CCSC Weekly Report: (Free) Food and Exclamations

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Bwog’s new Satow Room bureau chief Martha Turewicz reports on last night’s meeting. 

As far as CCSC meetings go, some are pretty unremarkable. But others, like last night’s, stand out as veritable gems, with VP of Campus Life Lindsey Lazopoulos as the star of the show, proffering bon mots left, right and center.

To wit: Student council is putting a “Cherry on Top” with a study break this coming weekend featuring discounted JJ’s ice cream. Lazopoulos delved into the heart of the matter: “Will they have chocolate?”

Likewise, to Lazopoulos’s relief, John Jay’s new chef will be serving up new sustainable sea food (read: salmon) once a month. “No more swordfish!” she opined.

Cage-free eggs are coming in a trial run to 212 or Ferris Booth. In light of the issue of cruelty-free eggs, some reps will be visiting a chicken farm, arousing Lazopoulos’s concern. “Will there be happy chickens? I don’t like this conversation, it’s getting really sad.”

(Other gastronomic developments include free JJ’s on March 12, and an upcoming junior class-sponsored study break featuring O.G. snacks like Dunkaroos—the mention of the latter got the whole room worked up in an elementary-school-kid-on-sugar-rush fervor.)

But Lazopoulos was not without helpful advice: When the talk turned to OBGYNs (in keeping with a new resolution to lower the cost of birth control through the health services plan), she reminded the room “Every six months you should go, ladies.” George Krebs, CC ’09 President, thanked her for the reminder.

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  1. ...

    what about the Glenn Thompson moment?

    "$15" was by far the quote of the night!

  2. just to clarify  

    All seafood in John Jay is sustainable, but because of this salmon will be served less.. probably about once a month

    • Didier Pompelmous

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  3. ...  

    ccsc is nothing more than a worthless bunch of resume padders. what about manhattanville? what about student life fees? what about the space, core curriculum, bias incidents, etc, etc. don't worry, the real issue is HAPPY CHICKENS! oh, and ice cream.

    • on the other hand:  

      Chickens are arguably as intelligent as dogs or cats, yet if someone treated his pets the way that chickens are abused on factory farms, he would be taken to court. Factory farming is an affront not only to animal welfare but to the environment, human health and sustainable agriculture in general. Columbia's initiative to consume more responsibly by sourcing cruelty-free and sustainable food items deserves as much attention as do efforts to modify the core curriculum and encourage a tolerant campus atmosphere.

      • ...  

        Yes, but is Lindsay Lazopoulos arguably as intelligent as dogs or cats? One wonders.

        • ...

          The truth of the matter is that Lindsey is one of the smarter people at this school. It might not seem like it since she is so down to earth and fun-loving but if you actually knew her, you would know.

          P.S. Lindsay is spelled with an "e," you genius

          • It's true  

            She's one of the best things this school has going for it. A key difference between Lindsey and anyone else here is that she doesn't have her head stuck up her own ass. Some people find that unusual (understandably so, at Columbia) and perplexing, so they mistakenly assume she's inferior.

  4. Oh...  

    Lindsey! I love her even if BWOG hates on her for being more attractive and popular than they are. I feel kind of sad for Bwog...poor bwog. :(

  5. Lindsey

    Thank you, posters, for showing me some love. I would love to respond to post number four and tell her the many reasons why what I do on council is important, as well as the many things council is doing to address the issues he/she raised. I would also love to tell number seven that maybe my mom agrees with him sometimes, but really, I just want to say THANK YOU for the support and thatpositive people like you three make student council worthwhile

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