Sunday, October 17, 2010

Enchanted Ivy Campus Tour: Stop Five

Enchanted Ivy Campus Tour Stop Five!

Eating Clubs

Eating clubs are... well, the name pretty much says it all. Basically, they're clubhouses where you hang out with your friends, go to parties, and eat your meals -- all the Froot Loops and cheesesteaks you can eat!

You can join them junior and senior year. (Technically, you join halfway through your sophomore year and then are members for your last
two years.) Some of them are "bicker," which means the existing members need to vote you in (like for a fraternity/sorority), but most you can join with your friends via a lottery (which is what I did -- I was in Quadrangle Club, wherein I consumed an impressive amount of Froot Loops and cheesesteaks).

For Enchanted Ivy, I invented an eating club that I dubbed Vineya
rd Club. It's the only building in the novel that isn't real, but it is inspired by existing clubs. I pictured the library where Lily meets the Old Boys as a cross between these two rooms:

The Street

All the eating clubs are located on the Street (as in, "Dude, are you going to the Street tonight?" "Dude, yeah, it's Thursday night!").

The Street is Prospect Avenue. You'd think it would be known as the Avenue. But no. It's the destination of many students on weekend evenings.*

It's also the site of a major battle in Enchanted Ivy. So if you visit the Street, watch out for what's lurking behind the stone walls and hedges and perched above you on the rooftops...

* Weekends start on Thursday. Sometimes Wednesday. Occasionally Tuesday.

Stop six coming soon...

To see stops 1-4, click below:

- Stop One (FitzRandolph Gate and Nassau Hall)
- Stop Two (East Pyne Courtyard, Unseeing Reader, and Firestone Library)
- Stop Three (En Route to Blair, Goblin With Shell, and Dorm Door)
- Stop Four (Dillon Gym and Other Gargoyles)

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At 10:14 AM, Blogger Laura said...

* Sneeks in the eating room and nicks one of the lipstick red chairs and runs off. *

At 1:52 AM, Blogger Steph Su said...

DEJA VU. I've definitely been on the Street multiple times. (Not for any Eating Clubs though!)


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