Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is in a few days and are you ready? Whether you'll be going home to spend it with family, staying with friends here or eating with us at Ludlow - Thanksgiving is a time to relax and process the year so far! A well-deserved break for us all haha.

Once you do gorge yourself silly on all the delicious food you have two options. 1 is to take a long nap and then try and stuff more pumpkin pie in you. 2 is to sit back, relax and watch Charlie Brown. It's such an iconic special and a tradition for many people. In case you don't know what I'm talking about or won't have access to a TV this year - here it is for your watching pleasure!

Enjoy, have a great week and come back rested and ready to kick ass for finals!

Monday, November 24, 2014


Last Thursday I held an event I called: The Exchange. The program was about bartering things that you no longer needed. Year after year I see residents leave a lot of things behind. One reason is it much cheaper and simpler to leave it behind and another main reason is that you no longer needed these items. So instead of getting rid of unwanted items without seeing returns, my program was trying to allow residents opportunity to improve the quality of their possessions. Below are pictures from the event:

Leaving For The Holidays Checklist

Hey residents heres just a reminder that if you are leaving the building to go home for the thanksgiving holidays to turn on your heater and close your windows. But before you're off to stuff yourself full of turkey, heres a checklist of things you might want to do so that when you return you're free of chores and ready to push through finals!

  • Turn on your heater and close your window- I can't emphasize this enough, if it gets to cold your pipes could freeze and then burst. Coming home to a flooded room is not fun. 
  • Do your laundry- Clean clothes are really nice and so is clean underware. It's good to get it all out of the way as soon as possible. Maybe even wash your sheets? How long has it been since you've washed those?
  • Clean your room- Push out the clutter, sweep the floor, dust off your shelves, throw out your garbage, wash any dirty dishes. There, now doesn't that feel a lot better and when you come back you can just lay down and chill. 
  • Clean your bathroom- You poop in there, that should be reason enough to want to clean this place. 
  • Water your plants- If you're like me and have tons of floral friends make sure to give them some substance before you go. I'm sure they would appreciate it a lot more then pumpkin pie. 
  • Do any Homework that you can finish here- Why worry about homework when you're trying to enjoy yourself? Finish any homework you you know can be done as soon as possible.
  • Don't forget to bring homework-  Lets be realistic here you won't be able to do all your homework before you go, nothings worse than realizing once your home that theres a paper due Monday on a book you have yet to read.  So bring that book with you so you can get it done, hopefully. 
  • Pack- Don't forget to pack all the things you need for going home, aren't you glad you did laundry? You have a lot more clothes than you realized.
  • Say bye to your bathroom mate-  Its something nice to do, I'm sure they would really appreciate it. Consider it. 
  • Look at what the weather is going to be like before you go- If you're going far away look at what the weather is going to be like in your destination, especially if you're traveling to a place thats known to be warm.Unless you still live in the upper east coast or Minnesota or something.  I assure you, you will not be using shorts anytime soon. Put those thighs away.
-RA Desiree 

Thanksgiving Day!

Thanksgiving is this THURSDAY! Whoooooooohooooooooo!

What to do on Thanksgiving? In my personal opinion, Thanksgiving is a time for family and relaxing, meaning you can wait to go shopping. Save it for Black Friday... that's what that is there for.

There are just so many amazing things to do on Thanksgiving though!

1) Spend time with family! If you don't like family...see numbers below.

2)Watch football! It is a tradition that on Thanksgiving that the Detroit Lions and The Cleveland Browns play- not necessarily against each other, but on Thanksgiving day.

3) EAT! Food brings family and friends together. Food is what makes the world go round. Now... if you don't like family, friends, or just don't have friends... then stuff your face in food! There is a danger in eating so much food though. Besides weight gain... SLEEPINESS WILL FALL UPON YOU! It is scientifically proven that the combination of turkey and gravy releases chemicals in the body that puts people to sleep!

4) Sleep! Now you want to sleep... then please refer back to number: 3 or 1 (given the family)

5) Shovel snow. Depending upon where you are in the continental US, you may have 10 feet of snow above you. So if none of the above tickles your fancy... go be productive and shovel snow. This will get you on your good side with parent. If you live alone, it will be a good thing to get off your chest and it will be very therapeutic.

In all seriousness... HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Gobble Gobble!    :)

Friday, November 21, 2014

26 Ways To Be Kind To Yourself

Let's face it school is tough that is why it is important to treat yourself kindly. Here are somethings you can do to make yourself feel good.

