Meanwhile, back on campus: Food, Frats and Franks

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Now that the massive counterprotests against the Westboro Baptist Church protests are over (EWU had an estimated 1200 people, according to organizer Taylor Malone), area college students can return to their regular routine of planning different protests. Here are the latest non-gay-hater-related headlines from Inland Northwest college campus newspapers.

Flex Abilities: Gone are the days when the Saga Sloppy Joe was the collegian’s only refuge. Campus dining plans have grown complicated, as dining options on campus continue to expand. At Eastern, that’s even begun to include off-campus, with students able to use their Eagle Flex points to buy food (and bowling time) at nearly 20 off-campus locations. (Easterner)

Relishing the Opportunity: Grass may wither, flowers fade, and leaves that are green turn to brown, but there remains one constant: Americans love hot dogs — Eric Schlosser be damned. Gonzaga’s new student-owned hot dog stand “The UnderDog” is, thus far, a smash hit. Try the cream cheese dog. It sounds like it’s in the "Maple Donut" genre of delicious incongruity. (Gonzaga Bulletin)

More Crimey than Average: In the Whitworthian, former Inlander intern Audrey Gore reports that property crime in Spokane is substantially higher than the national average. Instead of select areas concentrated with intense amount of crime, like many cities have, Spokane’s crime is more spread out. Of course, Whitworth likely remains a place where you can drop large amounts of unmarked sequential hundred dollar bills in a pile in the middle of the cafeteria, and if it’s not there when you return, that’s just because some kind soul turned it into the lost and found. (Whitworthian)

Return from Hazing Exile: Infamous WSU fraternity Sigma Nu, after being suspended for three full years for hazing in 2007, finally has a new charter. The story describes that hazing as “drawing... on faces,” though our sources tell us in actuality, the hazing was far more inappropriate and obscene than this. How inappropriate and obscene? We had to head to UrbanDictionary.com for translation. (The Daily Evergreen)