We’ll see you at the GIAC at 6PM this coming Sunday for Plenary! There comes a time every semester for the student body to gather and collectively argue over changes to our beloved constitution. Whether it be you up at the pro-con mics, presenting a Plenary resolution, giddily filling out your Plenary Bingo cards with names of sure-thing speakers or simply eating some pizza and enjoying the show – this is the one special event we can count on to come together as a college and represent what self-governance really means.

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This once per semester massive gathering of students is the only time changes can take place in our constitution! At Fall Plenary, the Alcohol Policy is ratified in addition to all other resolutions being brought forth! (Photo by Liza Alpert ’13)

Honor Council and Student’s Council will each be presenting resolutions of their own, other resolutions may remain. To see it all go down, head down with your friends, sports team, customs group or  anyone at all! For those new on campus, this is a great time to get to know how self-governance at Haverford works. Anyone has the ability to bring a resolution forth at Plenary and bring about major changes to the constitution, even if that resolution makes you the dictator of the Honor Code. For those who have never played it before, Plenary Bingo is the hit game where you fill in your board with people you believe will come up to speak at Plenary, the other regular rules of Bingo apply – how well do you know your campus? So be there, let’s meet Quorum and then so much more!

Have any questions? Just email the lovely Co-Presidents of Student’s Council who put this event on every semester at sc@haverford.edu. See you there!

The age old Havertradition is finally upon us: Screw Date.

As common knowledge tells us, customs teams have been working hard over the last few weeks to pair up their freshmen with other freshmen, and if not freshmen, someone with a pulse (hopefully).  And these pairings may be……in good faith of the customs teams, or in the case for some of the freshmen,  an awkward, unfortunate “date”.

Whether your “line is lame” or your date doesn’t show (but free candy, woot woot!), or you end up with a new best friend, Screw date is fun for all involved.  Except maybe the freshmen.  (Jk).

Now if I were a freshman, I’d be wondering “what in the world would my Screw Date and I be doing?  Like do I have to take them out to eat and pay for them, and if so, do I LOOK like someone who wants to buy a random person food?”

Well the answer is no, FAB and FUCS and The Throng have got you covered.  Whether you both have a mutual interest in music, in comedy, or in cookies (and I mean, who DOESN’T love cookies?), you can go to any one of those events that start at the times listed below:

  • FAB’s Cookie Decorating 7:30 – 9 pm at the CPCG Cafe
  • FUCS DJ Ushka & Zuzuka Poderosa 10-2 am at James House
  • The Throng: Throng Show 9-10:30 pm

 

The fun begins Friday, September 26th,  at 6:30 in Marshall Auditorium.  Let’s just hope no one is hypnotized this time around.

Get ready for the fun, and remember to have a super sparkly day until then!

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  • Schaf is a super sparkly sophomore that spends much of her time peddling potatoes. When she's not peddling potatoes, ingesting large quantities of caffeine, or doing copious amounts of bio and chem homework, she can be found fan-girling over Taylor Swift and Drake as well as making adorable crochet cat hats and watching Despicable Me (both 1 and 2 because she loves minions and unicorns and glitter).

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Coxswain-ClinicHey there ‘fords,

Want to be a part of an awesome team sport? Want to get off campus and row on a beautiful river? Want to race boats?

Then you should come to the coxswain clinic hosted by Haverford Crew and learn more!

The clinic will meet in the GIAC lobby on Monday 9/22 @ 4:15pm and run until about 5:30. No experience necessary and no commitment required – just come out to learn something new.

If you are interested, or have questions, or just want to chat, email Leeser (wleeser@haverford.edu).

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  • Joins the SAO after coming up through the farm system, where he was a .305 emailer with 10 Events Planned and 65 SEPTA tokens distributed. He enjoys not being cold, stomping the yard, and playing outdoor sports and games, as well as reading any Wikipedia articles he can find.

