Howdy Haverford!

It’s almost time for Plenary, and the usual questions linger in the air. How long will it take to reach quorum? Will we keep it for all of Plenary? Who should I put on my Plenary bingo board? However, beyond these typical questions lies a greater sense of uneasiness. Given what we know so far, it seems that this Plenary in particular is susceptible to taking forever–and possibly going down in flames–so it seems only appropriate to illustrate the situation with the help of Taytay.

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For me, the saga began when I first opened the Plenary packet document and saw the page count: 28 PAGES?!?

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You’ve got to be kidding. That’s longer than some senior theses. It’s also technically around 40% longer than the average bill in the US Congress (although most significant bills are much longer). I scrolled anxiously down past the lovely cover artwork (produced in this very office), and it was then that the cause of this verbosity was revealed: THERE ARE NINE RESOLUTIONS THIS SEMESTER.

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What is this madness? And we have to get through all nine before we can even vote on opening the ratification process for the Honor Code? And we have to get through everything in 4 hours? And not lose quorum for more than 30 minutes at a time? Wow. OK, then, time to get down to business.

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If we’re going to do this, we need everyone to show up on time and stay. This means having a word with those friends who always seem to find an excuse to skip Plenary:

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Do you want to throw the Honor Code into limbo? Do you want to make everyone come back again for a special Plenary by keeping us from working things out and passing it now? Do you want to just sit back and let everything good and beautiful about this imperfect but empowering system burn? DO YOU?!?

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Don’t be that person. Nobody likes that person. Not coming is basically like doing this to everyone, including yourself:

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Besides, Plenary can be fun! There’s food, time to hang out with friends, play Plenary bingo, and pretend to study.

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Real talk, though: Plenary is an important part of the student self-governance process at Haverford, and it is a responsibility and an honor we should both take seriously and celebrate. How well we can work together–even (in fact, especially) through our differences–to make and keep this community strong is a sign of how effective we will be at leading and making a difference in the various fields we go into when we graduate. The power is in our hands. Therefore, we should all walk in like:

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See you at Plenary!

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  • Marcus Firmani is a Computer Science major with a minor in lunar cheese harvesting. He may be seen in a suit at a ballroom dance or in jeans playing country tunes on his steel string guitar. He is also one of the Dúnedain Rangers, a long-lost cousin of Aragorn, and so may avoid being seen if he wishes. In fact, he may have covertly composed these very words in the third person without your even knowing it!

  • 12 February 2015
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Heeeeeellooooo Fellow Fordians!!

 

Are you excited for Valentine’s Weekend?! You don’t need to have someone special to enjoy that special day. Just go to CVS, buy 2 bags of chocolate, and watch Netflix ALL night. You could also go watch this critically acclaimed movie:

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The weather for the weekend is going to be COLD (20s and lower…) and a possible snow shower ON Saturday, so make sure to keep your special someone (or yourself, or a random stranger…) warm.

Anyways here are the events going on this weekend:

 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Outskirts: ICCA Showcase

8:30-9:00 PM | Marshall Auditorium

* Do you want to know what harmonized angels sound like? Well you can’t get everything you want in life.  The group is aight and they wear pink things. Also, if you can’t make it, don’t fret. Luckily there are gonna be 50 more acapella shows throughout the rest of the semester. #somanyacgroups #competition #pitchperfect2 #theygotthirdplacelastyear #SunnyZheng #pinklade

FUCS Presents: TONSTARTSSBANDHT

10:00 PM – 1:00 AM | James House

*You know a band is gonna be awesome when you can’t pronounce it’s name. The band selections just keep on getting better and better… #KudostoFUCS #noFUCSweregiven #poshvenue #soindie #yourphoneisgonnagetstolenifyouleaveitinthelaundryroom #dontthrowupinLuntCafe 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine’s Day Activities: Candy, Movies, Newlyweds Game

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Yarnall

* If you don’t want to spend the night partying or watching netflix, you can always go play games and eat free chocolate. #50shadesofgreyscreening #cavities #getmarriedtoastrangerforthelols 

 

“Do It in the Dark” DANCE

10:00 PM – 2:00 AM | Lunt  Basement

*Don’t get too excited, the name of this event is misleading. #dontlosehope #enjoythedarkness #exceptitwontbedarkcauseitsluntbasement #thatmadagascarsong 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Plenary

6:00PM | GIAC Arena

*  I know everyone is going to Plenary so I won’t bother writing an enticing comment about it. Oh yea except that you should bring a sleeping bag and entertainment cause there are 9 resolutions. #erg #stareatdanweissallnightlong #chipotlegiftcard #plenarybingo #girlscoutcookies #davedoyoueverfeellikeaplasticbag

 

 

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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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  • Marcus Firmani is a Computer Science major with a minor in lunar cheese harvesting. He may be seen in a suit at a ballroom dance or in jeans playing country tunes on his steel string guitar. He is also one of the Dúnedain Rangers, a long-lost cousin of Aragorn, and so may avoid being seen if he wishes. In fact, he may have covertly composed these very words in the third person without your even knowing it!