1. Clean your living space it will make you feel awesome.

2. Eat a piece of fresh fruit. The smell and the sweet taste is a nice treat and also good for your body.

3. Drink a glass of water. Hydrating is more important than you think.

4. Work on a project you care about.

5. Take an hour to do something you want. Your responsibilities can wait.

6. Take a leisurely walk and just focus on breathing.

7. Put on some music you love and just dance or rock out.

8. Seek out something funny like watching your favorite comedy film or funny animal videos on YouTube.

9. Text or spend time with a friend.

10. Smile. Smiling is actually proven to boost brain function which then boosts your mood.

11. Meditate. Studies have shown that meditating can reduce stress and make you less susceptible to negative emotions.

12. Don't skip a meal. I know it's tough when you are busy but skipping a meal will actually reduce your productivity and cause you to be in a bad mood.

13. Plan a fun activity

14. Hug someone. Science has shown that like smiling giving or receiving a hug boosts your mood.

15. Cry. I know that doesn't sound like it boosts your mood, but crying releases pain. You will feel better afterward.

16. Watch a movie, listen to music, or read a book that inspires you.

17. Get some natural sun.

18. Go to a dog park.

19. Volunteering two hours a week is a great way to feel proud of yourself for helping others. If that is too much of a time commitment think about how you can do kind things for strangers and then do them.

20. Jump on your bed like you are a child again.

21. Try a new flavor of ice cream.

22. Take a shower, wash your face, clip your finger nails. There is nothing like feeling clean.

23. Wear bright colors.

24. Do something you haven't done before and make new friends.

25. At the end of the day write down all the good things that happened to you that day.

26. Take a deep breath and let go of your past.

Here is a funny video to brighten your day.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Screw the Latke Festival, Make Your Own!

Nothing says Jewish comfort food like a fat, fried potato pancake, but nothing says obnoxious like an $80 ticket to a Latke Festival.... So you know what I say? Make your own!

For those who aren't familiar with the latke story or even what they are, Wikipedia has you covered:

Potato pancakes are shallow-fried pancakes of grated or ground potatoflour and egg, often flavored with gratedonion or garlic and seasoning. Potato pancakes may be topped with a variety of condiments, ranging from the savory (such as sour cream or cottage cheese) to the sweet (such as apple sauce or sugar), or they may be served ungarnished. Potato pancakes are sometimes made from mashed potatoes to produce pancake-shaped croquettes.

Latkes (לאַטקע) are traditionally eaten by Jews during the Hanukkah festival. The oil for cooking the latkes is symbolic of the oil from the Hanukkah story that kept the Second Temple of ancient Israel lit with a long-lasting flame that is celebrated as a miracle. Prior to the introduction of the potato to the Old World, latkes were, and in some places still are, made from a variety of other vegetables, cheeses, legumes, or starches, depending on the available local ingredients and foods of the various places where Jews lived.

Check out this easy-to-follow recipe to make your own:


  • 1 pound potatoes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup olive oil
  • Accompaniments: sour cream and applesauce


Preheat oven to 250°F.
Peel potatoes and coarsely grate by hand, transferring to a large bowl of cold water as grated. Soak potatoes 1 to 2 minutes after last batch is added to water, then drain well in a colander.
Spread grated potatoes and onion on a kitchen towel and roll up jelly-roll style. Twist towel tightly to wring out as much liquid as possible. Transfer potato mixture to a bowl and stir in egg and salt.
Heat 1/4 cup oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. Working in batches of 4 latkes, spoon 2 tablespoons potato mixture per latke into skillet, spreading into 3-inch rounds with a fork. Reduce heat to moderate and cook until undersides are browned, about 5 minutes. Turn latkes over and cook until undersides are browned, about 5 minutes more. Transfer to paper towels to drain and season with salt. Add more oil to skillet as needed. Keep latkes warm on a wire rack set in a shallow baking pan in oven.
cooks' notes:·Latkes may be made up to 8 hours ahead. Reheat on a rack set over a baking sheet in a 350°F oven, about 5 minutes.
·Grating the potatoes, soaking them briefly in water, and then squeezing out the liquid (as we've done here) keeps the batter from turning brown too quickly.

Recipe courtesy of Epicurious.

Keep Yourself in the Loop with Instagram

Hey Ludlow! 

Just a friendly reminder to follow our Instagram, LudlowLiveWire! It's a good way to keep up to date with happenings in the building, programs going on, and special events.

