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CFSGR Presents: ConsentFest!

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Lot of consensual banging going on in that tent, I'm guessing!

Whole lot of consensual banging going on in that tent, I’m guessing.

Do you believe that the importance of effective consent should be at the forefront of our cultural consciousness, or are you a complete shit-head?

If you answered that first question with a resounding “Yes,” then that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to go to ConsentFest tomorrow night or anything. I know you’re probably busy, and you can spend your Thursday as you please. I just wanted to establish that you shouldn’t be a complete shit-head.

That being said, tomorrow night in the Spa, the Center for Sex and Gender Relations (in addition to the 15-plus clubs that are co-sponsoring) will be presenting ConsentFest, a “consent-based carnival”  featuring club performances, games, and raffles–all of which I’m assuming will have some sort of thematic tie to consent. The event starts at 8:00pm, but it seems like an open-house affair, so you should swing by at any point.

Also, given the unfortunate events that transpired earlier today, I figured it’d be as good a space as any to say that the CFSGR is a great resource filled with great people who’d be more than happy to answer any questions regarding consent, sexual-misconduct, or issues of gender and sexuality in general. Be sure to check our their website or Facebook page to learn more!

Camper, Lyle Divinsky, and Nat Osborn @ Spa

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

I don’t know

Tomorrow, Jewy heartthrobs Camper and Skidmore alums Lyle Divinsky and Nat Osborn will be playing in the Spa. Everyone knows and loves Camper, and these guys Lyle and Nat are cool if you’re into Dave Matthews and being white.

Go check them out before the 100 Days Dance.

Friday February 1, 9pm @ Spa

(via Facebook)

Lecture: Xenophobia and the Bible

Thursday, September 20th, 2012


Tonight, Paul Walton will deliver a lecture titled “The Other: What Does the Bible Say About Xenophobia?”

Walton is the director of InterVarsity’s New York City Urban Project (NYCUP), a non-profit focused on fighting poverty and human trafficking. Walton will:

Speak and do spoken word about Xenophobia, which is fear of “the other.” He will connect it to race and class, and how xenophobia can lead to mistreatment of others based on factors like these. Furthermore, he will be speaking from a Christian perspective, and why Christians care about this social injustice.

There will be a brief reception a half-hour before the lecture begins at 7pm. There will also be an open discussion of xenophobia on Tuesday, September 25 in the ICC.

Thursday, September 20 in Spa @ 7:30pm. 

Hip Hop Alliance Presents: Blu

Monday, April 9th, 2012

This Friday, the Hip Hop Alliance is bringing hip hop up and comer Blu to the Spa. The LA-based rapper has been making a lot of waves recently, with his recent collaboration with producer Exile netting laudatory reviews. He’s really great, and we’re incredibly lucky to have him, especially since he’s FREE AS FUCK. Another SoCal rapper, DANakaDAN will open.

What is it with these amazing hip hop acts coming to Skidmore this year? First Onra, now Blu? Shit’s cray. My thanks to SEC and Hip Hop Alliance.

UPDATE: According to the Hip Hop Alliance, Blu will not be playing tomorrow night due to unforeseen circumstances. Instead, Saratoga’s very own Sime Gezus will be opening for DANakaDAN.

Friday, April 13 @ 10pm in Spa
Free admission


Free Sangwych Courtesy of BAP

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Blurry Bike, 2011

If you’re interested in sustainable development and micro-finance (and free food), make your way to the Spa tomorrow night at 5:00pm. The Skidmore Bicycles Against Poverty franchise will be holding an info session for anybody interested in traveling to Uganda this summer, as well as showing a clip from their documentary, and providing like $500 worth of sandwiches from the aptly titled Sangwych.

BAP does really great work fostering fiscal responsibility in rural Uganda, by selling bicycles to people who desperately need them in their day-to-day routine. Learn more about it here, and hit up Spa tomorrow.

Friday, December 9 @ 5-7pm – Spa

Raices Presents: Cafe Con Leche Talent Show

Friday, November 12th, 2010


Frank Cabrera ’11 writes in to let us know about tonight’s Cafe Con Leche talent show in the Spa:

“Join Raices for our annual Cafe con Leche talent show this Friday, November 12th in the SPA at 10PM. You can go display any of your talents, whether it be singing, dancing, acting, or playing a musical instrument, or you can just enjoy watching the performances alongside some delicious Dunkin Donuts. There will be prizes available for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place contestants. We do ask that you limit your act to about 5 minutes!”

On Campus: CollegeHumor Live

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

An adroit reader wrote in and tipped us off to the fact that the CollegeHumor Live Show will be on campus our first Friday back at school, and after a quick email exchange with our source on the inside we can report that yes, Late Night will be hosting a CollegeHumor Live Show with Dan Levy, TJ Miller and Jake and Amir. Last year the Spa was serious about bringing hilarious comedians to campus, a tradition they have thankfully decided to uphold.

Like all good things (love, friendship, hotel shampoo et al.) this show is free
September 11th, 11pm

Live Music at Late Night

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Poster by Maggie Luckhardt '12

Before Diva stop by the Spa for a delicious quesadilla and some live music. Nat Osborn & The Free Radicals, Jonny B. Goodman & The Sound Store, and Skidmore’s own Julia Nunes are all slated to perform tonight beginning at 8:30. Nunes, who has recently been opening for Ben Folds, is perhaps most famous for her YouTube videos and has an album “I Wrote These” available on her website. Jonny B. Goodman and the Sound Store recently released their first album, “The Weathercaster,” and is making his Skidmore debut. Osborn, a ‘08 Skidmore graduate, is back on campus to perform one last time before band mates Lyle Divinsky, Mike Kaplan, Andrew Clinard and Josh Brahen graduate. (fbook)

Bingo for Sex Toys

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

This Thursday a geriatric favorite gets a new twist as the V-Day campaign hosts Bingo for Sex Toys in the Spa (perhaps you’ve noticed their eyecatchingly modern signs).  Thursday’s $300 prize pool features fuzzy handcuffs, vibrators and “other fun stuff.” Come by and play: 2 bingo cards cost $3, 4 cards for $5, proceeds go to support V-Day campaign and will be donated to the local women’s shelter to help stop violence against women.

8pm in the Spa

We Have A Celebrity Crush On Aziz Ansari

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Tonight, the giant human, internet celebrity, and sometimes stand up comedian, Aziz Ansari, came to the SPA and told jokes. Aziz chose to begin his Glow In The Dark Tour at Skidmore College when he realized the show would be easy laughs seeing as he is ten to fifteen times funnier than anyone we have ever heard tell jokes before. After the show Aziz signed posters, a few SPA napkins and gave the Skidmore Unofficial investigative journalism team an exclusive interview that you can read after the jump…

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