Hey ya’ll!

OMG April Fools is right around the corner (TUESDAY) and I can’t wait to prank everybody that I know!

This weekend’s weather is looking pretty decent (in the mid 50s). The only problem is that it’s going to be rainy and humid… so make sure to carry around your umbrella and anti-humidity hairspray! Although there aren’t that many events this week, the ones that are going on are poppin’. Here are this weekend’s events <3

**Commentary by Intern #3

//BRACE YOURSELF //

The GIF of the week: “Heavy Breathing Cat”

 

 

Friday, March 28, 2014:

 

 

The Seven Person Pyramid High Wire Act

7:00pm-9:00pm, Squash Court #2

** At first I thought it was a trapeze show in which people would walk on a wire and jump through flaming hoops. Then I googled it and found out that it’s a play about bats and a dance concert….. so if you’re into bats and underground theater, you should stop by! Also the poster is pretty cool, so you should go just for that. #artsy #hipster #alumni

 

Ableism Keynote Panel: Mia Mingus and Carl Sigmund *Part of (Dis)Ability Awareness Week

7:30pm-9:30pm, Stokes Aud

** Educate yourself! #edumacate #oooooo

 

 

Saturday, March 29, 2014:

 

Haverford’s Got Talent

7:00pm – 9:00pm, Marshall Aud

**From singing to dancing to comedy this talent show is gonna be awesome. It’s like a 4th grade talent show except that these kids got talent.  Also the MCs (Brand-on Kelly and Stephen Pro-fetta) will probably steal the show with their raunchy comedy. Also the only thing Cruz has been talking about for the past month is this show so… please go… it’s his baby. #SimonCowell #wheredreamsdontcometrue #Cruz’sbaby #funny #startedfromthebottom #JinandJuice

 

Fro Life – Fro Choice

7:00pm – 9:00pm, Founders Hall

** If you like hair and are looking for some tips on how to love your hair then you should stop by. From fashion show to merchandise station (maybe they’ll be selling anti-humidity hairspray) to a panel discussion… it’s all about HAIR (not the Lady Gaga song doe). #hair #Haaallaaaah #itsgoingdown #letitgo #youdoyou #youdohair #hairdoyou

 

Enjoy the weekend but don’t get too Creigh!

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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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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  • 5 December 2013
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I'm serious, he will mess you up.

Cruz is pumped for some Nerf and he is looking fierce.

(11/8) Update: Signups now available on Haverticket! go.haverford.edu/tickets/

 

Hey ‘Fords,
It’s time again for Battlefield Nerf! Darts will fly, chaos will ensue, and champions will be crowned.
The event will take place on Saturday, November 16th and sign-ups are live now!

Sign up here!

For those new to BFN, or in need of a refresher here is what it’s all about:

Sign-ups: Just pick a team name, team captain, and up to 5 other players for your team. After this, your Captain will get all the important info about match times.

Rules of the Game:
The objective is to capture the other team’s flag and return it safely to your flag area.
A maximum of 6 players per team may participate.
The game is played on the honor system; if you get tagged, you are done, and you call yourself out.
Each team’s flag will be positioned in front of their starting bunker area.
To capture the flag, an individual must successfully return the opposing team’s flag to their flag area. In order for a capture to count, the capturing team’s flag must be in it’s home flag area. That is, both flags must be together in a flag area.
If the flag carrier is tagged, they drop the flag immediately. There may be no exchanging of the flag between teammates at any time. If the flag is dropped, it can be picked up by either team.
No shooting while holding the flag. This means that in the event of a 1 on 1 situation, the last two players must duel.
A tagged player may rejoin the game by touching their own flag, so long as it is within the original flag area. In order for players to rejoin, the team must return their flag into the home area if it has been taken by the other team.
The round ends when all of the players on one team are eliminated, or when a flag is captured.
The matches will be best 2 of 3 rounds.

Prizes: 1st place – Six $10 Gift Cards to Chipotle and BFN Shirts; 2nd place – BFN Shirts; 3rd place – Six $5 Gift Cards to Kiwi

Once again, matches will be held Saturday, November 16, from 12:00 p.m. to 6 p.m in Ryan Gym.
Note: Please show up 10 min prior to your match, although you only need to be present for your team’s matches.

It should be pretty awesome, so sign up your team and come play some Nerf!

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  • 22 October 2013
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Hey FORDS! Welcome back from Fall Break!

Are you in the mood for something spooky? Well you are in luck because Student Activities Office is hosting a trip to the largest haunted house in America “Terror Behind the Walls” at Eastern State Penitentiary. Not only is it HUGE but also it has been ranked amongst the Top 10 Most Frightening Attractions in America. You’ll be able to experience one of the best, funnest, and scariest moments of your life FREE OF COST. It is a great way to take your mind off of academia, homework, and other stressors (they’ll literally be spooked out of you!). So grab a group of friends and Sign up in Haverticket on Thursday October 24th at 7:00am

It takes about an hour to walk through the six differently themed attractions. >>>>> Screen shot 2013-10-21 at 3.40.27 PM

 

 

SIGN UP: In order to go on the trip you and your friends have to sign up in Haverticket on Thursday October 24th at 7:00am. The trip will take place on Thursday October 31st (Halloween! MUAHAHA) and we will be departing from the Campus Center at 7:00pm. We should be back on campus by 10:00pm. ALSO, don’t be afraid to sign up on the waiting list, you’ll never know who’ll get too scared and drop out.

