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50/50 Is Keeping You Busy (PLV)

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This week, PLV is keeping you busy with events to raise awareness about Palestine, being politically inclined, depression, homelessness, privilege, and more.

Israeli Apartheid Week: Film Screening
Monday, March 7 | 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Join Students for Justice in Palestine for a screening of Roadmap to Apartheid, an award-winning documentary that takes a look at the analogy of South African apartheid in reference to the current policies between Israel and Palestine, as they host Israeli Apartheid Week.

Finish Line
Monday, March 7 | 9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. | Multipurpose Room
The sisters of Omega Phi Beta are illuminating the importance of voting at their first event for this year’s Week of Illumination: Electing Your Own Fate. They’ll provide an overview of this year’s presidential election and test your knowledge on the candidates’ race to the finish line.

Mock Apartheid Wall
Tuesday, March 8 | 11:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. | Boudreau Lounge
Experience the 400-mile long wall separating Israel and Palestine right here on campus. The Students for Justice in Palestine are creating their own wall that you can walk through at a small check point, just as many Palestinians do in their daily life. Learn about the discrimination that exists and check out the “freedom art” at the wall.

Palestine in the Media
Tuesday, March 8 | 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Multipurpose Room
Students for Justice in Palestine are pleased to invite you to hear from DC-based Palestinian journalist Rania Khalek. She will speak about Palestine in relation to the media (ie: mainstream media's role, etc.) and what that means for her as a journalist.

Sexy Legs Competition
Tuesday, March 8 | 8:00 p.m.–11:30 p.m. | Gottesman Room
You may have seen this coming, but we sure didn’t, and we’re definitely not pulling your leg with this post. Phi Sigma Sigma wants you to show it (or just attend) their Sexy Legs Contest, a night of laughs and entertainment as men and women creatively show off their legs for a chance to win a $100 prize (one in male category and one in female).

Hear Me Out
Tuesday, March 8 | 9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. | Multipurpose Room
Omega Phi Beta’s Week of Illumination is focusing on the 2016 presidential election, and they want you to elect your own fate. Join them for a night of looking at the past and present laws that affect women in the United States so that you can cast a vote that will have a positive impact for women in the future.

Depression Discussion
Tuesday, March 8 | 9:15 p.m.–11:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite
It’s no secret that college can be a stressful and often anxious time in a student’s life. In fact, in a study by UCLA, one in 10 first-year students reported feeling frequently depressed. Alpha Chi Rho wants to open the dialogue at a discussion about depression and the affects it can have on college students.

Fit Fitness into Your Schedule
Wednesday, March 9 | 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m. | Multipurpose Room
Always on the run, but never going for a run or focusing on your fitness? Join Commuter Life for tips on staying fit while managing a busy schedule and a quick workout.

Focus In
Wednesday, March 9 | 9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. | Multipurpose Room
Focus in on what the media is actually focused on. Omega Phi Beta’s Week of Illumination: Elect Your Own Fate will discuss how women in high political positions are misrepresented in the media, which only focuses on their physical looks, their personal life and/or their love life, or lack thereof.

Israeli Apartheid Week: Why One-State?
Thursday, March 10 | 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Join the Students for Justice in Palestine for a student-led and hosted panel that will break down why the one-state solution is the only practical solution from three different perspectives. All are welcome and encouraged to learn more about the topic.

Happy Hour: Jinahie Spoken Word Performance
Thursday, March 10 | 8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. | Multipurpose Room
Spoken word artist Jinahie is coming to campus for an evening of powerful authenticity, diversity, women’s empowerment, and more. A gifted Egyptian-American poet, Jinahie’s performances are energetic and soulful, and will leave you wanting more.

Electing Your Own Fate Banquet
Friday, March 11 | 7:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Omega Phi Beta is wrapping up their Week of Illumination focused on politics and our part in shaping a brighter future with a banquet. Elect your own fate, but also elect to attend this night of celebrating politically inclined and empowered women with entertainment, guest speakers, and an award ceremony. Click here for tickets.

Date a Deepher
Friday, March 11 | 8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. | Multipurpose Room
Friday is date night and the brothers of Alphi Phi Delta and sisters of Delta Phi Epsilon are giving you the chance to look for love in all the right places. Attend their dating show for a chance to win a date with a sister or a brother and raise money to support both their philanthropies.

