Brownies! Cookies! Donuts! Oh my! New desserts astound the GrilleBy AVA JORDAN Staff Writer
There has been quite a bit of buzz around campus lately following the arrival of the Pillsbury minis in the Grille. These new treats, cups of miniature cookies, brownies or doughnuts, are extremely popular with the campus community and are selling out quickly. While each student seems to have an order of preference for the sweets, many students seem to agree that all three new desserts are delicious and well-worth a trip to the Grille.
The one drawback that students note regarding these delightful desserts, however, is the nutritional information printed on the side of each cup. A recommendation from Natalie Freeman, junior, is “Don’t look at the calorie count!” As delicious as these treats are, the calorie count “will make you regret eating them,” according to senior Ashley Cartwright.
These new Pillsbury minis have only been available for a few weeks now, but have already made quite an impression on Georgetown students. The brownies and cookies seem to be continually sold out and the doughnuts are going just as quickly now.
It seems that these new additions to the menu are quickly becoming some of the most popular items, as well. Despite the calorie count, many students continue to enjoy these tasty desserts. As sophomore Cortney Thorn put it, “the Brownies have to be the best cup of 400 calories anywhere on campus!”
A Comical Moment:
Student imagines a day in the oval officeBy AVA JORDAN
Many children are raised to have idealistic views of our government. We teach them to think that their elected officials can fix any problem the world has and that someday they can be a part of that, though quite a few of them, statistically speaking, will not even vote once they are eligible to do so. By the time these idealistic future voters and officials are old enough to actually have a say, many have stopped caring. Disillusioned with the political world, they become apathetic students and leave fjguring out the state of the Union to others.
As a child, I too was an idealist. I wanted to change the world. I wanted to be America’s first female president and show the world that women could effectively rule superpowers just as well as men. Over the years, I stopped believing in my personal ability to change the world and started focusing on trying to choose the person best suited to effect those changes which I thought important to the world as a whole. However, in a bid to regain my childhood belief in myself and our political system, I have decided to make a list of the things I would do if I were president for a day.
First, I would go explore the White House. Not just the public areas, though. I would go into every single room in the whole building just because I could. I would be the president, after all, and who could tell me no? After that, I would make my aides and the FBI and CIA tell me all of the really interesting State secrets, then double my security detail to protect the aforementioned secrets. If they tried to make me sign a document promising my secrecy, I would overrule them and immediately sign a book deal worth millions of dollars so that I could afford to run for president for real someday.
By this point in the day, I would probably have worked up quite an appetite—governing the masses is hungry work, after all. I would saunter down to the kitchen and request a simple peanut butter sandwich to show the world that I am still the same person they elected and that power has not completely changed me. After lunch, I would meet with my speechwriter and reassign him to work with some lesser official, like the vice president. A true president can write her own speeches. I may even spend a bit of time writing a speech that I would then give, further explaining and proving my point.
Being president is a busy job, however, so after my speech, I would probably take a nap, after which I would spend my last few hours in the office solving world hunger, establishing peace in the Middle East, ending poverty, reversing the economic crisis and finding homes for strays (including cats, dogs and children). A good day for the whole world, wouldn’t you say?
Tori swoons for SwanBy TORI BACHMAN-JOHNSON News Editor
Following two eloquent tributes from my friends and colleagues Whitley and Ava, I feel compelled to honor my personal hero as well. She is a woman of courage, resolve, and has an incredibly attractive husband. She is none other than Bella Swan. “Bella Swan, the star of the Twilight novel series, now immortalized by Kristen Stewart in the film adaptation?” you might ask. “But she isn’t real!”
Yes, Bella may be a fictional character, but she is truly a role model for young women the world over. Even though her love interest Edward is a vampire who thirsts for her blood and could, in his own words, easily crush her skull by mistake, Bella continues to spend every possible moment with him. Overlooking his tendency to watch her while she sleeps, labeled stalker-ish by some, the completely defenseless and clumsy teen cuddles up to the ancient predator. Some may call it stupid, but I call it courageous.
Bella also teaches young girls that abstinence is sexy (albeit by repeatedly attempting to seduce her boyfriend and later fiancé, who refuses to cave in). The two don’t get busy procreating until they are happily married, though Edward must fight an overpowering desire to drink her blood, and Bella her teenage hormones. Sure, she probably would’ve caved in if it wasn’t for Edward’s resolve, but she didn’t, and that’s the important thing!
Another reason to look up to Bella? Despite her apparently average looks and the fact that “physically, [she would] never fit in,” Bella still manages to attract the attention of not one, not two, but five admirers within the first novel alone. This feat proves to us all that with a sparkling personality, you can overcome the seemingly insurmountable set-backs of “clear skin” and a “slender” body. Perhaps the most admirable quality about the 18-year-old is her unwavering dedication to love interest Edward. Not only does she set aside her hobbies for him (these hobbies include cooking for her father, and surely a wide variety of other activities that author Stephenie Meyer simply fails to mention), but her future plans and college education.
In fact, she will even go so far as to desert her friends and family for her one true love, an act of devotion that few can rival. She abandons any hope of a normal life for the handsome vampire—in fact, she doesn’t seem to have a life, or personality, without him. Bella’s complete commitment (dare I say, obsession?) is a trait I strive daily to match. If only we could all be a little more like Bella, the world would be a better place. No doubt she will go down in history as one of the best loved, most empowering heroines in literature. Right next to Tess of the D’Urbervilles.