Now that term papers and final exams have been handed in and your fall semester of classes has been completed, we are going to take the opportunity to remember the year that was and highlight our favorite events of 2011. Each day over the next week we will take a look back at two months and the events that made them special.
Sixty-five student teams used more than 700 pounds of gingerbread, 1,200 pounds of icing, and 2,000 lbs of candy in last Thursday's 11th Annual Northeastern Gingerbread House Construction Contest. Levine Marketplace was transformed into a winter wonderland and 130+ students took over the dining hall to create their gingerbread masterpieces.
With the houses already assembled at Dancing Deer Baking Company, the student teams concentrated solely on their decorating strategy - and many came with laptops and computer printouts of elaborate plans found online. The finished houses, which ranged from classic houses to Hogwarts Castle, were then put on display in the Gingerbread Village inside Stetson West's Xhibition Kitchen. Voting for first, second, and third place occurred in the XK and, for the first time, online. Every "like" a photo received in NU Dining's Facebook photo gallery counted as a vote and these votes definitely influenced the outcome.
Without further ado, the winners of Northeastern's 11th Annual Gingerbread Construction Contest are...
I know there is a lot of stress this time of year with final exams and assignments starting today (not to mention that we are already in the thick of the holiday season) so here are some foods you can find here on campus that can help you manage your stress during this hectic time.
It’s that time of year! Final exams, research papers, and final projects gives you lots to do, but not a lot of time to get it all done. This can result in less sleep, less exercise, and poor nutrition choices. It is even more important during a stressful time to stay focused on making healthy choices - getting enough sleep, fitting in physical activity, and choosing good foods.
Some individuals eat more during a stressful period. This has been referred to as “stress eating.” In 2010, a study from the University of Michigan found that when levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) increased, even in healthy, non-stressed adults, they ate more snack foods.
A healthy lifestyle can improve your focus and concentration, which can help you to be more efficient and can actually result in you completing your work in less time. Here are some great tips to keep you healthy and focused during this stressful time.
The 11th Annual Northeastern Gingerbread Construction Contest is only three days away! We have received an overwhelming response for entrants into Thursday's contest so TOMORROW is your last day to enter online at nudining.com for your chance to be a part of this Northeastern holiday tradition.
To see some of last year's magic, be sure to check out video of the event below.
I love gingerbread and would eat it year round but it is especially great during the winter holidays. I recently became curious about its origins and found many interesting facts about this holiday treat after doing some quick research.