YEAH BABY! Spring break is finally here and we can all get our bronze on, brah. In honor of this time honored tradition, here are some pictures of everything Haverford is not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now that I have thoroughly depressed you all, let me cheer you up with the hottest Havertivities for when we get back.

J1x1′s Top 5 Events

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For the lucky few who got tickets, enjoy! I went to this game last year, back when AI was on the team, and it was more cracking than a crab bake in Maryland!

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Da Fordz meet Da Artist. The PMA has a special exhibit, “Van Gogh Up Close” that will showing a unique combination of Van Gogh art that won’t be seen anywhere else in America!

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Haverford’s own DJ collective gears up for another great exhibit of student electronica production. Special guest Love Automatic? Sign me up!

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An Indian dance company that combines the arts with social justice issues both by incorporating the themes into our work and via partnerships with local community centers and schools.

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An award winning documentary about the loss of night and its possible effects on life as we know it. Deep stuff, brother.

 

And just because I love you, enjoy a BONUS event.

Bonus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Cause who doesn’t like a British spy thriller?

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  • Don't be fooled by the rocks that I got I'm still, I'm still Jixi from the block Used to have a little, now I have a lot No matter where I go, I know where I came from (North-Side Seattle!)

  • 2 March 2012
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I hope that everyone got a taste of How I Met Your Mother and what it is like to be Ted Mosby when Mr. Shortz visited!

 

Enjoy this picture from this cool bunch that got to make an epic crossword puzzle with Mr. Shortz

HaverPuzzle!

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  • Don't be fooled by the rocks that I got I'm still, I'm still Jixi from the block Used to have a little, now I have a lot No matter where I go, I know where I came from (North-Side Seattle!)

  • 29 February 2012
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Since time immemorial (my freshman year), one thing has remained true: Swat sucks at winning Men’s Basketball games.

This year was no different. In what can only be described as a “robust and rowdy” crowd, Haverford students from all walks of life welcomed their Quaker neighbors to a lively night in the Nuthouse. Occupying the space underneath the banners that document the numerous athletic titles Haverford has taken, the student section that always let both teams, as well as the referees, know that they would not be silenced.

On a more personal note, this was the largest crowd I have been a part of at Haverford and it was truly an amazing sight to see. Like Sam Permutt said, this place is all about community. How great was it to see such a long standing tradition at Haverford still alive and very much kicking?

 

Enjoy three pictures that Mike Elias the G.A. took at the game.

 

 

 

 

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  • Don't be fooled by the rocks that I got I'm still, I'm still Jixi from the block Used to have a little, now I have a lot No matter where I go, I know where I came from (North-Side Seattle!)

  • 27 January 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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As winter settles in SECS is currently working on exploring ways to keep the campus HOT! The best way that we have found to do that is to hold a war in the great founders hall. The war is the epic and long-standing battle between Mathletes and Athletes. Think you can contribute to the battle… well please come to founders between 10pm and 2am on January 21st. There is no greater accomplishment in this world than going to battle and possibly throwing a couple inflatables at the opposing squad. There will be dancing, however we strongly suggest you do not dance with the enemy. It is frowned upon.

See you at Founders Hall… 10pm-2am…

For all of those who are confused… this means there is a dance.

Come…Bring Friends….Have fun.

SECS! — brings haverford together for awkward nights.

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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And say that I am excited to see Bridesmaids.
Now, normally, I hate comedies; they always factor to the lowest common denominator and recycle the same puerile humor that was pioneered in the ’80s by stand-up comedians. Well, I guess it was not truly pioneered in the nineteen-eighties, maybe more like in the straight 80s A.D. However let’s not get into that, we all still can’t un-see Jack Black’s terrible Year One.

I was going to write an 1,000 word narrative about the gender norms and stereotypes in Hollywood especially concerning the comedy genre, the changing cultural view of humor as exemplified by Charlie Sheen and America’s obsession with machismo and braggadocio, and finally an ironic comment about I am from Seattle so I like watching movies that other people discount and how I was going to be the only male going to see the movie of his own accord.

However, I am now 3 minutes past closing time and I don’t get paid overtime so I will leave you with this brief message.

It just looks funny. Go see it and then complain about it in the comments below.

 

Post screening review:

I am sorry, but what  a let down. I mean they were never really in the pink dresses and the wedding dress… what a bait and switch! I mean please, I thought that this movie was going to be about these 6 women going on a crazy adventure.  Bigger tease than Duke Nukem Forever. Everybody was raving about the food poisoning scene, but really? Isn’t that just so passe?

Did I laugh? Yes, I did, but more often when the entire audience was deathly silent. Did I cringe? Far more than I laughed.

 

All in all, I would have to give this movie a very forgettable B-.

 

Comments? Thoughts? Let me know

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  • 23 September 2011
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I have a confession.  I am a Lighted Fools groupie.  Not that it is a secret or anything.

I sit in the front row of their shows, beaming like it’s Taco Day at the DC.  I laugh the loudest in the audience.  If you don’t believe me, come to the show (September 30th and October 1st- be there!).  That person, in the front row, laughing loudly at every line, the person you want to slap duct tape onto?  Me.

I probably know the dates of their shows before half the members, and the dates are etched into my planner weeks in advance.  REMINDER: LIGHTED FOOLS.  GET EVERYONE TO GO.

I will tell anyone who will listen that I love the Lighted Fools.  I can readily recite lines on command, and I recognize every member, Bryn Mawr members included.  I once even approached a member in the bookstore last year, nearly screaming at her that she is the funniest person I have ever met.  If they had t-shirts I would buy seven, one for everyday of the week.  Maybe fourteen because I don’t do laundry every week.

All joking aside (I will leave that to the pros), I love the Lighted Fools.  They make my Fridays funny, and my Saturdays silly, and my weekends filled with wit.  So come out, Friday the 30th or Saturday the 1st, and have a laugh.  I will be there, muffling my cackling in the duct tape my friends finally remembered to bring with them.

 

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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.

  • 22 September 2011
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