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Neighborhood D Newsletter - Winter Quarter Week 2

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Welcome back to The Farm for winter quarter! We can’t wait to see you. In addition to our usual updates about upcoming neighborhood events, we have some exciting information to share about new opportunities to get involved with our neighborhood this quarter!

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Neighborhood Identity Design Process

We’ve been waiting so long…but it’s finally time to decide what our neighborhood aesthetic will be! We invite all the students in our neighborhood to provide input on: 

  •  What should our tree be? Should our tree should also be our mascot or should we have a different mascot?
  • Should we have a flag, a sigil, a crest, or all three? What should they look like?
  • Should we have a chant? A dance move? A handshake?

Here’s How You Can Participate

Join an ideation session! There will be food and opportunities to win a giftcard, so please register so we can make sure to have enough for everyone: 

  • Session 1: Wednesday, January 25, 8:30 p.m. at Robinson
  • Session 2: Friday, January 27,  5:00 p.m. at Schiff
  • Session 3:  Saturday, January 29, 2:00 p.m. at Suites Avanti Dining Hall
  • Keep an eye out for additional ideation sessions in our next newsletter!
    • If you can’t make a session but you have ideas to share, submit them to our virtual suggestion box which will be open until Sunday, February 5.

At this stage of the process, all ideas are welcome, no matter how seemingly outlandish or wacky! Our neighborhood council will consider all ideas and announce finalists for the neighborhood to vote on in Week 9 of this quarter.

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Farm Games

  • In partnership with Stanford Recreation & Wellness, this quarter we are launching Farm Games, our annual inter-neighborhood tournament to determine which neighborhood reigns supreme! 
  • Each quarter will include various competitions — some athletic, some decidedly not —  which will go toward determining the first annual Farm Games winner.

Winter Quarter Farm Games Competitions

Inter-neighborhood Two-ball Basketball Tournament, Sunday, February 19

  • Put together a neighborhood team first, then register each member of your team.
  • Points will be given not just for the winner according to the rules of the game, but also to wackiest costumes, best neighborhood spirit, and best fans.

Dish Run, Sunday, February 26

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Other Updates from the Neighborhood D Council

Our next council meeting is on Wednesday, February 1, 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Ricker Dining. Please review the guidance about the council application & review process.

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Upcoming Neighborhood D Events

Fire Pit Friday @ Lake Lag Fire Pit

Friday, January 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Student Leader Appreciation Event at 550 Lasuen

Thursday, January 26, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Ping Pong Tournament hosted by Yost house

Date TBD

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Until next time… Racheal Yates and Jennifer Langer-Osuna (your Neighborhood D Council co-leads)