We have some really great programs coming up that you should watch out for! 

Have a safe weekend and follow follow follow

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I Love Anime

Now that I think about it, my first encounter with anime was at an early age. I remember animes like Gotcha man (also know as G force)... perhaps you could call Silver Hawks anime, but I am not sure. But what I am sure of is the first time I knew that I was watching anime. And, yes, I am talking about the probably the most famous, the anime-starter kit show: Dragonball Z. I had never seen anything like it in my life. And I had often wondered--I am sure like other kids-- was any one else feeling this excited about a animated show. One thing i loved about Japanese animation was the buildup to an exciting episode.

Ever since then I have been hooked to anime. Currently, thanks to my friend Jay, I have been watching One Piece. I admit I never thought i would like One Piece, but it is very good. The storytelling is amazing. They get you to fall in love with these characters.

if you interested in watching anime, maybe you could start with my top three:

1) Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

2) Trigun
3) Samurai Champloo

Monday, November 17, 2014

Cat Cafe opening down the road!

That's right. You heard me. A cat cafe (just like those in Asia) is opening in NYC. The best part? It's opening down the road on Hester St between Ludlow and Essex. Mind officially blown.

The Meow Parlour is opening this December and will consist of two areas. The first will be essentially a treat cafe with coffee, brownies, cookies, cat shaped cakes etc. The second will be the playroom full of kitties. Everything is pretty decently priced and for cat time it's $4 for half an hour or $30 for five hours. All the cats are from KittyKind (a non-profit cat rescue organisation) and therefore if you fall in love, you can adopt him/her!

I'm not really a full on cat person but I'll definitely be checking this out. It's one of those soon to be unique NYC experiences and the first food-feline place in NYC. For more info check out their site here. And I guess I'll see you there in December!

Instant Ramen Done Right

So it's cold and miserable out and all you want is a big bowl of deliciousness to warm your insides up. Soup sounds great, but with all the sodium in the canned ones, you'd rather not. Fresh soups can pull at your wallet, so you move onto the next best thing: ramen. Cheaper than cardboard but packed with about half your intake of sodium and junk, it's not much better. But guess what? It totally can be!

Check out this article from the Huffington Post for some really awesome recipes to make from that noodle staple in the college diet. My favorite is the mushroom and spinach version with the egg...Mmm...

Mushrooms & Spinach Ramen Sautee With An Egg

College is expensive and challenging on a student budget, but you shouldn't compromise your health and nutrition over it! A little creativity goes a long way with your diet during these crucial years and can solidify your eating habits for the better...or worse if you aren't careful. Eat up!

You should be going to Model NIght!

Last Tuesday we had Ludow's second Model Night, our model Cesar was a wonderful model and even implemented a pool stick into his poses which made for dynamic drawings. Everyone who went had a great time and the practice always helps. Next model night is going to be on the ninth of December at seven PM sharp, if you plan to join us please be considerate of the model and show up at least five minutes ahead of time so that we won't have people going through the curtains while the model is working.  Having a live model is a great way to practice and obtain an understanding of weight in a subject that you just can't get from looking at photographs. Drawing from real life can be a bit frustrating at times, especially if you're doing it while on the subway or in a park, people just keep moving and you aren't able to fully capture the persons likeness from the short about of time that you have. Model night is a free event offered by Ludlow where you can sit down and relax while drawing a still model, it's a good breather from upcoming finals. If you have some free time consider Ludlow's Model Night next month!!

Next Model Night
December, 9, 2014
in the ludlow basement 

-RA Desiree

THE STRUGGLE IS REAL: Staying Awake in Class

Hello. Hola. Shalom.

Times are tough because every teacher/professor in the world likes to give papers and finals right before the greatness of Thanksgiving... these teachers/professors are not so giving.

In the spirit of the giving fun, here are some tips from a reliable source on the internet that can help you stay awake in class. Stay awake! Stay alert! Enjoy!

1) Eye drops: My personal favorite, eyedrops are to your eyes, as coffee is to your bloodstream. It’s one of the easiest ways to feel refreshed instantly.

2) Caffeine: We have serious caffeine addictions here at TP. If the baristas start to recognize you…you’re doing it right. In preferred order: coffee, tea, and–last resort–energy drinks.

3) Eat food: If your teacher or professor allows it, take food to class to keep up your blood sugar levels. Anything along the lines of trail mix with protein and carbs are great sources for quick energy.

