Jay Gorchow '13, one of the co-hosts for the senior auction.

Steve Lazzaro ’13, who will be hosting this year’s senior auction with Jay Gorchow ’13

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. One week away. I’ve been salivating for weeks already just thinking about dinner. But there is still a week of classes left and I’m sure many of us Haverfordians are just slightly stressed about school work. My favorite way to cope with stress is to procrastinate (it is a good thing I don’t work for the Office of Academic Resources, otherwise I’d probably have been fired by now). Anyways, here some really great ways to procrastinate this weekend:

Thursday, November 15th

Tonight the Senior class is hosting the annual Senior Auction in Zubrow Commons. Hotest item on the list? Dean Watter’s dinner for four. I won it last year and I highly recommend it. Nothing like an appetizer of Shrimp Scampi, followed by a main course of steak and salad and a delicious berry crumble for dessert made by Steve’s wonderful wife Kate Heston. I’m not going to talk about the item’s I’m going for this year, because I don’t want your competition.

Friday, November 16th

Friday night is jam-packed with events. At 7:30 in Lunt Basement, Squad Share is holding Open Mic night. At 8pm, the Men’s Basketball team hosts Connecticut College at the Gardner integrated Athletic Center in their first home game of the season. FAB will be showing the Dark Knight Rises at both 8pm and 11pm in Sharpless Auditorium, while upstairs, in Zubrow Commons, The Humtones, Looney Tunes, and Oxford Blues will be performing together at 8:30pm. Across campus, at 8:30pm in the DC Sunken Lounge, the SWAG Multicultural Affinity Group, in conjunction with the rest of Haverford’s Affinity Groups will be holding a Cultural Catchphrase Diversity Game Night. Additionally The Throng will be performing at 10pm in the DC Black Box Theater. Capping the night off, there is a dance party in Lunt Basement, titled “Dirty.” I’m not really sure what that suggests, and I’ll let you use your imagination to figure that out…

Saturday, November 17th

FAB will once again be screening the Dark Knight Rises at 2pm and 8:30pm in Sharpless Auditorium. The Fall Student Dance Concert, organized by Chris Flores ’13, is scheduled for performances at 7pm on Saturday night and Sunday at 2pm. Sound Machine will host Kaster in Lunt Basement starting at 10pm.

Have a great weekend and remember, this time next week, you’ll probably be in a food coma from all of the turkey and pie.

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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.

  • 15 November 2012
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This weekend is the Fall Student Dance Concert! An annual event since like the ’80s or something, this year’s concert is directed by yours truly, for the third time in a row.

You’d be surprised to find how many students on Haverford’s campus are dancers. Whether dancing since the age of three or starting out as a freshman always interested in hip-hop, dance at Haverford range from ballet to breaking, Latin to belly-dancing. There are so many opportunities to dance. Whether through the dance department at Bryn Mawr or through student clubs like Bounce and Haverford Ballet Company.

This showcase features so many different styles, and all the dancers are so excited to show off their stuff. Every piece is student choreographed and performed. With the help of our amazing tech crew, the talent of our dancers, and the support from our peers, this show is sure to be a success.

Saturday, Nov. 17th at 8pm and Sunday, Nov. 18th at 1pm, Marshall Auditorium.

Come out and support the performing arts on Haverford’s campus!

Last friday night, a bus full of Haverford students traveled to see the famous Flying Squirrel, Gabby Douglas, as well as her other Gold Metalist companions at the Wells Fargo Center in Philly. The arena was packed while famous gymnasts Jordyn Wiber, Aly Raisman, Gabby douglas, Kalya Ross, and McKayla Maroney performed the routines that secured their Gold Metals in the 2012 Olymipics.

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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.

  • 15 November 2012
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Come watch this Friday and Saturday in Sharpless

This Friday and Saturday (Nov.16 & 17) FAB is having 4 screenings of The Dark Knight Rises, and it looks to be epic.

Costume contest? Check. Free Popcorn? Check. Intense action? Check.

Showings: Friday at 8 and 10:30 pm + Saturday at 2 and 8 pm

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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.

  • 15 November 2012
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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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