What to do this week: March 17-21

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Tuesday, March 18:

Event: Brown Veg Society Presents: PETA President Ingrid Newkirk
Time: 5p.m.
Location: Barus and Holley 166

The Brown Veg Society Presents: Animal Rights, Human Obligations with PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. Newkirk, who is an animal rights activist and author in addition to her position at PETA, will give a 40 minute talk, which is to be followed by a Q&A. The doors open at 4:45p.m. and Nice Slice will be served.

Event: Campus Center Duck Hunt
Time: 5-8p.m.
Location: Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center

This Tuesday, participate in the epic Campus Center Duck Hunt. 125 rubber ducks will be hidden throughout the Center, each corresponding to a different, special prize. Don’t miss this chance to win candy bags, DVDs, board games, gift cards from stores on Thayer, Spring Weekend tickets, a Senior Week package, or even an iPad mini! Once you find a duck, bring it to the Student Activities Center on the 2nd floor of Faunce by 8p.m. to claim your prize.

Event: Daniel Simon Lecture
Time: 7:30p.m.
Location: RISD Auditorium

Daniel Simon, automotive futurist and designer, will be coming to College Hill to share details about his career and life. Simon, who created the “Oblivion” Bubbleship, the “Tron: Legacy” Lihtcycle, and the “Captain America” Hydra Couple, is also author of the book “Cosmic Motors.” Check out his website to see more of his work.

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Pizza Nite returns tonight and tomorrow!

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The onset of finals means the return of a semesterly tradition: Pizza Nite at the SciLi and Rock.

For those of you who are freshmen, or just haven’t experienced it before, Pizza Nite is a semesterly event sponsored by Campus Life and the University Library featuring tons of free pizza as well as apples, cookies, and other snacks.

At its core, Pizza Nite isn’t really that special. It’s just a free pizza event, like the many others on campus. But it distinguishes itself in two ways:

1) The sheer volume of pizza. Several semesters ago, the total stood at 90 pizzas for the SciLi and 80 for the Rock — a little bit more than your typical free pizza shenanigans (and minus having to pretend to care about the student group or lecture that’s serving it).

2) The spectacle. Mainly due to #1, Pizza Nite usually attracts a pretty large crowd. And often the Madrigals singing carols.

It’s happening tonight in the Rock lobby and tomorrow night in the SciLi basement, both at 9 p.m. We’ll see you there!


A Cool Thing You Shouldn’t Miss: “Back to the Future” double feature

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We’ve been waiting for this day to come. Hop off the struggle bus and on to the Delorean for tonight’s stress-relieving double feature of “Back to the Future” and “Back to the Future 2″! The event is sponsored and hosted by the Google Student Ambassadors and the Stephen Roberts ’62 Campus Center (Ed.-Did you seriously just call it the Stephen Roberts ’62 Campus Center?) and will be held in the Leung Gallery from 7-11 p.m. Be sure to stop by for free drinks, popcorn, and trivia! According to the Morning Mail announcement, “tons of Google and Back to the Future giveaways and prizes” will be distributed. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t not-so-secretly hoping that the free swag were these Marty McFly kicks. Come watch the first two films from this killer trilogy.

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Pizza Nite returns: TONIGHT and tomorrow!

It's that time of year.

It’s that time of year.

Need a study break? Like free food?

In case you haven’t been benefiting from the Blog meal credit cooperative yet — or even if you have — come on down to the libraries tonight and tomorrow for the semesterly tradition of Pizza Nite! If you haven’t been before, you really ought to check it out. It’s quite the scene.

TONIGHT (Tuesday): SciLi basement
Tomorrow (Wednesday): Rock lobby
Both at 9pm.

Expect crowds. (Also, apples.)

All for you. Those boxes are all for you.

All for you. Those boxes are all for you.


Gourmet Heaven lives up to its name during soft opening

The wait is over; Gourmet Heaven opened its doors this morning at 9 a.m., and it truly is heavenly.

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While I would love to report that, like the diligent investigative journalist I aim to be, I was the first-ever customer at the brand-new College Hill branch of Gourmet Heaven, I only managed to snag (an admirable) third place. In my defense, the two students in front of me were coming off of an all-nighter, which I would call an unfair advantage.

A quick perusal of the aisles revealed an unapologetic collection of all the best bougie foods you could desire. I’m personally most excited about the coffee grounds selection, which includes highly covetable Sarabeth’s products. (For those of you unfamiliar with Sarabeth’s, it is a NYC restaurant that I once spotted Kelsey Grammer at. To be fair, I did admit it was all too bougie). The snack food options include tried-and-true favorites like Cape Cod Kettle Chips, and endearingly ‘alt’ brands with names like “Baked in Brooklyn” and “The Daily Crave” (with spoof newspaper packaging). Though I wish I could even attempt to fit a list of all of Gourmet Heaven’s offerings in a single post, some proper aisle-oogling will sure to be more efficient and more fun.

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Gourmet Heaven to host soft opening on 4/29

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It’s here. The day we’ve all been eagerly waiting for. Gourmet Heaven is hosting its soft opening Tomorrow, April 29th! Head over to 205 Meeting St. (right across from Woolley and the V-Dub) at 12 p.m. to receive FREE FOOD from the salad bar and to check out the delicacies this new College Hill gem has to offer. For more information, check out the Facebook event. It’s sure to attract quite the crowd – may the odds be ever in your favor.

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