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Unpopular club policies undergo changes

Unpopular club policies undergo changes

January 31, 2015 at 10:08 pm 0 comments

Last semester, the implementation of new club rules caused several difficulties for clubs planning events and raising money. These rules included a chaperone policy as well as regulations concerning food and catering. After stirring debate, these issues were addressed and discussed at a Council of Presidents meeting held on Nov. 4 of last year. Policy changes were announced this January. The Council of Presidents conducts meetings between the Student Government Association, Campus Life and club presidents on a regular basis. In the past, incidents occurred that prompted the Council of Presidents to implement the chaperone policy in question. The rule had stated that one chaperone from the Saint Vincent faculty or staff was required for every ten students attending a club trip off campus. At least one chaperone was required on the trip. With the policy in place last semester, clubs expressed the difficulty some of them faced in abidingRead More

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Mythopoeic Society talks evolving perception of nerdiness

November 19, 2014 at 3:06 am 0 comments

Society’s idea of the “nerd” has seen a revolution in the past few years. Once considered a highly derogatory social label, the term “nerd” has mostly lost its negative stereotype and has morphed into a positive characteristic. The 1984 comedy film “Revenge of the Nerds” sums up the typical image of the nerd portrayed in media. The two main characters, Lewis and Gilbert, don thick glasses, pocket protectors, suspenders, tucked-in shirts with bow ties, too-short slacks and awkward, beaming smiles. Even an English dictionary resorts to the traditional definition of the word. Merriam-Webster defines a nerd as “a person who behaves awkwardly around other people and usually has unstylish clothes, hair, etc.” Its second definition states that a nerd is “a person who is very interested in technical subjects, computers, etc.” The 2004 indie sleeper “Napoleon Dynamite” also reinforced the nerd image powerfully. Its titular character is socially awkward, funnilyRead More

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Students form new SVC rugby club

November 11, 2014 at 10:49 pm 0 comments

Early in the fall 2014 semester, Saint Vincent College started a rugby club. Rugby is foreign to most Americans because the sport is mainly played in England. Yet rugby is played all over the world, and the sport is gradually growing in America. Rugby is a full contact team sport often compared to American football. In rugby, however, no pads are worn by players. The British sport typically consists of 80-minute matches with 15 players on each side of the field. Rugby matches consist of two 40-minute halves and are officiated by an official and two touch judges.   As a result of the recent growth in popularity of rugby in America, SVC created a new rugby club. The president of SVC’s Rugby Club, John Yost, has been playing rugby since his senior year in high school. “This past summer,” he said, “myself and a few other individuals set up,Read More

Homecoming Weekend 2014

Homecoming Weekend 2014

October 6, 2014 at 3:46 am 0 comments

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SPRING FEST 2014

SPRING FEST 2014

April 14, 2014 at 11:43 pm 0 comments