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December 8, 2011

Volume 66, Issue 3

DIY holiday gifts & foodstuffs Jerk Magazine: This is how we show our love Meditating through the winter months No Shave November: The female perspective Abe the Babe

Letter From The Editor


is the State University of New York College of Environmental Science & Forestry’s exclusive monthly student publication. The contents of the publication include recent and upcoming event coverage, interviews, editorials, opinion articles, political cartoons, artwork, poetry, club announcements, and much more. SUNY-ESF students are able to make submissions at The Knothole office in 12D Bray Hall (BraySpace) or by email at before 6:00PM on Tuesdays the week before the next issue is published. The

Knothole meets every other Thursday at 6PM in the basement of Bray Hall. If you are interested in attending, please send us an email at esfknothole@ so we can expect you! Co-Managing Editors Heather Helman Sean Fagan Layout & Design Jennifer Louie Alice Gallagher Laura Mateya Treasurer Frannie Monasterio

Advisor Karen Moore

Editorial Staff Alex Mottern Jane Zhu Brigitte Moneymaker Printer Scotsman Press


he mission of The Knothole is to provide its readers with writings that are both stimulating and contemporary: to inform its students of clubs, events, and off-campus happenings, to challenge a world driven by progress to uncover the truth about current environmental policies and innovations, and to express such ideas, ingeniously and collectively. We are not a newspaper; we are not a magazine; we are not The Daily Orange. We are simply created by Stumpies, for Stumpies... and we like it that way. The views and opinions expressed are those of the writers only and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the publication’s staff or anyone affiliated with the State University of New York College of Environmental Science & Forestry.


It’s Finally the end of the semester! The end is so close I can smell it in the air. Soon we can stop hitting the books, and start hitting the snow... if it ever comes. I hope you have all been taking advantage of the unusually warm weather by wearing as little clothing as possible. I for one am pumped to start donning sweaters daily. I have built up quite the collection after 3 years of living in the frozen hell of Syracuse. Unfortunantely, no one read last issues editor letter and submitted any awesome halloween stories for us to include in this months issue. That’s why I feel so privileged to write the letter this month. I’m sure I could throw in some random words here and there and no one would notice. In fact, someone dared me to insert random words into the articles of this issue. I may have or may not have done it. Can you find them!?! Anyways, we have some great content in this month’s issue for you guys. If your lost on gift ideas like I’ve been, check out the DIY section. If you want to make someone a treat or just love to munch, check out the danketz in this issue. If you haven’t already flipped to the last page of this baby, DO IT NOW. Awesome right? We felt that last month’s edition of Jerk magazine needed a response, you know some friendly competition. Read the accompanying article on page fourteen to learn more about it all. I hope y’all have a great Holiday/Chrismahanukwanzakah/Festivus!!!! Cheers, Sean

Inside Issue #3: Around the 4/5 Mind & 6 Native Species 7 Featured Articles The Consequences of 8 Occupy 8 No Shave November & The Politics of 9 Danketz & 10/11 You Oughta Know In Defense of Raw 12 The Final Moments of Muammar 12 The Reading 13 13 Hodge-Podge How to Dress Like an SU 14 14 Articles 15 Cover Photo:

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Burn After Reading Meg Callaghan, 2014


fter reading a copy of our wonderown time capsule waiting for you with ful school newspaper, the question your trinkets! Have un-ripened fruit? rises, “what should I do with it now?” Wrap them in the newspaper and they The first response may be to get rid of will magically be ready to eat! On cold it via the trash, or the more eco-friend- Syracuse nights, you can even use the ly recycling bin or even the compost. paper as a fire starter in your fireplace. However, there are a plethora of other There are plenty of ways to reuse the options, both practical and fun, for paper that are tons of eco-friendly fun! reusing The Knothole! If you’re in need of some help cleaning your apartment or dorm room, use the newspaper to clean your windows with vinegar which leaves a beautiful shine on those portals to the outside world. Why don’t you use the next pages to clean up spills in your kitchen instead of paper towels? The Knothole rivals the top brands of disposable towels in absorbency. Use the paper to line your fuzzy Photo credit: Pragya T. friend’s cage, and any other smelly places, like suitcases, plastic Use the paper as wrapping paper for a bins, and the fridge. The paper will friend’s gift, or use the paper itself as absorb unwanted odors. Pack away a gift by creating paper hats, origami, valuables wrapped in the paper; later or paper air planes. Have a dull living when you unpack, you have your very space? Decorate by making inexpen-

sive wall art and collage anything with bare space. If you have a lot of time on your hands, Papier-mâché the heck out of that newspaper! Make a piñata! With the holidays around the corner, make ornaments to brighten up your season. Need more options on how to reuse your Knothole? Stop by a meeting of Green Campus Initiative on Thursdays, 7:00pm in 19 Moon. With the newly revamped Zero-Waste Committee, chaired by Emily Bielejec, there are sure to be many ideas to conquer your deepest desires. If you can’t make it to a meeting, shoot an email at the GCI listserv: GCI@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU or our Zero Waste email: Our zero waste committee works to create our campus clubs and events more sustainable by decreasing and eliminating waste. Help make our campus and our world more sustainable by reusing that old Knothole!

Club Meeting Times

The Knothole

Thursdays 6 p.m., 12 Bray Hall

Baobab Society

Mondays 4 p.m., 19 Moon Library

Bob Marshall Club

Wednesdays 7 p.m., 110 Marshall Hall

Engineers Without Borders Wednesdays 7 p.m., Moon Library Periodicals Room

Environmental Studies Student Org. (ESSO) Tuesdays 6 p.m., 19 Moon Library

Empire Forester


Green Campus Initiative

Thursdays 7 p.m., 19 Moon Library


Undergraduate Student Association (USA) Wednesdays 6 p.m., 145 Baker

Thursdays 5 p.m., 732 South Crouse Ave. 2nd Floor

The Wildlife Society

Papyrus Club

Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB)

Contact Dottie Klein (dmklei02@syr. edu)

Wednesdays 5 p.m., 110 Marshall Hall

Monday 5 p.m., 11 Bray


Mondays 5 p.m., Moon Library

Syracuse University Outing Club (SUOC)

Tuesdays 7:30 p.m., 207 Hall of Languages (SU)

