Narrowing it Down: The Top 5 Events on Campus This Week – 10/8/12

Only two weeks left till October study days- I know I’m not alone counting down the days till our first break. The heat came on for the first time today in my dorm, and I must say, it sure made it finally feel like fall. Here’s some kick-ass campus events to keep you busy this week.

Huffington Post Information Session – Wednesday, October 10 @ 5PM, Titsworth living room

I hate to be cliché and say this is a meeting not to miss, but I mean, come on, it’s the Huffington Post. A representative is coming to campus to talk to Sarah Lawrence students about possible internship opportunites. I know that most of you are already hooked, but just in case you aren’t, you get a free dinner just by showing up! It’s really a win-win situation.

You Mean There’s Race in My Movie? – Wednesday, October 10 @ 5PM, Science Center 103

It’s a bit of a bummer that this even it going on at the same time as the Huffington Post info session, but if you’re totally not interested in working for a news company, then come to this discussion sponsored by DAPS. Frederick Gooding, from The Minority Reporter, will be leading a discussion in which race in portrayed in main stream movies. He’ll be looking at examples both subtle, and those not so subtle, in pop culture movies that we all know and love. He claims there are six common archetypes that “non-white” characters fall into. The tag line of the event is, “ You’ll Never See Movies the Same Way Again!” Intriguing, I know.

Cloud 9 – Thursday, October 11 @ 7PM, Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre

It’s the first opening show of the season, how exciting! It’s a comedy written by Caryl Churchill who parallels 19th century sexual imperialism with sexual liberation in the 1970s. You can begin signing up for seats in the PAC lobby on the 9th, and if you can’t make it to Thursday’s performance, you have other opportunities on Friday and Saturday.

24 Hour Shakespeare Marathon – Saturday, October 12 @ 4PM, Titsworth Lecture Hall

The name pretty much sums it up, but basically what’s going to happen is a very brave group of students will be performing Shakespeare’s works continuously for 24 hours. If this sparks your interest, there are many ways to get involved. You can either show up and let the words of Shakespeare wash over you, or you can try your hand at performing it yourself( you don’t even need to come prepared with anything). However, be sure to grab a sponsor form as the event is aiming to raise money for Midnight Cabaret’s performance of Sweeney Todd.

Citilinks Presents Apple and Pumpkin Picking at Stuart’s Farm – Sunday, October 13 @ 1PM, Andrews Parking Lot

A van is leaving from Andrew’s parking lot at 1PM to take students on a delightful trip to pick their own apples and pumpkins. You can begin signing up in Student Affairs starting the eighth. The only requirement is a five dollar copay. Five dollars for an afternoon full of frolicking in an apple orchard creating timeless memories? Yes please.

Emelyn Hicks, a sophomore at SLC, is a California, Bay Area native who enjoys baking, laughing, sarcasm, and ballet. Emelyn is an animal rights activist, and misses her three dogs and two cats back at home. Currently she is studying Anthropology, Literature, Theatre, and Dance. If you are a fellow hashtag enthusiast feel free to follow Emelyn on Twitter @emelynhicks.

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