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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!

 

Finals may be coming up but if you are looking for a break from Haverford’s Campus the KAWS exhibit at the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts is a good place to check out if you are into Spongebob portraits and Mickey Mouse-like sculptures more than twice your size. KAWS is a Brooklyn, NY based pop artist and you have probably seen some of his work. The cover and album art from Kanye West’s 808′s and Heartbreak is one example or if you have passed through 30th Street station in the spring, one of his 16 feet sculptures, Champion, was sitting in the station, and he redesigned the MTV’s moonman for the 2013 Video Music Awards in Brooklyn.

Champion in 30th Street Station

It is definitely an exhibit to check out because the contrast between his contemporary pieces and the backdrop of the classical architecture and artwork housed in the PAFA. The instillation includes over 60 paintings and sculptures from KAWS inside and outside the building.

The exhibit ends January 5, so if you are interested head over to the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts before winter break starts.

A preview from the current exhibit:

 

 

 

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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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.

Barbacoa

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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  • Joins the SAO after coming up through the farm system, where he was a .305 emailer with 10 Events Planned and 65 SEPTA tokens distributed. He enjoys not being cold, stomping the yard, and playing outdoor sports and games, as well as reading any Wikipedia articles he can find.

  • 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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Hey Haverford!

Students’ Council has a surplus of $20,000 in our budget this year! We are holding a community forum at 8pm on December 4th in Sharpless Auditorium to figure out the best way to spend this money for the Haverford Community.

Some potential options include:

- Investing in a Grand Haverfest

- Adding the money to the general SC budget for the Spring

- Investing in additional Facilities Fund projects

- Saving the money in case of an urgent need later on in the semester

What would you do with $20,000?

What would you do with $20,000?

Let us know where you think we should invest the money in order to best serve the needs of the Haverford Community!

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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.

  • 2 December 2013
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Curious George at the Parade last year

Thanksgiving is coming up next week and while some of you are heading home or to a friends house, if you are staying on campus Philly has something to add to the festivities. Every year Philadelphia has their annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. A few streets are shut down for floats, balloons, marching bands, dance groups, and local performers to be seen by locals and visitors alike. If you are willing to wake up early, the parade runs from 8:30am to noon, you can hop on Regional Rail and get off at Suburban Station to catch the parade as it moves along JFK Boulevard or you can walk over to Logan Square.While you are in Philly you can find yummy hot chocolate or coffee to keep you warm and a Thanksgiving themed lunch after. If 8:30am is too early or the weather is cold enough to keep you out of Philly, you could always wake up later and head over to Wawa for a Gobbler, turkey and gravy with stuffing and cranberry sauce in a hoagie, and catch a rerun of the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Hello Fords!

In the next few weeks you will probably sense the excitement buzzing around a new event.

Introducing:  Haverford College Unity Day!

Unity Day will be an opportunity to join all of the affinity groups on campus in order to showcase the various cultural backgrounds that make up this campus.  The event will take place Saturday, November 23rd in Founders from 2 to 5 pm. 

I received statements from 2 of the 6 Unity Day Committee Members who have been diligently planning for over a month.

When asked to explain a bit more about the event, Student Council’s Officer of Multiculturalism Maria Bojorquez-Gomez stated that “This event is to unite the community over its differences in culture and it is also to promote the affinity groups on campus to the community. From 2-5pm, a bigger Tasty Bites will be taking place while the participating groups hold hands-on/interactive activities with the students coming in. There will also be performances (mostly, if not all) of dancing groups every 30min. Right now the planning process has been going great as we have 6 people in the Unity Day Committee”.

Cathy Quero corroborated Maria’s statement, adding “There will be food, interactive activities booths which will feature food, dancing, and discussions. We have invited performers and artists from all over, even UPenn. That night there will be a dance with music from all over the world. From hip-hop, to reggeton, to K-Pop, to Top-40, and more”.

I’m certain the Haverford community will be looking forward for this awesome chance to encounter such a variety of cultures.

Don’t miss it!

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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!

  • 8 November 2013
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