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Queer Pancakes at Open House

From Izzy Rode ’14 and the super spiffy bangin’ breakfast bandits of Open House:

On Sunday, October 21st, Open House will be hosting queer pancakes—a time to come and enjoy delicious pancakes with the residents of Open House and chat.

Date: Sunday, October 21
Time: 11am-1pm
Place: Open House
Cost: Free

Queer Pancakes @ Open House

From Izzy Rode ’14:

On Sunday, September 30th, Open House will be hosting queer pancakes—a time to come and enjoy delicious pancakes with the residents of Open House and chat.

Date: Sunday, September 30
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Place: Open House
Cost: Free

Second Stage Presents: True West

Come see True West, a play by Sam Shepard, directed by Zach Libresco ’13:


Men grapple with identity, brotherhood, Hollywood, golf, mothers, sleep, typewriters, breakfast…did I mention TOAST?

Something for everyone, and it’s free!

Get tickets at the Usdan Box Office between 10am-4:30pm or get to the theater early.

Dates: Tonight, Tomorrow (Friday), and Saturday
Time: 8 pm
Place: ’92 Theater

Unofficial Orientation Series: Middletown Eateries, Part 1

Note: This is by no means an exhaustive list of eating options in Middletown. Many of the restaurants we missed will be featured in a second installment, but feel free to add your own mentions in the comments.

To all the incoming students of Orientation 2012: if you think you are landing in the middle of nowhere, trust me—that is not the case. This is especially true on the culinary side of things, because Middletown is home to many fabulous restaurants. In light of this, we are providing you with a two-part list of some of Wesleyan students’ favorite places to eat in Middletown. Be forewarned, though: this is a (very) incomplete list. See more of Part 1 of this food series after the jump!

The breakfast question

So as you may have heard, if Mocon was a college student, ze would walk around in a “I don’t do mornings” t-shirt. Yes, that’s right, no breakfast at Mocon. I’ve heard several explanations for this tragic cirucmstance, ranging from lack of attendance at breakfast in the past to Aramark and the school being too damn cheap to pay for The Most Important Meal of the Day. Make up your own! It’s a fun car game.

In any case, the following options are yours for the taking:

-Invest in yogurt, milk, fruit, cereal, energy bars, bagels, donuts, pizza, any or all of the above, and keep them in your room as breakfast food for before class. Fridges are pretty convenient that way.

-Invest in a coffee maker for your room (I recommend this anyways, as it is incredibly convenient for your after-Summerfields-closes caffeine needs) if you are a coffee person or if you are not a morning person and have classes before 11 (because you will automatically become a coffee person). It will save you money in the end, not having to pay way too many points for fancyschmancy coffee everyday.

-The first floor of the Campus Center and the Pi Cafe both peddle breakfastlike foods, including pastries, bagel sandwiches, and packaged cold cereal, however as freshmen you have a very limited amount of points to spend, and I would recommend saving said points for more worthy causes. I have also heard that freshmen can spend meals at the Campus Center if they desire breakfast, but I’m not sure the exact mechanics of this deal so interested persons should contact the lovely folks at Aramark.

-If you don’t have classes before 11 or if your stomach is virulently against mornings, then simply go without. First semester freshman year I had classes starting at 1:15 (sweet, right?) so I would roll out of bed and go to lunch, totally bypassing the issue. Second semester when my classes started at 9, I found this impossible.

Happy breakfasting!

Holly adds: Ok, I had classes at 8am last year. I’m normally one of the healthiest eaters around, but eating breakfast normally kills me in terms of time (because I’m also one of the most mentally disorganized people around.) But my breakfast most of the time consisted solely of Full Throttles (I fucking hate coffee) purchased the night before from Weshop and apples stolen from Mocon. However, during final week, I would ALWAYS, ALWAYS force myself to eat a bowl of cereal in the morning and if I were your mommy (and I am the mommy of many at Wesleyan) I would force you to do the same. Finals week is invariably a week when many people get sick (it doesn’t help that it’s in the middle of December) and good nutrition is clutch in prevention.