Have you ever wondered, “Man, I need to get out of Haverford, but I really do not want to go all the way into Philadelphia” and then sat there and stared at your fingers? I mean seriously, why do they call these things fingers when they never fing!

Well don’t worry, because Sir Jix-a-lot is here with the answer to all of your questions!

 

Artsy stuffz:

A private gallery that focuses on current art and photography with a strong partnership with non-profits. Be sure to check them out and support a good cause

Is sculpture more your thing? Well enjoy some modern art from all over the world right here in your own backyard.

Painting pottery has never been more hip, so why not make your newest addition to your Kim suite or apartment?

 

Foodies:

  • Ardmore Farmers’ Market

Bakers from Lancaster County, Great Harvest, The Ultimate Bake Shoppe, and Cupcakes Gourmet. Yes, please.

Look, they have homemade gelato and baked goods. Just go there already

Did you know that there is a boutique candy shop in Suburban Square? Well, now you do!

 

Or my personal favorite:

Walking into Urban Outfitters and playing “Hipster or Not”.

 

Fo sho.

 

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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!)

  • 31 January 2013
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IT’S HERE!  IT’S FINALLY HERE.  The one sporting event that gives football fans a reason to keep going!

SUPER BOWL XLVII (47) is here at last and on February 3rd Fords on campus and around the world will be watching to see which team comes out on top. Will it be the feisty Baltimore Ravens or the energetic San Francisco 49ers?

For this football fan, this year’s Super Bowl is shaping up to be the most exciting event to start off the year. And I’m gonna tell you why!

First of all, the teams playing this year have overcome some big players to get to where they are now. In the playoffs, the Ravens defeated both the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots (take THAT Tom Brady) in epic games that had fans sitting on the edges of their seats.

The 49ers on the other hand, seeded as #2 in the NFC, started off their playoffs with a bye.  But that doesn’t mean they just waltzed into the SuperBowl!  They defeat the Green Bay Packers in a heated match and then went on to face the Atlanta Falcons next.  Although the Falcons had a major lead in the first half of the game, the 49ers were able to pull of an astounding comeback and sealed their spot in the BIG game!

So whats gonna happen this game?  Will the Ravens continue to dethrone powerful seeded teams?  Or will the 49ers stand their ground?!

But the teams are only half the fun of the SuperBowl!  Lets talk about the Coaches!

This years games have been nicknamed the Harbaugh Bowl because for the first time in NFL history the head coaches of the opposing teams  are BROTHERS! (THE DRAMA!!!) On Sunday Baltimore’s John Harbaugh and San Francisco’s Jim Harbaugh will square off in an epic sibling rivalry.  Can’t wait to see how this goes down!!

But besides the epicness of football, the SuperBowl has a myriad of other reasons to tune in.

Apparently during the famous SuperBowl half time show Beyonce will be bringing Destiny’s Child back together!

Not only that, the SuperBowl Commercials are brand new and every year people judge the best, worst, funniest, and stupidest commercials.  Finally, commercials we can actually look forward to!

This year at Haverford, FAB is hosting a SuperBowl Party in the Coop, starting at 6:30!!!

So come on down for some free Wings and Drinks!!!

LETS GET THIS PARTY STARTEDDDDDD!!!!!

Lets Go!!!!

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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!

  • 30 January 2013
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YUP. It’s almost here. 11:30pm-1am on Sunday night in the DC. Be there.

Other FAB events during finals include Ben and Jerry’s Bingo on Monday December 17th at 8:30 pm in the DC and the Midnight Cheesesteak Run on Wednesday December 19th.

Also, on Wednesday from 11am-1pm there are going to be PUPPIES and DOGS on campus in Ryan Gym.

Be sure to take study breaks during finals. Work always gets itself done by noon on Friday.

From all of us at the SAO, have a wonderful winter break!

Midnight Breakfast is coming. Be sure to take study breaks during finals!

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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.

  • 14 December 2012
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With Finals oh so close but oh so far away, its about time you take a moment to think “What am I doing during Winter Break?”

If you haven’t had the luxury of thinking so whimsically, here’s a simple guide or To-Do List of Winter Break essentials!

1) GET SOME SLEEP!

It may sound simple enough, but getting multiple nights of full relaxing sleep can be the best thing to happen to you since birth.  Let’s face it, we aren’t getting enough sleep, so have no shame, wrap yourself up in a warm cozy quilt and catch some Z’s.  You deserve it!

