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Founder’s Day Picnic Today 4:30PM-6:30PM on South Park Green

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
RIP Fall Fun Day

RIP Fall Fun Day

EARTH DAY 2013

Thursday, April 18th, 2013
WHOA

WHOA

Sup clowns. What are you doing this Saturday? If you answered anything other than “going to Earth Day,” then you’re a bigger clown than I thought.

Every year, WSPN and EAC put together a concert with a whole bunch of bands. It has rained every year since Earth Day 2010. Hopefully it won’t this weekend.

Here’s the list of AWESOME bands:

There’s also going to be A 75-FOOT SLIP AND SLIDE! A ROCK CLIMBING WALL! A BEER GARDEN (“Biergarten” if you must)! A PETTING ZOO!

PLUS, free food from CHIPOTLE, COMFORT KITCHEN, ESPERANTO! And ICE CREAM and ROOT BEER!

AND IT’S ON 4/20.

You high jackasses are going to fucking love this shit. I mean, A FUCKING PETTING ZOO. ON 4/20. WHAT A BAD IDEA.

Saturday April 20, 12pm @ South Green*

*Falstaff’s in case of rain.
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“Fifty” Years of WSPN @ Case Gallery

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
VERY LO-FI

VERY LO-FI

Tomorrow, come marvel at the historical relics of our humble college radio station, WSPN. Every year, the kids cool enough to get elected to the Board haul out some old junk from the office and hang it all up on the walls of Case Gallery, and tomorrow, they’ll be celebrating fifty years of broadcasting.*

According to the email I received from the lovely, effervescent, ambitious, beautiful GM, Annie Auchincloss, this year’s exhibit will include “letters from Prez Palamountain, telegrams from the FCC, and citation letters from Campo,” as well as:

  • The time WSPN was offered $25,000 for their call letters
  • The time WSPN almost died
  • The time WSPN got into a really big fight with SkidNews
  • A short history of really bad WSPN logos
  • An even shorter history of really good ones

The charming, boyish, dignified, persnickety programmer Mac Parsons will be providing tunes at tomorrow night’s opening, and apparently, there will be FOOD and BOOZE.

*The station was actually founded in 1973. Who could have guessed that a bunch of tight-jeans-wearing humanities majors would be so hopeless at math? 

Thursday April 11, 7pm @ Case Gallery

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Fight Week

Monday, April 8th, 2013
Fightin'

Fightin’

Skidmore’s conflict resolution club, FIGHTClub, has organized a whole bunch of events as part of their annual Fight Week. The week is vaguely 60s themed, which is kind of ironic because I don’t really associate “conflict resolution” with that decade. College students being gunned down, Vietnamese people being burned alive, and black people getting the shit beaten out of them, certainly, but not conflict resolution.

Here’s the full schedule:

  • Tuesday April 9, 8pm @ Spa: Fight Club Screening/Free Chipotle
  • Wednesday April 10, 8pm @ Case Green: Glow-in-the-dark Capture the Flag
  • Thursday April 11, 8pm @ Spa: “The Friend Zone Game” 
  • Friday April 12, 10pm @ Tang Roof: Screamfest/60s Party

Given the hotheaded shit going on in the post below, this all seems particularly relevant (also, free food).

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The Mythic Figure @ Schick Gallery

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
William-Tucker-Eve-Vishnu

I was told it would be okay to make a joke about this sculpture’s resemblance to a dinosaur turd, but I won’t because I’m a very mature writer

Tomorrow is the opening reception for “The Mythic Figure,” an exhibition of works by sculptors William Tucker and Ed Smith and painter Pamela Avril, at the Schick Gallery.

Apparently, this is the first sculpture show at the Schick, or at least the first in a very long time (I certainly don’t remember any other sculpture shows in my time here). It’s curated by John Galt (the art professor, not the famous objectivist revolutionary).

Also, there will probably delicious free food (the chicken satay/peanut sauce combo DESTROYED THE COMPETITION at the last Schick opening I attended).

