S&C MENU Week 5

STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House (185 High St.)
LUNCH- 12:00-12:45
DINNER- 5:00-7:00
FIRST THREE FRESHMAN EAT FREE EVERY DAY!!!

MONDAY-
DINNER- Greens w/ Charred Tomato Vin. Herb Roasted Chicken or Tofu, Wild Black Rice, Brown Butter & Shallot Infused Cauliflower Purée, Asparagus, Oven Roasted Tomato Relish
DES- Carrot Cake

TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Ancho Mole Enchiladas w/ Roasted Chicken or Tofu.
DES- Salted Double Chocolate, Caramel & Macadamia Nut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Thai Basil Vin. Pad Woon Sen w/ Chicken or Tofu
DES- Berry Crisp

WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Roasted Balsamic Chicken or Portobello, Pesto, Tomato, Baby Arugula & Mozzarella Grilled Cheese
DES- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
DIN- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Penne A La Vodka w/ Grilled Shrimp or Tofu
DES- Mint Chocolate Cake

THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Broccoli, Cheddar & Brown Ale Bisque w/ House Made Garlic & Parmesan Croutons, Scallion, Bacon or Soy Bacon. Served w/ Herb Focaccia
DES- Chocolate Chip, Craisin, Walnut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Honey & Thyme Vin. Jamaican Jerk Chicken or Tofu, Coconut Red Beans & Rice, Sautéed Cabbage, Carrot,
DES- Ginger Spice Cake

S&C Week 4 Menu

STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House (185 High St.)
LUNCH- 12:00-12:45
DINNER- 5:00-7:00
FIRST THREE FRESHMAN EAT FREE EVERY DAY!!!

TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Chimichurri Grilled Chicken or Roasted Crimini Mushroom Burritos. Garlic Black Beans, Cheddar, Roasted Sweet Onion & Poblano, Chipotle Salsa
DES- Snickerdoodle Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Charred Tomato Vin. Shrimp and Grits or Tofu and Grits. Creamy Sautéed Zucchini, Cheddar Grits, Bacon or Soy Bacon
DES- Chocolate & Cayenne Cake w/ Raspberry Coulis & Whipped Cream

WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Gruyere, Green Apple & Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese w/ Bacon or Soy Bacon
DES- Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies
DIN- Greens w/ Honey & Thyme Vin. Baked Country Style Mac & Cheese w/ Chicken or Tofu. Cheddar Béchamel, Roasted Cauliflower, Sautéed Corn & Peas, Herb Toasted Panko
DES- Red Velvet Cake

THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Spicy Shrimp, Poblano & Corn Chowder(Vegetarian w/out Shrimp) w/ Scallion, Bacon or Soy Bacon. Served w/ Herb Focaccia
DES- Chocolate Chip & Walnut Blondies
DINNER- Greens w/ Red Wine Vin. Puerto Rican Rice and Beans w/ Adobo & Sazon Roasted Chicken or Tofu.
DES- Golden Rum Cake

S&C MENU WEEK 3

STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House (185 High St.)
LUNCH- 12:00-12:45
DINNER- 5:00-7:00
FIRST THREE FRESHMAN EAT FREE EVERY DAY!!!

MONDAY-
DIN- Greens w/ Red Wine Vin. Herb Roasted Chicken or Tofu, Garlic Mashed Potato, Maple Glazed Carrot, Caramelized Shallot Sauce
DES- Triple Chocolate Cake

TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Baja Style Fish Tacos. Deep Fried, Beer Battered Tilapia, Cabbage Slaw, Chipotle Mayo
DES- Coconut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Thai Basil Vin. Red Curry w/ Chicken or Tofu & Jasmine Rice
DES- Lemon Blueberry Crumb Cake

WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Hummus, Cheddar & Avocado Melts on Focaccia w/ Bacon or Soy Bacon
DES- Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip Cookies
DIN- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Linguini w/ Grilled Balsamic Chicken or Roasted Tofu Tossed w/ Beurre Blanc. Roasted Asparagus, Crimini Mushroom, Roasted Carrot, Parmesan & Basil.
DES- Mint Chocolate Cake

THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Grilled Cheese(Mozzarella, Cheddar & American) on Garlic Toast w/ Tomato Bisque
DES- Brownies
DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Dressing. Channa Masala w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan
DES- Ginger Spice Cake w/ Whipped Cream

S&C MENU WEEK TWO

STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House (185 High St.)
LUNCH- 12:00-12:45
DINNER- 5:00-7:00
FIRST THREE FRESHMAN EAT FREE EVERY DAY!!!

