Arts Olympix 2014, the highly anticipated and campus-wide celebrated art event of Jacobs...
An example of the burst of creativity (floor MB3) The floor decorations are finally concluded...
Jacobs Olympix 2013 is finally over. It reached its climax on Saturday night at the fabulous...
Arts Olympix 2014, the highly anticipated and campus-wide celebrated art event of Jacobs University was held on March 1st; and I'm proud to present you the new champion, Mercator College!
In various categories related to fine and stage arts all four colleges competed, and out of all the beautiful work that had been presented the whole day Mercator College ranked highest in the overall score. Not only Mercator teams got numerous Gold and Silver Ducks but managed to keep a consistent high score in each category, which brought artistic Mercats the win and the fancy Arts Olympix couch that is being showcased in the college office right now.
Although the win was sweet Arts Olympix was much more than a whole day event. The process of getting the performances ready and motivations up was as interesting as the event itself.
Before the Arts Olympix we had a lovely cheer-up to boost up our performances with hot dogs, french fries and awesome maraca making workshop. It was an interestingly inspired atmosphere with people sewing crazy outfits on one corner whilst the band jammed, all during loud conversations about the plans for the competition. The usually cozy and friendly college office environment served nothing but a medium for free flow of creativity.
During the event each team for different categories competed with not only victory in mind but also for having fun together. Teams used their strengths wisely in every competition, and even if not all the Gold Ducks swam towards the blue college, Mercats were consistently successful and exceptionally creative according to the judges. Nonetheless everyone did their best and that was proven in the final result.
After the win Mercatorians gathered in the College Office and enjoyed great food and drinks, and posed for the cameras with the “Victory Couch” as they shared their experiences during the Arts Olympix. Our freshly rejuvenated mascot was there to accompany the winners in their pictures, and ended up stealing the spotlight in the most!
Overall it was a nice variation from the overwhelmingly academics related lives of Jacobs students and everyone seemed to enjoy this unique, art-centric event with an increasing amount of Mercator Spirit.
With our many Duck awards here is the performance of Mercator in Arts Olympix 2014:
-Fashion Show -Gold Duck
-Canvas Painting -Gold Duck
-Dance Battle -Silver Duck
-Battle of the Bands -Bronze Duck
-Movie -Bronze Duck
-Lip Sync -Rubber Duck
Special thanks to all participants of all categories for excellent competition
and making the whole Mercator Community proud!
The floor decorations are finally concluded - and the floors look more amazing than ever!
Find below a message by the jury:
We were all truly impressed by the creativity and effort visible in the floor decorations, and the involvement of ALL floors! If you haven't, take some time and see the other floors!
The judges had a hard time deciding on the winner. Because of a head-to-head run and because several floors were impressive with particular unique features, the judges decided to give out several prices.
As overall winner, and winner in the categories 'Creativity' and 'Originality', the 'Living Room' concept of Floor C2 was selected. Congratulations! Your floor will receive €100 for your floor budget.
Close second, and winner in the category 'Floor Involvement', is the 'Under Water' concept of Floor C3. Congratulations! Your floor will receive €50 for your floor budget.
Three additional floors received an Honorable Mention and will share another €50 for the floor budgets (i.e. €17 each). Congratulations!
Many thanks to all participants and enjoy living in your beautified floors!
Chris & Chaitali
(and the judges: Niky Unnithan-Brauch, Klaus Boehnke and Uli Kühnen)
Find pictures from all the floors here: Floor Decoration 2013
Jacobs Olympix 2013 is finally over. It reached its climax on Saturday night at the fabulous presentation of the cheerleading performances of all colleges. The videos of this amazing event can be seen below!
It all started not days but weeks ago, when the sports teams formed and started their practice sessions. The captains for all disciplines (Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Frisbee, Tug Of War, Dodgeball and of course - Cheerleading) brought their team together and worked hard to create some real teams from the diversity of students that came together! Whether only recently arrived freshmen or second and third years, whether fit and sporty or simply curious, all shared one thing - their enthusiasm for the community and the Olympix event!
When finally the date of the Olympix approached, the excitement in the college grew visibly! When I was walking by the college during the Pep Rally (Pep Rally pictures) on September 20, I could still hear the "A Wasa Wasa!" shouts from far away. The chanting went on and on and on... banners were painted, posters drawn and stories told.
The night before the Olympix all Mercatorians painted their proper Mercator T-Shirt during the infamous "Blue Spirit Day", which ended up being a basement party abounding in creativity and celebrating the upcoming Olympix (Blue Spirit Day pictures)! It was a great bonding experience for everybody and it got people pumped up for the next two days.
So what are all those T-Shirts, banners, posters, war paint, whistles and rattles for? Exactly! As is tradition, each college marched as a whole noisy, excited and colorful bunch of students towards the cinema to represent their college at the official Olympix Opening ceremony, where it would all begin! It was indeed an incredible view to see all those Mercatorians shouting and laughing together with excitement.
We are very proud of all of you, Mercatorians, who made this year's Olympix again an unforgettable event for this college. Thank you so much to all the sports teams and their captains who gave their very best to compete and make the most of fun out of this unique event!
Again, thanks to everybody and we are already looking forward to next year to do even better :-)
Check out the Olympix pictures and here follow, as promised, the Cheerleading videos:
the RA elections will take place on Tuesday, Oct 1 to Thursday, Oct 3. Therefore on Monday, Sep 30 there will be an introduction session at 9pm in the Common Room. There the five candidates will get the chance to introduce themselves to you.
Remember: You students will be the ones voting! So make sure to be there, be critical and to also have a look at the election posters: