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Election results are in

Educational Policies Committee - Arts Division,
WINNERS: Lauren Barnes and John Ohrenberger.

Educational Policies Committee - Science, Math, and Computing Division,
WINNER: Lily Mastrodimos

Educational Policies Committee - Languages and Literature Division,
WINNER: Ariella Kust

Educational Policies Committee - Social Studies Division,
WINNER: Normy Rozenberg

Fiscal Committee - Freshman Representative,
WINNER: Eva-Marie Quinones

Student Judiciary Board - Freshman Representative,
WINNER: Zev Fogelman

Sustainability Council,
WINNERS: Jess Lambert and YuanYuan Gao

Fun times and good vibes at Basilica SoundScape

By Lucas Opgenorth


Next to the Hudson, N.Y. Amtrak station, on the banks of the same mighty river that touches both Blithewood and Manhattan, is a dilapidated, 19th century factory. In 2010, the building was repurposed as a music and arts venue known as the Basilica Hudson, home to last year’s glorious shows by Grimes and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. This weekend, the old factory is host to the Basilica SoundScape festival, which will bring an eclectic mix of musicians, writers, and visual artists to the Hudson Valley.

The Basilica teamed up for the weekend with Pitchfork, the “love it or hate it” website devoted to independent music news, reviews, and articles. Pitchfork editor Brandon Stosuy, who writes their excellent metal column “Show No Mercy,” curated Friday night, which features a variety of performers who appear to be disparate but are in fact connected in a web of influences.

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A Perfect Storm at Shipping & Receiving

By Naomi LaChance


It’s never a good thing when important equipment breaks, but it’s particularly bad when it happens in the middle of “hell week.”

Bard Shipping and Receiving has fielded over 400 packages a day for the past week from FedEx alone. There are books for the beginning of the semester, room decor forgotten at home, care packages. And on Thursday, the scanner broke.

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My marijuana intake was pretty excessive throughout high school and during this summer it has reached new levels of indulgence. I am afraid that this trend may continue when I get to Bard this fall. What are some measures I can take when I get to Bard to ensure that I do my work and actually start taking my life seriously for the first time in a while?

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Anonymous

Maybe don’t…..smoke….so much….weed…..

Is it possible to hook up/date people without having to go to parties?

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Anonymous

Yes there are like websites for that.

i don't have any questions but thanks for being so nice and open to all of us freshmen!

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Anonymous

Whatever.

So how are Bard parties ? Are they typical ragers or 10 kids sitting in a triple doing some crazy research chemical ?

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Anonymous

They are smoky and loud and full of social awkwardness.

My friends like being darkroom monitors…

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Anonymous

Your friend sucks.

What happens to the non-hipsters?

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Anonymous

They transfer. Or become hipsters.

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Incoming Freshman: Have any burning questions about what your life is going to be like for the next four years? Ask the Free Press Editors anything—it’s anonymous!  Click Here.

Can freshmen join/ work for the bard free press?

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Anonymous

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’nnnnvb

Where's the best place to smoke a bowl on campus? I'm so ready to perceive Kafka in ways I never before thought could be possible.

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Anonymous

Parliament of Reality dude so tripped it’s amaZeballs you’re gonna be like in the zone. Or your room.

you guys say "We are Bard College's only student newspaper" but I've also seen The Bard Star on tumblr. what's up with that?

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Anonymous

Shhhhhhh.