The Harlem Shake, Oswego Style

“Have you seen the new Harlem Shakes on YouTube?”
“No, the Harlem Shake is for idiots!” -Urban Dictionary

Whether you like it or not, there’s no denying the recent surge of Harlem Shake videos across the Internet. The dance started as a gang ritual and has been only very recently turned into a joke by bored YouTubers. It seems Oswego’s gotten in on the action, with multiple groups on campus creating their own versions of the meme. Here’s a few to pass the time and have a quick laugh:

SUNY Oswego Presents: Lupe Fiasco!

Whatsup bloggers?

 

The time has finally come! The artist performing at this years Spring Concert has been announced! I’d imagine you’ve all been as excited as I was for this huge announcement. As stated in the title, this years concert is to be put on by famous rapper Wasalu Muhammad Jaco–Better known by his stage name: Lupe Fiasco. If you remember, we voted on who should play this concert a few months ago. Personally I’m very happy with this outcome. For those of you who have never heard of Lupe Fiasco, I suggest you take the time to look him up. Lupe’s lyrical style is quite unique; he focuses most of his music on controversial political and social issues such as war, poverty, prostitution, terrorism, and religion. Lupe is also strongly opposed to censorship, and believes that it only blinds and deafens people from the truth. He currently has released four studio albums including “Lupe Fiasco’s Food and Liquor”, “Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool“, “Lasers”, and “Food and Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1″. Now I bet you’re wondering about when and where you can get tickets, so here are the details:

 

  • The will be held in the Campus Center Arena on April 20th, 2013
  • Doors open at 7:00 p.m. ; The show starts at 8:00 p.m.
  • Ticket prices are $10 for SUNY Oswego students and $20 for the general public
  • Tickets go on sale for students on March 25th, 2013 and can be bought at the Campus Center Box Office
  • Tickets go on sale for the General Public on April 1st, 2013

 

 

 

Who doesn’t like free stuff?

Hello bloggers!

If you’re a student here on campus, you should obviously know what CTS is. For those of you who don’t, you’ve been missing out on a very helpful group of individuals. CTS, or Campus Technology Services, is the primary source of help when it comes to any technological pitfalls you may be experiencing. If you are having a problem with your computer, the internet, or any other electronics, CTS should be your first phone call. Conveniently located on the ground level of Lanigan Hall, the CTS Help Desk is open Monday through Friday fro 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During this time, walk-ins are available to SUNY Oswego students. You can also email them at help@oswego.edu or call at (315) 312-3456. Along with their expertise, CTS also provides students with a variety of programs that are available for download on their website. They pay for the licenses to the software in order to allow students to download it for no charge. The programs available for download include:

 

Minitab: A program used in most statistics classes in order to provide students with a way to complete problems and create graphs.

 

Sophos Anti-Virus- An anti-virus program that will protect your computer from malware, spyware, trojans, and other threats to your computer’s security.

 

Microsoft Office- All of your run of the mill Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.

 

Along with these programs, Spyware and Malware removal tools are also available for download. These programs are essential if you believe your computer may have a virus. Be sure to utilize the wonderful service that CTS provides for students on campus!

 

 

Greetings bloggers!

Hello! My name is Tony Ferrentino, and I’d like to give you some information about myself before I start contributing to this site. I’m a senior philosophy major here at SUNY Oswego. I played on the lacrosse team here my freshman year and subsequently gave it up my sophomore year. I’m from Buffalo, NY, and I love sports. I grew up playing football, soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. As you can probably tell, I’m a huge Bills, Sabres, and Bandits fan, even though the Sabres have been playing terribly as of late. I love talking sports and just talking about ideas (as corny as that sounds).

I like to talk to people who are open minded and who genuinely want to discuss important philosophical issues. For the most part I like to stick to comedy and sports because they are much less sensitive of topics. It might seem odd after all of the “I”‘s in this post, but I don’t really like talking about myself too much.

I was the president of the Secular Student Alliance for a year and then I realized it was too demanding on my schedule. This was the case with this blogging position as well, as I had an extremely heavy workload last semester. But I tend to change my ways and make some time for blogging! So get ready for news on the various undertakings of SUNY Oswego’s department of Humanities and other big projects going on here at our University!

H2T: Pretty, Messy!

There are countless products out there that promise moisturized skin and hair, especially during the winter months. Between the lake effect snow, the harsh wind and the below zero temperatures, Oswego provides the perfect climate to leave your skin scaly and your hair dry. Rather than purchasing ANOTHER lotion and hair mask, I decided to make my own using some guidance (Thank you Google!) and some kitchen ingredients: A super ripe avocado and an egg.

