By: Sybil Levine
This week, amidst the setting up and construction of Solarity’s newest event space – have you seen that tent on North Quad? – I exchanged emails with Ariane Walder ’14, the group’s promotion director, and discussed the details of this weekend’s event: Awaken the Wild.
By: Kyla Van Buren and Sybil Levine
The start of school is exciting and all, but there’s nothing like a great end to winter break. On the way back to Oberlin, the two of us (Kyla and Sybil) went on an adventure to celebrate Groundhog Day and have one last hurrah before putting our noses to the grind. While February 2 may have come and gone, the two of us are still reliving the celebration in our head. If you had been there with us, you would feel this way too. Let us explain.
Neither of us are from anywhere near Punxsutawney, PA, nor were we previously familiar with the purpose of this little town: Groundhog Day celebration central. One of our friends had been a number of times and was always extremely enthusiastic when he told us, “You should come to Groundhog Day!” Thinking back, he never said much more about it than that. Yet somehow he managed to get us pumped up for this mysterious holiday and before we knew it, we were driving to Smalltown, USA, with groundhogs on every street corner.
By Sassy S.
Three years after my first Safer Sex Night I attended my last one to find that not only has my bra-size changed but so has my concept of what it means to have a good time. Continue reading
By Sybil Levine
Once again, Solarity managed to host the event of the semester: a rager so colorful it made the inside of Carnegie look like one of those glowing energy orbs. Despite the limited capacity, Origins had the same larger-than-life feeling as the other events Solarity has hosted. To get a sense of what the group thought about the final product of their semester-long efforts (longer, really, since the planning began after Fracture), F+L spoke with Ariane Walder, junior and director of promotions for Solarity: Continue reading
By Sybil Levine
F+L: What is this theme, “Origins”?
AW: Origins is about a transhuman experience, the takeover of technology. The event will model this progression in evolution. Continue reading
My memory of my orientation week is at once both blurry and bright. I remember the helter skelter of moving into my Baldwin dorm, saying goodbye to family, and showing up late to (or forgetting) the required orientation events.
Of all the chaos that is orientation, and disorientation, week, there is one moment in particular that has stuck with me. It was, of course, the first night after my parents left. One of my friends called and told me to meet her and another cool girl she had met outside my dorm. My roommates were nowhere to be found and it felt pretty late, and as I walked out of the back door I found myself worrying, “should I tell someone what I’m going to do? Tell them that I’ll be back soon?” It was as if Jiminy Cricket whispered the answer into my ear: “You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do. You’re a little more free now.” The joy of the answer sent excited nervous bubbles all through my belly and I actually squealed like a little girl as I dashed out the door and met my best friends, the three of us all alone in the moonlight.
By Sassy S.
When we find ourselves in the arms of another (or others), it’s not always easy to anticipate exactly which direction the mood of the moment will go. Some like to keep hook-up scenes unpredictable but others may prefer to take matters into their own hands. When creating a desired mood for a sexual moment many factors come in to play – think attire, toys, lighting, words, or lack of all the above – but of all the details to pay attention to, background music is one of the most critical. Continue reading
By Sassy S.
My first week at Oberlin was a whirlwind of excitement and nerves. Here I was – at college, free from my family for the first time, eager to make new friends and to start experimenting. All week long, my fellow first-years and I grew oriented to the school – this building is that, here’s where you find this, cool factoids here and there. Orientation is a process all first-year students expect to go through. At the end of it all, however – after the rooms are organized, the snacks bought and stored, and parentals on the road home again – the less expected disorientation process begins.
by Sybil Levine
Attention all party people of Oberlin: Break out your rave shorts and LED gloves, glitter and day-glow body paint, and prepare to have the night of your life! Continue reading