Written by King Francis on November 11th, 2013
Yo Fuck Registration!
It’s that time again. That time for holds to be lifted, courses to be registered, waitlists to be joined, professors to be emailed and emailed again – soon will be the time to attend classes you aren’t even enrolled in, in the hopes of swaying that steadfast professor using words like, “closed” and “full.”
But in the meantime, here we are, at course registration, and that means that all kinds of important decisions that will affect your future. Of course, everyone’s course registration will be a reflection of them as an individual, and so, this guide will serve as some kind of mirror, or something. I only took EN 105; I never pursued it any further.
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Written by Executive Editor on November 11th, 2013
Waka and Glotz: best two people to promote Ride Share ever.
Are you going home for Thanksgiving in a car that has extra seats in it? Or, are you going home for Thanksgiving and desperately need a space in someone’s car? Well, lucky for both of you, some super sweet students have spearheaded a ride share. For those who don’t know what that is, it means some warmhearted people that have cars will offer seats to other people who don’t have cars so that they can carpool to their respective hometowns. As their Facebook page says, “This is a great way to save money, meet new people, lower that carbon footprint, and start off thanksgiving break the right way!!” I know, I know, that one dude from your high school that you hate goes to Skidmore and you really don’t want to give him a ride home. But it’s the fucking holiday season, if you have open space in your car, offer it up by emailing Emily Durante. If you need a ride home look out for sign-up sheets in Case Center or the Atrium.
Sign-up sheets available:
Monday, Nov 11 – Case 1:30-3:00PM
Tuesday, Nov 12 – Atrium 5:00-7:00PM
Wednesday, Nov 13 – Case 12:00-1:00PM
Thursday, Nov 14 – Atrium 5:00-7:00PM
Friday, Nov 15 – Case 12:30-2:30PM
PS. I know it says “Thanksgiving Ride Share” but more people have to acknowledge the wonderful absurdity of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving falling on the same day this year. So, for all intents and purposes, it’s a 2013 Thanksgivukkah Ride Share!
Written by Jonze on November 10th, 2013
Seriously. Our campus is so small and it’s never a far walk anywhere. Make it a fun and exciting excursion into unexplored territory if you have to!
Fear not lazy ones! No longer do you have to walk to the magnificently majestic Arthur Zankel Music Center to buy tickets for the Skidmore-only Beatlemore concert Saturday November 23 at 8:00 PM. We’ve gotten you the link to the online box office. You (your parents) will have to pay the extra online fees when you pay using your (your parents’) credit card, but you won’t have to exert yourselves at all! Just make sure you still have your Skidmore ID when you go to pick your tickets up. Remember, Saturday night is Skidmore community only and is by far the best show of the three.
Get your Beatlemore Skidmore-only Saturday night tickets here! Saturday, November 23 @ 8:00pm
Get your other Beatlemore tickets here! Friday, November 22 @ 8:00pm and Saturday, November 23 @ 2:00pm
Written by Executive Editor on November 7th, 2013
You are not alone…. kinda.
People at Skidmore love talking about our identities. Personal identity: how we define ourselves, and cultural identity: how the society and the people around us define ourselves, is important, no? Well the English department thinks so, and so does resident washed-up, long-haired skinny man Robert Boyers (who–worth noting–is smart), and so, he and his literary journal Salmagundi, along with the Skidmore English department have decided to sponsor a conference all about identity.
For the next two days we’ll be hosting an identity conference in Gannett and Davis Auditoriums. The conference actual features some prominent scholars and thinkers and is kind of a big deal. Starting off the whole thing is Harvard professor of cultural and historical sociology Orlando Patterson, speaking later on is Chairman of the Foreign Fulbright Scholarship Board and poet Tom Healy, as well as former editor of The New Republic and professor of journalism Peter Beinart, amongst many others.
The full schedule, from Skidmore’s website, is as follows:
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Written by donttakenoBS on November 7th, 2013
Saratoga Democrats know how to Party
While some of you spent your Tuesday night singing karaoke at the Alley and/or drinking $3 beers at Druthers, I was at the Saratoga Inn. No, I was not comparing hotel prices in ‘toga or searching for the best continental breakfast. I was partying with the Saratoga Democrats.
Last night marked the end to my favorite season: Election. In a crowded, painfully lit room, hundreds—all right, maybe a hundred—Saratoga residents huddled around a projected excel spreadsheet. Every ten minutes or so, a tall bearded man would emerge from the crowd with new district counts. Sometimes massive cheers would erupt—other times, unbearable silence. Since I’m small (and have awful eye sight), I decided it was better for me to stay glued to the free cheese table than guess what was going on.
But then District 24 (Skidmore’s home) was projected: 115 votes for Yepsen (D) and 2 for Sutton (R). That’s triple 2011’s 39. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what caused this spike. The food incentives? The stickers? Seeing all your friends at the polls? The passion for civic duty? While I’d like to say it was the latter, I know free pizza is the key to many boys’ hearts.
Gerber and Green**, two kickass political scientists, argue that a key way to increase voter turn out is to make public acts more public. And that’s just you did, Skidmore. You finally learned the key to mobilizing an apathetic college campus.
**If you’d like to geek out further, here is a link to the full political science FUN
Written by Jonze on November 6th, 2013
Kugler killin it.
If you haven’t yet realized, Beatlemore Skidmania is coming. The annual Beatles-fest raises gobs of money for local Saratoga County charities, and all that cash just doesn’t come from ticket sales. Each year they ask us to buy a new Beatlemore shirt, and each year they look pretty much like the last. But this year’s design tops anything I’ve seen so far (except maybe the Skidmore Outing Club shirts). Pick yours up at the Skidmore Shop in person or online and feel good about the money you’re helping to raise. You know, because feeding kids who live out of cars is an amazing way to give back and the only thing you have to do is buy a shirt.
P.S. Apparently there’re still tickets left to all Beatlemore shows, including the Saturday night “Skidmore only” show on November 23 at 8:00pm. If I were you, I’d go to that one.
Buy your Beatlemore shirt here!
Like Beatlemore Skidmania on Facebook here!
Learn about the charities Beatlemore supports here!
Written by Executive Editor on November 6th, 2013
Woah, this is crazy.
As many of you know, Skidmore’s next huge plan of action is to build a fancy-ass science and math center. These photos are apparently tentative proofs of what the building will look like. It will be all classy and window-walled like much of our coveted Zankel is. It will obviously be stocked with top of the line science labs, research equipment, and the wonderful desk chairs from the Library, in hopes of courting young tech and science-loving pre-frosh away from schools like RIT and MIT and instead over to liberal Skidmore. It’s truly a great marketing strategy for Glotz to have a plan like this and promote it to prospective students.
Though this will cost the school a shit ton of money, and construction will be underway for at least double the time alleged, it will undoubtedly be an incredible resource and asset to this campus. Though it’s worth noting that the school’s most popular majors–humanities, social sciences, and visual arts–won’t be reaping the benefits of these lavish new developments. It’s all getting more technical–maybe that’s just where the money is.
Either way, gawk at these modern building plans, even though if you’re currently a student they probably wont be finished during your time here.