The mixture made enough to cover my face and my hair. It was really simple and my skin and hair felt SO soft afterwards! Here’s how to do it on your own.

First you’re going to make your face mask! In a bowl, scoop out the avocado and the white part of the raw egg. Mix together until there’s a gooey, uniform consistency. The white in eggs are meant to tighten your pores, while the avocado naturally moisturizes your skin. After covering your face, mix in the yolk of the raw egg and apply to dry, combed hair. Let both masks sit for 30 minutes!

Afterwards, rinse your face first. Here is probably the most important thing to remember: RINSE YOUR HAIR WITH COLD WATER! Rinsing with water that’s too hot will cook the egg in your hair…yuck! Once everything is rinsed, shampoo, condition, and moisturize like you normally would!

Wishing you a warm and less scaly winter!

The Intro…

Before I even get into anything about myself, I’d like to give a quick “Thank You (!)” to everyone that continues to read this blog from here on out. My mission is to provide information about SUNY Oswego Athletic/Recreation events to anyone and everyone that is even the least bit curious.

 

…And now it’s time to talk about ME! (Toby Keith?) Also, I give you my word that this will be the only time I talk about myself to this length ever again.

 

 

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5 Student Organizations Anyone Can (And Should!) Join

“No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.” -Mahatma Gandhi

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Boy this campus is boring, there’s nothing to do here!”? Well, if so, you’re in for a treat today and this blog post is just for you! You may not know it, but there are a TON of student run organizations on campus (many of which are free and just require attendance & participation), and no college experience is complete without being a part of at least one. Its a new year and a new semester, so maybe its time to make a resolution and be a part of something, no matter how small!  Without further ado, here are a few student organizations that you can join and become an active member of with relatively little or no prior experience:

 

Outdoor Club

http://www.oswego.edu/orgs/outdoorclub/index.html

Get back in touch with your wild side! The outdoor club sponsors trips to many of the natural wonders of the northeast. Expect lots of camping and hiking! They accommodate beginners as well as seasoned pros. They even have movie nights and often team up with other clubs to put on events, such as the ski and snowboard club’s campus rail jam. It’s a good stress reliever to get away from school and out into nature for a while, and this club makes it very easy, often providing trips for free! So check out their website and go to a meeting, you might just find it to be the perfect balancing out activity to your busy college lifestyle.

 

Arts Alive

The official student run Art club on campus, these guys are down to earth. No pretentious art gallery fancy pants judgment to be found here. All of their information can be found near or in Tyler Hall Rm. 201. They put on educational events almost every week, and beginners are as welcome as anyone else with a passion for creativity and aesthetics.

 

 

Story Teller’s Guild

Yes, they are nerdy. But they are all also great people with a passion for fiction of all sorts, whether it comes in the form of comic books, games, or anime (among other things). Probably one of the largest groups on campus, they welcome geeks from all walks of life, and encourage members to host their own game/movie/role-playing etc. events. They also put on one large convention every year called ARCON, featuring plenty of game tournaments, panels, and memorabilia booths. Anyone can join, and you don’t have to be obsessed with the lifestyle to have a good time (even if it may be encouraged)!

 

 

Students for Global Change/ Go Green Team

Now two separate clubs, formerly under the umbrella club Students for Global Change, S4GC and the Go Green Team exist to promote environmental, social, and political awareness amongst citizens, with the Go Green Team specializing in environmental concerns and local green initiatives. Students for Global change often supports many other organizations on campus and encourages members to reach out to the community with their concerns, whether that be through workshops, personal projects or fundraising for global outreach organizations.

 

Student Association

http://www.oswegosa.org/

Last but most definitely not least we have SA, the glue which holds all of the other student organizations together. Believe it or not, the students who choose to participate in SA are doing it of their own free will, actively working to make the social and cultural environment on campus great for everyone. They have a lot of influence in many of the policies that are made by the administration and work very hard with average students who want to make something happen, but perhaps don’t have the tools or the know-how to go about doing it. In joining SA, you could gain a lot of experience working with people, which is something employers love, but they don’t necessarily teach in the classrooms. Their are many positions, from being a senator to a financial officer, and finding which is right for you would be a great step in learning how to be a leader in not just the SUNY Oswego community, but later on down the road of life as well.

 

 

Honorable Mentions:

Cut the Craft

Ultimate Frisbee Club

Philosophy Club

History Club

 

You can find information on all student organizations here, including many more specialized clubs for your more immediate interests:

http://www.oswego.edu/student/organizations/search.html

I hope this was informative, and if I didn’t get to any clubs or organizations on campus (new or otherwise!) that are accessible and anyone can join, give ‘em a shout out in the comments below!