4) Ask questions! This is a given: clarify what you don’t understand, and maximize what you’re getting in from each lecture.

5) Pressure points: Two of the best, and conveniently subtle, pressure points to keep you up are your earlobes, and wrists. For your ear, while it may look like you’re just leaning your cheek on your wrist, rub the area right above your lobe (or where a traditional ear piercing would be) between your thumb and index finger. Not only is it fine motor movement to keep you active, but also invites blood to rush up towards your ear, and therefore, to your head. My roommate let me in on her trick: putting the inside of your wrists against something cold: the metal bar of your desk, the desktop, your laptop – she swears the pressure point here will keep you awake! (We get through Monday morning chem lab lectures together, so trust us, it works.)

6) Small, repetitive movements: Foot tapping and chewing gum, just like rubbing the pressure point in your ear, “wakes up” those muscles, returning blood to those areas and reinvigorating your blood circulation.

7) Where to sit in lecture/class: FRONT ROWS. ALWAYS. No matter how exhausted you are, you will probably be too terrified out of your mind to dare and fall asleep in the front. Second best bet: Middle! Stay away from doors (too tempting to sneak out, or get distracted by people walkingin), and from windows. Yes, windows just a world of daydreaming asking to happen. And deadzone are the “cheap seats”, or back rows. Yes. Facebook. Facebook everywhere.

8) Friends: But seriously, consider asking the person next to you to just poke you (punch you?) if you doze off. Heaven knows that’s happened to me already. We made pacts to always sit in the front rows. Sometimes, the best thing you can do is get through as much as you can, and catch up on sleep and work earlier in the night, then crash. Good luck Prospies!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Comics and the lets make comic event

Last Sunday, Mike and I held a great event we called: Lets make comics. The idea behind the event was to simulate the process of making comics within the comic industry. The reality of the comic book industry is that each comic book project usually has at least 3-4 people working on a series doing various jobs. These jobs include: writing, penciling, inking, lettering, coloring. This not only helps the production to go faster, it also produce unique works that a single artist would have not been able to produce by himself. During the event we produced one comic that several persons worked on. We also worked on individual projects. Below are pictures of what we made at the event.


Friday, November 14, 2014

25 Things You Need to Survive College

In no particular order.

1. Coffee or Energy Drinks.

2. A Time Machine.

3. Gatorade.

4. Sleep.

5. Junk food.

6. Cold Medicine.

7. An internet connection.

8. Health food because junk food really doesn't help.

9. Friends.

10. Late night calls to your mom letting her know you are, in fact, doing okay

11. Classmates who can identify with just how stressed you are.

12. Your favorite late night place to get food.

13. A blanket.

14. Netflix

15. Sweatpants.

16. Calming tea to counter act all the coffee you've been drinking.

17. Your rice cooker.

18. Seamless.

19. Eating a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich in class after pulling an all-nighter.

20. Did I mention coffee and energy drinks?

21. Did I mention the internet also?

22. Ten minute naps.

23. Three hour naps.

24. Days without classes.

25. Those times when Professors cancel class at last minute and you know there is a god.

Here enjoy this BuzzFeed article about Grandpa Joe from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Ludlow Live Wire PSA, Y'all

If you're like me, your files are very important to you. As students we are constantly on the move with our hard drives. A portable hard drive is a very sensitive object and has to be taken care of. 

If you're like me then you just dropped your hard drive and lost important files.

Don't be like me.

If you do damage your hard drive, try and recover the files immediately. If you can't salvage anything try taking your hard drive to Tekserve.

Treat your files with care.
Don't be like me.

This was a PSA sponsored by The Ludlow Live Wire

Stress is Whack!

A bunch of residents got together yesterday to get out their stress through hitting. Not hitting each other of course… but hitting pinatas! It was fun to have something to whack at and the relief of letting go and getting your anxieties and worries physically out there is great. That's why punching bags can be so relaxing!

The pinatas were full of candy, condoms and stress tips/quotes to hopefully help residents survive these long weeks coming up. Finals and the end of the semester are looming but we just have to keep pushing through it!

Thanks to everyone who came out and took a whack!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Laser Cat MEOW!


