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Kevin Kordalski í11 has a lion of an appetite

There are probably a lot of people at The College of Wooster that think they could eat, say, 50 macaroni and cheese balls in six minutes. But only one has actually done it.

Kevin Kordalski í11, has recently discovered that he has a knack for competitive eating. And heís good. Really good.

It started last year, when a friend of Kordalskiís, an amateur chef, began cooking delicious food that he could magically make disappear. His vanishing act encouraged the two to prove to everyone that Kordalski really had a skill. Continue reading Kevin Kordalski í11 has a lion of an appetite

Two service groups provide volunteer opportunities

The Wooster Volunteer Network (WVN) and on-campus social action group Circle K have each recently introduced a service opportunity that has already become popular.

On Wednesday, Sept. 24, WVN offered rides to the Wayne County Humane Society every 15 minutes between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. This may turn out to have been a one-time event for the WVN. However, enough students hoped to repeat the project that many signed a petition asking the WVN to make trips to the Humane Society a regular service. “I want to go every day. They should do it more often,” Larissa Kortis ’09 said. Continue reading Two service groups provide volunteer opportunities

Students swap birthday customs, eat cake

Gelukkige Verjaarsdag. Gratulerer med dagen. Feliz cumpleaÒos. Janamdin mubarak. In any language, it’s a happy birthday.

This week, International Program co-chairs Omer Ijaz ’10 and Brittany Rancour ’09 organized an event to highlight the ways in which birthday celebrations have managed to transcend many cultural, social and national boundaries. Continue reading Students swap birthday customs, eat cake

The Wooster Inn hosts beer-tasting dinner

As is the case with many College of Wooster students, Andy Tveekrem ’85 was a self-proclaimed beer studies major. By the time Tveekrem graduated with a degree in history, he had already realized the potential of beer on a semester abroad in Germany.

Upon returning to Wooster from Europe, he was disappointed with the offering of mass-produced American lagers, which offered little flavor or variety. In one word, America’s beer situation was “desperate.” Continue reading The Wooster Inn hosts beer-tasting dinner

Jackie Komos brings Broadway musical revue to campus

When Jackie Komos ’11 transferred to The College of Wooster last year, she decided to start a club for pro-life students on campus. She says, “I really wanted to start something but it kind of ‚Ķ flopped. There was not much interest on campus.”

This past summer Komos came up with a new idea for a student organization: a Broadway musical revue that would be run, produced and performed by students. A Broadway musical revue is a collection of songs from the Broadway musical repertoire, put together in one show. Continue reading Jackie Komos brings Broadway musical revue to campus

Robert Ippolito extends South America trip in Bolivia

Ippolito volunteered with La comunidad Inti Wara Yassi, an organization started by Bolivian environmentalist Juan Carlos. There are a total of four wildlife parks, and two smaller parks as well. The first was Parque Machia, which has a reserve that is primarily populated by monkeys.

The area Ippolito lived and worked in was called Ambue Ari. Ambue Ari mainly has pumas and jaguars, Ippolito’s primary interests. This town is different from the Villa Tunari in Parque Machia because Carlos owns it, so there is no tourism. Continue reading Robert Ippolito extends South America trip in Bolivia