The destiny of your pizza crusts, your banana peels and eventually your body.
By Molly Marcot
You’ve probably seen a compost pile before: A bin or trash can full of banana peels, dirt and grass clippings, rotting in the sun behind some hippie’s treehouse. Now imagine that setup, except instead of a hippie, it’s an entire university, and instead of a trash can, it’s thousands and thousands of pounds of waste.
That’s what Dining Services has been up to. Continue reading
"Nice cajun fries and peanuts, Five Guys. Where's your vanilla caramel bourbon milkshake?"
Forget the hookah café and the pizza joints — super chef Bobby Flay is opening a Bobby’s Burger Palace location at the new Varsity apartment building on Route 1, and he’s bringing the booze.
The menu is available for download on the Burger Palace website and features burgers for between $6.75 and $7.75. It also lists $3 fries and $7.50 “spiked milkshakes” — ol’ Bobby smashed the “Burger Palace vs. Five Guys” debate into little pieces before he even moved in. Continue reading
This is starting to look like it is going to be a weekly piece — we told you last week how the clock in the South Campus Dining Hall counting down to kickoff against Temple was off by 12 hours. This week, it’s worse, and brings the number of weeks in which a clock was wrong to “all of the weeks”:
This picture of Stamp’s countdown clock was taken Wednesday at exactly 4 p.m., which means the countdown will hit zero at 3:19 a.m. on Saturday, 12 hours and 11 minutes early. Continue reading
This beautiful photograph is what happens when you let a very talented photographer have too much free time. Continue reading
The National Park Service has released a video from inside the Washington Monument during the Aug. 23 earthquake that busted a a four-foot crack into the top of the obelisk. It appears to show a clan of backpack-toting little kids reacting more calmly than the park ranger, but officials say no, the guard was totally supposed to bolt down the stairs like that. Continue reading
Lead story in today’s Diamondback is about the Varsity, a new off-campus apartment building that is working to confront an infestation of jerks who put holes in the walls and vomit all over the place. You can check out general assignment reporter Teddy Amenabar’s story online, but here is the letter sent out last Wednesday by Varsity Property Manager Barbara Steinke: Continue reading
There is probably a good reason for this that we do not know about yet.
Still waiting for confirmation from Facilities Management, but, if the Facilities website and the university directory are any indication, the building next to McKeldin Library and Tydings Hall is now hilariously known as “Chincoteague Hall.” Continue reading
Whoever is in charge of setting the football countdown clock in the South Campus Dining Hall apparently does not fulfill the one requirement for all clock-setters: They must know how to tell time.
Before the Miami game, we saw the clock was two hours off and decided it wasn’t worth nitpicking — but the gap has now grown to about 12 hours, which means, even if you ignore the days, seconds and minutes, that whoever set the thing did not realize it claimed a football game was going to happen some time just after midnight.
Taken at about 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, while everyone else was out "having friends" and "not blogging."
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Actually relevant. Be patient.
“At the rate we are going, we will be less productive than the United States Congress.”
That’s from an email sent yesterday by SGA Speaker of the Legislature Carson McDonald to the Student Government Association internal mailing list. It was the second email in as many weeks from McDonald regarding the total lack of new legislation on the SGA agenda. Continue reading
Students celebrating another great sports rivalry by breaking the law after a Maryland-Duke basketball game last March. (Diamondback file photo)
Blogger Sean Keely from the popular Syracuse Orange blog Troy Nunes is an Absolute Magician had a chat with Jim Young on Young’s ACCSports.com podcast today about Syracuse joining the ACC. Like anyone who spends too much time thinking about sports, he came up with a great excuse for Syracuse and Maryland to start hating each other immediately. But Keely’s excuse was Jewish people. Continue reading