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Halloweekend Distractions CXXVI

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

8:00pm – WSPN Presents: The Son and Heirs & Batman Nosebleed @ Falstaff’s

7:30pm – Volleyball vs. Potsdam
8:30pm – Awkward Kids Talking & Breakbeats: Breaking Awkward @ Filene
9:00pm – The Accents and Pulse participate in Halloween @ Gannett
10:00pm – Freaky Friday: Sonneteers & Bandersnatchers Minijam @ Wilson

9:00am – Battle of Saratoga Quidditch Tournamet @ WACH Turf Field
10:00am – Volleyball vs. Fredonia
10:00am – Yoga Retreat @ Wilson
12:00pm – Fall Tailgate @ Wachenheim Field
12:00pm – Women’s Soccer vs. Nazareth
3:00pm – Men’s Soccer vs. Union
9:30pm – Social Justice Month Showcase @ The Spa

12:00pm – FOC Presents: Sunday Coffee House @ Falstaff’s
5:00pm – Harvest Dinner @ The Spa

Missing something? Let us know in the comments!

WSPN Halloween Show: The Sons and Heirs & Batman Nosebleed

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
You know what's real spooky? The lyrics to "Unhappy Birthday."

You know what’s real spooky? The lyrics to “Unhappy Birthday.”

Tonight at 8:00pm, WSPN will host their annual Halloween Show in Falstaff’s. This year’s bill will feature Skidmore band Batman Nosebleed, who will be donning the costumes of indie royalty, playing a Radiohead cover seat.

Formerly known by the so-bad-it’s-good name “Chromatic Breakdown,” they’ll be opening for NYC-based Smiths cover band The Son and Heirs, about whom The Daily Beast wrote “The Smiths will never re-form…so for most fans, The Sons & Heirs are the closest they will ever get.” In other words, it’s like seeing The Smiths live without having to, well, see The Smiths live, which is kind of nice, because these days Morrissey is really just a pretentious asshat with an insufferable Internet presence.

There will also be a costume contest with highly-coveted prizes like Uncommon and Pizza 7 gift cards. And free Esperanto’s. So fuck this indie red side bullshit, because you know this is worth going to just for that.

But really, the folks at WSPN don’t host shows often, but when they do, they always make quality picks for their headliners. Plus Batman Nosebleed is sounding smoooooth these days. So kick-off Halloweenmorethoughtmatters weekend in the best way possible: listening to solid covers of some great songs by two of the more influential bands of the past 30 years. (Pssst! Need guidance? We gotchoo.)

Skidmore Unofficial’s Guide to Halloween

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

I usually hate when people do the most, but this kid’s alright.

Hello, friends. This is the Ghost of Hannibal Burgess! And the Reanimated Corpse of Charmander! Spoooooooooky! As you are all aware, Halloween falls on a Friday this year. It has been many moons since such a blessing, and we must offer a tribute to the Great Pumpkin, or, if he’s busy, Satan.

It’s gonna be a wet and wild weekend, so we’ve put together this fun little guide to aid you in your quest for spooky booty–And I don’t mean just candy! We also mean FUN!

Let’s break Halloween down into its main components, shall we?


We’ve got three nights this year, so plan accordingly!

Don’t be Elsa.  Everyone is going to be Elsa.  Even dogs are going to be Elsa. Even the Boston fucking Bruins are going as Elsa. Rise above it.  Let it go.  Be something unique and out of the box, like “a rainy day” or “Cousin Skeeter.”

Here’s the thing about skimpy costumes:  Halloween night is going to be VERY chilly, like 30 degrees!  It might even snow!  We’re all for body positivity and freedom to express yourself, but you’ll catch your death out there! If your mother knew you left Penfield without a coat, what would she say? Probably nothing, because the thought alone has KILLED HER!  So hold back on your sexy Gollum costume until you live somewhere not on the verge of a new Ice Age.

No blackface. NO BLACKFACE? NO BLACKFACE. Nothing that could be even remotely affiliated with blackface. None of that Moon Emoji bullshit. If I see someone in a Ray Rice costume, I am contractually obligated to set them on fire. Like Angie Jordan says, “Don’t do imitations of other races, Liz.” Do not disappoint the Queen of Jordan. This might (and should) make you reassess the Cousin Skeeter suggestion.

