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Unofficial Guide to Junior Ring (2014 Edition)

Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Middle school me is going crazy right now.

Middle school me is going crazy right now.

This weekend marks the annual Junior Ring, presented by the Junior Class Council, featuring co-sponsoship by Late Night and Falstaff’s Operating Committee. Junior Ring is a staple of the Skidmore experience, and it comes at a perfect time in the–oh fuck it I give up on trying to make all these events seem important and like they serve a bigger purpose in the grand scheme of the Skidmore experience (whatever the shit that means).

Suffice it to say that Junior Ring is happening this weekend, and it’s theme is “World Tour.” Here’s the lowdown.

The weekend begins Friday night at 7pm with the annual Mr./Ms. Skidmore competion. Designed to be a mockery of beauty pageants (which have, at this point, been solidified among one of the world’s worst social constructs), Mr./Ms. Skidmore is a series of tasks/questions/sections that culminate in the winner being crowned as the next “Skidmore superstar.” It’s worth noting that people have to get nominated in order to compete, so you know that approximately 78% of the contestants will have been nominated by their friends as some sort of joke and are just doing it to be good sports.

Hosted by comedy duo Rey and Lemay, the evening is sure to be entertaining and filled with lots of moments that blur the ever-so-fine line between “this is funny and ironic” and “this is douchey and mastrubatory as all hell.” Someone will probably be wearing a dress. Some dude will probably lip sync or dance to Britney Spears or play an ironic folk cover of a trashy pop song (you totally won’t see it coming). But hey, it’s in the Spa, so it doesn’t get much easier to slip out once you see who you came to see and decide that you’ve seen enough skin to last you the winter.

Saturday night from 10pm-2am is the main event: the Junior Ring Dance. This year’s theme is “A Night in Paris,” and if you had as sexually repressed an adolescence as I had (see: still have), you certainly don’t need me to tell you why that name is so (un)fortunate. Seriously. Does anyone on the Junior Class Council have access to Google? This is why you don’t use Bing.

Anyway, the evening is just a dance in the Big Gym. Pretty similar to prom, if you had one of those or have yet to push it into to the darkest depths of repression. There will be “great music with a twist” (uh-oh), “French delicacies, and a vineyard.” So be sure to bring your campus event card if you have one (you don’t). Rumor has it that members of the Junior Class Council will be producing your wine by stepping on grapes with their bare feet and pouring it into a glass before your very eyes, but that has yet to be confirmed. There will also be a red carpet photo-op area. So be sure to look classy, get sloshed, and find a cutie to French with for the night (hahaha someone please find and smooch me so I don’t have to go home alone for the fourth year in a row).

Tickets can be purchased until tomorrow (Friday) at 5:00pm in Case for $8, and then at the door Saturday evening for $10. Find a cutie to bring for a date and get ready for a night you’ll never forget. Because you’ll never have remembered it in the first place.

Sunday morning will round out the weekend with a “Study Break in Spain.” There’s really not much else to say about that. Stop by Falstaff’s at noon to enjoy some soothing Spanish guitar, free espresso shots, and assorted desserts while you think about what you did last night. College, am I right?

There’s also other shit going on this weekend (it’s pretty packed, because a lot of clubs/groups are getting their last shows in for the semester, so check that out in our latest Weekend Distractions.

Weekend Distractions CXXX

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

THURSDAY:
8:00pm – Lively Lucy’s Open Mic Night @ Falstaff’s
8:00pm – Student Panel on 2014 Hong Kong Protests @ Gannett
8:00pm – Skidmore Guitar Ensembles @ Zankel

FRIDAY:
5:00pm – Vigil for Tuğçe Albayrak @ Case Center
7:00pm – Junior Ring: Mr./Ms. Skidmore Goes to Vegas @ The Spa
7:00pm – Ice Hockey vs. Norwich
7:00pm – Skidmore Jazz Ensembles @ Zankel
8:00pm – Drastic Measures Winter Jam: Game of Tones @ Wilson Chapel
8:00pm – Winter Dance Concert @ Dance Theater
9:00pm – Sonnetteers Winter Jam @ Filene Hall
9:00pm – SEC Presents: Slow Magic & PSYMON SPINE @ Falstaff’s

SATURDAY:
4:00pm – Ice Hockey vs. St. Michael’s
5:00pm – Winter Dance Concert @ Dance Theater
8:00pm – The Treblemakers Present: Jamma Jamma Trebsilon @ Filene
10:00pm – Junior Ring Dance: A Night in Paris @ Williamson Sports Center

SUNDAY:

12:00pm – Junior Ring: Study Break in Spain @ Falstaff’s
2:00pm – “FFFem” Writing Workshop @ Library Viewing Room
2:00pm – Skidmore Wind Chamber Ensembles @ Zankel
4:00pm – Skidmore Wind Chamber Ensembles @ Zankel
8:00pm – Skidmore String Ensembles @ Zankel

Missing something? Let us know in the replies!

Junior Ring Weekend is Here

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

This weekend is Junior Ring, which means that on Saturday, you’re either going to sparkle like a prince/princess and have a night you’ll never remember with friends you’ll never forget, or you’ll end up drinking a fifth of Canadian Club by yourself because you think you’re too cool for school dances. CHOOSE WISELY.

That said, there are a million (two) other things going on this weekend, organized by the nice folks at SGA.

