The scent of chocolate syrup wafted through Ho Plaza Thursday as student activists staged a mock oil spill to mark the three-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, the largest accidental marine oil spill in U.S. history.
Peter Matthiessen, one of the first environmentalists to examine the potential effects of global warming, spoke out against the oil industry and the lobbying efforts of big oil corporations, such as Exxon and Shell, on Tuesday.
The lecture was part of a series of lectures held by the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Although most speakers are Cornell faculty, Ott came to Cornell after Virginia Winkler ’14, read Ott’s book, Not One Drop, and sent Ott an email. After reading the e-mail and learning Winkler was a student at Cornell, Ott requested to come to Cornell to give the lecture.
What’s the only thing better than a superhero flick? Answer. Three superhero flicks. So, you should be excited to hear that this week’s episode of South Park was the second of a superhero trilogy. Plus, it had jokes about double penetration and the gulf oil disaster. Watch out, Spiderman! Step off, Iron Man! Screw you, Daredevil! It’s the return of … The Coon.