College Houses Host Fall Food Tasting Event
By Kenzie Smith, Staff Writer
On Friday, numerous college houses hosted a Fall Food Tasting event on Stine Lake from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Gettysburg’s college houses joined to showcase their communities and share amazing food. House leaders and members of the houses welcomed students to join in the tasting of food and offered answers to any inquiries about the houses. There was an array of different foods, some cultural-based, and others with a creative twist.
Hillel House proudly displayed their trifold as they shared challah.
International House had dishes from all over the world. Some of these included refresco from Costa Rica, mlewi from the Mediterranean, the Hungarian cookie kifi, and brigadeiro from Brazil.
House Leader of Latinx House Jalissa Ortega ’23 brought her campus-famous rice.
Other houses brought treats decorated with objects related to their themes. Harmony House had music-themed treats, such as their pretzel and marshmallow drum mallets, mini piano keys made from graham crackers, marshmallow fluff, and Hershey bar pieces. STEM House brought decorated cupcakes that represented all aspects of STEM.
The other participating houses included Farm House, RISE House, Education House, Mosaic House, Humor House, Blue Note Jazz House, and German House.
All the House Leaders and house members were excited about this event.
“It’s really special being able to make different foods with different house members,” said RISE House Leader Marissa Honeycutt ’23.
Many of the other houses shared this same consensus. They enjoyed making food with their housemates and informing first-year students about alternative housing options for their sophomore years.
The event received a good turnout, and students were able to eat tasty food while learning about the different themed houses. Many of the first-years found it to be a delightful and informative experience.
“It’s really cool and the food is really good!” said Abby Ruggiero ’26.