  • Tree Lighting Ceremony: Cider! Donuts! Rochelle Calhoun! EVERY A CAPPELLA GROUP ON CAMPUS! How much a cappella is too much a cappella? You’re about to find out.
  • Mr. Skidmore: A great opportunity for people with big heads to “ironically” enter themselves into a weird beauty pageant that doesn’t actually call itself a beauty pageant because that would be gendered. It’s like, “HA HA, AREN’T I FUNNY FOR PRETENDING TO TAKE THIS SO SERIOUSLY? (But all joking aside, check out my arms/package).” Free Chipotle.
  • Junior Ring: The theme this year is “masquerade,” which leads me to believe that it will be exactly like that one scene from Eyes Wide Shut. Don’t forget your orgy robes!

Tickets for Junior Ring are $8 and will be sold today and tomorrow in Case. They’re $10 at the door, which is highway robbery but whatever.

Tree Lighting: Thursday December 6, 6pm @ Case Green (fbook)
Mr. Skidmore: Friday, December 7 @ Spa (fbook

Junior Ring: Satuday December 8, 10pm @ Big Gym (fbook)

Junior Ring Is Tonight

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Don't skimp on the ties gentlemen, this isn't Middle School

Tonight is Junior Ring and that means that in several hours most of you will start drinking alcohol while wearing fancy clothes, which, as Mad Men has proven, can be an incredibly fun and entertaining way to spend an evening. That being said, here is a list of things not to do tonight:

  • Do not vomit on yourself
  • Do not vomit on anyone else (especially me)
  • Do not have sex behind the curtains where everyone hides their coats
  • Do not knock over any light fixtures that could potentially land on other students
  • Do not half ass your outfit because you are too cool
  • Do not wear Axe Deodorant
  • Do not wear a Bolo Tie (unless you are an actual cowboy)

Tonight’s dance (which is going to cost you 10 bucks at the door so I really hope you took my advice and bought a 5 dollar ticket at Case before hand) continues the weekend’s Disney theme in all its nostalgic glory so make sure to dress like the Princes and Princesses you deserve to be. For no apparent reason  the first 300 people to arrive  get entered into a competition to win some money, which is not actually how the real world works but whatever!

Unfortunately Getty sold the last of its Four Loko last night (RIP Lil’ Buddy) but the parched masses need not worry, Junior Ring features a delicious Beer Garden where those of us who are 21 can stand sectioned off from the general population, sipping our beers like some sort of exhibition, you’re going to need a state issued ID and a Campus Event Card though.
(fbook)

Lively Lucy’s: The Three Caballeros Music Fest

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Poster by Shawna Jackson '14

Junior Class Council, Lively Lucy’s and Hip-Hop Alliance bring you slam poetry, an open mic and Disney dub step remixes? Aight.

Doors at 8:30pm @ Falstaff’s (fbook)

Disney Themed Junior Ring Weekend

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

HEY LADIES!!!

Nothing staves off the blast of December air, the growing weight of finals and the lasting sting of insults received over Thanksgiving dinner (just me?) like getting dressed up and drunk. Luckily the Junior Class is hosting Junior Ring—a Skidmore tradition based on exactly those two activities—this Saturday night at 10pm. Please refer to Junior Ring’s entry in our surprisingly clairvoyant Freshman Orientation Guide for more information.

The weekend will be full of free events, all loosely themed to resemble Disney movies, but tickets to the semi-formal itself are going to cost you five bones if you buy them in Case Center this week and ten if you cop them at the door. I learned in my single semester of Microeconomics that the best thing to do in this situation would be to buy tickets before hand, because of an economic theory called common sense.

If you’re of age and wishing to imbibe I urge you to go to the Card Office and pick yourself up a Campus Event Card. Drinks will be served in the traditional Junior Ring Beer Zone For Older People and to join our secret club you need to show your Campus Event card  along with a state issued ID.

A full schedule of the weekend’s events after the jump

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Anillo Junior Es Esta Noche

Saturday, December 5th, 2009
Dont skimp on the tie gentlemen, this isnt middle school

Don't skimp on the tie gentlemen, this isn't middle school

Tonight is Junior Ring and you know what that means? Keystones and expensive clothes.

The whole shebang kicks off at 10pm and hopefully y’ll heeded my advice and bought your tickets beforehand or you’re going to look like the BIGGEST FUCKING IDIOT ON CAMPUS when you have to pay 5 dollars at the door.

Just a quick reminder, everyone at this dance will have a bed within walking distance, there is no reason for you two to shack-up behind the curtains. People keep their coats back there and nobody wants to pay for dry cleaning. Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do and I’m sure you’ll be fine.

(fbook)

OH SHIT, I FORGOT ABOUT JUNIOR RING

Friday, December 4th, 2009
Seton Catholic High Schools Junior Ring Dance 2008 (Nothing Like Ours)

Seton Catholic High School's Junior Ring Dance 2008 (Nothing Like Ours)

Saturday night is Junior Ring and if you’re going I suggest buying yourself a ticket tomorrow before 2pm. After that you’re going to be stuck looking like a scrub and paying 5 dollars at the door.

The dance starts at 10pm so I assume you’ll all be imbibing beforehand but if you find yourself wanting a refreshing brew from the dance’s beer garden make sure you have both your state issued ID and a campus event card.

For a full schedule of Junior Ring Weekend events peep da myspace!!!