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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  • 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!

  • 19 November 2012
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Noshavenovemember is in full swing! But will your beard make it through thanksgiving?



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Fear the beard: James Harden's beard should be a model for all men.

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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.

  • 19 November 2012
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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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