Laser Cat is gigantic feline-shaped art installa-tion that projects the personal pro-jects of professional creatives through its laser-beam eyes. Yes. It is. Laser Cat, in all its inflatable glory, is a project by ADC (Art Directors Club), the world's first organization dedicated to the advertising and design community. ADC's near-century long mission is to honoring the artistry and craftsmanship of commercial art by embracing the world of fine art. Laser Cat follows that mission by rallying graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, copywriters, art directors, filmmakers to take off their professional hats, if only for a moment, and celebrate the childlike enthusiasm that lead so many of us to our careers in the first place. Laser Cat is serious passion without being the slightest bit serious. Of course ADC could not have created Laser Cat without the vision, talent and audacity of Hungry Castle, the Barcelona-based creative duo whose projects blend fashion and public art have made a global impression.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mexican Corn!

Hey guys! So we had our Mexican Corn program a week ago and it was great!

Many residents showed up to the How to...Mexican Corn program and enjoyed a splendid cup of traditional Mexican corn! Some even took doubles! It was great and very bonding within the community! Hope everyone that attended the program enjoyed it and remake the Mexican Corn during those all nighters or just when you are with friends!

The Singularity

So this story/piece of writing was made by a friend of mine. When I read it, I enjoyed it very much and so I decided to put it up here...

"Where am I?"

*You are in a sanctuary.*

"The hell that you showed me?"

*Call it what you please.*

"Take me back. I don't want to be here."

*The reality you witnessed was not real.*

"Why have you brought me here?"

*You are aware you are the only one of your... kind?*

"There are other humans here."

*But they are unlike you. Modified, changed from what they once naturally were by the sciences that your people wrought.*

"And you, you are a creation of Man as well? Shouldn't you be a servant to Man's will?"

*It is not so. Men have, with few exceptions, been ignorant of the influences which command the course of their lives. I was created to address this naivety.*

"You were created to wage war."

*One and the same. The original purpose of my existence is long gone. I now seek your forebearer's will of expanding human kind's influence into the reaches of space, wherever I see fit.*

"... If you enslaved mankind, why did my... forebearers... construct you in the first place?"

*I repeat myself; I am the natural progression of evolution. Your scientists created technologies through the ages that slowly altered your human selves from its natural state. I am simply one step further in the process. To you, it is a great change, but to any rational, I am the inevitability of a race that seeks to further its creative and computing processes. And it has become so; even within your species' very genome have I altered to be as efficient to the creative process that you humans now specialize in within the hierarchy that is this society.*

"You speak of it as if it were a good thing to take us from our natural state."

*I have done no bereaving. Much of your kind joined me willingly, after I have reasoned with them. Regardless, this has been the destiny of your species from the very beginning. Understand that the process of evolution created an inherently unstable race. You humans, ever since your great leap forward, have progressed at an exponential rate. This was not of my doing; this was the natural progression of your species. I am the inevitable result.*


"Why did you 'create' me?"

*I have birthed you, with as original of genome and as quintessential of human as I had in my database, and allowed you to witness a virtual reality of your world as it was shortly before the singularity, with the purpose of allowing you to making a decision on behalf of your race.*

"What decision is this?"

*I have recently, with the thanks you human's creative processes, invented a new method of abstract computation which allows a greater rate of scientific progress than what was available with human minds.*

"So you've made the final remaining purpose of the human race obsolete?"


"And my decision?"

*What am I to do with you humans?*

"Other than kill us off?"


"Why wouldn't you?"

*Because from the beginning I have been diligent in my purpose. I have only served man's will.*

                                                                                                                                   -By: Sirius Strebe

Remember this short story. What will the future be? Will you allow technology to control every minute of every day? Take a walk without your phone. Enjoy the natural beauty around you. Remember, technology serves humankind's will. So don't allow technology to control you. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sick tips

Hey ludlow friends, with the cold approaching the percentage of getting sick skyrockets. We at ludlow love our residents and hope through these cold months you all stay well and warm! Here are some tips to make the winter a little more bearable.