Red Light Special
Friday, March 11 | 10:00 p.m.–2:00 a.m. | Willcox, Multipurpose Room
The prestigious and powerful Pi Lambda chapter of Delta Sigma Theta cordially invites you to their annual Red Light Special. This year, they’re putting a little spring in your step with a special Spring Break edition. Don’t miss this DIVAastating and dynamic party with the chapter and DJ Runna. Click here for tickets.

Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 12 | 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn
Ain’t no lie, we’re gonna dye, dye, dye some eggs! Ring in spring and Global Youth Service Day with Sigma Iota Rho, the Pleasantville Cottage School, and Golden Key for an eggcellent afternoon of Easter egg hunting and dying on Miller Lawn.

Mini Golf for MS Foundation
Saturday, March 12 | 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Bookstore Patio
Put-put your way around the green with the brothers of Alpha Chi Epsilon this weekend as they invite you to a game of mini golf. Proceeds will raise money for their philanthropy MS Foundation, raising awareness and a cure for multiple sclerosis. Games are $3 each. Register here.

Men’s Lacrosse vs. Merrimack
Saturday, March 12 | 7:00 p.m. | Pace Stadium
The Setters are taking on the Merrimack College Warriors in a fight to the finish, right here at Pace Stadium.

What Piece Are You Missing?
Sunday, March 13 | 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. | Willcox, Multipurpose Room
This year for their annual autism dinner, the brothers of Alpha Chi Rho are teaming up with Seidenberg to show students how educators use technology to help students with autism learn and develop. Hear from speakers, enjoy dinner, and raise awareness and learn about the pieces that make up autism’s complex puzzle. Register here.

Bone Marrow Drive
Monday, March 14 | 11:50 a.m.–1:10 p.m. | Kessel, Multipurpose Room
Donating bone marrow is painful. Becoming a bone marrow donor is difficult. The Red Cross will be on campus to shed light on the bone marrow donation procedure, answer any questions you might have, and inform participants on how their bone marrow donations could help people.

Pi Day
Monday, March 14 | 12:15 p.m.–2:00 p.m. | Kessel Well
Math majors aren’t the only ones rejoicing on March 14 for Pi Day. The brothers of Pi Lambda Phi are getting their sweet fix as they take some pie to the face. $2 gets you the chance to pie Pi Lamba Phi.

Wall of Prejudice
Monday, March 14 | 12:15 p.m.–4:30 p.m. | Miller Lawn
Building up a wall of frustration due to prejudices and hurtful words directed at you? Tear down that wall! You’ll have the chance to vent and let out your stress in a safe outlet, sharing words that have personally hurt you. Then, it’s time to wreck the wall! Take a swing at prejudices for $2, or take four swings for $4.

Hidden City
Monday, March 14 | 9:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Tonight in New York City alone almost 57,000 people will be sleeping in a shelter. More than 29,000 of them will be children in a family. Pace’s Señoritas will be discussing the eye-opening facts, truths, challenges, and more about homelessness in America and this hidden population.

Men’s Baseball vs. Post University
Tuesday, March 15 | 3:00 p.m. | Pace Stadium
America’s favorite pastime is back in full swing. Balls will be flying and soaring higher than the Post University Eagles when the Setters take to the field.

Meals with Mentors
Tuesday, March 15 | 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | Multipurpose Room
Hungry for knowledge or advice? You’re in potluck. Student Development and Campus Activities is serving up supper and support through Meals with Mentors. Connect with a faculty or staff member who could serve as your mentor. Click here to register.

Jump In
Wednesday, March 16 | 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite
You’ve probably seen, or at least heard, Pace’s 808s in action by now. They’re letting you in on their talent and teaching you how to make some beats with your hands and feet for one night only.

Pace Is Wild ’n Out
Wednesday, March 16 | 8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. | Butcher Suite
MTV’s hit show is hitting campus as Lambda Upsilon Lambda hosts a night of improv, comedy, and more.

Poor Man’s Banquet
Wednesday, March 16 | 9:15 p.m.–11:00 p.m. | Gottesman Room
Pi Lambda Phi is having you over for dinner, and they hope you’re coming hungry. Based on the hunger banquet, guests will be assigned a table, food, and chair that represent different economic classes and the glaring disparities between them. Will you be served one peanut or one extra large prawn? Discussion on class and privilege will follow. 

Next week, 50/50 is bringing you your final week of events before a much needed spring break.