Senior week officially started today. The kickoff included live music, and three hefty lines for picking up your SW bracelet- which gets us great deals in town, a SW mug, and a free Moe’s. The theme for senior week is the 7 Deadly Sins. Each day of Senior Week represents one of the deadly sins. For instance, Sunday is Sloth: sloppy, lazy, chill daze; an outdoor movie and cuddle fest. Monday is Lust: movin’ n groovin’ together: aband showcase and foam party. And so on. And if I am unclear on what senior week is. Its an entire week of planned events just for the seniors. Students, non- seniors, have begun departing on a journal to begin their summer vacations. Seniors stay behind, no classes, no work, just hanging out with fellow seniors reminiscing on the early days of college and enjoying the great events planned of course. The insane part is that we are on this happy high and then graduation happens and everyone is just crying for weeks. But let’s not think of that just yet. Time to enjoy senior week.
I totally forgot to post about the AdLibs show I went to sometime last week or so. Silly me !
The Ad Libs are an improve group on campus. The only improv group, If I am not mistaken. Last week they had their Spring show. Its all improve and fun humour. It has a somewhat “Who’s Line Is It Anyway” feel to it. Which I am more than okay with; great show, right ?
Heres a short clip of the show- uh it involves improv songs and nose jobs. HARHAR LULZ. Watch to see what I mean.
A few nights ago I attended what I believe was the best concert I have seen at Skidmore- The Spring Orchestra Concert.
Time for Three, an unbelievable trio – Zachary (Zach) De Pue, violin; Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass- opened for the orchestra and gave a jaw dropping, absolutely stunning performance. I was in awe. I think I was falling in love with this trio as they performed. I apologize for not recording their performance but you have to check their material, it is amazing.
The second half of the show was The Skidmore College Orchestra, made up of both Skidmore College community members and Saratoga Springs community members. The orchestra was phenomenal as well. And what better place to view such a powerful concert than the Arthur Zankel Music Center. I sneaked a vid on a bit of the orchestra performing George Gershwin’s Cuban Overture. Enjoy !
The weekend before the last day of classes I was like “OH HECK YES !! ITS OVER !!” And then I remembered I still have two exams and three papers to get through before it is actually over- Wednesday evening.
We all celebrate too early. Especially because of FUNDAY. What is FUNDAY you ask? Its the best day ever. It will be the best day of every year. The Saturday before the last day of classes the entire campus celebrates on the green. A stage is set for bands to play, bouncy houses are every where, theres a dunking tank, a DJ plays on the gazebo, and free food and gifts are also everywhere. The celebration on the green officially starts at 11:30am and goes on until 5pm. But all students wake up at around 9am excited beyond belief as if it were Xmas morning. This amazing day happened- I had a blast. But the next day I was like, “OH NO STILL SO MUCH WORK TO DO !! “.
The last day of classes rolled around- last Tuesday- and I could not even get excited because I was still thinking about all the papers and exams I have to complete during finals week. Well that is what I am working on now, hence me being in on a Friday night.
WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY WEDNESDAY Its all over on WEDNESDAY
The Drastic Measures are one of six (or is it 8 now?) a- capella groups on campus; 1 of 2 co- ed; and the only a- capella group that performs solely for the benefit of a local organization, Saratoga Bridges, which serves individuals with disabilities and their families. At every performance, Drastic Measures collects donations from the audience; all the money goes straight to Saratoga Bridges. http://www.saratogabridges.org/
I attended their Spring Concert / End of the Year Show. Fantastic, of course. Here is a bit from that.
This is probably my third Pulse related post but c’mon, you love Pulse. I love Pulse. WE LOVE PULSE !
So here is some more Pulse from their Spring’ 12 Concert (4/21)
I am a little late on talking about Spring Fling so I apologize. But I just wanted to take the time to say that the events were a success. Soooooo, YEY !!
Friday afternoon I had to give a tour so I was unable to enjoy the festivities as much as I wish I could. After my tour I rushed over to the South Lawn green to at least catch the end of the Candy Land BBQ. Its never fun to catch the end of something good; everyone is leaving, you’re just getting there- you’re pumped, everyone is sun drunk. No fun. I still managed to find some friends munching away at burgers and enjoying the good tunes played by members of the DJ Club.
