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Neighborhood O 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 for it…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: Thursday, January 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m. at 675 Lomita
  • Session 2: Wednesday, January 25, 3:00-4:00 p.m. at Storey
  • Session 3: Wednesday, February 1, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Muwekma
  • 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 O Council

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

  • 680 Lomita All Campus and Home Improvement Construction Projects
  • 576 Alvarado A Night with Ambré: Celebrating the Black Queer Woman
  • Neighborhood O Upperclass Taco Lunch hosted by West Florence Moore
  • FloMo Yoga Saturday
  • West FloMo Game Night
  • West Flo-lympics
  • West Flo Interesting People Dinner
  • Yost, Murray, EAST, EastFlo Fort Ross Trip
  • Winter Storey/680/550 Formal
  • Neighborhood O Arts Workshops hosted by Storey

Our next council meeting is Wednesday, January 25, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Please review the guidance about the council application & review process.

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Upcoming Neighborhood O Events

Coffee Connections with 675 Lomita (Kappa Phi)

Wednesday, February 8

Enjoy warm beverages prepared by baristas and snacks, create your own bouquet of flowers, and meet residents in other houses.

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Until next time… Racheal Yates and Constance Owl (your Neighborhood O Council co-leads)