The Tech - Online EditionMIT's oldest and largest
newspaper & the first
newspaper published
on the web
Boston Weather: 47.0°F | Mostly Cloudy
Article Tools

Saturday,
August 30, 2014

12:00

12:00—pika

Sourdough Bread Baking: Meet the Cousin from Ipswich, pika’s ancestral community of wild yeast strains! This is a “starter,” unique to each bakery and responsible for lactic acid fermentation that gives sourdough its sour taste. The bread should be out of the oven around 5:30

12:15—Epsilon Theta

Soups!: Strawberry Soup! African Peanut Soup! Tomato Soup! And some grilled cheese. Vegan options available, so come over and eat with us! Meets in Lobby 7

13:00

13:00—pika

Pickle Making: Pickles come in many flavors. Choose your own adventure. Many vegetables and vinegars offered. We will make savory pickles (carrots?), sweet pickles (pears?), spicy pickles (beets?), and whatever sounds good! Come back tomorrow to taste your creation.

13:30—Epsilon Theta

Super Soaker “Paintball”/Ender’s Game: Come battle the other SuperSoaker cadet warriors for tactical supremacy! Use your paint-loaded squirt guns to stun your adversaries and make it through the gate! Meets in Lobby 7

14:00

14:00—WILG

Lunch/Relaxing @ WILG: Come by and visit us and our house! We are close by (a seven-minute walk down to 355 Mass Ave) and would love to meet you. We have scrumptious food for those who are hungry and activities for those who want something to do :)

14:00—pika

Glorious Cake Creation: We’ll bake a cake or two, then use our minds and baking supplies to be creative and fool passerby by decorating it to look like our chicken Dread Pirate Roberts.

15:00

15:00—pika

Fermentation: Make natural carbonated beverages from berries and root vegetables. Possibilities include ginger soda, kombucha, and kefir! Good for your intestines.

15:30—Epsilon Theta

Hearthstone Draft: Play the popular Blizzard Collectible Card Game with physical printouts! Meets in Lobby 7

17:00

17:15—Epsilon Theta

Tacos!: Come to ET and try to fit many ingredients into your taco without having its contents spill all over our living room! Vegan options available! Meets in Lobby 7

18:00

18:00—pika

High Altitude Bean Trading: This Card game is too silly to be played at ground level. Meet in the round bean trading tent at 69 Chestnut Street.

18:00—WILG

Picnic Dinner @ Kresge BBQ pits: Enjoy the beautiful August weather with us while stuffing your face with yummy food!

19:00

19:00—Epsilon Theta

Escape the Room: Do you enjoy escape games? Do you fancy yourself to be a young MacGyver? Think you might be clever enough to escape our room full of riddles? Come see if you have what it takes to Escape the Mystery Room! Meets in Lobby 7

19:00—pika

Feast at Our Table and Sleep in Our Clover: A comforting vegan dinner, a soothing nap in our backyard, and John Denver singalongs.

20:00

20:00—pika

Shoeblade and Forkapple: Ye of youthful vigor, test thy mettle by playing these noble sports of pikans of yore. No skill necessary.

21:00

21:00—pika

Poker Night: Is your poker face good enough? We will have a merry time playing poker and trading chips. If you are a beginner or have never played before, have no fear! Neither have we! Rules will be explained by seasoned players.

Sunday,
August 31, 2014

12:00

12:00—pika

Peaceable Sailing in the Charles: Leave from pika at 12 p.m., or meet pikans at the MIT Sailing Pavilion (across from Walker Memorial E50) at 12:30 p.m. Set sail in the sparkling and pure waters of the Charles. (This event is free!) Must be able to swim.

12:15—Epsilon Theta

Hot Dogs and Chips: A simple, totally healthy* meal. Vegan options available! Meets in Lobby 7

13:00

13:30—Epsilon Theta

Fermi Questions: How many piano tuners are there in Boston? Come over to ET and find out! Meets in Lobby 7

14:00

14:00—Student House

Kayaking on the Charles: Explore the Charles on a canoe or kayak! And enjoy an evening of fun with members of MIT student House.