Directly after playing in the sun for a bit I made my way to the Scholarship Dinner. All senior recipients of scholarships given by Skidmore Alumni attend a really fancy dinner event. At the reception and dinner, donors are expected to meet scholarship recipients. In short, its good food, good talk (especially if you have really chatty donors at your table), and heaps of reminders that we should also be generous once we leave Skidmore (Already gave!!). The two donors at my table were a lovely couple who’s daughter graduated from Skidmore. The wife is also a Skidmore graduate and the husband is currently a professor in the Education Department. It was such a pleasure hearing stories about what is was like to go to school in the 70s- I LOVE LOVE “back in the day” stories ! They are the best ! Especially from a couple who stated they were and still are hippies. I don’t think we could have had anyone better at our table. I could not help but hug and thank them for their time before I made my way to the student center for the DRAG SHOOOWWWWWW !
Busy day, huh ?
The Drag Show is an annual event organized by the Skidmore Pride Alliance. Every year the club tries their best to get a professional drag company to host the drag show. This year they booked Pandora Boxx of Ru Paul’s Drag Race. Don’t know the show? Oooof Its good. Anyway she was knee slapping, “oh dear gosh” hilarious- The best host pride has booked in all four years that I have been here. And the performers themselves were great. I also have never seen such a great turn out for the event. Pride did a fantastic job. The show was such a perfect way for me to get pumped about the rest of my Friday night; THANKS S.P.A !
Photos of Pandora Boxx below !!
Every Spring the Sophomore Class Council and the Interclass Council organizes a week of free fun, events, and food. What more could you ask for? Nothing right? Well, maybe some sun and warm weather…aaaand no homework.
Spring Fling Itinerary
|Thursday, April 19:
Friday, April 20:
Guess Who? Drag Show
Saturday, April 21:
Battleship Boat Regatta
Sunday, April 22:
Shoots & Ladders Soccer Tournament Playing for Change
Hungry Hungry Hippos Study Break
Once again I am stuck having to decide between two events going on tonight that sound awesome; what to do, oh, what to do! #activecampusproblems
SO MUCH, ALWAYS ! AHHHH !
Well there is Spoken Word/ Musical Performance going on at the Tang teaching museum
and at the same time Erin McKeown will be speaking at the Filene auditorium.
“Erin is well-known within the queer musical circuit for her diverse sound from elegant pop to balls-out rock, sweet electronics to witty swing, for her meaningful lyrics, and her talent as a multi-instrumentalist. She has been associated with artists such as Ani DiFranco and Josh Ritter and has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. She is also known for being a writer, teacher, and political lobbyist for issues concerning music and technology. Erin is currently a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center.Well there is a Spoken Word/ Musical Performance event going on at the Tang teaching museum and at the same time” (as seen on fb invite).
Now, how to split myself in two before 8pm tonight.
So wait, you didn’t get the invite? No mail, no facebook? About Larry Wilmore’s visit to Skidmore? EEk!! I am very sorry. Well below is what the facebook invite looked like. Now you can feel like you were invited and we can pretend like you were much too busy to attend and not that you are probably no less than 3 hours away from campus and definitely would not have attended even if you were aware such a funny individual was visiting the campus.
Speakers Bureau proudly presents an evening with Larry Wilmore.Larry started his career as an actor and stand-up comic before transitioning to television writing and producing in the early 90s. Hes written for shows such as In Living Color, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and The Jamie Foxx Show. He co-created the animated show The PJs with Eddie Murphy and a few years later created “The Bernie Mac Show” starring Bernie Mac. Most recently he was a consulting producer on NBCs “The Office.” “The Daily Show” has marked a return to performing for Larry and he is currently developing a sitcom for himself at HBO. He also wrote his first book entitled “I’d Rather We Got Casinos and Other Black Thoughts” from Hyperion Books. Larry has been nominated and received numerous awards including an Emmy, a Peabody, Humanitas, TV Critics and NAACP Image Award.
This event is FREE for Skidmore Students. First come first serve for seats!
See you there!
Honestly, I am not too familiar with Wilmore’s material but I am glad I took some time out tonight to watch him do what he does best.
Now I must apologize for mentioning something so cool and having no hardcore material to show you. No pictures, no videos. There actually were none allowed. I can say this much, he was good, and I got enough LOLs in.