If you would like to include your club’s meeting time in the next issue of The Knothole, e-mail us at esfknothole@

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A LBGT Masquerade Ball Hui Xian Lin, 2013


dentities do not matter, not at this masquerade ball. The lights accentuate the mysterious and alluding element in the dark room. The DJ blasts current music, filling the room with flamboyant sounds. With the start of the beautiful yet cold night, people arrive with hungry stomachs and happy moods. Pride Union held its LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bi Transgendered) Masquerade [Masqueerade] ball on Oct 28, with its masked theme. At this ball, labels do not define who you are. People are free to dress how they want, if they want. People arrive dressed in their casual clothes and also in their Halloween costumes. To complete their wardrobe, a variety

of masks were provided by Pride Union themselves decorated and undecorated for those talented artists. With the night young and wild, everybody danced to the music, with breaks to munch on snacks and talk to other people. From the interview with Nick Haas, president of Pride Union, this masquerade ball is the only dance that is LGBT safe where anybody can come and have a good time. Haas shared that fraternity and sorority parties are not very comfortable. The masquerade ball is spread mostly using Facebook but also other methods. Michael Tassini, current Vice President (future President) of Pride

Union, indicated the chances of the Masquerade ball happening next year will be determined next semester due to funding as well as other events planned for the next year. Both Hass and Tassini indicated that a few years ago, this event was called “The Big Gay Dance”. Not getting results they wanted, they switched to the Masquerade theme which has been successfulf every year. Looking at all the happy faces and full stomachs from all the food, I must say everyone was having a good time dancing and swaying to the music. Join Pride Union Wednesdays at 8:30pm in the Jabberwocky cafe.

ESF & SU Relations: Where are we now? Brigitte Moneymaker, 2014; Carolyn Regan, 2014


lastered all over SUNY-ESF brochures, websites, and orientation guides is the image of a little school in a big school concept- it’s a song and dance we all know quite well. It is one of the big selling points to sell prospective students who may not be so sure about committing to a small and specialized institution. To some students, the intimacy with SU may not even be a factor in their decisions; others may live and breathe orange pride. But how well does our little forestry college really mesh with the $50,000-a-head private university right next door? Recent uncalled-for events, namely the booing of ESF students during a comedy show at Schine Auditorium, have prompted the questioning of the legitimacy of the ESF and SU relationship. Students from both institutions have been known to engage in harmless stereotypical banter, but when do the jokes go too far? Shouts of “stumpy” or “hippie” are not so much insults as they are ego-boosters to an ESF student, but as soon as we are seen as leeches and freeloaders, things can quickly turn personal. Even though we are all often in close contact, SU students don’t quite understand how we fit in with their orange universe. To find out how well SU students really understand ESF, we headed over to the Schine Student Center to survey students of all grades, majors, and colleges


with questions about the various connections between SU and ESF. Posing as students without a discernible school alliance, we uncovered some interesting, often surprising, statistics and only received a few odd looks. Out of all the students we talked to, 100% of them at least knew that ESF existed, even though about two-thirds of them had never been to the campus, and only about half of them had friends that were Stumpies. The next portion was the most eye-opening opening to our participants- 80% of them had no idea that ESF pays several fees in order to use Syracuse facilities and take classes on their campus. In addition, only about 2/3 of the students knew that they could enroll in classes at ESF, although none of them had actually taken advantage of the opportunity. When we questioned them about whether or not they thought ESF students should be allowed to use SU facilities, almost 17% of them said they were not sure, 4% said no, and the rest said it did not bother them. Finally, we ended our survey with the controversial issue we were most interested about: do Syracuse students truly consider SUNY-ESF part of their collegiate community? The responses were split almost evenly between 40% yes and %48 no, with the rest of the %12 percent being unsure.

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After we finished questioning the students, many of them had questions that went beyond what we had prepared for them. They wanted to know more about the financial situation between ESF and SU, mostly due to the enormous differences in our tuitions. It seems that Syracuse students only want to restrict resources to ESF students when they realized we did not share the same students fees as them. Tension stems from the sheer ignorance of the actual (and financial) interactions between the two colleges. The students we interviewed told us they receive little to no information as to what ESF really is, and how it can be integrated into their college experience. Most of their knowledge of ESF reputations comes from word of mouth of others, who are just as biased and uninformed. Of course, Syracuse students are not solely to blame for the poor relationship between the two schools. ESF students are just as quick to pigeonhole ‘Cuse students into equally ignorant serotypes. In order to foster some more peace and understanding, it seems that kids on both sides of the dome should take some time to really be aware of each other’s situations; but that just might be the hippie in us talking. In all honesty, SU, we are not that bad, we assure you we will pass the pipe, as long as you promise not to walk across our quad.


Abe the Babe Cory Anders, 2012


ave you ever wondered why ESF plays host to the largest horseback Abraham Lincoln statue in the world? The story begins in Washington, D.C., where Daniel Chester French sculpted the largest re-creation of our 16th president to date, The Lincoln Memorial. He was later commissioned by Ernest Willmington Philos Esq. to create the likeness of Honest Abe we see everyday silently reading between Bray and Illick. Philos, son of internet café mogul Meryl Philos, inherited his fortune through the adverse cult suicides coinciding with the Heaven’s Gate group. Paying homage to his family’s untimely death and the need to avenge the Hale-Bopp Comet, Philos thought there was no better way than through the most honest man to ever walk the earth. The bronze sculpture was created with metals ores found in the Mediterranean Basin. In fact, the Greek financial crisis owes this piece of art much favor for staving off mon-

Photo Credit: Mr. Thalweg

etary tragedy for nearly a decade. Riding on the first commercially viable zeppelin, the statue traveled from its secret location in southern Europe to Japan. The 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics hosted the first unveiling, and Abe and his horse watched sadly as Tara Lipinski won the gold and triumphed over Michelle Kwan in

women’s figure skating. Communications between the commanding salt-and-pepper type Margaret Thaker (who speaks only Swiss-French sign language and holds the position of campus beautification officer for the SUNY system) and Philos, fruited a signed agreement in early 2000 over private purchase and ownership of the statue. ESF won the bidding for the statue in a battle of wits wherein ESF students correctly answered the question “Who is Marshall Jevons?” The correct answer (according to Wikipedia) “is a fictitious crime writer invented and used by William L. Breit and Kenneth G. Elzinga, professors of economics at Trinity University, San Antonio and the University of Virginia, respectively.” ESF won the statue, and Abe the Babe sits proudly perched on his horse, Petunia, reading from a secondhand copy of Lord of the Flies. It has been confirmed the underside of the statue also provides a map to Atlantis, The Lost City.

