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Neighborhood A 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, so please register so we can make sure to have enough for everyone. 

  • Session 1: Tuesday, January 24, 4:00 p.m. at Delta Delta Delta
  • Session 2: Thursday, January 26, 6:45 p.m. at Sigma Nu 
  • Session 3: Thursday, February 2, 7:00 p.m. at Casa Zapata 
  • Keep an eye out for additional ideation sessions in our next newsletter!
    • If you can’t make a session in person 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 A Council

We were excited to approve the following proposals at our first meeting of winter quarter last week:

  • Weekly Neighborhood A yoga class hosted by Donner
  • Weekly Lark-at-nights social alternative programming hosted by Larkin

Our next council meeting is Thursday, January 26, at 12:00 p.m. Please review the guidance about the council application & review process.

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Upcoming Neighborhood A Events

Spirit Night at Stanford vs. Oregon State Men’s Basketball Game

Thursday, January 19

The house that pulls up with the most school spirit will win a chance to host the men’s basketball team for a pizza night! Wear your Stanford gear, Neighborhood A color, make a sign, get creative! Post your house at the game to the Neighborhood A Instagram, and the post with the most likes wins!

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Until next time… Andrew Gray, Linda Paulson, and Patti Hanlon-Baker (your neighborhood council co-leads)