Don’t do this either:

Yes, we know this image is fake but we;re illustrating a point here

Yes, we know this image is fake but we’re illustrating a point here. You’ve probably thought it.



Pace yourself. This is a marathon, not a sprint. Although, sprinting from house to house while drinking is certainly encouraged.

You also do NOT have to drink, I guess. Drinking does not make you interesting, despite what Hemingway might tell you. Be yourself.


Do them. All of them. At least seven of them.*

*Do not take seven of the blue ones. No one knows where the blue ones came from.


Fuck cops. Actual cops, not costumed cops. Cops are liars. Question authority. Who are they really protecting and serving? Who watches the Watchmen?


Ask your friends! They know more than you, and are better looking and more popular. Actually, could I get their numbers?

Do not ask Yik Yak. 235 Maple isn’t happening. It will never happen. Nothing ever happens on Maple. Cool your karma.

If you go to the infamous DT, watch out for the most dangerous monster of all: the straight white male over the age of 25.

Obviously, Moorebid isn’t happening this year (or did you not hear?), so you might have to get creative in terms of venues to get your drank on. Explore your options! Be proactive! There’s that huge stall in the 2nd floor Bolton/Palamountain men’s bathroom. Do body shots in the same room where Senate fails to make real change (TOPICAL). Or an elevator suite in JoTo (if you know an upperclassmen who’s cool [citation needed] enough to live in one). Or the upper-level art studios. Or your room. By yourself. Thinking about the girl from your Bio lab. The one you definitely had a chance, if only you’d talked to her that one time you were in line behind her at Global.  Drink amongst your failures and regrets, for there are so many. Call your mother. She misses you.


Hit up that giant mansion on Broadway; they’ve got the best stuff. But actually, there are several candy bars there with $100 bills in them (because spooky) so test your luck!

If you’re giving out candy: Take a shot every time you see a little girl dressed as Elsa. (Surgeon General’s Warning: You will die.)

Halloween can be iffy if you are going abroad for a semester (other countries aren’t into it like we are? We don’t run the world?) so make your mark right here. Right now. In America. You’re safe here.

That just about wraps it up! Share your Halloween plans with us in the comments! Or don’t! Happy Halloween, and be sure to be spooky!

North Woods Halloween Haunt

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
I believe the term is "spoopy."

I believe the term is “spoopy.”

Tomorrow night, Sustainable Skidmore will kick-off Skidmore Unplugged (which you might know as the event that spawned this beautiful creation) by hosting the North Woods Halloween Haunt. Not to be confused with the Northwoods Halloween Hunt, of course, which will take place this weekend and will consist of campo combing through every apartment unit on campus, missing the golden days of just busting people at Moorebid.

This guided tour of the “possibly haunted” North Woods will begin at 8:00pm at the Falstaff’s entrance to the woods, which is appropriate, given the fact that most of your scariest experiences in your time at Skidmore have probably taken place at Falstaff’s.

The tour is sure to feature many creatures that haunt your nightmares, such as ghost, goblins, and that email from Sam Harris detailing the new smoking policies. So take a spooky study break and bring your friend. Or come alone if you don’t have any of those think you can handle it.

Check Out These Trick-or-Treaters in Northwoods

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

This kid won Halloween, hands down

Last Sunday, a swarm of adorable children raided Northwoods and snatched pillowbags full of candy from college students. Skidmore just posted the pictures from the Village Treats event and boy are they charming. Nice little break from work.

My own house ran out of candy early, so we had to start giving out packets of whisky sour mix and handfuls of sugar. Sorry again kids!

(via Skidmore)

Moorebid: A Tremendous Pain in the Ass

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

So at this point, SGA’s plan to charge $10 for a mere 800 Moorebid tickets has pretty much made the rounds across campus, so I won’t belabor it or anything. If you’re into sweating a lot and throwing yourself into freshmen, then I guess it sucks, but alas, life goes on.

