Equestrian Finishes Second at Skidmore Show

This past weekend, the women’s equestrian team traveled to Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to compete in the Skidmore Show. Consistently one of the most competitive shows of the season, the women finished in second place overall with 33 points. Skidmore took first on their home turf with 47 points, with the Red closely beating out Hartwick and Morrisville, who tied for third with 32 points.
“We rode strongly all day,” junior Zoe Samuel said. “Obviously we were coming off of a great weekend [after placing first in the Cornell Show], but we were still happy with second place.”

Women Riders Take Top Honors at Cornell Show

While most Cornell students were still warm in their beds on Sunday morning, the ladies of the equestrian team were already well on their way to taking the blue ribbon at their first horse show of the spring season.
The Cornell Show, hosted at the Oxley Equestrian Center, drew teams from Skidmore, Hartwick, Colgate and 10 other New York teams. The Red finished the day with 47 points, with Skidmore, Cornell’s closest competitor, finishing the day with 42 points.
“It was exciting to win on our home turf, it hasn’t happened in awhile,” said junior Zoe Samuel. “And we beat Skidmore, our biggest competitor, by 5 points, which doesn’t seem like a huge difference, but it is in intercollegiate equestrian.”

S.A. Forgoes Some Investment, Gives Slope Day $35K

The Slope Day Programming Board’s budget may be getting another boost of about $35,000 after the Student Assembly voted unanimously last night to pass Resolution 22, which gives the S.A. the option of diverting funds meant to go into an investment fund to the SDPB.
$5 from each Student Activity Fee is allocated to this investment fund each year in accordance with an S.A. resolution passed several years ago. This fund, which earns interest over time, is intended to eventually endow the SAF and is expected to be self-sustaining within several decades.
The S.A. voted to have its Appropriations Committee review the needs of the SDPB and decide the amount of funding to allocate toward the Slope Day budget by April 1.

IFC Elects New Board at Elections

Executive board elections were held last night for the Interfraternity Council. Four executive positions were up for election, with each fraternity receiving a vote in each election.
Eddie Rooker ’10, a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, ran unopposed for president. In a highly contested race, Allen Miller ’11, a member of Kappa Delta Rho, beat out five candidates for the position of executive vice president. In another highly contested race, four candidates ran for vice president for judicial, with Philip van der Made ’10, a member of Delta Chi, winning the election.
Eric Blair ’10, a member of Alpha Delta Phi, was elected vice president for recruitment out of two candidates.

Take This Dish and Twist It

With chapter titles from “Grillin’ Like a Villain” to “How Sweet It Ends,” George Duran’s unique cookbook sets out to take comfort food to a new, decidedly unexpected level. While the recipes may not make for the most appetizing sounding dishes (potato chip Spanish tortillas?), the book is, overall, well written and interesting.
Duran explains right off the bat his penchant for fried foods, and even goes so far as to list some of his favorites: fried pickles, fried strawberries, fried olives, etc. As Duran himself writes, “You can fry all of these things. The question is, should you?” In my opinion, you should not, so the enormous amount of fried food in the cookbook was a bit off-putting. Once past the initial grease, however, there are delicious recipes to be found.

John Thomas Steakhouse

John Thomas. The standby for birthdays, first dates and various other celebratory meals. The first time I ventured into J.T. was about four years ago, on my first visit to Cornell with my mother. We marveled at the Christmas lights on the trees (we were visiting in November and didn’t realize that the Christmas lights stayed up year long), we laughed at the silly hunting-themed placeholders and tried to be patient while the waiter paused after every syllable and slooooowly informed us of the specials.


There are myriad reasons to love Kyushu. There is the perpetually flickering sign. There is the “Special Roll for Special Customer” section of the menu. There is the really cool trick with the egg that the hibachi chefs perform. There are the near-constant gatherings of students around the hibachi tables, and there are the inevitable handles of liquor scattered among the tables.
Only at Kyushu can you bring a group of 8, drink three bottles of Gold Label and eat filet mignon and shrimp for $20 a person.

Ithaca Bites: Mustard

Nestled between consignment shops on Cayuga Street, Mustard is a welcome addition to the restaurants on and around the Commons. Still in its soft opening, the restaurant is the second in Ithaca from the owners of Dijon Bistro (my favorite restaurant in town), Mark and Courtnay Papera ’95.
As a frequent visitor of Dijon, I was excited to test the Paperas’ new “comfort food” restaurant and knew it would be good when they asked my friends and me which beers to serve on tap (we were all in agreement: Stella and Hoegaarden). So two of my Dijon-regular friends and I ventured to the new restaurant on its third day open, and we weren’t let down.