Riddle of the Day 4/29

TODAY’S RIDDLE:

In permanence, I am murderous
But avoiding me oft’ brings headache.
I can bring refreshment splendiferous
But precious time it will take.
What am I?

YESTERDAY’S RIDDLE ANSWERS:

A mesh with empty space beneath,
A cone inside is hidden.
I scream and shout but have no teeth,
At times I am forbidden.

(courtesy of u/blended_lemon)

The correct answer to this was “speaker,” which was gotten by Cindy Y, and the most creative incorrect answer goes to Jared Bulla with the subconscious! Congratulations to you both!!

Allison Brie from Community dances while giving a presentation

Research Presentations on the Blog!

Research. It’s one of the pillars of academic life, and one of the deep-set values of our program. Usually, the UHP hosts a yearly Research Symposium event in the Spring where all our students get the chance to present their research to both faculty and peers. Obviously, we won’t be having that this Spring! But we wanted to offer you all the opportunity to share your research anyway. So introducing:

Blog research presentations!

If you’ve done substantial research in the past year, we want to hear you share it with us! We’d especially love to hear from you Seniors with your Senior Theses, but everyone is welcome to participate. You can feel free to submit a video presentation, a pdf tri-fold, a story from your researching, or honestly just the paper itself! We’ll be accepting these submissions from now until the end of the summer. You can submit them on our Submit A Post page, preferably tagged as Research Stories. We want to celebrate you and your accomplishments– especially the research ones!

Riddle of the Day 4/28

TODAY’S RIDDLE:

A mesh with empty space beneath,
A cone inside is hidden.
I scream and shout but have no teeth,
At times I am forbidden.

YESTERDAY’S ANSWERS:

Yesterday’s riddle was as follows:

I stand with my twin,
A stone in our throats.
You behold us both
In our shiny red coats.

(courtesy of Reddit user u/nogudatmaff)

The correct answer was CHERRIES! (Often in pairs, pit in the middle, shiny red coats)! No one got that though– so we’ve got two incorrect answers to award. One goes to Ethan Goldblatt with kidneys, and the other goes to Jared Bulla with “Looking down at your red boots on the pavement.” Congratulations to you both!

Riddle of the Day 4/27

TODAY’S RIDDLE:

I stand with my twin,
A stone in our throats.
You behold us both
In our shiny red coats.

LAST WEEK’S WINNERS:

No one got the correct answer last week– so we’re going to have to award two creative ones! The correct answer was “the tongue.” (what tastes better than it smells?). We’re giving tokens to Bri Mirabile for “sweet victory” (with a delightful spongebob reference) and Cindy Y. with durian. Congratulations to you both!

Riddle of the Day 4/21

TODAY’S RIDDLE IS:

As a stone inside a tree,
I’ll help your words outlive thee.
But if you push me as I stand,
the more I move the less I am.

YESTERDAY’S ANSWERS:

I live for but a single breath.
Any touch could spell my death.
A rainbow spins within my eye.
Make me right, and I can fly.

The correct answer was bubble! Congratulations to Cindy Y once again on getting that right first. The most creative incorrect answer goes to Bri Mirabile with a fly born without an exoskeleton.

Join us Monday 4/27 for a HSM Movie Night!

It’s 2006: Rihanna is calling S.O.S. (please) and it’s the Disney Channel movie premiere of High School Musical. Join us for a much needed throwback on our High School Musical movie night with Student Staff Ronnie and Program Manager Ben! One thing that will make this night extra special is, that’s right, it will be Ben’s first ever HSM viewing!!! Exciting!!!!

It will be on Monday, 4/27 at 7PM EST. 

Join us here: https://gwu.webex.com/meet/ronniericcobene

See you there…

Weekly Contest 4/20: Art Recreation

THIS WEEK’S CONTEST:

Recreate a famous work of art, and nominate one for Professor Kung to do too! Folks all around the world have been recreating works of art using household items (see examples here and here), and you can too! Here’s what you’ll do:

  1. Find a work of art that you think you could recreate using household items
  2. Gather the household items you need
  3. Stage that photo and submit it below!

There will be two ways of earning tokens during this contest. First, you can do the re-creations yourself– the best recreation will earn TWO townhouse tokens. But you can also nominate a picture for Professor Kung to recreate! These submissions will be judged on a balance of do-ability and funniness, and the nomination we choose will be awarded with one townhouse token. Submit here: forms.gle/7e4tFzHvhNATJAzn8.

LAST WEEK’S WINNERS:

Last week’s contest was a short story contest, and the winner is Matthew Oberstaedt! Congratulations Matthew! His story was as follows:

One otherwise inconspicuous Wednesday, Jacky is cleaning out her childhood bedroom. She’s basically just throwing all her childhood memories into a big black trash bag, because, you know, who needs them anymore when you’re in college, right? So in go her beloved stuffed animals, her soccer trophies, her prom photos, and so on. But then, she comes across something really, really sentimental for her – a self-portrait her grandmother had painted just before her death. Jacky feels a tear come to her eye, then wipes it away, shrugs, and throws the painting out.

Ha! I bet you, the ignorant reader, thought that portrait was going to be the thing that changed Jacky’s life, right? Nope! I just totally subverted your expectations, and I feel pretty darn good about it, too!

Anyway, once she throws away the portrait, Jacky comes upon a portal to another dimension that she had made as a kid and forgotten about. Then she enters it and I guess some kind of life changing experience happens in there. Not sure what exactly; I didn’t come up with the specifics. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Anyway, it inspires her to become an animal rights activist or something else cool like that.

Riddle of the Day 4/20

TODAY’S RIDDLE IS:

I live for but a single breath.
Any touch could spell my death.
A rainbow spins within my eye.
Make me right, and I can fly.

YESTERDAY’S WINNERS:

Yesterday’s riddle was:

It’s been around for millions of years, but it is never more than a month old. What is it?

The answer was: the moon! Bri Mirabile was the first to get this, congratulations Bri! And the most creative incorrect answer goes to Sydni Nadler with “a month-old T-Rex fossil.” Congratulations to you both!

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