15:00

15:00—WILG

Henna, Nails, Arts & Crafts: Come to WILG to get a super cool henna tattoo, make your nails pretty, and learn some wicked cool origami! No experience necessary :)

15:00—pika

Summer Camp Games: Ha, Yes Let’s!, Screaming and Running, Farkle Barkle, SPUD, Wah!, Ninja, and many other silly camp games, taught by a real camp counselor. Where’s your buddy?!

15:30—Epsilon Theta

Puzzles!: Linguistic brainteasers and more! Can you solve them all? Meets in Lobby 7

17:00

17:00—pika

Improv Theater Workshop: Bring your creativity.

17:15—Epsilon Theta

Make-Your-Own-Pizza: Think you can put chains like Pizza Hut or Dominoes out of business? Put your skills to the test with the help of our amazing alums! Meets in Lobby 7

19:00

19:00—Epsilon Theta

ET-Twitch Plays Pokemon: Join us as we attempt to race the animated series and progress from gym to gym. Meets in Lobby 7

19:00—pika

Cafe Lebanon Feast: Come to enjoy the classic foods of the Levant: falafel, salata, tahini, tabbouleh, and baklava! Come any time before 7 p.m. if you want to help cook!

19:00—WILG

Salmon Dinner: Come join us for some tasty oven-roasted salmon!

20:00

20:00—WILG

Cheesecake & Acapella: Come listen to a fabulous all-male acapella group while enjoying our famous homemade cheesecakes! We have so many delectable flavors for you to try... please help us eat them all...

20:00—pika

23.001: Intro to Hippie Stereotypes: We hear some people think we are hippies. Come decide for yourself. Shoes, clean hair, and private property optional.

20:00—pika

Sit Around And Make Puns: Hopefully, this won’t be a cat-astrophe ;)

21:00

21:00—pika

Anime Under The Stars: I hear the youth of today like those newfangled Japanese animated movies. Perhaps you do too?

21:00—Epsilon Theta

Fry Things!: What’s the craziest fried food you can imagine? If you want to know how it’s possible to FRY scoops of ICE CREAM and other novel things, stop by our fully stocked kitchen. Meets in Lobby 7

Monday,
September 1, 2014

09:00

09:30—WILG

Six Flags: Meet us at WILG and we’ll take you to spend a whole day riding coasters at Six Flags! Weeeee!

12:00

12:00—pika

Garden: Now you can make your bed and eat it, too. Come tuck some fall plants under the sheets. Whisper good night to garlic, shallots, and other beauties. Harvest our zucchini!

13:00

13:00—WILG

Kayaking: Didn’t wake up in time for Six Flags? No worries! Come to WILG and we’ll take you kayaking on the Charles!

13:00—Student House

Barbecue with Music: Fancy a taste of masterly grilled beef, pork or chicken? Join us at MIT Student house to enjoy music and savor the culinary skills of your very own MIT Students.

13:30—Epsilon Theta

Ducks Play Sports Too!: Join us in the beautiful neighborhood of Brookline. Let’s play ball! Meets in Lobby 7

14:00

14:00—pika

Textile Experimentation: Knitting, crocheting, embroidery, oh my! Express yourself with string. We will be screen printing too - bring your own article of clothing if you want to screen print!

15:00

15:00—pika

Firestaff making: Patience you must have, my young Padawan. Learn how to build your very own firestaff!

15:30—Epsilon Theta

Paper Mache Masks: Make a mask! Any mask! (You could even make a mask for tomorrow’s Mini-con!) Meets in Lobby 7

16:00

16:00—WILG

Rock Climbing: Didn’t wake up in time for Six Flags AND Kayaking? No worries! Come to WILG and we’ll take you rock climbing!

16:45—Epsilon Theta

Gluck in Lobby 7: Come play a quick game of Gluck while we wait for our van to take us to dinner at Epsilon Theta.