  • 12 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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  • 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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Hello person that just clicked on the link!

Pinwheel day happened and it was magical….and really cold… but still, it made my week. If you haven’t gotten a pinwheel by now, no worries. There are still decapitated pinwheels all over Founders Green, you could make a cool sculpture with them. I wonder if they reuse them for next year. Anyways Haverfest is right around the corner so make sure you have money in your bookstore accounts because they (people of Haverfest) will be selling AWESOME merchandise soon. VERY soon. #imgonnabuyEVERYTHING #negativebalanceinaccount

In other news, good luck to the seniors that are in the process of finishing their theses. The grass is greener on the other side… or so they say.

There aren’t that many events going on this weekend because everyone is too busy with work and stuff. BUT if you want to procrastinate/stealfreefood go check these events out!

 

Haverfest = My batteries

Thursday, April 24, 2014:

 

Pre-Health Society Cupcakes

7:00pm, Zubrow Commons

** casually walk in, put on a smile, talk to a stranger for a minute, and take 2 cupcakes. That is my plan. #protocol #sweets #healthycupcakes #naaahrealcupcakes

Pizza, Profs, and the Code:

7:30pm, CPGC Cafe

** casually walk in, put on a smile, awkwardly talk to a professor, embarrass myself in front of prof, and take a box of pizza. #noshame #realworld #honorablewaytogetfreefood

Friday, April 25, 2014:

 

Chaverim Semester Show

8:00pm – 9:00pm, Lunt Basement

** I didn’t even know they existed. #tricoacapella

 

The Throng Presents: Our last show! Is this not big enough for you?!?

9:45pm – 10:45pm, DC Blackbox

** Is it a sexual reference? I don’t know I guess you’ll have to go and check it out. #theblackboxishaunted #notreally #butmaybe

 

Hunger Over Nutella Games II

7:30pm, HCA Green

** I’m allergic to nutella. BUT i might just go watch people fight with each other for the nutella. #antsaregonnawin #eattillyoupassout #ihatenutella #notreally

Saturday, April 26, 2014:

 

Outskirts Semester Show: Aca-Addiction

7:30pm – 9:00pm, Marshall Aud

**I have been waiting for this show my entire life.I’m not ashamed to admit my unhealthy obsession. #eargasm #groupie #dabomb #seniorsolos #acaloveit #Sunnysnumbaonefan

 

The Island Performance

8:00pm-9:00pm, Skate House

**Quaker play. #muchexciting

 

Sunday, April 27, 2014:

The Island Performance

8:00pm-9:00pm, Skate House

**I want to go to an island with white sandy beaches, “virgin” pi~a coladas, and NO iguanas. #unnecessaryrant #imscaredofgodzilla #irefusetowatchthatmovie

On the DL (Downtown Lobby)

 

FUCS: HABIBI + MANNEQUIN PUSSY + CALAMITY JANE

**I overheard that RollingStone Magazine was interested in writing an expose on FUCS. #orwasitadream #poshvenue #idontevenknowwhatposhis

 

Have a drama-free yet exciting Weekend~ <( 0_0 )>

It’s a Friday night- what are you up to?  Watching Netflix and eating Nutella with a spoon in bed?  Or is that just me…

 

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I didn’t think so!

 

This Friday, FAB is sponsoring an event- Hunger Over Nutella Games II- and you should all be there.  Let’s be real- we all do this in the privacy of our dorm rooms, so we might as well be a bit more social and do it with our friends.  It will be hosted at 7:30pm on HCA green this Friday, 4/25.  There will be a full Nutella bar with fresh fruit, crackers, and breads to wipe our fave condiment on, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be shown.

 

Be there, or have an empty stomach and not learn how to survive the impending apocalypse and/or dramatic political crisis that results in reverting back to ancient Grecian times and cheering while humans fight to the death in an arena.  Woo!!!

 

This Friday, 4/25. 7:30pm.  HCA green.  Nutella.  The Hunger Games.  JLaw.  JHutch.  Miley Cyrus’ Ex-Fiance.  Be there.

 

 

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  • 22 April 2014
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Hey Hey Hey!

Every night I dream that I’m gonna wake up and walk into a field of colorful pinwheels… but this weather is ruining EVERYTHING. Shout-out to everyone that put their winter coats in storage and then had to take them out because of the inconsistent weather.