"Its noon? More nap time!"

 

2) Eat Some Local Goodies

Nothing is better than some good ol’ home cooked food.  Wanna have a piece of home cooked fried chicken?  Or a yummy slice from that pizzeria down the street? or a sandwich from that hipster cafe your friends are always telling you about?  Go ahead! Can you eat it all in the same day? YES. YOU. CAN! (just work out afterwards)

ITS MY BURGER!

3) Meet up with Old Friends

Haverfriends are awesoeme but its great to say “Hello!” to those high school friends who you know and love.  Make sure to catch up with all your friends from back home, cause remember, the experience we have with friends of the past is the canvas on which we paint our futures. 

Catch up with friends

4) Catch a Movie

With all that we have to do during the year, how has time to go to a movie theater anymore?  Well Winter Break is your opportunity to do just that.  The Movie experience can be so relaxing as long as you don’t think about how overpriced everything is).  Grab some popcorn and your family and friends and watch a featured film.  It will keep you in the social loop and its a great way to segue into other fun events!

"Oh This is the Best Part!"

5) Be Productive

Now although winter break can be a great time to lounge around, its also an opportunity to make some progress on a project you’ve been working on or wanting to start.  If that means getting a job or internship to make that resume look pretty, so be it!  But it doesn’t have to be all serious. You could read that book that;s been looking at you for weeks, finish some drawings you’ve been working on, or finally learn how to pull off a combo in Tekken.  Whatever your goal is, do your best to make sure its complete.  No one wants to end break thinking “Well that was a waste of time!”  Cause time is a terrible thing to waste!  Be Productive in whatever way you define it!

Now that you have this basic list, go out and make your own!!

 

Happy Holiday! <3

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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!

  • 7 December 2012
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I know, I know, Customs, the cult.  People get sick of talking about it, thinking about it, applying for it, whatever.  But why, year after year, do committee members find themselves overwhelmed with applicants and enthusiasm?  Well, because in the end, no matter how cultish or freakish it may be, Customs is fantastic.  I mean, hey, anything that makes a dozen college-age males paint themselves green and wear diapers is pretty awesome.

As someone who has dedicated a fair amount of time to the program, I can safely say how great Customs is.  I think you all know the standard reasons: instant friend group!, giving back to the community!, fun and rewarding!.  And while all of those reasons are perfectly legitimate and did factor in to my decision to take an active role in the program, Customs means something different to each person.  For one person, they might feel like they never really had any support from their team, and they would like to give that support to someone.  For someone else, they may have gotten the ideal team and want to replicate that again.  Whatever the reason, Customs is a truly great program, and no matter who you are or what you have done, Customs has surely done something to impact your experience at Haverford.  Whether it is getting that instant friend group from your hallmates, support when finals are sucking from your HCOs, a birthday cake from your CPs, or learning how to navigate Philly with your UCA, Customs embodies the Haverfordian tradition of community.

So while everyone is stressing out about finals, drinking gallons of coffee, and falling asleep in Magill, it is with valid reason that many people are not thinking about Customs or are hesitant to apply.    However, it is in these stressful times that I remember how much of a difference having freshmen and being a freshmen with my Customs team made for my adaptation to Haverford and current happiness.  Though Customs isn’t a perfect program, it has helped strengthen and support our community as a whole, something that I know I am forever grateful for.  And hey, maybe with your help, Customs can become perfect.

APPLY! Applications came out (and are available on the Haverford Customs web page www.haverford.edu/customs/apply/apply.php#CP) Novemeber 30th and are due January 27, 2013!

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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.

  • 5 December 2012
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Yes, finals week has finals.
But, it also has no class, and FAB Finals Events to get you through to break!
The classic FAB events, the big three, are Midnight Breakfast, Ben & Jerry’s Bingo, and the Midnight Cheesesteak Run.
Midnight breakfast- Sunday, Dec 16th @ 11:30 pm in the DC
Get your own tots.
B&J Bingo- Monday, Dec 17th @ 8:30 pm in the DC
Prizes and free pints.
MCR- Dec Wednesday, 19th, departing Campus Center @ 11:30 pm
Pat’s or Geno’s? Or both…twice…
Some noms for thought.

