Do you have a talent you want to share with the Haver-Community?
Do you want to win up to $400 by showcasing it?

Performances can include (but are not limited to): singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians and/or ventriloquists! (Please no acts that include fire…or knife throwing.) Solo artists and groups are all welcome!

Vie for your chance to strut and perform on stage hoping to win Ford’s hearts and the big cash prize! ($200 for singles, $400 for groups of 4 or more)

The event will take place on Saturday, March 29th at 7pm in Marshall Auditorium.

E-mail fordshavemorefun@gmail.com to sign up for an audition time slot between 1pm-5pm on March 1st or 2nd!

 

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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!

  • 21 February 2014
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Hey Fords!

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The time is upon us: to ratify or not to ratify the Honor Code.

We need 2/3rds of the campus to vote in favor of ratification for the Code to stay.  Voting will start today, Thursday, Feb. 20th, and end Sunday, Feb. 22nd.

So, how will you vote?  Or will you vote?  Special Plenary Part 2?  YOU DECIDE.

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  • Leigh Kloss is currently a Junior at Haverford College. She is a Psychology major and Gender and Sexuality Studies and History of Art minor. When she is not working at the fabulous Student Activities Office, she enjoys rapping to Nicki Minaj, watching Mean Girls, and shopping at Trader Joe's.

  • 20 February 2014
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She is awesome

Tei Shi will be jamming out this Friday (2/21) in Lunt

This is Tei Shi. She makes great music and you have the chance to see her this Friday!

Check her out on soundcloud- Nervermind the End is beautifully sad with a great rhythm to keep you swaying along as she broods. Make the most of the meditative powers of the a dark, snowy wintertime with Tei Shi and her plaintive groove.

Also, this article as a bonus: www.gorillavsbear.net/2014/02/06/tei-shi-x-lil-sad-nevermind-the-end/

Be there on this Friday, Feb. 22 @ 10p in Lunt!!!!

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  • 18 February 2014
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Hey Haverford! Spring Plenary is right around the corner (3 weeks away)! It is scheduled for February 16th, at 6:30pm in the Gardner Integrated Athletic Center Arena.

Each semester, students at Haverford gather at plenary to discuss important issues on campus, propose and ratify resolutions to address these issues, and also ratify the alcohol policy in the Fall and the Honor Code in the Spring.

Here are instructions if you wish to present a plenary resolution:

Students’ Council will be holding two meetings in Zubrow Commons on Friday, January 31st at 4:15pm (THIS FRIDAY) and Monday, February 3rd at 8pm to discuss ideas/possible Plenary resolutions. You must attend if you are going to present a resolution!
 
You need 200 signatures from Haverford students in order to have it be presented at Plenary. A final copy of your resolution with attached signatures is due by Sunday, February 9th at midnight, to Lloyd 56. An electronic copy emailed to  sc@haverford.edu is due by midnight on Sunday, February 9th as well.
Basics:
 
PLENARY
3 Weeks Away
GIAC
6:30pm
Bring your freshmen, your friends, and random ‘Fords
Open meeting for resolutions on Friday the 31st at 4:15, and Monday the 3rd at 8:00pm in Zubrow Commons
If you want to submit a resolution, email it by Sunday the 9th, at midnight, to sc@haverford.edu.
Get 200 signatures.
Submit them to Lloyd 56 by Sunday, February 9th at Midnight.
Plenary

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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.

  • 27 January 2014
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That’s right!  The SAO is now bringing daily news, club and event updates, and a good sense of humor to your Twitter feed!

After the interns poured blood, sweat, and tears into the blog, Lilly agreed to expand the SAO social media empire to include a Twitter.  The account, Haverford SAO @Havertivities, will be managed by all 9 of the totally awesome interns.

So, go ahead, check it out! And if you’re not on Twitter? Make an account (just to follow us!).  It’s easy, fast, and you are sure to get addicted!  Haven’t you heard?  Twitter is, like, totally the new Facebook.

