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Athena, now with aphlaston

The 2011 Barnard Greek Games are just around the corner. Togas will be donned, flags will be captured, discuses will be thrown, togas will be tie dyed—in short, all the fanfare and festivities of ancient Greek athletics are on their way. But without its heroes, what is the Greece of antiquity? The Greek Games needs class captains. An email sent to students from The Greek Games Committee:

Do you want to lead your class to victory? We are looking for students from each year who would like to serve as class leaders during the games. Class captains will carry their class torches during opening ceremony and accept the trophy on behalf of the winning class! Interested? Think one of your friends would do a great job as class captain? Email with name, class year and email address!

And here’s the schedule, now finalized:

Sunday, April 10th
7:30–7:45 pm: Torch Race in front of Barnard Hall into LeFrak

8–8:30 pm: Opening Ceremonies in LeFrak

8:30–9:30 pm: Symposium and Toga Party!

Monday, April 11th
11 am–1 pm: Lunch and Games on Lehman Lawn (including Discus Throwing, Hoop Rolling, Tug of War and Chariot Performances)

1–2 pm: More Games in LeFrak (including Archery)

5:30–6:30 pm: Yoga on the Diana Roof

7:30–9 pm: Capture the Flag and ice cream party on Lehman Lawn

Tuesday, April 12th
11:30–2:15 pm: Various Events on Lehman Lawn including lunch, student performances, Greek Trivia, and Tie Dye a Toga

5:45–6:45 pm: Plato’s Pilates

7–8 pm: Closing Ceremonies in LeFrak

8–9:30 pm: Symposium and Toga Party!

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous loooks supa supa coool!!!!!



  • CU says:

    @CU Are the Greek Games only for Barnard students?

    1. anon says:

      @anon second that question! i want to do hoop roll and do yoga on the roof

    2. Carolyn says:

      @Carolyn Nope, we Columbians can tie dye togas too! Woot. Eudaimonia!

  • GREEK GAMES says:

    @GREEK GAMES is going to be f’ing AWESOME!!!

  • Grecian says:

    @Grecian Woohoo SOOO excited, thanks greek games committee, can’t wait to get free shiz

  • ... says:

    @... what? no campus-wide game of cops and dealers?

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous seriously? wtf barnard? why do you have to be wasting my $$ on ice cream and tie dye making parties? is this what i should expect in the real world next year once I’ve graduated come may?

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous although i don’t know how successful bringing back greek games will be, don’t be such a party pooper! the real is probably going to suck and you’ll be wishing your future office hosted a tie dye making party

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous *real world

      2. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous no, that’s what 5 o’clock is for…

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous I’m kind of glad I get to stay in the college mentality just a little bit longer. Barnard can prepare you for the real world but ultimately you just have to experience that. Career fairs or seminars instead of a bunch of fun events isn’t going to do that much. I’d rather have some fun than the usual boring events (and I don’t usually like this kind of stuff, I just think it’s nice to have the option).

    3. first place winner says:

      @first place winner gets to suck my cock.

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