Photos from last night at the Rock: [Read more →]
It’s that time of year again. The impending doom of finals also means that Pizza Nite is upon us once more. In this semesterly tradition, the library staff brings out boxes and boxes and boxes of pizza… and did I mention more boxes? (And cookies and brownies — and some apples to be healthy.)
Let them eat pizza. Rock tonight (Tuesday), SciLi tomorrow (Wednesday), both at 9 p.m.
December 11, 2012 No Comments Tags: finals, food, free food, Free food digest, free pizza, friedman, frisc, greg and pizza nite for prom king and queen!, libraries, library, om nom nom, pizza, SciLi, Study Break, the Rock
Tonight, the awesomeness repeats itself at the Rock at 9 pm. I was chatting with one of the librarians, and he mentioned that they order 90 pizzas for the SciLi’s Pizza Nite and 80 pizzas for the Rock’s. Last night, the pizza was almost all gone in a little over five minutes.
Pizza Nite is probably one of the best free food events of the semester. First, there’s the anticipation. The crowds are waiting, growing larger and increasingly impatient. The pizza never arrives on time. Then, suddenly, the big moment arrives — library workers emerge with stacks of pizza boxes. The crowd goes nuts for the pizza, and you wonder if there will be any left when you get to the front of the line. Just then, 20 more boxes of pizza arrive, putting your fears to rest. As the pizza continues to disappear, another dozen boxes come along, then another dozen. In the end, something like a hundred pizzas are consumed in the span of a few minutes. (Then they bring out some cookies and fruit.) [Read more →]
Students at WashU have created a new website that reviews bathrooms on their campus. Not only is this funny, but it’s also not a bad idea. The ladies bathroom in the FriSc is desperately waiting to be ranked close to zero, and the ambiance created by the wall-writings (or lack-there-of this year) on the Rock bathroom stalls could also use a nod. So, Brown students, who’s on it?
We’re used to seeing strange writing on library walls (Rock bathroom stalls, anyone?) but an unusual stencil in the SciLi leaves a lot of burning questions for anyone bored enough to be looking at the concrete walls in the wee hours of the morning. Discreetly hidden on one of the stone columns of the Friedman Study Center, the small stencil shows a couple lines of Latin text followed only by this explanation – “The End of the Forty-Two Line Bible.” The Forty-Two Line Bible refers to the Guternberg Bible, the first book printed using Gutenberg’s revolutionary movable type printing press. The remaining copies of the Gutenberg Bible are now considered the rarest and most valuable books in the world. But the question remains – why is the end of the Gutenberg Bible printed on the SciLi’s wall? Is it a reference to the importance of Gutenberg’s invention and the printed word? Is it meant to be a religious statement? Perhaps both? Mysteries remain, though, if anyone knows Latin (and cares enough), we can at least know what the end of The Forty-Two Line Bible is.