 

WARNING: The haunted house is extremely scary! if you get cold feet at the entrance you can always opt out to not go in or can exit the show at any time. While the actors are not allowed to touch you, this year you can choose to get marked and be touched, abducted from the group, and/or even incorporated into the show.

For more information on the event visit their FAQ site: www.easternstate.org/halloween/visit/faq

Check out the preview video here: www.easternstate.org/halloween/preview-video

 

 

Have you ever picked up tickets or tokens from the SAO office and thought, “I really wish I could have more tickets/tokens because I want to make more than one stop” ?

Guess what! After fall break you wont have to worry about that because replacing the tickets and tokens are One Day Independence Passes! The One Day Independence Pass provides unlimited travel on Bus, Trolley, Subway, and Regional Rail. It is valid at all times on the Airport Line and also provides unlimited Phlash Service (May-October). It is not activated until first use on the system, and is valid until 2:00 AM following midnight on the day of activation.

So go forth into Philly Fords! Go forth and enjoy unlimited rides!

Independence Pass

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Hello Fellow Fordians,

I hope the rain didn’t stop you from having a good time over the weekend. But if it rained on your parade, don’t worry because this week’s forecast is sunny, sunny, sunny!

You should take advantage of the good weather and go into Philly this Saturday (9.28.2013) for ‘College Day @ Philly’! There will be good live music, free admission for museums, tons of food trucks with student discounts, AND a rock wall! The best part of this special event is that it is designed for new and returning students to turn off their “study mode”,  get out of their “college bubble”, and discover what Center City is made of. The event will take place from 10am-4pm in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

 

In order to access all of these benefits you’ll need to take your One Card and present it in the entrance of the participating institution. So if you lost it, you better go to Safety and Security and get a replacement!

This is the list of participating museums/cultural institutions with free admission:

  • Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
  • The African American Museum in Philadelphia
  • Eastern State Penitentiary
  • Franklin Institute
  • Moore College of Art and Design
  • National Constitution Center
  • National Museum of American Jewish History
  • Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
  • Philadelphia History Museum
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art & the Perelman Building
  • Rodin Museum

(Underlined are some of my favorite sites on Philly, but the other places are great as well!)

 

So tell you friends, get some Septa Tickets/Tokens, and don’t miss out on this great opportunity because it only happens once a year!

 

For more information and updates go to the CampusPhilly website!

**Also, Restaurant Week is still happening this weekend, so there are many excuses to get out of the “haverbubble”!**

 

Who will survive to Nerf another day?

SIGN UP HERE: www.hvzsource.com/haverford/

Hello Fellow Fordians!

Halloween is coming up and there is no better way to get hyped for it than by playing Human Vs. Zombies. Sophomore, Casey Falk, got the idea to bring this game to Haverford when his friend raved about how  it was “the best and most exciting part of his year”.

What are the Rules of this super fun game?

~Well, they are quite simple. The game starts with almost everyone being on the human team, and they’ll have to wear a bandana on their leg or arm in order to be identified. A few individuals will be randomly chosen to be the “Original Zombies”,and will wear a bandana around their head at all times. The objective of the zombies is to tag out humans every 48 hours or else they are out of the game.  The goal of the humans is to survive the zombie invasion (not get tagged). There will be designated safe zones, such as buildings, in which everyone will be safe from attacks.

 

If I am a Human, can I protect myself from a Zombie?

~Yep! Everyone in the human team will be given a sock, which you can be thrown at a Zombie. The Zombie will then become stunned and won’t be allowed to participate in the game for 15 minutes. OR if you think you are not skilled in the arts of throwing, you can use a Nerf gun that can be bought at CVS.

 

Another fun thing that one can do in the game is create a group of Humans for safety (like in ‘The Walking Dead’). So you should tell your Customs Group and/or friends to join you in this once in a lifetime adventure.

 

BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE:

Guess who’s already signed up to take part in this game? Deans (Donna Mancini, Theresa M.Tensua, Michael Martinez, Steven Watter), Lilly Lavner, Lory Roth and DAN WEISS!! Yes that is right, you will get the opportunity to convert one (or more) of these great folks into a Zombie and then proceed to hit them with a sock/dart! They won’t mind as long as it is in the name of ‘friendly fun’ (aka please be delicate).

 

In conclusion, you should register because it will be FUN!
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SIGN UP HERE: www.hvzsource.com/haverford/

For more information on the game you can go to this website: http://humansvszombies.org/rules and/or wait for the email that will be sent out with more detailed information.

 

September 15-20 & Sept 22-27

September 15-20 & Sept 22-27

Hello Fellow Fordians,

 

Are you a foodie? Wanna go grab a bite outside of the “haverbubble”?

 

Well you’re in luck because Philly is holding “Center City Restaurant Week”. The event will take place throughout September 15-20 and 22-27. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a fabulous meal from one of the 90 participating restaurants. All of the establishments will be offering three-course dinners for $35, and many will also be offering a three-course lunch for $20.

Some of the restaurants will be offering specials on Saturday, September 21 but it wouldn’t be such a bad idea going Friday afternoon/night or Sunday during the day.

If you are interested in going, the events website recommends that you make a reservation (to avoid getting stuck in a long waiting line!).

 

Also, you still have time to sign up for Septa tokens at the Student Activities Office.

 

Website with list of participating restaurants: centercityphila.org/life/RWRestaurants.php

 

If you are a Tweeter you can follow the Event and check out Updates and Special Offers here: twitter.com/PhilaRestWeek/