Day Before Break

March 28, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

You know that one, the one where you're scrambling to get things done and say goodbye to everyone, and y'know, pack? I like that day, but I don't.

The Post post

March 14, 2009

Joe Dawson

I love warm weather. Everything feels better when you can walk out the front door and realize you're wearing too many layers.

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