ESF Professors say the Weirdest Things Brigitte Moneymaker, 2014


f any of you have snooped around on Facebook (who hasn’t?), you may have stumbled upon some pages that are quintessentially ESF. The most buzzworthy of these pages belongs to the group called “ESF Professors Say the Weirdest Things”. The highlights of this page are hilarious and often controversial quotes that our dear professors say during lectures or labs. Here are some of my favorites; some I had the pleasure of witnessing and others that I wish I had been there for.

“So does everyone understand how to convert mmol to cmol? It’s like if I multiply my Grandmother by ten, I’d have ten times as many Grannys. Which has no bearing on the subject, but would be cool because I would have ten times as many sweaters and little things of jam.” - Russell Briggs

“What do they call this country in China? The United States or America? I bet it’s America, SCREW CANADA AND MEXICO!” – Professor Maryann Keenan

“When you picture God, what do you see?” class: A man with a long white beard “That’s right God is Dumbledore!” class: Or Morgan Freeman “That’s right, because he played that role in that movie with that asshole Jim Carey.” -Elizabeth Vidon

“Landscape architecture is world domination.”-Tony Miller

“You’re a little old to believe in Santa. Watch out for those old men with

beards asking you to sit on their lap.” - Jacqueline La Vie “You’re sitting on your couch, relaxed, watching X-files and eating Doritoes. Then a saber tooth tiger jumps in through the window, and you want to run away, so your breathing increases.” -Scott Turner “Chemists stay up all night, drink, and try to come up with terms that are confusing to biologists.” - Jim Nakas “A bird song is just a critter standing out there going ‘SEX! SEX! SEX!’ Which is really great, until you get nailed by a hawk.” -D. Dayton Reuter “You think all you have to do is study bunny rabbits and you’re an environmental scientist?” - Charles Hall

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mind & body

Something to Meditate On Jane Zhu, 2012


id the morning chill freeze the tip of your nose? Did the wind blow your hair in all cardinal directions? Do you feel yourself being pushed and pulled in all different directions, leaving you disoriented and in anguish? Welcome to vata season, an autumn of imbalance. Vata is an Ayurvedic term that describes the season of fall through mid winter, when air and ether are prominent elements. Just as the wind is subtle and dynamic, your internal energy is variable and strongly influenced by changes in the environment. The once friendly breeze has taken on a more violent characteristic, stirring up tornadoes of brilliantly colored foliage and you are caught up in the spiral. You have lost footing in the depth of the semester; distractions are finding their way and you are struggling to balance it all. The asymmetry of your life is mirrored in the increase of melancholy, anxiety, dry skin and lips,

irritation, and the frequency and intensity of your yawns. Perhaps you find yourself sleeping less and at odd hours, and drinking more coffee to stay awake. You’re craving comfort foods, and somehow, ice cream doesn’t sound so appetizing anymore. This is the body trying to respond to vata, and we need to find a balance and welcome the change of seasons. Here are some things you can adapt into your daily routine: -Diet. Now is the time to cozy up with some hearty vegetables and warm drinks. Root vegetables such as squash, sweet potatoes, carrots and beets will keep you grounded (get it?!) in this ebb and flow time of year. Spiced warm drinks (such as hot apple cider and cinnamon tea) plus you in a blanket will cure you of anxious thoughts. -Steam bath or shower. Sigh. Just go have one right now and your tension will flow down the drain.

-Oils are essential this time of year. Your skin gets dry, and lotion is surprisingly not the remedy for such. The first ingredients of most lotions are water and alcohol, which will just make your skin drier. Use oils such as lavender or patchouli on your skin and your skin will love you. -Focus on the breath. As the wind rampages outside your window and thoughts pulse through your brain, the breath often gets lost. Close your eyes and visualize your inhale starting at the base of your spine, follow it up to the space between your eyebrows, and exhale the breath back down to your spine. You have just been introduced to peace. Try not to let vata season uproot you from your life. If you find yourself at the weekend, unable to remember what has happened the previous week, you were not living in the present moment. Try to follow the aforementioned tips and always remember to breathe.

The Health Benefits of Padmasana (Lotus Pose)

Laura Briel, 2014


hile the concept of Padmasana may seem simple, it is considered an intermediate to advanced pose and may not be comfortable for some beginning yogis. In basic terms, Lotus Pose is sitting cross-legged with the spine vertically straight, making it ideal for meditation and concentration. The religious correlation between Padmasana and Buddhism is rather significant. In Sanskrit, Padmasana is derived from the words “padma” (meaning lotus) and “sana” (meaning seat or throne). Interestingly, the lotus, a sacred aquatic plant, is one of the Eight Auspicious Symbols and one of Buddhism’s most recognized motifs. Every important Buddhist deity is pictured either sitting on a lotus or holding one in their hand Buddha himself has been shown standing with each foot on a separate lotus. Traditional Hindu texts claim that Padmasana destroys all disease and awakens “kundalini” - a dormant energy


residing at the base of the spine that can be awakened through meditation and yoga. Getting into Lotus Pose: Sit on the floor with your legs stretched straight out in front of you, palms down. Bend your right knee and bring your lower leg up into a cradle. The outer edge of the foot should settle in the crook of your left elbow, while the knee should settle in the crook of your right elbow. Clasp your hands outside your shin and hold this posture for a few moments. To lengthen the spine, lift your front torso towards your inner right leg, but be conscious of a straight spine- do not let your back round. Explore the full range of motion of your hip joint by gently rocking the leg back and forth. Repeat this process with the opposite leg. Come back to sitting with your legs stretched out in front of you. Now, bend the right knee and bring the right ankle to the left hip crease, allowing the

