Editor talks job on campus

By Kara Little, Asst. Forum Editor 

Many perks come with being a student at Susquehanna University. The atmosphere, the academic rigor, the job opportunities; one of the smaller, short-term advantages here were the smoothies.

Yes, the smoothies. Scholarly Grounds, located in the Blough-Weis Library and Clyde’s located in the gymnasium, sold fresh smoothies during the week. Combinations of strawberries, bananas, and pineapples were put into a blender so a student could get a refresher as they tackle the day.

Unfortunately, as most students know is, due to the fact that an ingredient in the smoothies had been discontinued, the smoothies were no more.

I, in fact, am a barista at Scholarly Grounds, and I can say that taking the smoothies away definitely had an effect on the business. Less customers were coming by, making the work load slower. Everyone kept asking where the smoothies were and when they were coming back, but none of us at Scholarly Grounds could really give an answer. Well, I am also here to say that smoothies have officially made a comeback!

Both Clyde’s and Scholarly Grounds have received a brand new smoothie menu, now including ingredients like chocolate, coconut milk, and yogurt as add ons to the strawberry, banana, and pineapple fruit selection. Also, for bases, apple or orange juice are now listed as options. Some of the smoothie names include “Chocolate Covered Strawberry,” “Strawberry Orange,” and “Pina Colada.” The smoothies have only come back this week, but I have already noticed a huge increase in our number of customers at Scholarly Grounds. Besides that, I have tried a few of the smoothies within the past few days, and they are definitely delicious!

My personal favorite so far is “Strawberry Banana,” but as of now, I have only heard positive feedback back from all of them. The smoothies are $3.99 each, and can be paid with as a meal swipe, flex, or cash. Scholarly Grounds is open Mondays to Thursdays from 8 a.m.-10 p.m.,

Fridays from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., and Sundays from 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Clydes is open Mondays to Fridays from 9:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Now with all that said, make time for yourself to try one of the new smoothies as soon as possible. You definitely will not regret it!

Music groups wrap up school year

By Sarah McMillin, Staff Writer 

The Susquehanna Chamber Singers will perform on Friday, Dec. 1 and the Susquehanna Symphonic Band will perform on Saturday, Dec. 2. Both performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall.

Both the Chamber Singers, conducted by Susquehanna alumnus Christopher Hoster and the Symphonic Band, conducted by associate professor of music Eric Hinton, have performed earlier in the semester, making this their second notable performances of the school year.

The Chamber Singers will sing Heinrich Shutz’s “Historia der Geburt Jesu Christi (Historia of the Birth of Jesus Christ).” The Symphonic Band will play numerous pieces, including Leonard Bernstein’s “Fanfare for the Inauguration of John F. Kennedy” and Guy Woolfenden’s “Firedance.”

Student participants said that getting music prepared and ready for the performances has been a bit of a challenge for both groups.

“It’s been a bit of a crunch,” sophomore clarinetist Charlotte Wood said. “We’ve definitely had to work.”

“Especially with ‘Firedance’ because it’s difficult and fast and has a lot of meter changes,” Wood continued. “We’ve also had a collaborative pianist this time, which was interesting and fun to incorporate.”

Wood also praised the opportunity for music groups to perform multiple times over the course of the year.

“It’s nice to have multiple concerts because we get to show our stuff more and then people know what we do and how hard we work,” Wood said.