The Zodiac Signs as Smith Dining Halls

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 Cutter-Ziskinds are loyal, observant and dynamic.

Photo by Carolyn Brown ’16 | Cutter-Ziskinds are loyal, observant and dynamic.

Hira Humayun ’17
Features Editor

Aquarius  (Jan. 21 – Feb. 19): Northrop-Gillett. Inventive and original, but stubborn and rebellious. Gillett is the only all-vegetarian/vegan dining hall on campus, taking humanitarianism to a whole new level with the zero-meat policy. No meat. No exceptions.

Pisces (Feb. 20 – March 20): Tyler. Compassionate, adaptable, accepting and devoted, Tyler is the one dining hall open later than other dining halls for dinner to accommodate those who cannot adjust make it to regular mealtimes.

Aries (March 21 – April 20): Comstock-Wilder. Independent, enthusiastic and courageous, Comstock-Wilder does its own thing. From Korean night to Indian night, Comstock-Wilder is known as the multicultural food hub of Smith.

Taurus (April 21 – May 21): Hubbard. Dependable, persistent, loyal, stubborn. Smithies can always depend on Hubbard to provide post-and pre- class breakfast. Hubbard guarantees that you will make it to class on time and even eat breakfast, even if you need to grab it and go.

Gemini (May 22 – June 21): Morrow-Wilson. Curious, quick-minded and witty, Morrow is in a prime location, occupying one of the most central places in the Quad among the hustle and bustle. On top of that, Morrow-Wilson still boasts the same menus of other dining halls while tailoring its selection to pescatarian diners.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22): Chase-Duckett. Contradictory, complex and unpredictable, the Chase-Duckett dining hall is hit-or-miss when it comes to dessert. Brightly colored on the outside, you never know what complexities lie within its menu, but it’s worth taking the chance should you come across its delicious apple pie.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 21): The Campus Center Cafe. Confident, ambitious, attention-loving, bold and loud, the CC Cafe may not exactly be a dining hall, but it certainly is an on-campus eatery with a wide selection, including some ambitious and creative drinks you can’t find anywhere else. The cafe occupies a central location and is open to everyone.

Virgo (Aug. 22 – Sept. 23): Lamont. Analytical, helpful, precise, and striving to bring order to chaos Lamont dining hall’s impressive size and multiple seating areas make this place a useful and carefully planned out building where you don’t have to worry about large lines pouring out of the building.

Libra (Sept. 24 – Oct. 23): King-Scales. Diplomatic, peaceful, hospitable and balanced, King-Scales is the best of both worlds and caters to all types of people. It’s the closest of the Quad dining halls to the rest of campus, welcoming Smithies from all over.

Scorpio (Oct. 24 – Nov. 22): Cutter-Ziskind. Loyal, observant, and dynamic, Cutter-Ziskind is always buzzing with life, as arguably one of the most visited dining halls on campus. Loyal to those who observe halal or kosher diets, this dining hall makes sure there is something for everyone.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23 – Dec. 22): Cushing-Emerson. Adventurous, philosophical, independent and perfect for those with a penchant for low commitment. Serving only breakfast and dinner, Cushing/Emerson doesn’t expect you to dine with them 24/7. But there’s often some real quality in what it does offer, and it caters to those on the far side of campus.

Capricorn  (Dec. 23 – Jan. 20): Chapin. Responsible, patient, ambitious, resourceful, Chapin is always there for Grab & Go, and has extended hours on Sundays so Smithies can eat lunch as 4:30 p.m. Its resourcefulness stems greatly from its central location, overlooking Chapin Lawn and home to the highly anticipated lawn barbeques, Chapin also goes the extra mile to provide some leisure time on warm, sunny days.

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