Healthy Living: Welcome to your new life!

Dani Meir-Levi
Staff Writer

By now, everyone is getting the winter break blues. A new semester has started, which can be a challenge for any returning Goucher Gopher. Another challenge that sneaks into the life of a college student is eating healthy. When I started my freshman year at Goucher, my diet was extremely disorganized. However, after traveling through the Middle East over the summer, I have realized the importance of maintaining a healthy diet.
During my time overseas, I decided to become a strict vegan. This diet eliminates all animal byproducts – meat, eggs, dairy, you name it. Of course, you don’t need to be a vegan to be healthy. Putting on that college weight can easily be avoided, as long as you make the right choices. Sometimes these choices are easier said than done, but they’re not impossible.
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Club Profile: Ag Co-Op

Todd Troester
Contributor

It’s easy to get sucked up into the endless hours of classes and homework. Everyone needs summertime to recharge their batteries with some relaxing fun, and this summer, Goucher’s Agriculture Cooperative, more commonly called the Ag Co-Op, found a great way to do just that. The

Billy Daly with members of the Ag Co-op harvesting hydroponic lettuce (Photo: Todd Troester)

Billy Daly with members of the Ag Co-op harvesting hydroponic lettuce (Photo: Todd Troester)

club renovated the space behind Welsh Hall to create a community garden that will help move the college towards greater food sustainability. The best part is that all students, faculty, and staff are welcome to work in the garden to recharge their own batteries with some good old-fashioned dirty work such as weeding, watering, and harvesting.
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The Poop in Stimson: Why? Seriously.

Charles Keiffer
Contributor

In light of Candace Doane’s recent email to the student body, the discussions being had on Goucher Confessions, and word-of-mouth, I assume we are all aware by now that someone has been defecating on the stairs in Stimson. Some of us have not been so lucky as to hear about it, and had to discover this phenomenon the hard way – by nearly stepping in it.

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Goucher History: The Christmas Ornament

Sean Varner
Features Editor

T’was three weeks before Christmas, when all through the Ath, a thousand sat toiling over English and Math—browser tabs open to things they daren’t mention, in hopes their professors would grant them extensions.

Their spent heads were hung, dangling down from their necks, in thought of their lives, which they assumed utter wrecks. When on the Great Lawn, there arose such a clatter, they sprung from their desks to see who the hell interrupted quiet hours.

Away to the windows, they shot in a flash, tripped over each other in quite a mad dash. When, what to their wondering eyes should appear, but a secondhand Chevy and no reindeer. They all pushed and they shoved to see this great cause, and there on the lawn stood old Varner Claus.

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From Farm to Fork

Zoe Malkin
Staff Writer

Close your eyes. Imagine that cherry-chocolate granola in Stimson, the one we all drool over on a daily basis; the granola you can mix with just about anything from ice cream to peanut butter. Yes, that one. Ever wonder where on earth it came from? (You can find it in MOM’s Organic Market in Baltimore, by the way!) Or any other veggie/meat item from our dining halls for that matter? Well, I have your answer.
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What’s in a Name?

Sean Varner
Features Editor

I have written in the past about the buildings on this campus, about whom they are named after and when they were built and how much it cost to build them. So put the torches and pitchforks down: I’m not dipping in the same river twice. I’m approaching the river from the other side and thinking about taking a bath.
Never have I looked at the genealogy behind the building names—at the meanings and origins of the surnames christening buildings on this campus, and how those meanings and origins have become unfitting in the context of the buildings that now bear them.

Where and when did the names of Goucher’s buildings originate? And how did they come to exist? (Photo: Google Images).

Stimson (after Dorothy Stimson) – It’s a patronym, a surname based on the name of one’s father, in this case of the male Stephen (i.e. son of Stephen). Stephen itself originates from the Greek stephanos, meaning crown or wreath; the wreath or crown of leaves awarded to athletic champions in ancient Grecian society was thought to be the greatest obtainable award.
Conversely, in modern Goucherian society, being sentenced to live in Stimson is considered to be the greatest achievable punishment.
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