YUP. It’s almost here. 11:30pm-1am on Sunday night in the DC. Be there.

Other FAB events during finals include Ben and Jerry’s Bingo on Monday December 17th at 8:30 pm in the DC and the Midnight Cheesesteak Run on Wednesday December 19th.

Also, on Wednesday from 11am-1pm there are going to be PUPPIES and DOGS on campus in Ryan Gym.

Be sure to take study breaks during finals. Work always gets itself done by noon on Friday.

From all of us at the SAO, have a wonderful winter break!

Midnight Breakfast is coming. Be sure to take study breaks during finals!

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  • Jacob Lowy ’14 is a Political Science major at Haverford College. He is a co-president of the Haverford Students' Council, former captain and current member of the Haverford Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Team and also plays violin. Jacob works for the Haverford Student Activities Office. In his free time, Jacob enjoys running, reading historical fiction, playing FIFA and watching the NBA.

  • 14 December 2012
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Be there this Saturday, December 1st dressed in your finest attire. Snowball once again will be hosted by SECS in the East Wing of the Dining Center and there will be chicken fingers and a non-alcoholic bar!

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  • Jacob Lowy ’14 is a Political Science major at Haverford College. He is a co-president of the Haverford Students' Council, former captain and current member of the Haverford Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Team and also plays violin. Jacob works for the Haverford Student Activities Office. In his free time, Jacob enjoys running, reading historical fiction, playing FIFA and watching the NBA.

  • 26 November 2012
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Noshavenovemember is in full swing! But will your beard make it through thanksgiving?

 

 

Proud of you beard? Send a photo to fordshavemorefun@gmail.com!

Fear the beard: James Harden's beard should be a model for all men.

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  • Jacob Lowy ’14 is a Political Science major at Haverford College. He is a co-president of the Haverford Students' Council, former captain and current member of the Haverford Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Team and also plays violin. Jacob works for the Haverford Student Activities Office. In his free time, Jacob enjoys running, reading historical fiction, playing FIFA and watching the NBA.

  • 19 November 2012
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Jay Gorchow '13, one of the co-hosts for the senior auction.

Steve Lazzaro ’13, who will be hosting this year’s senior auction with Jay Gorchow ’13

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. One week away. I’ve been salivating for weeks already just thinking about dinner. But there is still a week of classes left and I’m sure many of us Haverfordians are just slightly stressed about school work. My favorite way to cope with stress is to procrastinate (it is a good thing I don’t work for the Office of Academic Resources, otherwise I’d probably have been fired by now). Anyways, here some really great ways to procrastinate this weekend:

Thursday, November 15th

Tonight the Senior class is hosting the annual Senior Auction in Zubrow Commons. Hotest item on the list? Dean Watter’s dinner for four. I won it last year and I highly recommend it. Nothing like an appetizer of Shrimp Scampi, followed by a main course of steak and salad and a delicious berry crumble for dessert made by Steve’s wonderful wife Kate Heston. I’m not going to talk about the item’s I’m going for this year, because I don’t want your competition.

Friday, November 16th

Friday night is jam-packed with events. At 7:30 in Lunt Basement, Squad Share is holding Open Mic night. At 8pm, the Men’s Basketball team hosts Connecticut College at the Gardner integrated Athletic Center in their first home game of the season. FAB will be showing the Dark Knight Rises at both 8pm and 11pm in Sharpless Auditorium, while upstairs, in Zubrow Commons, The Humtones, Looney Tunes, and Oxford Blues will be performing together at 8:30pm. Across campus, at 8:30pm in the DC Sunken Lounge, the SWAG Multicultural Affinity Group, in conjunction with the rest of Haverford’s Affinity Groups will be holding a Cultural Catchphrase Diversity Game Night. Additionally The Throng will be performing at 10pm in the DC Black Box Theater. Capping the night off, there is a dance party in Lunt Basement, titled “Dirty.” I’m not really sure what that suggests, and I’ll let you use your imagination to figure that out…

Saturday, November 17th

FAB will once again be screening the Dark Knight Rises at 2pm and 8:30pm in Sharpless Auditorium. The Fall Student Dance Concert, organized by Chris Flores ’13, is scheduled for performances at 7pm on Saturday night and Sunday at 2pm. Sound Machine will host Kaster in Lunt Basement starting at 10pm.

Have a great weekend and remember, this time next week, you’ll probably be in a food coma from all of the turkey and pie.

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  • Jacob Lowy ’14 is a Political Science major at Haverford College. He is a co-president of the Haverford Students' Council, former captain and current member of the Haverford Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Team and also plays violin. Jacob works for the Haverford Student Activities Office. In his free time, Jacob enjoys running, reading historical fiction, playing FIFA and watching the NBA.

  • 15 November 2012
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One week into the semester and already things are getting hectic!!! It’s good to be back. I spent all of winter break sleeping, eating and watching basketball, so it feels nice to get those academic juices flowing again! I’m going to give a brief recap of highlights from the first week back, and then preview some really cool events that are coming up!

I got back last Sunday, and Monday morning (MLK day), I along with 45 other students travelled to Pendle Hill, a well know Quaker study center, in order to discuss different issues regarding restorative justice and mediation. After an insightful day of discussion and reflection, we travelled back to Haverford to get ready for classes and get back into the “academic mindset.”
But before the “academic mindset” could sink in, we SWAT came to town. This is one of the more raucous events of the year, and I thoroughly enjoyed both the Men’s and Women’s games. For the perspective of the Swat game from an alum and former star of the Men’s team, go here to read Sam Permutt’s dissertation on why Swat sucks.