Thursday April 4, 5:30pm @ Schick Gallery

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Active Minds Panel

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Active Minds is a new club dedicated to raising awareness and confronting mental health issues on campus, and they’re holding their first event on Wednesday.

The event is an open panel for people struggling with stress and mental illness, and will feature Andrew Molteni, a clinical psychologist in Skidmore’s Psych Department; the director of Skidmore’s Counseling Center; and various student representatives  with experiences dealing with various mental health issues.

There will also be “baked goods” which could really mean anything. Delicious homemade cookies or a box of fucking Entenmann’s, who knows?

Wednesday February 27, 7pm @ Emerson

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Margin Call Screening

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Yes, Penn Badgley from Gossip Girl is in this

Tomorrow, the up and coming Masters of the Universe at SkidMarket will be screening the brilliant and underrated Margin CallThe film details the first few hours of the global financial crisis at Lehman Brothers an unnamed investment bank, as a group of executives and analysts scramble to prepare for impending disaster. It’s riveting, and anybody with an interest in Wall Street or the state of the economy would be wise to attend this screening. It also has one of the better casts in recent memory.

SkidMarket is hedging against low attendance with the guarantee of pizza and soda. I’ve also been told that Occupy Case Walkway will be staging a protest.

Thursday November 8, 7pm @ Ladd 307

Northwoods Music Festival

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Tomorrow is the second annual Northwoods Music Festival by the Volleyball Court. A bunch of bands will be playing and there will be food. Here’s the tentative schedule:

1:00-1:30 – Trophy Wives
1:30-2:00 – Bo Beep and the Funk Sheep
2:00-2:30 – The Hilarys
2:30-3:00 – Unionized Sherpas
3:00-3:30 – Camper
3:30-4:00 –  Mugsy Boges
4:00-4:30 – DJ Some Kid
4:30-5:00 – Bandersnatchers

Should be a nice little study break. It’s all free, too.

Sunday October 14, 1pm @ Northwoods Volleyball Court 

FREE FOOD: Jacob & Anthony’s @ SkidShop

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Tasteful Design!

Last week, we promoted the Jacob & Anthony’s Skidmore Burger contest and I wowed you all with my recipe for the GREATEST FUCKING BURGER YOU WILL EVER HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF RAMMING DOWN YOUR EAT-HOLE. Well, the God of Cheapness is smiling down on us, because tomorrow, J&A will be outside the SkidShop giving away free food and hyping their contest.

The SkidShop and freebies go together like Walt and Jesse and if you’re on campus tomorrow afternoon, there’s really no reason to pass this up.

Tuesday October 9, 5pm @ SkidShop

Clams and Fun at D-Hall

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Piles of that shit

Everybody loves free D-Hall and this Thursday looks like it’s going to be a real winner. First off, there’s Clambake Night, which is extravagant and comped for all students. If you close your eyes, you can pretend that you’ve been invited out to Hyannis for the weekend with the Kennedys (try not to mention Chappaquiddick to Ted Jr.)

Also, Brooklyn-based YouTube chefs/band-thing, the Brothers Green, will be doing a cooking demo on the DIY grills at D-Hall. According to their PR lady, Mike and Josh Greenfield:

“Have blended their differing styles and palates to form a unique attitude towards cooking. Where Mike takes a classically controlled approach, Josh adds in his free-form flair. Often Josh’s band will be playing in the background as the brothers put their finishing touches on their dishes. In 2010, they began throwing underground dinner parties in their Brooklyn loft, which quickly gained notice among local and industry notables. They have competed in a burger showdown on Rachael Ray and cooked with a number of Brooklyn’s top chefs.”

Overlooking the fact that the people in their videos are absolutely insufferable and their “underground dinner parties” probably follow the Eyes Wide Shut model, the food looks pretty goddamn delicious. Free samples are included.

Thursday, September 27 in D-Hall @ 5-7:30pm