Photo by Ryan Gooding ’16.

The Alcohol Policy is ratified each year at Fall Plenary, normally without much dissent in voting, but each year many speak up about problems in the way the student body respects the policy on campus. The Policy has been ratified like clockwork each year, without any changes made to it, for recent institutional memory. The Honor Code is ratified each year at Spring Plenary, every once in a while it even fails ratification the first time around, changes are often made and passed, Haverford has one of the only Honor Codes in the country that changes at such a rate. There have been problems expressed about the Social Code, just as there have been problems expressed about the alcohol policy – do they work as written in practice?

On Sunday night we got a wake up call. Steven Watter, Dean of Student Life, sent out a campus wide email – a message of concern. While, he remarked, this was one of many wake up calls over the years about this, it was not to be taken lightly. This year, the night of Snowball brought a, “nearly unprecedented number of students required assistance owing to issues related directly to the (over)consumption of alcohol” said Dean Watter. 

The alcohol policy may be ratified every year without a second thought for some, but it appears it may not always be working in practice. Even at the relatively uncontroversial Fall 2014 Plenary, a main moment of contention came up when it came time to ratify the Policy. With students feeling it just doesn’t always work, and a discussion needed to be had. All three branches of student government will be coming together to host a discussion on this.

This Wednesday, at 7:30PM in Ryan Gym, Honor Council, Students’ Council, and JSAAPP will be co-hosting a discussion on the Alcohol Policy & The Social Code. Is the policy working in practice? Is confrontation effective while under the influence of alcohol, does it even happen? What does it mean to have student self-governance, and what can we do to help remedy this concerning series of events? Come bring your questions and discuss anything and everything related to this. There will be milk and insomnia cookies, we hope to see you there!

Pizza, Professors, and the Code it a great opportunity to discuss the Honor Code with members of the faculty in a relaxed, informal setting. Held this semester in Zubrow Commons on Wednesday, December 3rd, at 6:30PM - come join professors from the biology, mathematics, sociology and anthropology departments for pizza and discussion! Of course, please bring comments, questions, concerns and opinions – this is the space for them.

Held every semester as a coming together of the larger Haverford Community, it is a great opportunity to tackle and consider interesting questions of how the Honor Code effects academic and social life on campus as a whole. How does the Honor Code influence the lives of students versus the lives of faculty? Come discuss that and much more this Wednesday evening, and enjoy pizza with Haverford faculty and students.


Enjoy some pizza over discussion of the Honor Code with faculty and students this Wednesday!

Then on Thursday evening at 7:30PM in Ryan Gym, come discuss a recently released abstract “Pokemon” over milk and insomnia cookies! The abstract concerns a student who used answer keys to answer questions on multiple assignments. Bring your thoughts and discussion points of course.

Hope you see you at these events!

FAB just wrapped up an eventful weekend on campus with three events! On Thursday night, many of you hopped on a bus to see the midnight premier of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay. On Friday evening, FAB brought painting classes to Haverford. Then on Saturday afternoon, FAB took people on a trip into Philadephia for a three-course cooking class, with meals served after, of course. As Thanksgiving break is right around the corner, we enter the final stretch of the semester leading up to finals week.


FAB has 5 events to wrap up December, and a ton planned for next semester! (Art by Brie Groh ’15) 

So what does FAB have in store for December?

Friday, December 5th, 6:00PM – DC Iron Chef II: In the DC Sunken Lounge, FAB presents its second rendition of DC Iron Chef! Four teams compete with a secret ingredient to masterfully prepare three courses with only DC ingredients for our panel of illustrious judges. Come on out to enjoy sample cups of the food, watch teams scramble for time to cook three courses in 30 minutes, and to see you takes the prize home!

Saturday, December 6th, Bus Leaves at 12:30PM - The Nutcracker: An all time classic, FAB takes you into the Kimmel Center to see The Nutcracker in live performance. A truly stunning production that you don’t want to miss.

Sunday, December 14th, 11:30PM-1AM – Midnight Breakfast: The kickoff of FAB’s finals week events! Come on over to the Dining Center late at night to have FAB members and Deans serve delicious tater tots, eggs, bacon and french toast sticks to you.

Monday, December 15th, 8PM-10PM – Ben & Jerries Bingo: Come on our to our classic event, Ben and Jerries Bingo, on Monday night for a studying break from finals! Enjoy your favorite B&J flavors while playing bingo for gift card prizes.

Wednesday, December 17th, Midnight – Midnight Cheesesteak Run: Of course, who could forget our last finals week event, come on down to the campus center at Midnight on Wednesday of finals week for a trip into Philly for cheesesteaks! Don’t miss it.

Now, what’s coming up next semester?

No specific dates are down yet, those are to come, but here are just a few of the events that will likely happen next semester! Casino Night, Ice Skating, Dating Game, Quizzo, Love Shack, A trip to Hamlet, Phillies Game, Basketball/Hockey Game, Superbowl Party, Oscar Party, and many many more events! Been a great semester, have a fantastic Thanksgiving break and stay FABulous.



Have you ever wanted to be a Knight? How about a King?? Well, now your dreams can come true in an epic game of Human Chess–where YOU can play as one of the pieces, and spray silly string on your opponents when you capture them! To add to the excitement, Dean Watter will be playing, so the question will be…will your team capture the Dean??

Costume making and team formation starts at 2:30pm. We will have some basic supplies, but you are encouraged to dress up/bring any supplies you want to be an epic chess warrior! The game itself starts at 3:30pm.

You are strongly encouraged to use the following form to register yourself and any friends who want to play! docs.google.com/forms/d/1U-g_cly2KzNpjXMIs9hRVCa6yZlCyslsbx12lfLFJOo/viewform?usp=send_form

You can also join the facebook event to show off how epic you are to your friends! :D www.facebook.com/events/1483796705243327

See you on the battle-squares!

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Hope all had a FABulous break!  This upcoming Friday at 6:00PM in the DC Sunken Lounge, FAB presents the second rendition of DC Iron Chef ! Based on the popular and long running TV series, FAB’s rendition of Iron Chef involves preparing three masterful courses with our secret ingredient and only ingredients available in the DC. You’d be surprised the culinary creations people have come up with in the past, and all of them this year will be added to a cookbook available to all in the DC!


FAB Iron Chef, Winter 2014. Panel of judges trying contestants dishes.

Our illustrious panel of judges for this coming Friday’s Iron Chef II includes Theresa Tensuan, Aaron Levine, Stephen Profeta and Jeff! They will be using their discerning pallets and eyes for creativity to select the winner of this year’s Iron Chef. Of course there will be prizes. There will even be sample cups of food for the audience. So whether you’re on a team, there to support your friends or just want to enjoy the show – make it out to DC Iron Chef this Friday, December 5th, at 6:00 in the DC Sunken Lounge!

For more on what’s in store for FAB events, keep tabs on this blog and our facebook page!

Do you like potatoes?
Do you think that you just don’t have enough friends?
Does the thought of human friends make you sad inside?

sad face

Well, you’re in luck!

Schaf agrees with each of the above statements, and will be at an event centered around some good, old fashioned, friend making. But the catch is this: the friends you make aren’t human! They won’t leave you when midterms and finals take over their life, because they DON”T HAVE MIDTERMS AND FINALS!! Nope, they”ll be there for those long all nighters, those terrifying papers and problem sets and exams you have to take, and won’t take the light away from the struggle boat that you are sure to be riding.

But what makes this event so sparktacular is that there will be….WAIT FOR IT………………………………………………..


hot wing

Yes, you read this right, there will be the lovely, beautiful, mystical, magical hot wings that we all dream of for almost 6 weeks out of every DC cycle. They’ll be piping hot, and super delicious.

And we can’t forget the potato skins bar and tater tots, so whatever your style, we have got you covered food-wise.

Are you more interested in the crafts side of this event?  Are you yearning to mingle with yarn?  Are you boiling with excitement for the chance to decorate foam eggs?  Are you bracing yourself to make bracelets?



Now reading this, you’re probably thinking “Well I want hot wings.  I want friends, and I of course want potatoes, but where is this event?  And what time?”


Well, the event is: THURSDAY, 13 NOVEMBER 2014 AT 8PM until 10PM


So go to Zubrow!  See Schaf!  Get them wings and potatoes!  And walk away with fun craft item :).




And, remember to have a super sparkly day!


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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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Dear Haverford People,

Hope you had a great weekend and a Happy Halloween.

In addition, I hope that by now you have heard of the new film out that tackles issues of race in institutions of higher learning.  The film is called Dear White People and follows the experiences of 4 young black students in a fictional Ivy League school.  The film traces the very different perspectives of these students as they work through their racial identities.  The film lands on pressing issues of underrepresented youth of color, all leading up to the climactic outrage of an “African American themed” party where students show up to “release their inner Negro”.  How do the characters respond when they are confronted with a sea of white students in blackface, fake chains and guns, and sipping “purple drank”?

Now is your chance to find out!

This Sunday (11/9) FAB has prepared a Blue Bus to the Bryn Mawr Film Institute for a showing!  The bus be behind Stokes at about 3:45 and will leave at 3:50,  This  is NOT a Haverticket event.  There are a limited number of seats but it is first come, first serve.

Please note that there are regular blue buses running at the same time, so be on the lookout for a FAB representative to direct you to the proper bus!

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  • hello Everyone, I'm an intern for the Student Activities Office! I'm an English major and Japanese minor. I was born and raised in New York and love turning my city into my playground. During my free time I like to hang out with my friends in the city. I often drag them to the local karaoke lounges in Koreatown. (because no matter what anybody says, butchering the latest pop songs in front of your family and friends is a liberating experience! :P) Other than singing I love dancing, fighting games, and meeting new people. So feel free to use me as a resource! Peace!

  • 5 November 2014
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