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Furnace Fire at Lotus House Leads to Early Morning Adventures

 

Lotus House is located at 356 Washington Street

It’s 4:15 AM on Sunday morning, that period of time when it’s half super late on Saturday and half super early on Sunday, and the piercing sounds of Lotus House’s fire alarm startle me awake. At first I think this sound is my roommate’s alarm clock, which annoys me, but when the way-too-loud screeching persists for about a minute, I figure I should probably leave the room. I’m still too drowsy to realize that I’m forgetting a jacket, shoes, and my phone – a rookie mistake.

My hallmates and I head down the stairs, and contrary to our quick assumption that somebody was either cooking or smoking, we see a lot of smoke accumulating around the first floor that smells like either some crazy chemical or like somebody’s burning their hair. Anything is possible in Lotus House. We wait outside the house until the fire department comes, at which point we’re all like, Yay they can turn off the alarm and let us back in to sleep! But then after a couple minutes PSafe is basically like, Sike! This is gonna take a while.

It’s freezing outside, so they put us in the workshop-garage-annex-type building next to the house, and we wait for about an hour before conclusively being told that the furnace in the basement caught fire and that it ignited some of the house’s super old insulation, hence that chemically smell. Oh and by the way – it’s leaking carbon monoxide. Gotta love it. “It,” of course, being the act of getting poisoned while you sleep in the residential area you pay thousands of dollars per semester to sleep in. But I digress.

MENU WEEK OF 11/19

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!!!

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

MONDAY-
DINNER- Greens w/ Red Wine Vin. Herb Roasted Chicken or Tofu, Garlic Mashed Potato, Maple Glazed Carrots, Caramelized Shallot Sauce
DES- Pumpkin Spice Cake

TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Sautéd Shallot & Zucchini Linguini Bolognese w/ Italian Sausage & Beef or Soysage Crumble
DES- Snickerdoodle Cookies

S&C MENU WEEK OF 11/12

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/ Champagne Vin. Herb & Aromatics Encrusted Grilled Flank Steak or Tofu, Creamy Cheddar Polenta, Sautéed Rainbow Chard, Cabernet & Porcini Mushroom Reduction
DES- Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake w/ Bourbon Caramel & Whipped Cream

TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Huevos Rancheros. Cheddar & Scallion Scrambled Eggs, Garlic Black Beans, Bacon or Soy Bacon, Avocado, Chipotle Salsa, Fried Tortilla Strips
DES- Mango Yogurt
DINNER- Greens w/ Carrot Ginger Vin. Glass Noodle Stir-Fry w/ Grilled Ginger, Chile & Lime Shrimp or Soy, Honey & Sesame Roasted Tofu
DES- Berry Crisp

WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Grilled Chicken or Portobello, Avocado, Bacon & Cheddar Melts w/ Tomato & Onion Jam
DES- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Orecchiette Pesto Primavera(Pesto Cream Sauce) w/ Grilled Chicken or Tofu
DES- Chocolate Strawberry Cheese Cake

THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Lentil & Green Apple Soup w/ Herb Focaccia. Garnished w/ Bacon or Soy Bacon and Scallion. VEGAN SOUP w/out Soy Bacon Garnish
DES- Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Vin. Dal Saag w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan. VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Lemon Poppy Cake w/ Berry Coulis & Whipped Cream

Ask Wesleying: Secretly a Grandma

Welcome to the fourth installment of Ask Wesleying, an advice column about any and all things Wes! Have a question about life at Wes? Submit it to get it answered in Ask Wesleying! You can find all of the Ask Wesleying columns here.

This week’s question is about party culture at Wes:

Dear Wesleying,

I hate parties! How can I avoid them and still have fun on the weekends?

Sincerely,
Secretly a Grandma

You can read the answer to this week’s question below the jump!

WesAlums, Democrats Victorious in 2018 Midterm Elections

Campus this Wednesday was beaming with happiness and sunlight. There was hardly a cloud in the sky and it was a balmy 64º outside, which, frankly, is hardly an anomaly for New England weather in November. For those of us who were on campus the day after the 2016 election, we know that this is the exact opposite of the weather that descended upon Foss Hill the day after President Trump was elected to office. I can’t be the only person thinking that the difference in the weather feels reflective of how different the outcomes of these two elections have been.

Lily Herman: An Interview with a Journalist Extraordinaire

Lily Herman ’16 in front of Usdan. Sorry we used this old ass photo of you <3 <3 <3 (Photo by Olivia Drake)

This year, Lily Herman ’16, is teaching a class in the Center for the Study of Public Life called “It’s a Mess”: An Academic and Practical Look at Digital Media in the Late 2010s. She is a contributing writer at Refinery 29, where she writes about news and politics. She’s been featured in a host of other major publications such as Allure, Teen Vogue, and ELLE, and is the founder of the digital media company Rogue Sunday.

Lily’s pretty busy right now between teaching and covering midterms (!GO VOTE THIS TUESDAY NOV 6!), but I was able to catch up with her for a bit. The interview is after the jump:

S&C MENU WEEK 11/5

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/ Curry Vin. Aloo Gobi(Potato & Cauliflower Curry) w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan. VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Ginger Spice Cake

TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Verde Enchiladas w/ Grilled Chicken or Roasted Tofu.
DES- Mango Yogurt
DINNER- Greens w/ Red Wine Vin. Moroccan Spice Rubbed Chicken or Tofu, Couscous, Roasted Cauliflower w/ Tomato, Cucumber & Feta Salad
DES- Chocolate & Cayenne Cake w/ Raspberry Coulis & Whipped Cream

WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Roasted Butternut Squash, Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion, Bacon or Soy Bacon Melts on Toasted Multigrain
DES- Salted Double Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
DINNER- Baked Rigatoni Bolognese w/ Italian Sweet Sausage & Beef or Veggie Bolognese w/ Soysage Topped w/ Ricotta, Mozzarella & Scallion & Finished in the Oven
DES- Carrot Cake

THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Minestrone Soup, Garnished w/ Basil Oil & Parmesan. Served w/ Herb Focaccia. VEGAN SOUP w/out Parmesan Garnish
DES- Brownies
DINNER- Greens w/ Toasted Cumin Vin. Chimmi-Churry Grilled Chicken or Roasted Tofu w/ Cuban Black Beans & Rice. VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Banana Cake