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  • 4 December 2012
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Be there this Saturday, December 1st dressed in your finest attire. Snowball once again will be hosted by SECS in the East Wing of the Dining Center and there will be chicken fingers and a non-alcoholic bar!

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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.

  • 26 November 2012
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This past week, I sat down with 2 year FUCS member, Juliette Rando to discuss her time in FUCS and to get the inside scoop about FUCS’ inner workings!

Interviewer:  Cruz Arroyo (Student Activities Office Intern) Abbreviated CA

 

Interviewee: Juliette Rando (FUCS Member) Abbreviated JR

 

CA: For the record could you tell everyone your name, class year, and hometown?

 

JR: I’m Juliette Rando. I’m a sophomore and I’m from Massachusetts

 

CA: What does FUCS stand for?

 

JR: Federation United Concert Series.  Most people think it stands for “Ford’s Underground Concert Series” which is a bit catchier.

 

CA: How long have you been a member?

 

JR: I joined the spring of my freshman year

 

CA: Since FUCS throws shows almost every weekend, what a week in your life like trying to   plan a concert?

 

JR: It really depends on whose concert it is.  We have 7 members now (We had 3 in the spring). When it’s my show there’s a lot of organizing to get the show ready.  But if it’s Daniel Del Alcazar’s show, unofficial head of FUCS, for example then I basically just put up posters

 

CA: So when its time for your show, what exactly do you do?

 

JR: Once you have everything booked, you know your openers, headliners and have your contracts set, you have to work on advertising the event.  You design a poster, get them printed, put everywhere on campus.  You have to make a Facebook and Go Board post.  We put it on our Tumblr as well.  Basically we just try to get the word out as effectively as we can.

 

CA: Who creates all the fancy and creative posters we see around campus?

 

JR: The person who makes the poster depends on whose show it is.  We all do it eventually when our show comes around.  So the posters are usually very varied.

 

CA: How do you find the bands that you get to come to campus?

 

JR: Most of them are pretty obscure to your average person but every person of FUCS has a different specialty for a different genre of music that they really like.  Daniel for example knows a lot of hip hop and rock, and he goes to a lot of shows in Philly so he finds out about a lot of little bands.  But you can search the internet to try to find them as well.  Sometimes we use Blast FM or music blogs to find any little band that could potentially come play at Haverford.

 

CA: Recently, the Appointments Committee appointed 4 new members to FUCS making the total number of members 7.  Given the short time they have been working with you, what are your first impressions of them?

 

JR: The new members are really cool!  They have only been members for about 2 weeks but recently we did have a meeting.  I feel they definitely know what they are talking about and are very knowledgeable about the music scene.  We also have two new members from Bryn Mawr.  I think it’s the second time we have had Bryn Mawr members in the history of FUCS.  I would call them “super legit.” (laughs)  They have a lot of experience writing about music etc.  So I’m looking forward to working with them.

 

CA: What drew you to FUCS as a club?

 

JR: I’ve always been really into music. I spend my free time listening to little bands.  I’ve always been attracted to the little venues and I love how intimate a concert feels when you’re that close to the performer.  At school, I basically only go to FUCS shows but in Boston I check out the little bands.

 

CA: If you could throw an ideal concert where you could have any artist come play, what would be the line up?

 

JR: It might be a lot of random things but I’m now really into this band called Total Slacker from Brooklyn.  We could totally get them to come; I just haven’t emailed them yet.  They are really cool and have crazy concerts where they burn their guitars and stage dives.  We could have LMFAO open for them. (laughs)

 

CA: Outside of FUCS what are you studying and what other clubs are you part of?

 

JR: I’m a biology major and psychology minor.  I’m a PAF (I love my freshmen, they’re really cool) I’m on JASAAP, Poetry Reading Group, and Tea Society.

 

CA: What has been your most rewarding experience working with FUCS?

 

JR: Probably, the first show this year cause I didn’t book any shows last year.  The first bands I booked were the openers, Slow Animal and Cool Serbia.  That was a very good show.  I was really proud.

 

CA: Any final thoughts or anything else you want Fords to know about FUCS?

 

JR: We hope you guys come out to the shows cause we really want to please you.  I know most people think the bands are they are really obscure and random but it’s kind of all we can afford and you never know; you might really like a band you never heard of.  So please come to the shows!

 

Juliette Rando provides an inside perspective of FUCS

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  • 19 November 2012
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