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NFKickassactivities 05-03-2018

Greetings, dear reader.  This week is once again a new week, as expected. And we all know what that means: a brand new NFKickassactivities. Because of the upcoming lecture of prof. Van Bendeghem I was planning on writing a mathematics-themed NFKickassactivities. Sadly, my intellectual abilities are limited. I therefore chose a simple theme: 1. “What is ‘1’?” some might ask themselves.  The number “1” is the natural number following 0 and preceding 2. It’s also the atom number of hydrogen. Is that it? I don’t know. I’m not a mathematician. Plotinus spoke of “the One” as the ultimate transcendent reality, beyond beginning and end of existence.  Hopefully that clears matters up.

Monday is the first day of the week. At least according to NFKickassactivities. Why that is, I can’t say. NFKickassactivities never reveals its secrets. What I can tell you is this: there are no activities planned on Monday.

A fun fact for the fans: Despite being only divisible by 1 and itself, the number 1 is not considered  a prime number. Too bad, number 1. Better luck next time!

Tuesday evening there is the Thomasfak, a special fakbar  for the occasion of the Thomas celebration. From 9pm on you are welcome in the one and only M-café to celebrate the existence of Thomas Aquinas together with your peers and to build strong friendships along the way. According a website that looks halfway reliable, Thomas once said that there’s nothing to be prized more on this earth than true friendship. In my opinion anyone who agrees with that has obviously never imagined a world without “1”. Go ahead and try. Would you be able to assure your existence in the unimaginable existential chaos that comes with a world without unity with friendship? That’s right, I didn’t think so.

On Wednesday, the Institute celebrates. The Thomascelebration, namely.  Because such an event occurs only once a year, all classes of philosophical subjects after 2pm will be suspended. The Thomascelebration starts at 2pm with a mass in the Chapel of the Leo XIII seminar. At 3h30 pm Prof. Jean-Paul Van Bendegem will give a guest lecture in the Cardinal Mercier Hall, titled “The Beauty of Noise.” Afterwards there will be a reception. At 7h30 pm there will be  a cheese and wine eveining in the big hall of the Leo XIII seminar.

To give everyone the opportunity to get some rest after all this partying,  there are no activities planned activities on Thursday. To fill your time you might contemplate why a deck of playing cards has aces instead of ones.

Friday there is a breadmeal in the lounge from 12 am until 2 pm like every week. Feel free to come and consume bread and other foods in the company of your peers for democratic prices. “What prices?”, some of you might be asking. Well, at least more than one euro.

Extra: This week LOKO is organizing the Ithaka arts festival.  The whole week they will show a multitude of artistic works in one of Leuvens most beautiful locations.  A really good

NFKickassactivities 26/06/2018

Ah! Surprise! Welcome to this week’s NFKickassactivities with ‘the unexpected’ as a theme. I bet you didn’t see that one coming. As the regular reader might expect, I will start off with a short explanation for those who  do not know what “unexpected” means and therefore –I assume – probably lead a life that is easy although relatively boring: unexpected is that which is not foreseen. Some examples of things that are generally considered as unexpected are: Uggs, most season finales of Game of Thrones, a philosophy student finding a fulfilling job with a sustainable pay, 9/11, and a badly written NFKickassactivities.  Anyways, let us continue.

Monday there is fakbar. You probably didn’t expect that. That’s because it isn’t true. There are no activities planned on Monday.

Tuesday there is a fakbar. Just like every Tuesday you are welcome at the M-café from 9pm to order your favourite drinks from your favourite fakbar staff.

Wednesday from 6pm until 8pm there is the Education Bureau in the Council Room of the HIW (room 01.16). Feel free to come and give your opinions on education at the HIW and the results of the COBRA-questionnaire.  Or student representatives will gather your input and take it to the Permanent Education Committee. Furthermore Wednesday is the deadline for the payment of NFK’s culture trip. Are you registered but haven’t paid yet? Be quick, or our treasurer might do some unexpected things. Coincidentally, Wednesday is also the day the registration list for the culture trip will be open to people who are not a member of NFK. The chance that you will still be able to get a place as a non-member is small, but you can always count on the unexpected happening. (You can’t.)

On Thursday there are no activities.

For those who succeeded on their logic final against all expectations, I have a fun paradox concerning the unexpected:

Friday there is a breadmeal just like every week. If there will be a special theme for this week’s breadmeal, will stay a surprise for now.  The breadmeal price will be just as you expect it. But we do still expect you to pay.

Extra: Wednesday next week, on the 7th of march, NFK and the HIW together organize the Saint-Thomas celebrationAll philosophy classes after 2pm will be suspended to give students the opportunity to  participate among others in a mass, a lecture by prof. Jean-Paul van Bendeghem and a cheese- and wine evening.  You can find more information on the facebookpage or on flyers distributed throughout the faculty.

So this was NFKickassactivities for this week, filled with unexpected activities as you can see. If there are no unexpected turns, you will be able to enjoy another piece of writing next week. Hopefully until then!