17:00

17:00—pika

Spoon carving: Carve a wooden spoon.

17:15—Epsilon Theta

Chicken Cordon Bleu: VEGAN OPTIONS AVAILABLE! Meets in Lobby 7

19:00

19:00—WILG

Korean Dinner: Come join us for authentic Korean cuisine! You won’t be disappointed.

19:00—pika

Chinese Stir Fry Feast: Dinner! Come any time before 7pm if you want to help cook!

19:00—Epsilon Theta

Magic the Gathering Draft: Take the best cards you see, then build your deck while you’re at ET. Meets in Lobby 7

20:00

20:00—pika

Jam session!: Bring your own instrument (BYOI) encouraged! Or, you can use some of ours! Sit back or lean forward and make some beautiful sounds together. No experience necessary.

21:00

21:00—Epsilon Theta

Mars Attacks!: ACk Ack Ack ACk ACk ACk ACk ACk!!!! Enjoy this and more bad/sc-fi movies with us! Meets in Lobby 7

21:00—pika

pikans on the Radio!: Come explore the wide world of college radio with your favorite cuddly pikans! Learn how to use a mixing board or just hear your voice/music on the air. Leave from pika at 9pm or meet us at WMBR in E50 at 9:45 p.m.!

Tuesday,
September 2, 2014

00:00

00:00—WILG

Midnight Crêpes: In the mood for some midnight munchies? Then come to WILG for some tasty crêpes! We’ll have all sorts of toppings - fruit, ice cream, and of course, Nutella.

10:00

10:00—WILG

Horseback Riding: Come enjoy the naturey parts of Massachusetts with us! We’ll be making two trips, one leaving from WILG at 10 a.m. and the other leaving at 11 a.m. Trail rides last one hour :)

12:00

12:00—pika

Cool parks & free samples walk: Cambridge has some cool parks and some places to find free food. Partake in this urban crawl with one or more curly-haired pikans.

13:00

13:30—Epsilon Theta

Mini-con: You have two hours to come up with the “best” costume. The judges look forward to your entries. Meets in Lobby 7

15:00

15:00—pika

Make ice cream: We have an ice cream maker. You love ice cream. This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

15:30—Epsilon Theta

BOFFING IN YOUR COSTUMES: Enjoy the beautiful park across from our house while simultaneously beating people with foam weapons. Meets in Lobby 7

16:00

16:00—WILG

Salon Manicures: Start off the semester with some snazzy-looking nails! Meet us at WILG and we’ll take you to a high-class salon on Newbury Street :D

16:00—pika

Bzzz! Spelling Bee: A tribute to what was Bexley. Real life spelling bee. Tour of our honeybee hive and taste their honey!

16:00—Student House

Picnic/Frisbee and Snacks at the Esplanade: Join us for an evening of fun and games, as you enjoy a beautiful view of MIT and Cambridge from our end of the Charles!

16:45—Epsilon Theta

We Didn’t Playtest This At All in Lobby 7: It’s a real game, we promise! Come play it with us in Lobby 7!

17:00

17:00—pika

Hair Dyeing & Hair Cutting: Modify one or more hairs on your head. We will help you realize your hair dream :)

17:15—Epsilon Theta

Burgers!: Build the burger of your dreams. Vegan options available! Meets in Lobby 7

19:00

19:00—pika

Sushi Dinner: Eat your own (sushi)! Usually our most popular rush event of the week.

19:00—WILG

Steak Dinner: For the carnivores. (But vegetarian options will be available!)

19:00—Epsilon Theta

Resistance-Laser Maze Fusion: Homemade laser security system, Nerf gun guards, what else could budding spies want? (Reasons to shoot things, perhaps?) Meets in Lobby 7

19:00—pika

Ristorante d’Italia Feast: Dinner! Simply speaking, an extravaganza of Italian food. Come any time before 7pm if you want to help cook!

