August 27, 2008

Cappy And Others Welcome 2012

Cappy gave the Presidential Welcome to 2012 in the chapel this evening. The Deans also spoke, as well as VSA President Jimmy Kelly '09. The Barefoot Monkeys performed, calling upon their "surprise member" Cappy to take the stage as they threw bowling pins around her head.


The welcome turned political this year as many of the speakers addressed current events both directly and indirectly. Cappy called upon the Class of 2012 to affect change in the world and change "the way things are now." Dean Roelke said he was a proud Independent voter and quoted Senator Clinton's speech at last night's Convention. Jimmy Kelly mentioned how Vassar differs from the outside "world of inequality."

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

barefoot monkies... get some new material

Anonymous said...

*threw
*effect

you're off your game, mads!

Anonymous said...

10:26, "affect" is actually the correct spelling of the verb in that context (to "affect change").

Anonymous said...

1105, nuh uh.

http://hubpages.com/hub/Grammar_Mishaps__Affect_vs_Effect

To effect a change= to bring about a change

clearly under the effect column

Anonymous said...

9:13- Freshman orientation is the only time the monkeys can do their old shtick, and have it be fresh to their audience.

11:59- Vassar has a lot of rich white people, but it has plenty of other people too (including plenty of impecunious white people). And it's a place where we're all living in the same dorms, eating in the same dining halls, and taking the same classes. I'd call that pretty different than the real world.

Anonymous said...

juggling clubs, not bowling pins.

Anonymous said...

Can someone explain to me how Vassar isn't the real world? Have I been trapped on some virtual reality plane for the last two years? Will the fact that my college years don't take place in the real world cause me to pixellate and implode after I graduate?

Anonymous said...

Vassar is NOTHING LIKE the real world. It's not really a bad thing.
Also, read 12:21.

Anonymous said...

that wasn't really my point.

Ian said...
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Anonymous said...

12:58 - I feel like Vassar is SO different from the real world. I saw a graduated vassar hot mess in a business suit on a blackberry in grand central on my way back up to potwon today and it was so weird. I feel like we can't get away with all the shit we do once we graduate. Whatever, I am gonna enjoy the bubble for one more year.

Anonymous said...

the juggling was appreciated by me. it was a good interlude between lots of words and speeches of advice.
and she did a good job standing there.
as a freshman, i was glad they did it and i like them. they're so nice!!!

Anonymous said...

it's a bubble. it's still a real bubble. real people go to real college and live in real accepting environments.

Anonymous said...

You commenters who are writing about the "bubble" probably didn't hear Jimmy's speech. He was giving advice to the incoming class to enjoy the next 4 years because there really isn't anything like it. Then he moved on. You should too.

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