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Movie Night!!!!

23 Feb

Hello PEELers!

Everyone come out tonight and watch Little Shop of Horrors with The PEEL! Admission is $1, but the first ten to show up get in FREE! The movie will be showing at Greenbriar Theater in the Student Union! See you all there!


An inspirational Love letter…

9 Feb

Since Valentine’s Day is coming up next week, I thought some of you might enjoy some love letter inspiration from one of my favorites of all time. This is a letter, The Third Letter to be exact, from Ludwig van Beethoven addressed to an unknown lover–Immortal Beloved. Enjoy!

Immortal Beloved, The Third Letter

Good morning, on July 7
Though still in bed, my thoughts go out to you, my Immortal Beloved, now and then joyfully, then sadly, waiting to learn whether or not fate will hear us – I can live only wholly with you or not at all – Yes, I am resolved to wander so long away from you until I can fly to your arms and say that I am really at home with you, and can send my soul enwrapped in you into the land of spirits – Yes, unhappily it must be so – You will be the more contained since you know my fidelity to you. No one else can ever possess my heart – never – never – Oh God, why must one be parted from one whom one so loves. And yet my life in V is now a wretched life – Your love makes me at once the happiest and the unhappiest of men – At my age I need a steady, quiet life – can that be so in our connection? My angel, I have just been told that the mailcoach goes every day – therefore I must close at once so that you may receive the letter at once – Be calm, only by a calm consideration of our existence can we achieve our purpose to live together – Be calm – love me – today – yesterday – what tearful longings for you – you – you – my life – my all – farewell. Oh continue to love me – never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.
ever thine
ever mine
ever ours


Have a Love-Filled Valentine’s, PEELers!



26 Jan


Hello PEELers!

Just wanted to share one of my favorite owl pictures and a cool link to 9 more awesome pics! Owls are my obsession. They are bold, wise, majestic, and simply incredible creatures. I hope this brings a little smile to your day =]

Happy Snowy Day!


It’s the hap, happiest time… of the year. PUMPKIN SEASON!

27 Oct

Happy almost Halloween PEELers! Personally, I have grown to love Halloween more as an adult (WHAT? I’m an adult?) than I did as a kid. Probably because Pumpkin, and specifically, Pumpkin Pie, is one of my absolute favorite things in the world!!!!! So… without any ado, here is my Pumpkin Pie recipe. And I have to say… without meaning to brag… that this is one of the best Pumpkin Pies I have ever eaten. Enjoy!!!!


  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked deep dish pie crust
  • 2/3-3/4 cup honey (depending on how sweet you want it)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 extra large eggs
  • 1 (15 ounce) can LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix!)
  • 6 oz. 2% milk
  • 6 oz. heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Combine salt, cinnamon, ginger cloves, and nutmeg in small bowl. Beat eggs and honey together in large bowl until thoroughly combined. Beat in pumpkin and spice mixture until frothy. Gradually stir in milk and cream until combined, then blend for 15-20 seconds. Pour into pie shell.
  3. In a separate small bowl, cut softened butter into combined flour and brown sugar mixture until solid crumbs are formed. Set aside.
  4. Bake pie for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F and bake for 15 more minutes then take out of oven and sprinkle crumble topping on pie. Continue to bake for 20-25 minutes for convection oven, or 30-35 minutes in regular oven, or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for at least and hour before serving. Refrigerate after enjoying! (Do not freeze as this will cause the crust to separate from the filling.)

I hope everyone enjoys this recipe, and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Assistant Editor


i carry your heart

13 Oct

i carry your heart by e.e. cummings

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear                                                                                                                                                   no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)


I would like to use this post to express my deep sympathy for not one, but two friends of mine who very recently lost people dear to them. I have personally never lost a loved one who played a significant role in my life. Therefore, I cannot possibly understand the emotion of losing someone you love and care about–someone who is truly a part of you.

This e.e. cummings poem has always been one of my absolute favorites, and one thing about poetry that I adore is you can interpret the meaning any way you desire.

To me, the idea of carrying someone with you is incredibly deep. I can only imagine that when you lose someone so dear to you, this is how you hope to feel after the grief, the anger, and the sadness all pass (if they ever do)–that you are carrying this person with you and in some small way, keeping them alive. It may be comforting to feel as if you can keep someone alive if only in your heart. I can’t say for sure. But I hope these friends of mine who have lost, and anyone else who has lost someone, can find a little comfort in these words.

Katherine Dodd

Assistant Editor