20:00

20:00—pika

Tea Blending & Consumption Party: Blend teas with pika’s wonderful collection of herbs! Pick some aromatic leaves from the garden, if you want. Then, drink them right there on the spot.

20:00—pika

Poetry slam: Bring your favorite poetry books or your own poetry, or read some of ours!

20:00—pika

Learn to spin: Come learn how to spin a firestaff, poi, ropedart, etc. like a pro! Three-beat weaves, conveyers, butterflies... No props required.

20:00—WILG

Asian Dessert Night: For the carbivores ;) Join us as we indulge in decadent and delightful Asian treats!

20:00—pika

Absurdist parlor games: Spin the cinderblock, This is not a pipe, and other classics.

21:00

21:00—Epsilon Theta

Resistance-Laser Maze Fusion: Homemade laser security system, Nerf gun guards, what else could budding spies want? (Reasons to shoot things, perhaps?) (continuation of the same event at 7)

Wednesday,
September 3, 2014

11:00

11:00—WILG

Cookie Handouts B/w Bldg 16 & 26: Drop by between classes and fuel up with some delicious, homemade cookies!

15:00

15:00—WILG

Psets & Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches: Congrats on getting through day one of the semester! Come celebrate with some yummy noms - working on psets is optional :P

16:00

16:45—Epsilon Theta

Chess Variants in Lobby 7: Bughouse chess. Monster chess. Loser’s chess. Auction chess. Extinction chess. Cannibal chess. Obese king chess. Play with us as we wait for our van to Epsilon Theta.

17:00

17:00—pika

Roll your own sushi!: Roll your own (sushi)! No snacking before dinner time! We will provide all of the components: seasoned rice, seaweed, beautifully prepared vegetables, and, perhaps, raw dead fish...

17:15—Epsilon Theta

Breakfast for Dinner: Just woke up and missed your first day of class? That’s okay! All this syrup and bacon will make your woes go away. Vegan options available! Meets in Lobby 7

18:00

18:00—Student House

Fifa, Pool, and Foosball: Already operating in beast mode? Come show us what you’ve got at MIT Student House. You get the chance to win $50 gift card in a raffle!

19:00

19:00—WILG

Italian Dinner: Come indulge in some Italian cuisine cooked by our resident chefs :)

19:00—Epsilon Theta

Board Games!: We have over 100 board games in our basement. Come play some of them. Meets in Lobby 7

20:00

20:00—WILG

LA Burdicks: Had a rough day? Or maybe just want to treat yourself? Come to WILG and we’ll go get us some CHOCOLATE. :D

21:00

21:00—Epsilon Theta

Board games: We have over 100 board games in our basement. Come play some of them.

Thursday,
September 4, 2014

15:00

15:00—WILG

Smoothies & Snacks: Congrats on finishing day two of classes! Come by to relax and talk about your cute TA or that class that already has ten assignments... Again, working on psets is optional ;)

16:00

16:45—Epsilon Theta

Childhood Construction Time in Lobby 7: Use LEGOs, Lincoln Logs, and magnetic playsets to build the city of your dreams! (while we wait for our van to take us to dinner)

17:00

17:00—pika

Trick or treat at pika: Meet the friendly residents of pika, see what our unique rooms look like, and get hippie candy when you knock on each door! Scary costumes provided.

17:15—Epsilon Theta

Pasta with ALL THE SAUCES!: Alfredo, Pesto, and tomato sauce! Also garlic bread because who doesn’t like garlic bread. Vegan options available! Meets in Lobby 7

18:00

18:00—pika

Chicken care & chicken cuddling: pika is home to a flock of lovable hens. Come meet them and cuddle a real live chicken. Learn all about how to take care of chickens, and if you’re lucky, taste one of their wonderful eggs!

18:00—Student House

SH Dinner: Whether you are Vegetarian, Vegan, or none, We’ve got food for all! Join our master chefs at Student house for a night of fun, food and laughter. Our dinners are second to none!