In other news, the end is so close yet so far away. I don’t know if I’ll make it to the end but on the plus side… 2 more weeks till Haverfest!!! Anyways I’m too tired and stressed to make more cheesy remarks so here are the things that are going on this weekend (although you should be inside doing HOMEWORK….jk #procrastinate #tilltheend)

 

GIF of the week: If my assignments were Julia Robert’s niece, they would say:

 

Friday, April 18, 2014:

 

LGBTQ Health Panel

7:00pm-10:00pm, Chase Auditorium

** Go. #idontknowwhatelsetosay

 

Oxford Blues Semester Show

7:30pm – 9:00pm, Stokes Auditorium

** If Simon Cowell were to go to their show, he would give them a 10.5/10  because they are THAT awesome. #maybeoneday  #theirokdoe

 

Meat Snarf: Zoboomafoo

7:30pm – 8:30pm, Lunt Basement

** OMG i remember watching this show every single day as a kid. I never knew if the two guys were brothers, really “close” friends, or members of a drug cartel. #srsly #lemurondrugs #someonewashallucinatin

 

Ford S-Chords Semester Show

8:00pm-9:30pm, Founders Great Hall

**Oh snap another a capella show! I think next year we should have a Sing-Off competition featuring our 279 a capella groups. #simoncowellcanbethejudge #theirhunkycauseoftheirgetup #go4Luis #duckyhat #vivalahaverNOT

 

Saturday, April 19, 2014:

 

Alley Cat: A Storytelling Open-Mic

7:00pm –  8:30pm, Founders Common Room

**If I were an alley cat, I would live next to a restaurant and eat all of their food. #somanyoptions #iwantmediterraneanfood   #tellstories

 

SMOKIN’ MIC

9:00pm – 10:00pm, Lunt Basement

** Bring your smokin’ guns to this slam poetry extravaganza. go for the snaps. #train #baret #mic #blackturtleneck #blackjeggins #noshoes

Sunday, April 20, 2014:

 

8D and AIDS Service Network (ASN) Food Trucks

11:30am – 2:30pm, Founders Green

** YAAAAAAS! it’s a good cause AND brazilian and Grilled cheese foodtrucks. I am crying of happiness right now. #notreally #justreallyhappy #food #nomnom #curethehangover

 

EEA Presents: Easter Breakfast

9:00am – 11:00am, Leeds Green

** Free food. Maybe they’ll give chocolate. #easterbunny #heisreal #imethimatthemallonce #yummyinmytummy

 

Other things on the DL (Drastic Lobotomy),

 

FUCS PRESENTS: CRYING//BANNED BOOKS//ATTIC STAIRS

** I still don’t know if those are the names of the band or just the title of the event. Go check out this very posh and low key ambient music in the world-renowned venue. #artsy #lowkey #underground #studentbands #cigar-typeofthing

 

Spring Formal 

**For some reason I feel like we’ve had like 20 formals this semester. Which I guess is ok cause people get to dress classy and party trashy… but I’m going to this in my pj’s. #justgoingforthetenders #food #maybethey’llhaveotherfriedfood #mockdrinks #imdone #parteyinmybedwithnetflix #tophat

 

- Go Creigh, but not TOO Creigh

Hey ya’ll!

OMG April Fools is right around the corner (TUESDAY) and I can’t wait to prank everybody that I know!

This weekend’s weather is looking pretty decent (in the mid 50s). The only problem is that it’s going to be rainy and humid… so make sure to carry around your umbrella and anti-humidity hairspray! Although there aren’t that many events this week, the ones that are going on are poppin’. Here are this weekend’s events <3

**Commentary by Intern #3

//BRACE YOURSELF //

The GIF of the week: “Heavy Breathing Cat”

 

 

Friday, March 28, 2014:

 

 

The Seven Person Pyramid High Wire Act

7:00pm-9:00pm, Squash Court #2

** At first I thought it was a trapeze show in which people would walk on a wire and jump through flaming hoops. Then I googled it and found out that it’s a play about bats and a dance concert….. so if you’re into bats and underground theater, you should stop by! Also the poster is pretty cool, so you should go just for that. #artsy #hipster #alumni

 

Ableism Keynote Panel: Mia Mingus and Carl Sigmund *Part of (Dis)Ability Awareness Week

7:30pm-9:30pm, Stokes Aud

** Educate yourself! #edumacate #oooooo

 

 

Saturday, March 29, 2014:

 

Haverford’s Got Talent

7:00pm – 9:00pm, Marshall Aud

**From singing to dancing to comedy this talent show is gonna be awesome. It’s like a 4th grade talent show except that these kids got talent.  Also the MCs (Brand-on Kelly and Stephen Pro-fetta) will probably steal the show with their raunchy comedy. Also the only thing Cruz has been talking about for the past month is this show so… please go… it’s his baby. #SimonCowell #wheredreamsdontcometrue #Cruz’sbaby #funny #startedfromthebottom #JinandJuice

 

Fro Life – Fro Choice

7:00pm – 9:00pm, Founders Hall

** If you like hair and are looking for some tips on how to love your hair then you should stop by. From fashion show to merchandise station (maybe they’ll be selling anti-humidity hairspray) to a panel discussion… it’s all about HAIR (not the Lady Gaga song doe). #hair #Haaallaaaah #itsgoingdown #letitgo #youdoyou #youdohair #hairdoyou

 

Enjoy the weekend but don’t get too Creigh!