MONDAY-
DIN- Greens w/ Honey & Thyme Vin. BBQ Chicken or Tofu, Baked Mac & Cheese, Soy & Maple Sautéed Collard Greens
DES- Red Velvet Cake
TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Huevos Rancheros. Scallion & Cheddar Scramble, Garlic Black Beans, Bacon or Soy Bacon, Chipotle Salsa, Fried Tortilla, Avocado
DES- Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Thai Basil Vin. Masaman Curry w/ Chicken or Tofu & Jasmine Rice
DES- Banana Cream Pie
WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Steak & Cheese or Portobello & Cheese on House Made Focaccia. Roasted Sweet Onion & Green Bell Pepper, Cheddar & Scallion, Served Open Face
DES- Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Cookies
DIN- Greens w/ Creamy Cilantro Dressing. Chili w/ Beef & Pork or Vegetarian. Garnished w/ Buttermilk Corn Bread, Cheddar, Scallion & Sour Cream.
DES- Berry Crisp
THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Minestrone. Garnished w/ Basil Oil & Parmesan, Served w/ Herb Focaccia
DES- Salted Double Chocolate Chip, Macadamia & Caramel Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Dressing. Tadka Dal w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan
DES- Lemon Poppy Cake w/ Berry Coulis & Whipped Cream

Three Creative Writing How–to Books that Actually Help

What goes into a story, beyond the platitudes of “there must be a beginning, middle, and end,” or “there must be a protagonist with a goal and obstacles to overcome”? How do I revise without going in circles? And, most importantly, how do I improve as a writer? 

If you want to know the answers to these questions, read a how-to book. Most how-to books are trash, but a few are very helpful. They won’t make you a genius, but they will help you develop a level of basic competency in your work. In other words, they’ll ensure that you don’t spend all your time flailing around in confusion and frustration, relying more on luck than anything else.

This post introduces you to my favorite three “craft texts” (in no particular order), plus a bunch of honorable mentions (some of which I’ve read and some of which I haven’t). This is not a complete list. Nor do I pretend to be an expert. Anyone who knows me knows it’s a bit rich that I’m giving out writing advice. But, at the risk of coming off as a braggart, I thought I’d share my ~tiny grains of knowledge~.

A Curious Case: Projections in “The Artists”

Constantly astounded by the talent of my fellow classmates. Subscribe to their YouTube Channel?

What did you just watch? It’s a video projection — one of several — from Cameron Burger ’20 and Alvaro Chavez 21‘s one-act play, The Artists, which premiered at Wesco cafe on December 5. This comic meisterwerk, the tale of two eccentric, New York-based artists/lovers, ran for only two nights, and criminally, no one has reviewed it. So I thought I’d give it a try (see after the break).

S&C MENU WEEK ONE

STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House (185 High St.)
LUNCH- 12:00-12:45
DINNER- 5:00-7:00
FIRST THREE FRESHMAN EAT FREE EVERY DAY!!!

TUESDAY-
DIN- Greens w/ Thai Basil Vin. Pad Woon Sen(Glass Noodle Stir-Fry) w/ Chicken or Tofu
DES- Lemon & Blueberry Crumb Cake w/ Blueberry Coulis & Whipped Cream

WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Cheddar, Bacon or Soy Bacon & Tomato Grilled Cheese
DES- Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Craisin Cookies
DIN- Gemelli Pesto Primavera(Pesto Cream Sauce) w/ Roasted Chicken or Tofu
DES- Mint Chocolate Cake

THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque w/ Toasted Almond & Thyme. Served w/ Herb Focaccia
DES- Snickerdoodle Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Dressing. Aloo Gobi(Potato & Cauliflower Curry) w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan
DES- Coconut Cake

Daniel Jewell-Tyrcha ’22 Passes Away

It is with a heavy hearts that we share this email from President Michael Roth. On Sunday, January 26th, 2020, at approximately 8:20 pm EST, President Roth informed the Wesleyan community of the passing of Daniel Jewell-Tyrcha ’22. According to news reports, Dani was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Maromas Road in Middletown late on Saturday evening, and passed away earlier today at Hartford Hospital. The accident is still being investigated by authorities.

Dani was a sophomore double majoring in American Studies and African American Studies. Most recently, they were working as a production assistant on a film co-written and directed by Candace April Cirilo ’22. They were also involved in the theater community on campus, which included working as a costume designer on the fall 2018 Second Stage production of Straight.

The full text of the email is after the jump:

Procrastination Destination: The Loveland Frog

Today, my friends, I am going to introduce you to my personal favorite cryptid and American legend: The Loveland Frog. The Loveland Frog, aka the Loveland Frogman or the Loveland Lizard, is a four-foot-tall humanoid frog that has been spotted multiple times near Loveland, Ohio. He is said to have leathery skin, webbed hands and feet, and stands on two legs. 

There have been multiple eyewitness accounts of the Loveland Frog throughout the years. Read them under the cut at your own risk.

Procrastination Destination: 99 Problems but a Stitch Ain’t One

Hi friendos. Today, I’m going to talk about knitting. Nobody in my life ever loved me enough to teach me how to knit, so I learned exclusively through videos like this. Now, I’m a straight-up string freak, up to the point where I have a folder of downloaded Ravelry patterns on my computer.

But here’s the secret: It’s easy. Too easy. What you need: