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.

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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.

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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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  • 12 November 2014
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Hope all had a FABulous weekend! This past weekend FAB took a trip to the Barnes Foundation of the Arts in Philadephia and also a trip to go see Dear White People at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. This upcoming Friday at 6:30PM in the DC Sunken Lounge, FAB presents it annual 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!

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

Our illustrious panel of judges for this coming Friday’s Iron Chef includes Dan Weiss, Dean Martha Denney, Anthony Condo  and Catherine Wen! 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 at 6:30 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?

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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 WINGS!

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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?

THEN THIS IS THE PERFECT EVENT FOR YOU!

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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

Located in: ZUBROW COMMONS

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

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And don’t worry, THERE WILL BE GLITTER PENS!

And, remember to have a super sparkly day!

–Schaf

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  • 5 November 2014
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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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  • 5 November 2014
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…don’t worry, we won’t have any wrenches to throw.

But we will have a trove of dodgeballs and nerf guns ready for some capture the flag pickup games, so come play some nerf!

This Saturday, November 8th, from 2pm to 5pm it is OPEN SEASON with foam projectiles, and those who own their own nerf arsenals are encouraged to come out to Ryan Gym in full force with their armaments.

Just show up, bring some friends, and play some nerf to blow of steam, it will be a blast(er).

 

 

Check it out and pass it on through fb:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1405085299781654/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

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Fear the foam

 

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  • 30 October 2014
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Haverford isn’t the only school with a student-managed Honor Code, but it is the the only school that publishes abstracts for every academic and social case. We also aren’t the only school with a ‘social code’ built into the Honor Code, but we are one of the only schools that offers a chance to change the Honor Code in an accessible way every year. These values are rooted in the ideal that the Honor Code is a living and evolving document, changing as the makeup of the student body changes. They are rooted in the idea that informing the community and community discussion about instances where the Code was broken and trust was restored allow us a chance to reflect upon and educate ourselves about what the Honor Code means to us. In that sense, the release of abstracts and abstract discussions are a constant reminder of the values the Code represents to us as a community and allows us a chance to have discussion about that throughout the time we are here.

When Honor Council sent a delegation to the Hamilton Honor Code Conference this past September, we participated in multiple panels and discussions with other school’s Honor Councils. Reed, Union, Hamilton and Davidson joined us there. They all expressed surprise that we released abstracts to the community, much more so, the detailed ones we do today. They brought up a law that prohibited schools from publishing summaries of disciplinary proceedings, to which our delegation replied, “Honor Council trials are not disciplinary proceedings”.

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Students discuss abstract ‘Toy Story’ in Ryan Gym

This week, three new abstracts were released to the community – The Office, The Newsroom, & Dexter’s Laboratory – abstract discussions will be happening on Wednesday, October 29th at 7:30 PM in Ryan Gym. There will be some fall snacks – pumpkin pie, apple cider, and halloween candy. Often, past freshman year HCO sessions, there aren’t a lot of opportunities to discuss the Code, that is where the importance of attending at least a few abstract discussions comes in. Honor Council is also hosting a community forum on The Perceptions of Honor Council on Thursday, October 30th at 7:30 PM in Ryan Gym with the same fall themed delicious snacks!

So attend an abstract discussion at least a couple times a year, go to a community forum, certainly attend Plenary and consider what the Code means to you! It isn’t a perfect document and there are a lot of issues surrounding it that need to be addressed this year and beyond, but it is special. Hope to see you at a discussion this fall!

With fall break in our rear view mirrors, we’ve only got a couple months left until semester’s end! Of course, you may find yourself bored and looking for something different from time to time, and that is where FAB always has you covered. The semester has already been a full one for us thus far, right before the break we had our annual Oktoberfest, with grilled sausage and live music! Prior to that we had our regular trip to Linvilla Orchards for apple picking, we put on Screw Date and Screw: Cookie Decorating, brought a comedian on campus, took a trip to Cirque Du Soleil, went to see a Phillies game and had Quizzo! With all of these events gone and done with, let’s take a look at what’s coming up in the semester.

Humans vs. Zombies, October 22nd to October 31st: Nerd House and FAB collaborate with Double Star from Bryn Mawr to bring you the first Bi-Co Humans vs. Zombies! This apocalyptic event was a hit last year, where zombies scourge the campus attempting to infect humans, who have nerf guns and socks to fight them off. Bandanas are picked up on October 21st, so if you have yet to sign up, do so now – checking your email inbox!

Barnes Museum Trip, November 8th: Tickets will be available on Haverticket prior to the event. Come travel into Philadelphia to the Barnes Museum, one of the largest and most expansive collections of art and culture in America, with over 800 paintings and 2,500 objects. This is an amazing opportunity to get out of the Haverbubble for a bit and enjoy the works of impressionist and modernist masters.

Cooking Class Trip, Likely Weekend of November 15th:  While the date is not totally set, you should expect the event to pop up on Haverticket sometime soon! Last year we traveled off campus to the Reading Terminal Market for some extensive cooking classes (and dinner). This year expand your culinary expertise while also expanding your stomach with some cooking lessons and delicious food! A great chance to get off campus and enjoy a night outside of Haverford.

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Enjoy your personally created appetizer, entree and desert while also refining your culinary expertise!

DC Iron Chef, November 14th & December 5th, DC Sunken Lounge: Two DC Iron Chef Events?? Well, actually three. Following up on the successes of last year, FAB brings back DC: Iron Chef in an expanded format. Based on the hit TV series, four teams will compete for first place and the prizes that come with it. Every team has a kitchenette set up in the DC Sunken Lounge and contains four members, based on a secret ingredient selected by FAB, they must prepare an appetizer, entree and desert dish for the panel of judges. Each round is judged individually, and the teams even make sample cups for onlookers. This year, we are having TWO preliminary rounds, and after winter break, the top teams from each round will compete for the grand prize! Look for an hc-all email soon to sign up for teams!

The Nutcracker, December 6th:  Come see The Nutcracker at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia for some seasonal entertainment. You must see this show at least once, and hopefully more in your lifetime, and all-time classic, FAB is once again booking a bus and tickets to bring you there! Look on Haverticket closer to the event for information about that.

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The Nutcracker has been successful and renowned since its first performance in 1892.

Finals Week Events, Finals Week (December 14th – 19th): Of course, how could any semester end without three classic FAB Finals Week events. We kick off the week with Midnight Breakfast on Sunday, December 14th in the DC from 11PM-1AM. Come enjoy a feast of french toast sticks, tater tots, eggs, bacon and orange juice served to you by President Weiss, the Deans and FAB! Next up, we have Ben and Jerry’s Bingo on Monday, December 15th from 7-10PM in the DC. Come enjoy a plethora of flavors and pints of Ben and Jerry’s while playing bingo for prizes! Finally, the Midnight Cheesesteak Run into Philadelphia to Pat’s and Geno’s, takes place at Midnight on December 17th, a Wednesday. First come, first serve on the bus, we meet outside the Campus Center. More information on all of these events when the time comes!

Of course, always check our table tents in the DC, posters around campus, and emails for updates on all of these events and if we happen to plan any new ones (which does happen often)! If you’d like to be on our email list, just give hc-fab@haverford.edu an email. Hope to see you at these events!