  • 18 September 2014
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FAB (‘Fords Against Boredom) is always looking for new and interesting ways to plan and organize events! While many of the events are rooted in tradition, such as Ben and Jerry’s Bingo or Quizzo, most are planned on a year to year basis. FAB operates with one major goal in mind, to provide as many free and varied events, both on and off campus as non-alcoholic alternatives – from concerts, to sports games, to cooking classes, to musicals, to Oktoberfest, to Quizzo and everything in between.

So what’s already happened this year? This year we kicked off with a Customs Picnic – this was a new event we were trying out and replaced the Customs Casino during the week. As a huge fan of the Casino Night event myself, I can say to not worry, as we still plan to host a Casino event throughout the year. Moving forward, our semesterly Quizzo event was a huge success, Magill filled up with masses of people coming for hundreds of Insomnia Cookies and obscure trivia questions for cash prizes! We then had an off campus trip to a Phillies game against the Marlins, an enjoyable event as always. Just the next day we had a trip to Cirque de Soleil, this was a first for us and a massive success.

Now what’s coming in the near future? FAB has a whole lot planned, and in addition to our events and event concepts, we’re taking on new members. Our FABlication will be sent out to the student body for anyone interested in joining up with us, look for that soon! Moving forward with events and things we’re thinking about:

September 19th, 8PM, Zubrow Commons – Comedian!: Come out to see Geoff Keith and enjoy a fried foods bar! Check out this clip of him here: http://vimeo.com/95049844

September 26th, 6:30-7:30, Marshall – Screw Date!: FAB presents Screw Date! This year, FAB has taken over the event and brings you an all time classic. Freshmen will be paired off with other freshmen on blind dates by their CPs and given half a pick up line. One by one, each one with the first half announces it to all on the stage in search of the person with the second half, awaiting the date of their dreams afterwords. Enjoy cookie decorating also hosted by FAB afterwords!

September 27th, noon (12PM) Bus, Linvilla Orchards – Apple Picking!: A bus leaves Haverford at 11:30AM outside the campus center, first come – first serve basis for the trip, so show up early! We’re going to Linvilla Orchards for some Fall-time Apple Picking.

October 3rd, Evening – First Friday Bus!: FAB will be offering a free bus into Philly for First Friday on October 3rd, don’t pass up on this great opportunity!

October 4th, 1-4PM, Founders Green – Oktoberfest!: Oktoberfest strikes early this year, normally held in later October by FAB, this year, come out to Founder’s Green on a Saturday Afternoon for sausages, music and to relax.

That’s everything completely planned in the near future, but now I’ll offer a glimpse into some events we are thinking about running this semester and later this year that do not have set dates! Please note, some of these events may not happen, as they are only in the idea stage. We are thinking about a trip to go see a show, specifically Newsies. We’re also considering a trip to the Barnes Museum along with a tour! We may host a Cooking Class on campus, or perhaps go off campus for one like we did last year! We’re likely going to go an Iron Chef: DC Edition once again – this time on a larger scale in tournament style! We’re most certainly going to see The Nutcracker in Philadelphia sometime before winter break. Then of course, our finals week events are on as always: Ben and Jerry’s Bingo, Midnight Breakfast and Midnight Cheesesteak Run!

Be on the look out for more updates about FAB on the Havertivities blog and we hope to see you at some of these events! We’ve got a ton more planned and of course, this is just for this semester, should be an exciting year.

 

As we all know, the Haverbubble is easy enough to never escape.  It has anything one would need to stay in on a Friday and Saturday night — pizza delivery to campus, with Wawa, Chipotle, and a copious amount of caffeine suppliers within walking distance.  Who could ever imagine leaving Ardmore with such luxuries available?

 

Well someone imagined it, and they set up the lovely Haverticket subsidy program so that you, yes YOU, can leave campus and venture into Philly FOR FREE.

For more information you can visit go.haverford.edu/tickets/

But what should you DO once you get to Philly?  There are so many places to go!  Waaaayyyyy too many people to see!!!

http://www.yellowmaps.com/maps/img/US/base/pennsylvania_90.jpg

(Philly is not this large.  There may not be this much to see in Philadelphia).

 

(Not what Philly actually looks like.  People are not this happy to be walking in the street together.  Plus also not this many people walk on the street at the same time because streets are definitely not this large).

 

Well don’t take that as a reason to stay in the Haverbubble!

(This is you bursting the Haverbubble).

 

Some places to see in Philly (which also includes people to see since there are people everywhere in Philly):

-Liberty Place
-Another mall located at 17th and Chestnut streets (approximately 4 blocks from Suburban Station).  This mall has a few known shops, though a smaller food court.

-Reading Terminal

www.readingterminalmarket.org/

-Located at 12th and Arch streets (approximately 6 blocks from Suburban Station).  A cultural location with literally an abundance of delicious food.  Schaf highly suggest the 12th Street Cantina, because they have literally the best guacamole in the history of existence.  But everywhere in the market has A-M-A-Z-I-N-G food.

-University City Penn 6
-Located at 40th and Walnut Streets (approximately 2 blocks from 40th and Market Street station off of the blue line of SEPTA).  A nice movie theater located on the edge of Penn’s campus.  Then you can say you officially saw a movie in the city.  Woot woot!

-Free Library of Philadelphia
-There are 53 locations with 3 regional libraries and 1 central library conveniently located at 19th and Vine Streets (approximately 8 blocks from Suburban Station).  There’s a cafe, a LARGE quantity of books, plenty of free events, and the location places you squarely in center city with time to explore.  Schaf highly recommends this place because it is a beautiful building, and they have books about potatoes and potatoes are great.

 

Go out!  Explore!  Get that free transportation to Philly!  Woot woot!

 

 

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  • Schaf is a super sparkly sophomore that spends much of her time peddling potatoes. When she's not peddling potatoes, ingesting large quantities of caffeine, or doing copious amounts of bio and chem homework, she can be found fan-girling over Taylor Swift and Drake as well as making adorable crochet cat hats and watching Despicable Me (both 1 and 2 because she loves minions and unicorns and glitter).

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On Saturday, September 27th FAB will be welcoming the arrival of AUTUMN by taking a bus full of students to go apple picking!

Bring a box back to your dorm! Apples that you choose and pick from a tree just taste better.

Bring a box back to your dorm! Apples that you choose and pick from a tree just taste better.

At Linvilla orchards, there are not only rows and rows and rows of different types of apples, but on September 27th they host an annual Apple Festival! Accompanying the usual spread of Apple cider doughnuts and funnel cakes, Linvilla has a pie eating contest (2 pm) and several games and attractions around the fields.

A few hints and tricks for those who plan to attend: looking for apples to bake a pie? Pick and buy some Granny Smith Apples.

Pumpkins and Gourds are also available if you want to get a head start on your pumpkin carving for Halloween. Make sure to bring cash to purchase apples from the orchard, and homemade baked goods from the store!!!

Instead of signing up on Haverticket, this trip will have a bus rush policy. Meet at the Campus Center BY 12 to get a spot, the first 45 people there will get a spot on the bus. We hope to see you there!

 

If you’d like to sign up for FAB’s email newsletter, comment here with your name, email, and class year!

Hi all!

It’s that time of year again, prepare your inbox for a mass influx of emails, because elections for an enormous variety of positions are about to open! Nominations will open tomorrow, Saturday, September 13th at 9 PM! You’ll have a chance to nominate yourself and your peers for many different positions. Positions on Honor Council, Student’s Council, JSAAPP and for Dorm Resource People will be open. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in the inner workings of Haverford Student Government, after all, our student body is self governing on most all aspects.

When nominations open, they will remain open for 48 hours, if you are nominated or if you nominate yourself, you will have an opportunity to write a brief statement and submit a picture for your peers to vote off of. There is then another 48 hour period for voting, and if elected, you’ll start soon after at your new position.