Highlights of the weekend included Mathletes and Athletes (sponsored by SECS), and an improv comedy performance by The Throng! As a New Yorker though, the most important part of the weekend game on Sunday night, when Eli Manning and the New York Giants were able to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat and beat the San Francisco Forty Niners. I don’t know how it happened, but I am looking forward to Superbowl Sunday (but mostly because of the free wings in the coop).

This weekend promises to be an exciting one. Haverford’s very own hip hop artist Gabriel Stark (known by some as Howard Brown), will be performing in Lunt Basement on Friday, January 27th at 9:30 pm. This Friday, Relay for Life will also be hosting a Casino Night in Founders at 8pm. If you are a closet gambler (or an open one) this is a great opportunity to take out your passions in a constructive way.

There are two big events on Saturday night. First at 9pm, James House will be hosting artist in residence Caroline Caldwell as she presents her Mad Dope Lab, which works to synthetically recreate the chemical makeup of “coolness.” The Mad Dope Lab has been conducting top-secret experimentation that is “dedicated to the hydrolysis of the illusive elements which make an object dope, fresh, fly, tight, ill, nasty, boss, and ultimately cool.” Then at 10:30pm in Lunt Basement, Sound Machine will be presenting three DJ’s in their opening event of the semester, appropriately titled “Kickoff.”

The semester is off to a great start. It may still be cold, and gloomy sometimes, but as far as I am concerned spring is just around the corner and there are more than enough activities on campus to keep me occupied and excited for me to focus on bad weather!

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  • Jacob Lowy ’14 is a Political Science major at Haverford College. He is a co-president of the Haverford Students' Council, former captain and current member of the Haverford Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Team and also plays violin. Jacob works for the Haverford Student Activities Office. In his free time, Jacob enjoys running, reading historical fiction, playing FIFA and watching the NBA.

  • 24 January 2012
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Photo from the recent haVOC weekend backpacking trip (photo credit: Dan Feller).

It has been such a hectic past few weeks! Midterms, a last minute trip home last weekend to see the Yankees, MORE MIDTERMS, and some yoga. Life’s been crazy. FAB took 50 people apple picking last weekend, and I heard that the Lighted Fools gave a great performance too. Anyways the semesters all ready half way over, and its time for fall break. Now, I normally spend my breaks in my humble abode located in the quiet hamlet of Dobbs Ferry, New York, but this break I am heading to Europe with my Transitional Economics class! It should be a really interesting week; we are going to Belgium and Frankfurt to visit the European Commission and the European Central Bank. I think it is perfect timing for an economics trip to Europe, since the outcome of the Euro economic crisis has such a large impact on the rest of the world.

But I digress. I’m not writing this blog to tell you about Europe, I want to tell you about all the events going on on campus once we get BACK from fall break. Classes resume October 17th, and that night the observatory will be open for a public viewing. Additionally, Professor Charles Eisenstein of Goddard College will be coming to talk about his new book Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition. Later in the week, on October 20th, Jennifer Beer, an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas, Austin, will be coming to Haverford to lecture about “Positive Illusions of the Self.” That night, the seniors will hold their annual fundraiser the senior auction (I’m hoping to nab some FAB event tickets or a back massage if they are available). On Friday, October 21st, things get real busy. FAB will be showing the seventh Harry Potter Part 2 (you can watch your childhood end again); Open Mic is on for 8pm; Counterpoint A Cappella will be performing as well at 8pm; and at 10:30pm, Sunny Ali and the Kid, and Dry Feet will be performing in Lunt Basement! In the afternoon on Saturday, FAB will be taking 50 people to the Magic Gardens, and the Men’s and Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Teams will be hosting their annual Haverween tournament on featherbed fields. In the evening, FAB will show Harry Potter again, and the Alliance of Latin American Students (ALAS) will be hosting La Fiesta in Founders Hall (I hear that there will be a live salsa band!).

There is SO MUCH to look forward to after fall break. But I hope everyone enjoys the week off. This is a great time to relax and take a breath before jumping back into the fray of college life. Safe travels home and good luck with any work you may have left.

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  • Jacob Lowy ’14 is a Political Science major at Haverford College. He is a co-president of the Haverford Students' Council, former captain and current member of the Haverford Men’s Ultimate Frisbee Team and also plays violin. Jacob works for the Haverford Student Activities Office. In his free time, Jacob enjoys running, reading historical fiction, playing FIFA and watching the NBA.

  • 6 October 2011
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My mom is thinking about coming to Haverford tomorrow. Not to see me though, she’s much more interested in seeing Fresh Air host and executive producer Terry Gross.  My parents are your typical NPR loving old folk. They stream in radio shows at 4 in the morning because they can. They took me to see A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor a few years ago because “everybody needs to hear the News from Lake Wobegon.”  For as long as I can remember, I’ve spent numerous lengthy car rides listening to Car Talk and Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. My mom dreams of Carl Kasell’s voice on her home phone answering machine. So of course, Terry Gross and Fresh Air are also a big deal.

Gross will be speaking about her experiences as a radio journalist at 7:30pm in Marshall Auditorium, as well as conducting a pre-lecture workshop earlier in the day entitled “Asking the Right Questions: An Evening with Terry Gross.” I, along with 14 other students, will be attending that workshop and I cannot wait to meet her.

Gross, who works for WHYY-FM in Philadelphia, has hosted Fresh Air since 1987. While Gross does ask tough questions in her interviews, she is also known for her warm, inviting interviewing style, where she creates an atmosphere of conversation rather than interrogation. Recent interviews on Fresh Air include, Brad Pitt and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind. Gross has in the past interviewed guests such as Kiss lead singer Gene Simmons, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, Al Franken, and Lynne Cheney (the conservative author and wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney). In 1993, Gross received the George Foster Peabody Award for her work as a radio host.

More to come after the event!

 

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  • 22 September 2011
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