19:00

19:00—Epsilon Theta

Reverse Turing Test: Humans try to imitate chatbots while a judge tries to tell them apart. Who will succeed? Meets in Lobby 7

19:00—pika

Costume and Drag Dinner!: Get dressed up in our Outrageous Clothing! Get your makeup done! You will look fabulous. Everyone is welcome at this dinner, dressed up or not! Come by early if you want to help cook!

19:00—WILG

African Dinner: We’ll be having some authentic African cuisine cooked by some of our fabulous resident chefs!

20:00

20:00—pika

Let’s have a kiki!: pika is The Gay Agenda! This is The Big Rainbow Event Of The Week! Talk about gay/queer stuff, politics, philosophy, and gossip. Meet some real life, certified homosexuals and many deviants of other stripes. Everyone is welcome.

20:00—WILG

Berryline: If you haven’t been to Berryline, you haven’t fully experienced Boston. Meet us at WILG and we’ll go get some FROYO in Harvard Square! :)

21:00

21:00—Epsilon Theta

LAN Party: Come join us for: Civ, Starcraft II, LoL, Natural Selection, and more... Meets in Lobby 7

Friday,
September 5, 2014

16:00

16:45—Epsilon Theta

Falling in Lobby 7: Come play the real-time card game Falling while waiting for our van to take us to ET for dinner.

17:00

17:00—pika

Next to Godliness / Soap making: Make eco-friendly all-purpose cleaner for you and your home! Do you like soap? Then this is the event for you!

17:15—Epsilon Theta

Dumplings & Stir-fry: Join us for a glorious dinner! Vegan options available! Meets in Lobby 7

19:00

19:00—Epsilon Theta

Marathon Something: Except not 26.2 miles. True Detective, Orphan Black, Orange is the New Black. You decide! Meets in Lobby 7

19:00—pika

Fancy Friday Feast: We have extra-special dinners on Fridays. Come share our table with us. Celebrate the end of the first week of school! Come to pika before 7 p.m. if you want to help cook!

20:00

20:00—pika

Spa night!!!: Relax from the rigors of school and refresh yourself with our homeopathic remedies and beauty treatments. Feel the power of coconut oil on your scalp and avocadoes on the smooth skin of your face. Relaaax!

Saturday,
September 6, 2014

12:00

12:15—Epsilon Theta

Grilled Cheese w/Tomato Soup: Didn’t have enough soup before? Here have some more! Vegan options available! Meets in Lobby 7

13:00

13:30—Epsilon Theta

Puzzle Hunt: Mystery Hunt wasn’t enough for you? Never heard of it? Anything in between? Come participate in a mini-puzzle hunt, written by thetans. Meets in Lobby 7

17:00

17:15—Epsilon Theta

Creole Okra and Shrimp: What is says on the tin! Vegan options available! Meets in Lobby 7

19:00

19:00—Epsilon Theta

Stargazing!: Isn’t the sky beautiful tonight?--I can’t tell; there’s always so much pollution.--Never fear, citizen, we thought of that. Come join us for a night of looking at the stars. Meets in Lobby 7

Sunday,
September 7, 2014

11:00

11:00—Epsilon Theta

Corn Maze: A maze whose walls are taller than you. There will also be lunch! Meets in Lobby 7

12:00

12:00—Fenway House

WELCOME TO FENWAY! Delve into our house and find out why Fenway house has been called the most social ILG in Boston!

12:01—Fenway House

We’re still here!

17:00

17:15—Epsilon Theta

Make Your Own Ramen: Create your own delicious bowl of ramen with our wonderful alums! Meets in Lobby 7

19:00

19:00—Epsilon Theta

Mini Video Game Tournament: Try to beat us in Pikachu Volleyball! Meets in Lobby 7

21:00

21:00—Epsilon Theta

Flashlight Light: Tag with a twist. Avoid the flashlight-wielding “it” person by hiding in the darkness of our house. Meets in Lobby 7