This Monday, a crew of excited co-opers impatiently waited for night to fall so they could begin the installation of KORUZA. Once the sun no longer lit Berkeley’s northside, the bright green laser beams of KORUZA took their turn. Through infrared laser beam communication, KORUZA now wirelessly connects the largest and one of the smallest co-ops in the BSC, Cloyne and Euclid. Developed and graciously donated by an open-hardware guru from Slovenia, KORUZA creates a innovative and darn-fast (1 billion bits per second) medium of communication from one house to another.
Dayum, look at all those motions!
Thank you Carlo + cook team for a wonderful first Council dinner. See y’all next week :D
Our tomato plants are fruiting like there’s no tomorrow. On your way to the kitchen, grab some of these babies and some cool herbs to make your co-op dish even more co-op-y!
*SNAPS* to Spring Garden Manager, Claire Parker, plus her wonderful garden crew!
On Sunday we made also our first link for the BSC mesh network. Cloyne-Kingman has now a nice WiFi link. It was an effort of 3 houses (Cloyne, Kingman and Wilde). Now we can slowly start thinking about inter-houses services like BSC talkshows.
Many Clones left this week to spend Thanksgiving with their friends and family, and the air in the house the last few days has been one of anticipation. Freedom from tests, lectures, quizzes, essays, disussion groups, annoying roommates, and (for a lucky few) workshift.
There were homemade decorations (super adorable, thanks Sophie!)
We had a lot of laughs
A lot of food
Some super cute photo ops
And some great surprises.
But really, we know that the we miss our housemates!
So have a great Thanksgiving, and come home safe!
We’re excited to announce Cloyne Literature (CLIT). CLIT is a member led book club that’s all about discussion and encouragement. We’ll select a work or works to read during each break (Spring, Summer, Winter), and enjoy a space where we can have simple discussions or in-depth analysis, or nothing at all. We’re in our early stages, but we’re excited to get feedback from current and incoming members about what they’d like to see in this space.
Our inaugural book is Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude. It’s about 420 pages of awesomeness (we’re told) and we want to get through it over winter break and have check ins and discussions online. Basically, we’re going to start on December 20th and read about 25 pages a day.
At Cloyne (as in whole BSC) we have regular votes of confidence for our managers. This is opportunity for house members to give feedback to managers how they are doing and what they could improve. This is word cloud from recent VOCs. Pretty awesome energy in the house!