BLUE PAINTERS TAPE MURAL

Hey y’all. So, I don’t know about your dorms, but my super blank walls have been staring me down for months. I was overcome with a desire to create a mural. (Keep in mind, I am not what I would call “artsy-fartsy”) But, such a dilemma, we are not allowed to paint our walls. Hmm,…

Apple Brownies

With Frankenstorm approaching, Barnard Public Safety has suggested that we stock up on foods that won’t require electricity to prepare if the power goes out. Make some apple brownies to tide you over until the storm passes! They’ve got enough butter to make them feel like dessert, and enough apple to justify eating them for…

Who’s excited for HalloGreen?!

In need of a serious pumpkin fix? Well Woman and EcoReps have planned you the perfect evening: our annual HalloGREEN party! Head on over to Well Woman THIS THURSDAY from 7 to 9 PM to: -Carve pumpkins (or just decorate paper ones) -Learn about composting at Barnard -Eat some fresh-baked pumpkin treats (vegan and gluten-free…

Wise Autumnal Words

In case you hadn’t yet noticed, it is officially fall! And if you’re looking for a way to maintain (or begin) your mindfulness during this season full of change, one easy thing you can do is pay attention to the autumnal processes around you and consider the valuable insight nature can offer. Take a minute to read these words of wisdom:…

Campus Complicity in Rape Culture

****TRIGGER WARNING**** What is rape culture, you ask? In the shortest definition I know how to give, rape culture exists when a society creates the conditions in which rape occurs, and normalizes these conditions, so that sexual violence is not only common but also virtually impossible to prevent.  On that note, please read Angie Epifano’s account…

Midterms are too serious.

To make things less serious, here is a cat looking concerned and pouring you some tea. Suspend your disbelief at how the cat could possibly lift that tea kettle and just think about how adorable this would be (unless you are allergic to cats, in which case just think about the tea, or some other…

Election 2012 Vocab! Part I: Simpson-Bowles

You guys all have your absentee ballots, right? If not, get on that, ASAP. But for those of you who are ready to cast your ballots in a moth, we’d like to welcome you to vote well, and be well. In the quest of being informed voters–and how much more well can you really get than…

Flu Shots: Benefits vs. Myths

When I came to college, I really hated getting vaccinations. Why bother getting a shot just to prevent something I wasn’t guaranteed to get sick with? Surely, I thought, the potential side effects of a shot (mostly ones I imagined, rather than anything based in fact) would outweigh whatever benefits I’d gain. That view changed,…

Easy Gluten-Free Banana Bread: You’re Welcome

Banana bread makes everything better. I think this is pretty much an objective truth. It is delicious (yes!), cheap (double yes!), eco-friendly (what, you were just going to throw away your weird-looking bananas? Shame on you), and best of all, a complete day-maker when you have to wake up bright and early (read: headachy and pissed…