Anyway, people are getting awfully pissed off on the Facebook page, and watching the SGA people jump through hoops to assuage the backlash is both entertaining and kinda sad, like watching a guy on stilts try to put out a grease fire. As a result, a rival Facebook group appropriately titled “Occupy Moorebid – Operation Case Center” became active a few days ago.

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Dogs in Halloween Costumes to Parade Down Broadway

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

“Wars not make one great.”

It’s Celebration Weekend, which means you’re all either elated to see your parents, or you’re counting down the minutes until they leave and you can start drinking again. If you need something fun to do tomorrow, the good people at dog treat “boutique” Sloppy Kisses have you covered, for tomorrow is the annual Canine Howl-O-Ween Costume Parade/Contest/Party down Broadway.

Cute animal videos are undoubtedly a key component to our campus culture, and if the universal Skidmore student response to hearing that there’s a dog on campus is any indication, you guys will love this shit.

Here’s the full schedule of events:

11:30am – Costume Parade @ Sloppy Kisses (to The Inn at Saratoga)
12:00pm – Yappy Hour @ The Inn at Saratoga
1:30pm – Costume Contest @ The Inn at Saratoga 

Don’t roll over on this one! You’ll all be slobbering over this treat, and all these pretty pooches will paws-itively raise the woof!

(via Sloppy Kisses)

Prove You’re Better Than Your Peers by Winning These Moorebid Contests

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012


Thankfully, Moorebid—Skidmore’s storied Halloween tradition of grinding with strangers, going to the hospital, and getting trampled— is happening again this year. AWESOME.

In preparation for this historic shit-show, the nightmarish hell-steed that is Skids Scribner will be holding two contests: one for a Moorebid poster and another for Moorebid DJs.

So graphic artists/disc jockeys, send in your poster/dubstep playlist to sgaIHB@gmail.com and hopefully nobody will get hurt (someone probably will).

Submissions due: Thursday October 11

(via Face book)

Local News: Tasteless Halloween Costume Turns Heads

Monday, October 31st, 2011

SCRIBNER VILLAGE—Sources close to Mitchell Antonelli ’13, claim that the junior’s tasteless Halloween costume was “a big hit” at a Scribner party on Saturday night. Dressed as zombie Muammar Qaddafi, Antonelli was reportedly greeted at the door with shouts of recognition and uproarious laughter.

“That’s just classic Mitch,” said Steve Morton ’12. “He’s always pushing the limits of comedy and being a total goof about it.”

Morton later added that, while he thought that Antonelli’s Michael Vick costume from last year was edgy, zombie Qaddafi “really blew that one out of the water.”

Emily Schmidt ’13, was later overheard praising Antonelli’s costume ideas to a group of friends. “They’re always so topical and funny! How such a clever, witty guy remains single is totally beyond me.”

Antonelli, however, remained optimistic. “I think this is definitely going to be the year that the student population recognizes my comic genius,” he said. “I just know that girls will want to hook up with me when they see my hilarious costume.”

Moorebid 2011 – A Whole New Meaning for the Word ‘Zombie’

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Aww yeah. Uh huh uh huh.

Dress up, drink up, get low get low get low. Moorebid is coming! (fbook)

For the oblivious and uninformed, Moorebid will be in the Sports Center this year because the traditional venue  – Case Center  – was making it difficult for Campo to efficiently cart kids outside to waiting ambulances. I’m sad that we lost the two story club at Ibiza feel, but there’s something nostalgic and comforting about dancing in a dark smelly gym, you know?

Don’t hesitate to call Campo if you or one of your friends is in trouble, but once you do, get the hell out of there, because the new Alcohol and Drug Policy will punish you for being underage and in the mere presence of alcohol or ganja, being too ‘visibly’ drunk, or carrying a six-pack. If the goal of the policy revision is to keep kids safer, then maybe that document needs some rethinking, huh?

We probably won’t see a repeat of the Great Four Loko Massacre of 2010, since the life-giving elixir was banned in New York last year, but in all seriousness, please be safe, pace yourself, drink water, watch your friends. Still, have fun though.