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right foot to face upwards. Settle the foot into the hip crease. Repeat this process with the left leg and right hip crease. Remember: don’t cross your legs the same way every time you come into Padmasana. To keep yourself in balance, make sure to alternate bringing your right or left leg in first. If you are a yoga novice, try coming into half lotus before attempting full lotus - this means only coming into one side of the pose at a time. Benefits of Lotus Pose: Opens up your hips Stretches your ankles and knees Calms your mind Increases awareness and attentiveness Keeps your spine straight Helps develop good posture Eases menstrual discomfort and sciatica Helps keeps joints and ligaments flexible Stimulates your spine, pelvis, abdomen, and bladder Restores energy levels

native species profile

Gavin Cohen, 2014

Bur Oak


ur oak, or Quercus macrocarpa as the Ancient Latins called it, is a majestic tree in the white oak subgenus (Quercus spp.). They are native to the Eastern and Midwestern United States, all the way up to south-central Canada. The bur oak is a hardy tree that can tolerate all kinds of conditions, from the Midwestern savannas to the great Appalachia of our eastern coast. Bur oaks’ resilience is due to its relatively fire-resistant bark and its long taproot which contributes to its tolerance for droughts. This solitary giant prefers to grow in open areas, away from the hum-drum of the busy forests. Bur oak is sometimes regarded as the Superman Oak for its amazing ability to save children drowning in wells or rivers found near or around the tree. Also a friend to the woodland Furrites (those who have fur), bur oak leaves and acorns provide a great source of nutrition. Critters of all varieties come for the smörgåsbord of twigs, acorns, leaves, and even bark. Not only are the Furrites helped by

the bur oak, but the acorns were also harvested by native Americans and used for food (after leaching out tannins that can cause a bitter taste). Bur oak acorns are its true claim to fame. Bragging rights are due for the largest acorns of any North American Oak ranging in at between 2-5 cm long and 2-4 cm broad. The acorns certainly

know how to show off with a large cup that often wraps around the nut as well as large overlapping scales often decked out in fringes, or burs, which is where the common name is derived. The bur oak is a beautiful specimen that I am delighted to call a dear friend to all of us Oakies.

both bowls and stir until all parts are incorporated. The batter will be lumpy, so pour that lumpy batter into a loaf pan. Then bake for 30 minutes. If you wish to gather your own acorns, instead of store-bought acorn meal, you need to make sure you find good quality nuts (do not use any that are moldy or wormy or cracked). Make sure you shell them, and taste one to check for bitterness. If your acorn is not bitter, you are free to move onto roasting. If your acorn is

bitter, you then have to boil then. Your acorns may require successive boils, but once the water is no longer brown, you are set. Next, you will need to roast your ‘corns in a 250 degree oven for at least an hour, but most likely longer- just do not burn ‘em! Using a food processor or coffee grinder, send your now roasted acorns through until you have a flour consistency that delights you. Then follow the steps above to create your nutty treat!

A Nutty Treat Alice Gallagher, 2012

Make like a squirrel and whip up some nutty treats! Vegan friendly if you wish but squirrel-licious for sure! Gather/hoard: 1 cup acorn meal 1 cup flour 2 tablespoon baking powder 1 egg or egg substitute 1 cup milk (regular, soy, rice) 3 tablespoons oil Directions: Heat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a loaf pan. Mix all your dry ingredients and wet ingredients in two separate bowls. Combine

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Chris Honess, 2014


The Consequences of Clean

bout 10 months ago, I took a seventeen-day backpacking tour of, in my opinion, the most amazing part of South America, Chilean Patagonia. I spent five days experiencing the stunning Torres del Paine and another five in the northern Patagonia park of Cochamo, the “Yosemite” of the south. These trips were a small part of a larger “odyssey” trip back home to Syracuse, New York, where I now go to school at SUNY-ESF. Chilean Patagonia was the most pristine, remarkable place that I had ever been. Fjords, rugged mountains, blue rivers and penguins composed the breathtaking views and outdoor experience that completely changed my life. I had never encountered anything like it and cannot wait to return. Even though I plan to return one day, it may not be to the same virgin, unspoiled Patagonia that I experienced in 2010. HidroAysen, a 3.2 billion dollar hydroelectric project run by the Spanish corporation Endessa,

Photo Credit: Chris Honess


Heather Helman, 2013


’m not entirely sure why we’re not already at the forefront of this movement. But if you needed any nudging,


plans on constructing five dams on the powerful, glacier fed Baker and Pascua rivers, an area of beautiful fjords and valleys. A 3,000 km power line corridor would also be constructed 200ft high and 40ft wide, across some of Chile’s most beautiful land, making this project Photo Credit: Chris Honess the world’s largest clear-cut. The project claims that it will produce approximately 2.75 gigawatts of “clean” power to energize Chile’s struggling economy and allow the government to focus on the 2.5 million Chileans in poverty. The Chilean opposition to the project, however, asserts that the dams will flood 5,600 hectares of forest ecosystem, and even the habitat of an endangered species. Consequently this project has split Chileans, as 61% say that they are opposed to the project and many protests, some even violent, have sprung up in opposition to student body, this is for you-the top two reasons ESF needs to get involved with our country’s Occupy movement. Read this, mull it over, and visit your friendly local Occupy movement back home. Then, come spring semester, let’s make history. 1. We can teach the entire country about why a fossilfuel based economy doesn’t work. I know you have all learned this at some point during your time spent at ESF. Whether it was in Global Environment (hello, Peak Oil-you blew my mind freshman year), Nature

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Endessa’s plans. The Chilean cowboys, “gauchos”, have ridden up from their home in Patagonia to the Chilean capital Santiago to protest the project, claiming that it will put their children’s futures in jeopardy. There is no question as to whether the project would allow the Chilean economy to expand; it has the potential to create thousands of jobs, releasing Chile from the chains of imported energy from Argentina, and allow an expansion in the mining industry in the north of the country. Personally, however, I think that in this case, clean energy has sold itself quite short. The enormous environmental impact of this clean energy is too tall a sacrifice. In an April 1, 2008 editorial by the New York Times, “Patagonia Without Dams”, the author states, “Building large-scale hydroelectric

See Clean, page 14

& Popular Culture, or any one of the numerous classes that required us to sit through “The Story of Stuff” for the 4th time, we’ve been hearing about this for awhile now. The Occupy movements are doing a great job of bringing economic woes into the national spotlight in a brand new way, but what the movement lacks is definitive focus. Yes, the economy has a problem. But more specifically, the economy is the problem. The Occupy movement has been denounced by right-wing Americans as a bunch of commies trying to get a free lunch (and health care, and college tuition…) from the govern-