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  • Leigh Kloss is currently a Junior at Haverford College. She is a Psychology major and Gender and Sexuality Studies and History of Art minor. When she is not working at the fabulous Student Activities Office, she enjoys rapping to Nicki Minaj, watching Mean Girls, and shopping at Trader Joe's.

  • 25 January 2014
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You may be wondering… is there anything fun to do during finals? Any good study breaks? Or something to pass the time if all your finals are done??? As always, you can count on FAB to bring some fun to campus. FAB will be hosting three traditional finals week events this year:

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MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST- Sunday, December 15th, 11:30pm-1:00am Dining Center

Pop on over from Magill and grab some munchies, served up by the DC, FAB, and deans (and maybe some surprise guests too!)!
BEN & JERRY’S BINGO- Monday, December 16th, 8:30pm DC East Wing

Come eat delicious ice cream, play bingo, and win some great prizes!!
MIDNIGHT CHEESESTEAK RUN- Wednesday, December 18th, depart 11:30pm from the Campus Center

Bus leaves at 11:30pm to head into Philly for some spectacular cheesesteaks. The bus fills quickly, so get there early!! The first fifty people get a ride to cheesesteak heaven. Remember to bring $$, as FAB will take you to Philly, but we won’t buy you dinner!

Best of luck on finals from FAB and the SAO!

 

Winter is coming, you need an extra layer of insulation for survival. It is time to partake in shameless carnivory by eating Barbecue. Hip bbq joints in Philadelphia are a relatively recent phenomenon, but they are here and they are smoking, rubbing, and saucing meat. Fette Sau, Barbacoa, and Blue Belly are three such institutions and they are considered to be among the best that the city has to offer.

Fette Sau

1208 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Mon-Thurs 5pm-11pm, Fri 5pm-12pm, Sat Noon-12am, Sun Noon-11pm

German for fat pig, Fette Sau sounds a little pretentious until you realize what it means, but it’s still in German. Angela Merkel does not call to mind down and dirty American food. Also, this restaurant is imported from NYC, so it’s not a Philly original, but when it comes to BBQ in the Northeast one can’t really enforce originality. Putting my quibbles aside, this place is known for a cafeteria style serving line where you get meat by the pound. They are known for their dry rub brisket and ribs, and all of their meats are “hormone, antibiotic, and steroid free”. When you place your order, they carve out your portion from on the spot, and give you some dinner roles for making an impromptu sandwich. On the side, their roasted mushrooms have a following, but they don’t offer the traditional lineup of bbq sides like cornbread, mac n’ cheese, and collard greens. The fanfare here is about meat and atmosphere, and they have some great patio seating that is heated for year round enjoyment.

Directions: Take the MFL to Girard, walk east along Girard until you hit Frankford Ave, then make a left. Fette Sau will be just up the street on the left.

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meat.

 

Barbacoa

64 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, PA 19003

Tues-Thurs 5pm-9pm, Fri/Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun 4pm-8pm, Closed Mondays.

Barbacoa has the advantage of being close to home, so if you have a bbq craving that just can’t wait, this might be your best option. They specialize in fire-roasted peruvian chicken, which they brine for 12 hours, and cook on spits over hardwood coals and oak logs. They also offer bisket, St. Louis ribs, and Nowegian salmon, along with the classic sides: corn bread, mac n’ cheese, slaw, etc. Menu note: they are the only restaurant in this trio to offer traditional corn bread and a salmon option. Barbacoa offers 10% off take-out orders on Tuesday and Wednesday, so you can pop by and grab some of their Peruvian chicken to drag back to your cave and gnaw on the bones.

Directions: Walk along Lancaster until you get to Cricket Ave. then turn right. Make the first left onto Cricket Terrace, then a right on Rittenhouse Pl. Barbacoa will be on the right.

