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Neighborhood S 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: Wednesday, January 25, 9:30-10:00 p.m. at Cedro Lounge
  • Session 2: Wednesday, January 25, 10:30-11:00 p.m. at Arroyo Lounge
  • Session 3: Wednesday, February 1, 10:30-11:00 p.m. at Okada Lounge
  • Session 4: Tuesday, February 7, 9:00-9:30 p.m. at Terra Lounge
  • Session 5: Wednesday, February 8, 9:00-9:30 p.m. at Junipero Lounge
    • 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 S Council

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

  • Queer Prom/Formal @ Terra
  • Neighborhood S Knit Club
  • Cal Academy of Sciences & Golden Gate Park Trip

Our next council meeting is Wednesday, January 25, 8:00-9:00 p.m. Please review the guidance about the council application & review process.

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Upcoming Neighborhood S Events

Winter Warmup outside Wilbur Dining East

Thursday, January 19, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Mug decorating, cookies, and drinks from Caffe Carrello!

Neighborhood S Knit Club outside Wilbur Dining East

Friday, January 20, 2:00 p.m.

  • We invite you to join our weekly yarn crafting community. Materials are provided and all experience levels are welcome! Hosted by Okada RF Edith Wu. 
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Until next time… Lydell Graham and Kavita Sarin (your Neighborhood S Council co-leads)