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Neighborhood T 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: Monday, January 23, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Rinconada Lounge
  • Session 2: Monday, January 30, 1:30–3:00 p.m. at Tresidder Oak Lounge West
  • Session 3: Tuesday, January 31,  12:30–2:00 p.m. at  Wilbur Conference Room
  • Session 4: Saturday, February 4, 12:30–2:00 p.m. at Wilbur Hall, Room 114
  • Session 5: Monday, February 6,  11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at  Wilbur Conference Room
    • 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 T Council

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

  • Rinc Santa Cruz Boardwalk Trip
  • EBF Fiber Arts Program

Our next council meeting is Tuesday, January 24, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Please review the guidance about the council application & review process.

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Upcoming Neighborhood T Events

Neighborhood T Winter Wellness Series

Neighborhood T will partner with Feathered Outlaw to bring holistic and metaphysical practitioners to Tresidder Oak Lounge West on a regular basis in winter quarter. Feathered Outlaw is an all-inclusive metaphysical hub that aims to provide a safe learning space to teach others how holistic and magick practice can facilitate their own growth, focused on elevating and supporting BIPOC, POC, Indigenous, Queer and other marginalized practitioners. Events may include breathwork, reiki, acupressure, massage, tea readings and ceremonies, tarot, sound baths, and more! The tentative dates include:

  • Monday, January 30, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 6, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 14, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 21, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, February 27, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, March 6, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
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Until next time… Richard Duncan and Amy Larimer (your Neighborhood T Council co-leads)