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The Ardmore Platter

Blue Belly BBQ

600 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Sun, Wed, Thurs: 12–8 pm, Fri/Sat: 12–9 pm, Closed Mondays

Of all the restaurants discussed in this post, Blue Belly comes the closest to a southern bbq joint. Of course, they own their northern identity- a “blue belly” was a northern soldier during the Civil War. What they have in common with their southern counterparts is a respect for the side item. When you order a platter of Berkshire pork, grass-fed beef, or organic chicken, you get your choice of three sides. None of the “sides extra” nonsense. Sides are sacred, a part of the bbq ritual, and Blue Belly gets it right. Additionally, their loaded tater-tots have bacon, cheese, pulled pork, scallions, and sour cream so that you can start your meal off right. The chef, Gene Giuffi, also runs the upscale restaurant Cochon, so you are eating serious food in the laid back tradition of bbq at Blue Belly.

Directions: Take the train to Market east, or the NSHL/MFL to 5th, then walk along Market until you get to 6th. Walk south on 6th until you get to 6th and Catherine, Blue Belly is on the right near the corner.

Ribs, Corn Cakes, Mac, Tater Salad

The rib platter from Blue Belly

 

Go forth and feast on tasty bbq!

 

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  • 5 December 2013
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So, it’s not your first year here, or maybe it is, and you know everything there is to know about applying for a Customs position, right? Wrong.  The Customs Info Session is a great resource for new and past applicants!  Here is a list of the top 5 reasons you should most definitely go to the Customs Info Session (7pm-9pm, 12/8, Stokes Auditorium)!

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1. You love Customs.  And honestly, who doesn’t have at least one fond memory of their Customs experience?  Whether or not you went in the Duck Pond, were in your underwear when people barged into your room with pots, or you lost Dorm Olympics, Customs Week was a good time.

2. You don’t have a partner.  Thinking about going at it alone?  Wondering if its okay to apply alone, or still looking for the perfect partner?  Go to the info session!  Tons of people just like you may be going stag, and are still in search of the peanut butter that will complement their jelly.  Maybe you will run into friends you didn’t even know were interested!  Maybe you will meet a new friend!

3. You have never applied before.  If you have never applied before, you should go to the info session- 100%.  It will give you a really good idea of what to expect.  You can see what the application looks like, what the committees are like, and what each position entails.  Good, basic information!

4. You don’t know who the Co-Heads and committee members are.  This is a good time to meet all the committees, get a feel for what they are looking for- their vibe.  You may go into the session thinking you want to apply to be an HCO, and come out thinking CP is perfect for you.  A lot of it depends on who you are, what the committee is looking for, and what position you would excel at.  These things can all be unveiled at the info session!

5. You want to be selected. Though I can’t say attending the info session is a make or break situation, I can definitely say that it will help your chances of getting selected.  The info session allows you to see who is on the committees and what they are expecting, what position you are best suited for, what the application looks like, and just get more face time with the people who will actually be selecting you.  Showing interest is always a good thing (a tip I am constantly told, as a near graduate in search of a job!), and this definitely applies here.  At the session, you can express your interest, ask questions, and get to know the people who will be evaluating your application.  The more they know about you and who you are (and why you would be good at whatever positions you choose), the better chance you will have at being selected.

So, there you go.  Listed are some, in my humble opinion, rock-solid reasons why you should attend the Customs Info Session.

BUT WAIT, THERE IS MORE.  This year, there will be a mixer after the info session- the perfect opportunity for you to get to the committees, other applicants, etc.  Even better!!!

GO!  7Pm-9PM, Stokes Auditorium, this Sunday- Dec. 8th!

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  • Leigh Kloss is currently a Junior at Haverford College. She is a Psychology major and Gender and Sexuality Studies and History of Art minor. When she is not working at the fabulous Student Activities Office, she enjoys rapping to Nicki Minaj, watching Mean Girls, and shopping at Trader Joe's.

  • 3 December 2013
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