So how about a bit of information about what positions you may run for or vote on?

Newly elected and currently serving Honor Council members will all meet up for an overnight retreat starting on the 19th of September, this is just the start of your term and an opportunity to get to know everyone and be oriented before you begin! The Honor Code is a huge pillar of our community, and members of Honor Council are trusted by the entire community to help upkeep more administrative aspects of it. This includes educating the community, facilitating community discussion, progressing and working on processes and procedures, running trials in case of a violation of the Code and much more! There will be four open Freshman representative positions, three open Sophomore representative positions, 2 open Junior representative positions and 2 open Senior representative positions!

Student’s Council is the basis of our self-governmental here at Haverford! StuCo, as it is often called, holds a variety of positions including a class representative for each year and an Officer of Campus Life, Academics, Athletics, the Arts as well as Multiculturalism. Student’s Council handles everything from budgeting for the hundreds of clubs and organizations on campus to running Plenary to handling relevant and present issues affecting the campus. This semester there will be voting on some class representative positions and an Officer position. You have an opportunity to get involved right at the centrality of our self governance here at Haverford by running for StuCo in these upcoming elections!

JSAAPP or the more wordy version, the Joint-Student Administration Alcohol Policy Panel, is the managing body around our alcohol policy and maintaining a safe and responsible environment on campus with alcohol and drug related concerns. They strive to educate the community and  ensure students adhere to the rules and regulations of the Alcohol Policy, of which promotes an environment in which student’s look out for their peers. This is a committee of elected students and two members of the administration! You have an opportunity to get involved in making this a safer and more educated campus on these relevant issues by running for JSAAPP.

Finally, Dorm Resource People are elected representatives from each dorm on campus. They are the point person on handling concerns related to specific dorms, they are also the people to go to when planning a party in a specific dorm. DRPs coordinate with the Director of Residential Life and Facilities to assure dorms are kept up and to handle all pressing issues! Want to step up for your dorm and do and seriously help out? Run for DRP in the upcoming elections!

That all said, good luck to those running and may it be a productive year for all of you and for all of these campus bodies!

Hey there ‘Fords! My name is Brittany and I am a sophomore and one of the newest Interns in the Student Activities Office. My favorite place on campus so far in my time as a black squirrel has been Nerd House! For those of you who don’t know, Nerd House is a Community House which means that is open to campus all day everyday. This year I, as well as 12 other equally awesome  people, reside in Nerd House and every weekend we host a variety of events on campus to supplement the concerts and social gatherings that are most commonly found. If you ever want to swing by and play Mario Kart or Apples to Apples, you want a place to study or you just want somebody with whom you can contemplate the meaning of life, just cross over the bridge behind the North Dorms and enter our Nerdom in Yarnall. We have got a lot of epic stuff lined up for the semester and here is the (tentative) rundown on a few of them:

Tomorrow, Saturday 13th @ 8pm: Nerd House Movie Night! There will be lots of popcorn and drinks and well, movies. Which movies? You’ll just have to come and find out.

Saturday 20th @ 8pm: Super Smash Brothers Tournament! Prepare yourself, things will get crazy and a victor will be crowned!

Saturday 27th @ 8pm: Game Show Night! Join us and star in your favorite Game Shows, the specific games are yet to be determined but if you have suggestions we’d love to hear them!

Saturday October 4th @ 8pm: 50′s Night! Conveniently lined-up with the annual screw-your-roomate event. Bring your date for the evening to a 50′s style diner and drive-in movie. There will be milkshakes!

New to Nerd House this year is our library, which features comic books, art books and even full length novels. Available, as always is our video game and board game collection. Also returning this year will be Humans vs. Zombies, word on the street is that this year’s event will be even better! How much better? If you join our mailing list, you’ll be the first to know! Speaking of e-mails, if you ever have any questions, suggestions, concerns or anything, contact us at hc-nerd-house-admin@googlegroups.com!