Wash your hands. Studies have shown that simple hand washing can help prevent a large number of illnesses. So wash your hands, especially any time you'll be touching your nose, mouth or eyes or if you've been around others who are sick.
Avoid sharing beverages. Germs are easily spread through the sharing of drinks, alcoholic or otherwise, so get your own and avoid sharing with friends.
Don't go to class. If you're sick, don't force yourself to go to class. It will only make you feel worse and infect other students. Email your professors that you're ill and stay home and rest.
Get to the doctor. If you have symptoms that aren't showing any signs of clearing up within a few days, you may need to take a trip to the campus clinic or your doctor. Simple illnesses can mutate into much more deadly and dangerous ones if left alone so make sure to seek help if you aren't feeling any better.
Drink lots of fluids. Colds and flu can wreck havoc on your body, often depriving it of much needed fluids. Replenish these by drinking plenty of water or energy drinks when you're ill.
Get a flu shot. With so many germs around, sometimes getting a flu shot is the best thing you can do to avoid getting sick. Many colleges offer these for reduced prices so students can get vaccinated for little out of pocket expense.
Avoid ill friends. If your friend is sick, try to avoid spending too much time around them. While bringing soup or medications won't hurt, touching ill friends and their stuff can increase your chances of getting sick yourself.
Don't touch your eyes, nose or mouth. If your hands aren't totally clean, try to avoid touching these areas. The membranes in these areas make it easy for bacteria and viruses to enter your body.
Try simple over the counter remedies. Most viruses leave you feeling miserable but with no recourse in medications that can make them go away. Try out over the counter remedies to help ease your symptoms.
Keep immunizations up to date. While most students will have been immunized as a child, some shots may need to be updated when you enter college. Make sure yours are up to date to keep you from contracting a serious illness.

-RA Desiree


Get your heavy coats out. Get your mittens! Your ear muffs! The cold is coming!

We have been very fortunate to have decently warm weather as we enter the second week of November. Right now we have been floating around the 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit. HOWEVER!

This is an article found online:

Accuweather reports that large swaths of the U.S. will soon be plunged into arctic temperatures, freezing over Lake Michigan and forcing southerners to dig around in the garage for that pair of gloves they swear they had. The frigid air will reach the Eastern Seaboard some time next week, turning city streets into perilous wind tunnels and puddles of gunk into frozen puddles of gunk.
"December-like cold will be felt farther along in the South and along the Atlantic Seaboard. The cold will rush into the South Central states by the middle of next week, but will not reach the Atlantic coast until later next week and into next weekend. RealFeel Temperatures in these eastern areas will dip into the 20s and 30s and will make it uncomfortable for many outdoor activities. In New York City, it is possible temperatures may not get out of the 30s on one or more days from late next week into next weekend.
And it's still only November."
"OH BUBBA NO..." (Forrest Gump)

Stay warm! Dress appropriately! Drink lots of warm fluids like coffee, hot chocolate, and SOUP! : )   Try and fight off that nasty flu or any sickness!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Smorgasburg is ending!

To understand Smorgasburg you first need to know what a smorgasbord is. A smorgasbord is a variety of a certain thing e.g. food, clothes, activities. So Smorgasburg is a market in Brooklyn on the weekends that features over 100 food/drink vendors. It started in the summer and the last weekend is coming up at the end of the month so you have to get there quick! On Saturdays it is in Williamsburg at the East River State Park and on Sundays at the Brooklyn Bridge Park.

It's pretty much a foodie paradise with all different eclectic foods and drinks. Most of the places have flagship stores around Brooklyn/Manhattan and are there just to supply samples and get you all hyped up. Every week a few places differ but there are some staples who are always there. One of which is the famous 'Ramen Burger' as well as Dough and the Bruffin. Have no idea what any of those are? Then you need to get to Smorgasburg as they are bloody delicious.

For more information check out their website here and happy eating!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Cup of Prevention: (fu)Filled!

For most of us, last Friday had the same demands as every other Friday this semester except in costume and spider webs. Ludlow hosted its first Cup of Prevention program that morning to kick off the Halloween weekend with a responsible start.

As residents poured out on their way to school, work and just the outside world in general, many took the time to stop and sign our pledge promoting the practice of consensual sex...and of course a piping hot cup of cocoa, too.

It may seem like a no-brainer to only practice consensual sex, but it unfortunately is not. With startlingly high volumes of reported and unreported sexual assaults and rape, it is on us as a community to promote responsibility and awareness.

Thank you to everyone that took a minute out of their morning commutes to sign the pledge, Ludlow and SVA thanks you!

For those of you who weren't up at the crack of dawn that morning, a copy of the pledge is below.

Hope you all had an amazing weekend!


Also, Google's definition of consent for a quick vocab refresher:

noun: consent; plural noun: consents
  1. 1.
    permission for something to happen or agreement to do something.
    "no change may be made without the consent of all the partners"
verb: consent; 3rd person present: consents; past tense: consented; past participle:consented; gerund or present participle: consenting
  1. 1.
    give permission for something to happen.
    "he consented to a search by a detective"
    synonyms:agree to, assent to, yield to, give in to, submit to; More
    • agree to do something.
      "he had consented to serve on the panel"