No Shave November & The Politics of Hair

Aya Yamamoto, 2013


s grey(er) skies and chill winds herald the coming of winter, facial hair of all textures and hues increasingly obscures the faces of many males. A tradition referred to as “no-shave-November” often contributes to this phenomenon. NSN, sometimes executed as a competition, is usually a celebration of unbridled male hairiness. Urban Dictionary defines this event as “The month of November in which you don’t shave any hair of your body but instead you grow more bestial, brutish, and manly.” The social acceptability of this celebration is mildly contentious— according to Urban Dictionary, the celebration of “no-sex-November” is sometimes observed by the female partners of NSNers in protest What makes this more socially acceptable than women’s armpit hair?? of scratchy kisses. An increase in body hair tends to become too powerful” (Tiggemann and accompany puberty and is regulated Kenyon, 1998) . by the hormone testosterone. There While NSN for men is a rather fore, hairiness has been deeply associlight-hearted joke, such a celebration ated with male sexual maturity and could constitute a serious political voracious libidos. However, increased statement for a woman; not to menbody hair also accompanies sexual tion a serious gamble concerning any maturity in females and testosterone sexual endeavors she might be pursuis also excreted by women’s ovaries ing! Hair removal for women is so and adrenal glands, increasing their highly normative, that the choice to sex-drive. Symbols of femininity leave your body the way it is could and ideals for feminine beauty emeasily elicit reactions of repulsion phasize characteristics indicative of and disgust in both men and women. sexual immaturity such as slim bodies In light of these possible responses, and completely hairless skin. “Wolf Tiggemann and Kenyon speculate that (1990), among others, argues that women with higher self-esteem are this idealization of youth carries the more likely to not remove their body political agenda of powerlessness, and hair. arises at particular times when women While the concept that wom-

en’s bodies are unacceptable and unattractive sans manipulation is demeaning and breeds dissatisfaction in women, it is great for the fields of cosmetics, diet programs, and cosmetic surgery. The idea that women must alter their bodies in order to be attractive is great for the economy! It boosts consumption of botox, hordes of cosmetics (that include such lovely compounds as phthalates, plasticizers, and Polyethylene glycol), razors, shaving cream, non-razor hair removers, etc. I mean, just think about how much makeup, fragrance, skin care, shampoo, body wash, and other shower-and-beauty products the average American woman consumes! Perpetuating the myth that women’s bodies are not beautiful without significant financial investment is a highly effective way to encourage rampant consumerism and secure billions of dollars in profit for cosmetics companies. There is a fine line between adorning oneself for one’s own pleasure in a way that shows respect for and appreciation of one’s body, and feeling pressured to conform to social norms that are largely by political and corporate agendas embedded in Western society. Perhaps next November, women expressing sovereignty over their own bodies will join the wooly faced men in celebrating our mammalian roots. Peace and love, my warm-blooded friends.

Tiggemann, Marika, and Sarah J. Kenyon. “The Hairlessness Norm: The Removal of Body.” Sex Roles 39.11 (1998): 873-85. Web.

ment. There’s nothing to be gained but credibility by offering up legitimate scientific evidence that capitalism is failing our country and was destined to do so as soon as it began depending exclusively on fossil fuels. I’m sure there will be plenty of people who will still disagree with the message the Occupy movement is sending, but it sure would be a lot harder to dismiss it as bogus if we stepped in with our Stumpy expertise. Basically, ESF’s curriculum and the Occupy movement fit together better than peanut butter and jelly.

If you’re staring at this and have no idea what Peak Oil or the Story of Stuff is and have definitely never taken Nature and Pop Culture, well, we can’t all be Environmental Studies majors. But these aren’t difficult concepts to grasp by any means; we rely on finite resources for an economy that relies on infinite growth. As a society we strive for an ever-improving standard of living yet somehow the disparity between rich and poor seems like the only thing growing. Our way of life in Americawhether we’re rich or poor-by default,

is extremely environmentally destructive. What’s more, all of these concepts are inextricably linked to one another. While our political leaders may be unwilling to acknowledge what we know to be true about the economy and the environment, the Occupy movement would definitely welcome such indisputable proof supporting their cause. Everything-economy, environment, society-is connected. This movement could be our tool as ESF students to help the public connect the dots.

See Occupy, page 15

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danketz & diy

Fabric Earrings

Brigitte Moneymaker, 2014

aterials: Elmers glue, wax paper, old paintbrush, M thin silver wire, scissors, bag of earring wires, lace/ fabric/rope etc. This craft is the perfect gift for anybody looking for a really unique piece of jewelry. All the ingredients needed are fairly cheap; the priciest item on the list is the bag of empty earring wires that will set you back a whole $3 from any craft store, but it comes with enough to make about 20 pairs of earrings. The fun part is picking out any type of fabric or lace to make your earrings out of. My favorite is to go to my local fabric store, where they sell intricate trims by the yard. These usually go for a few dollars a yard, and considering you only need a few inches for each ear, the price is almost always under a dollar for about 6 inches of fabric! 1. The first thing to do is to cut your fabric into whatever shape you want your earring to be. Be careful if it starts to unravel where you cut it. 2. After you have your shape, mix a few teaspoons of Elmers glue with a tiny bit of water to make a liquidy paste. Place your fabric on the wax paper and coat both sides liberally- make sure to smooth it out. Don’t worry if there is a white-ish coat on your fabric because the glue will dry clear. Turn over the fabric every few hours on the wax paper so both sides dry evenly. (If the fabric is particularly annoying, it helps to do this step first, and then cut a shape out) 3. After the fabric is dry, use about 6 inches of cut wire to poke a hole through wherever you want the

Punkin Pie


isclaimer: This is a pie. This is a pumpkin pie. This is a pumpkin pie that will obliterate your taste buds and dig you an early grave. This is a pumpkin pie that will make your eyes roll back into their sockets. I took the liberty of experimenting with the classic pumpkin pie recipe and twisting it up with raisins, roasted nuts, and filling it chockfull of spices. The crust is ingrained with rolled oats, raisins, pecans, and sweetened with a drizzle of honey. The filling is the marriage of pumpkin and Greek yogurt, with a wedding party of maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Here’s the recipe! Crust 1 1/2 cup graham flour 1/2 cup rolled oats 2 tablespoonn honey 1/4 cup applesauce handful of pecans and raisins 1/4 teaspoon ginger, cinnamon, and salt

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earring to hang, and then carefully twist around so it stays connected. 4. Put the other end of the wire through the empty earring wires, bend around and twist the excess wire around itself so there are no extra bits poking out. To top it off, I suggest putting them through a small piece of cardboard or Styrofoam before wrapping them up so they do not get bent or broken before you have a chance to give them away.

