Calling all Nerf warriors! Battlefield: Nerf is coming to Haverford!

Rules of the Game:

  • The objective is to pound the other team into the ground by any means necessary, so long as that means is nerf darts being fired from nerf guns.
  • The game is played between two teams.
  • Any number of team members may participate in the battle, with a maximum of 6 per team.
  • The game is played on the honor system; if you get shot, you are done, and you call yourself out.
  • If you take a dart to the gun, that gun is destroyed.
  • Once an entire team has been eliminated, the round is over.
  • The matches will be best 2 of 3 rounds.

The tournament will be single elimination, and the winning team will receive a $60 Chipotle Gift Card!

Matches will be held Saturday, November 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 6 p.m in Ryan Gym.
Note: You only need to be present for your team’s matches.
Signups are Online now, and will also be in the DC after fall break.

    Read Up:
    -Nerf War – Wikipedia
    -Adult Fans of Nerf
    -Nerf Haven

    Sign Up:
    Online Sign Up Form!

    Lock and Load

    Charge of the Light Brigade

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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.

    • 27 September 2012
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    Tired of Pitchfork? Welcome to Pitchford, where The Jixilicious One will give you the low down on how to get down to the grooviest artists visiting the Philly area!


    Below you fill find a list of some cool-ass concerts, dates, and venues! If you don’t like these you are either a hipster or a bro. Good luck to you.


    Jazz in the Neighborhood- local sick jazz collective that is throwing a series of concerts all around town

    Sept. 21 Tyga @ Electric Factory

    Sept. 21 Katatonia @ The Theater of the Living Arts

    Sept. 21 Peter Gabriel @ Wells Fargo Center

    Sept. 21 Big K.R.I.T. @ The Blockley

    Sept. 22 The Offspring @ Penn’s Landing

    Sept. 23 Ed Sheeran @ River Stage at Great Plaza

    Sept. 28 Minus the Bear @ Electric Factory

    Oct. 2 Crystal Castles @ Electric Factory

    Oct. 3 Animal Collective @ The Mann

    Oct. 3 Ben Harper @ Merriam Theatre

    Oct. 5-6  City Bisco Festival @ The Mann Center w/ The Disco Biscuits, Diplo, RJD2, Aeroplane, Cinnamon Chasers, The Manhattan Project, Wyllys and more!

    Oct. 7 Matt & Kim @ Electric Factory

    Oct. 8 Barbara Streisand @ Wells Fargo Center

    Oct. 8 Das Racist @ Union Transfer

    Oct. 10 Waka Flocka @ Theatre of the Living Arts

    Oct. 11 The Mountain Goats @ Theatre of the Living Arts

    Oct. 12 Rush @ Wells Fargo

    Oct. 25 Cat Power @ Electric Factory

    Oct. 25 Trey Songz @ Wells Fargo



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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!)

    • 21 September 2012
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    It’s Plenary time!!! Well, almost.

    In just a little over a week, we (or at least 2/3rds of us) will be immersed in the Quaker-goodness (new slogan for Quaker Oats anyone?!) that is Plenary.  We will lounge together, eat Coop pizza and breadsticks together, fill out our Plenary Bingo sheets together, and hold up our packets together.  Sounds exactly like the Quaker summer camp I never went to.

    Why should we go to Plenary, one cynical and upperclassmen Ford may ask.  Why?  Well, cynical one, I shall tell you why.

    Top Five Reasons To Attend Plenary:

    1. It is tradition!  And who can say no to some good ol’ fashion tradition?  Just like living in Lloyd as a senior, Snowball, and Primal Scream, Plenary is a tradition you gotta love.

    2. The chance of winning FREE STUFF.  That is right, I said it.  FREE STUFF.  Who wouldn’t want to win 15 bucks to Wawa if you get a row in Plenary Bingo?  I won last year, and ate a delicious hoagie with my winnings.  Now, who doesn’t want a delicious hoagie for FREE?

    3. The sense of community.  Awww.  This one is a little sappy of me, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true!  This one everyone is going to have to agree with, even you cynics out there.  You get to the GIAC, clutching pillows and blankets, and eat quesadillas and procrastinate with all your friends.  What is better community building than that?!

    4. It is the best procrastination method ever.  When your professor asks you why you didn’t do the reading, or why your 5 page paper has 2.5 spacing and 4 inch margins, you just look at them and say, Plenary, obviously.  And how could a professor object to Plenary, to you being an active community member and doing your good deed of supporting and reforming your very college?  Yes, that’s right, they will never object!  And if they do, feel free to use my blog post as support of your 4 inch margins.

    5.  And finally…c’mon guys, it is just awesome.  Yes, this reason might be a bit of a a throwaway, but seriously, Plenary is just cool.  At what other college would you get to dictate the very nature of your campus and all the rules you have to abide by?  Everyone loves self-scheduled exams and the trust that Haverford professors have in the students.  Having all this freedom and personal say is just awesome, no questions asked in my book.

    So there you have it, 5 (fairly) solid reasons on why you should all definitely go to Plenary (and also play Plenary Bingo supported by the SAO!).  Hope to see you all there, and seriously, bring yo kids (freshmen), bring yo’ wife (friends and/or Havermarried spouse).


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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 September 2012
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    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









    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!










    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!









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









    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.









    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.









    ‘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


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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.