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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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  • 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.

  • 18 February 2014
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The Student Faculty Basketball game is this Thursday! Bring your A-Game!

The Student Faculty Basketball game is this Thursday! Bring your A-Game!

Hey Haverford! Come out to the annual Student-Faculty basketball game this Thursday, February 20th at 7:30pm in the Gardner Integrated Athletic Center Arena! Last year, the faculty/staff team was left in shambles after the student team rode a barrage of three pointers to a 20 point victory.

Will that happen again?  Or will the return of Professor’s Borowiak and Koltun-Fromm to the court after absences last year, coupled with the free agency additions of Strength and Conditioning Coach Cory Walts and Men’s Soccer Coach Shane Rineer lead the faculty/staff team to redemption?

It’s not too late to sign up! If you are still interested in playing on either the faculty or student teams email fordshavemorefun@gmail.com and tell us your name and team! Hope to see you there!

 

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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.

  • 17 February 2014
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Hello Fords and sports fans alike, with the Super Bowl just around the corner we wanted to give you a few insights to places you can tune in to the Broncos and the Seahawks facing off this Sunday. Kick off is at 6:30 pm, and FAB is hosting their yearly superbowl party at the coop. At 6pm there will be wings for all members of the community, and the coop will also be open and serving food (so you don’t have to run and grab dinner during half time).

Feel more like watching the game with suite-mates? You can still use the card below to fill out prop bets and make the evening a little more interesting.

Either way, it looks like sunday will be a great game. If you have any other fun traditions or activities to do while watching the Super Bowl, feel free to post them below!

Go Broncos!
-Brie

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  • Brie Groh '15 is currently a Sophomore at Haverford College. She hopes to be an Econ major with a Math and German minor. Brie is a member of Fords Against Bordem as well as the Sneetch Ultimate Frisbee Team. Outside of the SAO office, Brie is normally found watching Modern Family or napping.

  • 29 January 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!

 

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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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.

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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