Filling 3 cups pumpkin puree 1/2 cup Greek yogurt 1 cup buttermilk 2 eggs 1/4 cup maple syrup 3 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice, ginger, nutmeg CRUMBLE. you do NOT want to leave this out. crushed pecans 1/4 cup oats 2 tablespoon raisins 1 tablespoon maple syrup Crust: Add all crust ingredients into the food processor. Transfer to a pie dish and mold to form a crust. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. DIRECTIONS -Add all filling ingredients into the food processor. When it is nice and

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creamy, fill up the pie crust and bake for 350 degrees Fahrenheit for an hour. Allow pie to cool for a couple of hours. -Add all crumble ingredients (except for raisins and syrup) to a small pan over medium heat and roast until your kitchen smells amazing. Add in the raisins and syrup and let cool before sprinkling on the pie. -Courtesy of Jane Zhu

danketz & diy Candy Cane Cookies (So easy!)1 box of yellow cake mix- whatever brand you prefer 2 eggs 1/2 cup of canola oil Candy canes/Pepper mint candies -Add cake mix, eggs and oil in a bowl and mix until smooth and moistened. -Crush up the candy canes or peppermints and add as much as you would like to the mix. -Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. Enjoy! -This cookie recipe from cake mix can be substituted for ANY kind of cake mix. For example, strawberry, chocolate, lemon, yellow cake mix with cinnamon to make snickerdoodles-feel free to experiment!

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California Rangers It doesn’t seem like a cookie should have cornflakes in it. But for those craving some mystery in life, these things aren’t always what they seem. Beat together: 1 cup shortening, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon milk, 1 cup brown sugar, 2 eggs, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine: 2 cups of sifted flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, ½ teaspoon each of salt and baking powder, 2 cups of rolled oats, ½ cup of coconut, and 2 cups of cornflakes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix together the dry and wet ingredients, then drop spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Yummmm

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Photo Credit: Sara Stevenson

Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese FrostingCOOKIES: (Makes 48 Cookies) 1 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 1 cup pumpkin 1 egg 2 cup flour 1 tsp. soda 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. salt -Cream shortening, sugar, and pumpkin. -Add egg and mix well. -Add sifted dry ingredients. -Drop from spoon onto cookie sheet. -Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes. CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: 1 tbsp. vanilla 1 lb. powdered sugar 1 stick butter 8 oz. cream cheese -Beat frosting ingredients until smooth. -Frost cookies after they have cooled. -Courtesy of Maureen Bishop

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In Defense of Raw Milk Lauren Divine, 2013


he process of pasteurization was originally used to kill off organisms that cause deadly diseases, such as tuberculosis and brucellosis. Today, pasteurization is still being used despite the fact that there are many other ways of testing for contamination of these particular diseases. Unfortunately, certain microorganisms which cannot be tested for can also infect milk, so the FDA still regulates that all milk sold to the final consumer is heat-treated in some way. Contradictory to popular belief, however, pasteurization may not be a necessary component in the milking process. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) out of the 9 million people that drank This is a seriously happy cow. raw milk in 2007 only 44 people free thinking states out there that have received any sort of food related illness legalized raw milk, including the beaudue to the milk. These numbers are so tiful New Hampshire. In our state, raw low, that the occurrence rate is essenmilk may only be sold on the farm’s tially zero. Pasteurized milk can have a property with a big ol’ warning sign bacterial count of up to 20,000, while telling consumers that raw milk does the average dairy farm’s plate counts not offer the protection of pasteurizaare less than 5000. If milk is already tion. being sent for pasteurization with For those of you who have bacterial counts in the desired range been fortunate enough to have fresh, and people are not getting sick from raw milk in your life, you understand drinking raw milk, it doesn’t seem very that there is no other milk product necessary to keep these regulations that remotely compares to the deliin place. Fortunately, there are a few ciousness of it. Besides the great taste,

many people consider raw milk to be a health food because it has components of every part of the food pyramid. This is not true for pasteurized milk because the heating process destroys vitamins, making them useless to our bodies. Pasteurization can be a valuable tool if milk happens to become contaminated with most of the organisms that will be destroyed in the heat, but raw milk will never go through this process. So, when choosing to drink raw milk it is absolutely necessary to find a farm that can be trusted to rightfully care for their animals, sanitize equipment, keep the milk cold, and throw out any potentially bad milk. Small, organic farms are the best bet because dairy animals that consume hay and grass tend to have fewer problems with E. coli and have less of a chance of density-dependent disease to spread. The debate about raw milk is a dynamic discussion that is gaining force in this country with strong, loud voices on each side. Some people feel that raw milk is dangerous, while rawmilkers see it as an unfair restriction of a good thing, and ask other people to question these accusations and form their own opinion.

The Final Moments of Muammar Gaddafi Meg Callaghan, 2014


uammar al-Gaddafi, the official ruler of the North African country of Libya for over four decades, died of injuries sustained after a gunfight on October 20, 2011. Colonel Gaddafi was killed after being caught by rebel forces in his hometown of Sirte, a stronghold for loyalist fighters in the seemingly unending war for independence.  Gaddafi had been in hiding ever since the fall of the capital city of Tripoli in August, concurrently attempting to break out from Sirte to seek refuge in his birthplace, the Jarref Valley. At around 8:30 in the morning, a French aircraft working as part of the ongoing NATO mission in Libya attacked Gaddafi’s convoy of

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75 vehicles. Among the convoy were Gaddafi’s son Mutassim and the head of the army Abu BakrYounis Jabr. Both men died at the scene. Though Gaddafi also received injuries in the attack, he and a small group of his men escaped on foot and sought refuge in two large drainage pipes. Rebel forces then moved in and captured the men. Gaddafi fell victim to his injuries within minutes of arriving at the hospital. Eight hours later, Gaddafi was confirmed dead by the new Libyan government’s prime minister, and news hit all over the Arab world, initially through amateur videos shot by witnesses. This new government, the National Transitional

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Council (NTC), has decided that an anonymous grave site would ensure that Gaddafi’s burial site would not become a AP shrine for Muammar al-Gaddafi his followers. Now that Libya’s tyrant has finally fallen, the NTC may work towards completing the goals of their independence movement, although they still have a far way to go. 

