Poetry & Coffee: Auntie’s Bakery & Upsilon Sigma Contest Results

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Auntie’s shares some delicious goodies on Hoover Patio.

“Auntie’s Bakery and Café, a rustic and Americana — styled local business planning to open its doors in May, introduced itself to the Whittier College community for the first time this Tuesday with a reception on the Hoover patio,” writes Lightmary Flores, the features editor at The Quaker Campus, “To give the new business a creative and local touch, they took the words of Whittier Poets and printed them on coffee mugs that will be used in the actual café when it opens.”

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Professor Tony Barnstone and Auntie’s Bakery Co-Owner Gio Alonso discuss the mugs.

It was a lovely, brisk morning Tuesday, March 29th, as Upsilon Sigma members and Whittier College Poets stopped by Hoover patio to pick up their contest winnings. Back in November, the English Department, Upsilon Sigma, and Auntie’s Bakery teamed up for a poetry contest. While Upsilon Sigma members were excited to advertise a truly unique poetry contest, we were also excited at the prospect of connecting with a student-friendly local business.

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Whittier College President Sharon Hertzberger shares her poetry mug with faculty and staff.

Flores writes, “Alonso found this event as a fun way to engage students and allow them to express themselves. ‘I felt that Uptown was missing something that other developed communities have that cater a lot to college students,’ Alonso said. ‘Uptown needs a place where students can feel that they can do their homework and bounce ideas off of each other and just inspire each other.'”

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Lines and lines of poetry on the beautiful mugs.

Upsilon Sigma couldn’t agree more. Thank you, Quaker Campus, for this wonderful article. Thanks to Alex Hackworth of WCVPS, who took this beautiful “mug-shots”. Finally, a big thank-you to all who participated.  Lastly, please check out Auntie’s Bakery, which is expected to open mid-to-end of May.

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Professor Tony Barnstone takes in the wonderful mugs.
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Thank you and congratulations to our participants and winners!

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