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Check out Annie Dillard Hilary-Anne Coppola, 2012


nnie Dillard is by far one of my favorite contemporary nature writers, as she uses her observations of the natural world to go beyond physical boundaries. In her writing, she reflects on the philosophical, the unknowable and unseen; the mysteries of whom we are, what we do, and why we do it. I will admit, her thoughts can sometimes be hard to keep up with. She goes from one subject to the next, over mountains and underneath ice, and interjects with excerpts from other books and stories. Occasionally I have to take a break in the middle of the chapter, just to refresh. Keep a pen on hand while reading Dillard’s essays and books, because on every page there is something worth underlining, starring, or making note of in the margin. First, I chose to read Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard. Those who have read Henry David Thoreau’s Walden will find a direct connection between her experiment and his. Thoreau goes to Walden Pond to simply live and to discover what it is one must do with their life,

and Dillard does the same at Tinker Creek. She goes there as a writer on a mission to read, to write, to explore. In Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, she talks about falling in love with a weasel, a horse being used as fill for a highway, ways of thinking and seeing, and the impossibilities we all face whether we live near a creek or in an apartment. She focuses heavily on spirituality in this book as well, investigating different religious ideas and investigating nature as reality with a spiritual identity. The book also won her a Pulitzer Prize when she was only twenty-nine. Besides Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, published in 1974, her books include Ticket for a Prayer Wheel (1974), Teaching a Stone to Talk (1982), For the Time Being (1999), and one of her best-known books, The Maytrees (2007). If you ever take a writing class at ESF, there is a chance that you will read a piece from her, or an excerpt from any one of her books. Whether you are spiritual, a scientist, a poet, or a skeptic, you will gain something in reading even a small amount of Annie Dillard.


this school isn’t rich enough to have patrons willing to give money back to us. They spent enough the first time around. Also I think Eustace was the secret founding faculty member of ESF who realized that the Syracuse University experience could be made way better by charging 1/10 the tuition and recruting the coolest kids in the country. I guess that’s only one theory. I had a couple more when I started writing this, but they were pretty stupid. Oh well. -Nut

Hey Nut, Let me give you some background first, it’s my first year here at ESF and I’ve been really curious about who this Eustace B. Nifkin guy is. I just love napping in the lounge named after him and there’s always really awesome things going on in there. Did he donate a lot of money to the school or something? -Spaced During Orientation SPO, I think I’ve heard of this guy. Not really sure what he did for sure. I’ve amassed a few theories though, would you like to hear them? C’mon, of course you would. The first one is pretty controversial; Eustace doesn’t exist. That’s right, I said it. He never existed. But just in case he did, he probably always brought the party. Who else would have a lounge named after them? Let’s be serious,

Hey Nut, I have been unable to stop thinking about the girl who lives next door. It’s really embarrassing because I keep seeing her and my pants refuse to be a boner guard for me. It’s like no one ever has to wonder. Any suggestions? -Erect in Public EIP, Yeah, I have a couple of suggestions… Do you want to hear them?

The lady of the hour: Annie Dillard

She is more than a nature writer; she is a writer for the human soul. “No; we have been as usual asking the wrong question. It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing. The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful?”- Annie Dillard Why don’t you listen to yourself? I know you are more interested in this than the homework you are blatantly ignoring by reading my column. Maybe while you’re at it, you could like Ask a Nut on Facebook… But seriously, to deal with your problem you should probably be chemically castrated. I know it’s a bit step, but you’re writing to people you don’t know in a paper no one reads, it’s time to step your game up. I would tell you to get on my level, but I don’t think that’s necessary given what you are thinking about. Or maybe I put the idea into your head; regardless, you should listen to me. Like Ask a Nut on Facebook. In regards to your question, I think you should go for the girl next door. It’s not like you live in a dorm, I assume you don’t live in a dorm. Mostly because, let’s be honest, the freshmen don’t read the Knothole yet. But I have a feeling they’re going to start with this column. I mean, it’s pretty great. -Nut send your burning questions to

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How To Dress Like An SU Student Brigitte Moneymaker, 2014


f you have not already seen the article in November’s Issue of Jerk Magazine “How to Dress like an ESF Student” then I suggest you go and pick it up. Even though the comments about us being covered in dirt are a little personal, even I have to admit it was pretty spot on. In the spirit of friendly competition, the Knothole staff decided it was only fair to create

our own joke version of our neighbors across the dome. For comparison purposes only, of course. Also, everyone should know that Jerk was denied funding from Syracuse’s SA due to a misunderstanding over meeting times. While our friends over at Jerk are confident they’ll be able to appeal for more money and continue publishing next

semester, it was pretty irritating learning that they have some extra hoops to jump through now to continue bringing our campus and theirs quality satire and mean comedy. Show your love for Jerk Magazine, ESF! It’s the glossy, grown-up, wayyy more put together cousin of the good ol’ Khole-and for that, we love it.


e all know how annoying it is to be sick when there are deadlines, assignments, and tests to study for. The formation and accumulation of mucous begins, and we have to deal with sitting in a room full of people sniffling and coughing. Allergies, viruses, and environmental pollutants are a few of the causes of congestion. Just even thinking about the gooey phlegm is making me cringe. Aromatherapy is the use of volatile plant materials for healing purposes, whether it is to alter a person’s mind, mood or health. The use of essential oils is an ancient remedial treatment that I have been using for years. Lavender, Gera-

nium, Peppermint, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree and Cedarwood oils are the most common and useful oils. Eucalyptus is a plant found all around the world. It has various healing uses and a very fresh, clean, menthol-smell. It can be used to treat congestion; it promotes the discharge of mucous from the respiratory tract. Steam inhalation causes incredible relief for congestion. Cedarwood and Eucalyptus oils make a natural Vicks solution when mixed. In a ceramic or glass bowl add 4 cups of hot water, 3 drops of Eucalyptus essential oil (and one drop of Cedarwood if it is avail-

able). Hold your head over the bowl and place a towel over your head to form a little tent for your head. Make sure to keep your eyes closed during the treatment because the oils may cause tearing. Take deep breaths through the nose and mouth allowing the mucus to loosen up and drain freely. Do this for 5-10 minutes. These oils can be found at local health food stores, GNC (or other vitamin shops) and also can be ordered online. Do research before getting into aromatherapy because there are adverse effects with certain natural oils and some are suggested to not use during pregnancy

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which I saw in Santiago, Chile, our present way of life is not sustainable. I do not think that the answer to the poverty question in Chile is HidroAysen, nor do I believe that any energy solution will alleviate Chile’s poverty. We need a more fundamental revolution in the way we think, consume, and live. Even now, as I write this on my laptop computer in front of my big screen TV, I am convicted by my own lifestyle. These dams that will be built in Chile by 2020, will be built to supply my energy “needs”. I am a part of this problem. The consumer lifestyle is what I have lived for my whole life and continue even now. Chile’s dams

will not satisfy my energy cravings. It is not enough to ask for more energy; it is time to live differently. It is time to ask for a different type of engineer, a different type of economist, and a different type of consumer. I will not be an engineer that aims to alleviate Chile’s energy deficit. I want to be part of a new kind of engineering, one that promotes sustainability, not just a more sustainable economy that provides for the poor rather than the rich and creates equality instead of injustice. I believe and hope that I can be a part of this revolution. It starts with a different kind of lifestyle, as Mother Theresa once said, “Live simply so others may simply live”.


Eucalyptus globulus Cayla Naranjo, 2014

dams is an old-world way of obtaining energy. It is too late in the environmental life of this planet to accept such ecologically destructive energy solutions or the model of unfettered growth they are meant to fuel.” This idea of clean energy also challenges my own idea of renewable energy. As a major in Environmental Resources Engineering, the push is to find new ways to provide clean energy, such as hydroelectricity, to support our economies and promote the lifestyles that many of us enjoy. In my opinion this is a flawed approach to the energy issue. Looking at both our society in the United States and that

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Occupy, cont. from page 9 2. We can join our peers in the most meaningful political movement of our time. I watched, horrified, countless videos of police beating up students at UC Berkley. Only a few weeks later, it happened again at UC Davis, in a scene that will surely live on in history-a cop in full riot gear casually pepper sprayed a row of peaceful protesters. Meanwhile, the NYPD has been hard at work doing everything it can to make it next to impossible for Occupy Wall Street to continue its physical occupation of the country’s economic center. Around the country and around the world, people are standing up for the Occupy movement and being told by their governments and their police forces to stand downbut the best part of all of this chaos and revolt is that it has only served to continually add fuel to the fire that propels this movement. Amid the pepper spray and tear gas, there’s a silver lining-we, as a generation, officially care about something. While the lack of protection being offered by our police forces may serve to highlight some of the more fundamental challenges that our generation faces, we are continually demonstrating that we can handle these challenges. We’re proving that to ourselves and to our parents, our grandparents, our political leaders, and the rest of the world every single day with this movement. Those that have referred to our generation as apathetic, be warned: we have official-

Isaac Asimov’s Super Quiz (in case exam week just isn’t enough for you...weirdo) Subject: NATIONAL PARKS: U.S. FRESHMAN LEVEL 1. The geyser Old Faithful is one of this park’s attractions.

ly found our voice. It’s loud, and kind of abrasive. All the better. The importance of this movement is undeniable. It may not be hitting our campus as abruptly and as violently as it has elsewhere, but the power of the movement has been seeping into our day to day lives for awhile now. We have choices on how to get involved. We can organize our own Occupy assembly here on campus. We can join Occupy Syracuse. We can connect with SU students and form a joint SU/ESF Occupy group. But no matter what, the last thing we should be doing is nothing. If this movement resonates with you at all, do something. There

are a whole lot of government officials and corporate executives that are counting on the Occupy movement to fail. They want us to forget our woes, go shopping, and keep living a capitalist lie. They should know better. Our generation is much smarter than that. We’re not about to simply forget that our leaders are tearing apart our planet and our society at the expense of our lives and the lives of our children. They have tried to brainwash us, and they have failed. Now, we fight back.

The UC Davis pepper spray sparked national outrage, and became meme-worthy literally instantly. Source:

GRADUATE LEVEL 4. El Capitan is a vertical rock formation in this California national park. 5. Features include the Queen’s Chambers and the Hall of the Giants. 6. The only national park in Oregon. PH.D. LEVEL 7. The smallest national park in area and the only one in an urban area.

2. The River of Grass is located here.

8. The largest national park in the lower 48 states.

3. This park contains one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

9. The most visited national park in the U.S.

ANSWERS: 1. Yellowstone National Park. 2. Everglades National Park. 3. Grand Canyon National Park. 4. Yosemite National Park. 5. Carlsbad Caverns National Park. 6. Crater Lake National Park. 7. Hot Springs National Park. 8. Death Valley National Park. 9. Great Smoky Mountains National Park. SCORING: 18 points — congratulations, doctor; 15 to 17 points — honors graduate; 10 to 14 points — you’re plenty smart, but no grind; 4 to 9 points — you really should hit the books harder; 1 point to 3 points — enroll in remedial courses immediately; 0 points — who reads the questions to you? © 2011 Ken Fisher, Seattle Times

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@SUcutiexox Why is this b!@$* following me on twitter?? #whatevs

School pride Black is the new black, and you wouldn’t be caught dead in anything orange.

iPhone 4S Too bad it looks just like the old one, how will people know that you’re better than them?


Copious amounts of booze

The need to show off your ass is strong, even in the middle of a blizzard.

Let’s be honest, probably your closest friends on campus.

Giant obnoxious umbrella ‘Cause god forbid your actual raingear gets wet.

Hunter boots The only thing between you and the snow is $200.

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Textbook The most expensive doorstop you’ll ever purchase.

Volume 66, Issue 3  

Occupy ESF, In Defense of Raw Milk, Muammar Gaddafi, No Shave November, How to Dress Like an SU Student