wegwijzer 6-11-2017

Greetings philosophers!

Are you ready for a week full of new activities? Starting now on we have a little extra for everyone who does not read our weekly literary masterpieces every week, year representatives who will announce our activities in class. Just like every week this week has a special theme: Disco swimming. In memory of everyone who had to go home disappointed with their glitter suits and disco wigs. We will make it up with you all. For real.


On Monday  we have a special victory party for our achievement at the 24-hourrun. To blast off the week, you can join in on the fun from 10PM @ fakbar letteren. There will be cocktails, free food and 3 free kegs of beer. Do you need any more reasons to come? Its open for everyone, yes, even the philosophers who were too lazy to run.

On Tuesday there is no reason to stop you from having a prolonged victory drink at our very own fakbar, but before that at 7PM @ the KBC-hall there will be the first Futsal match of the NFK-ladies team. NFK needs you! To participate or cheer them on. After we take our first win home we will have some spare time to have a small discussion about the concept of disco swimming, and what exactly defines it. We have already found an accurate analysis on Wikikids from which  we have deduced some sufficient conditions and necessary conditions. They are a great start but we need you to complete this analysis:

“Disco swimming is exactly the same as a dancehall, except the floor is water, and everyone is in the water. That is the only oddball out since the rest is just the same as a regular dancehall. There is a DJ with a DJ-set and speakers who provides the music while controlling the lights. While all that you can just enjoy a swim, in the dark.

Wednesday is your day off of NFK activities, so maybe use it for reading a book or to listen to some ‘ We love the 90’s’™ records.

Thursday our very own NFK men’s basketball team will have their debut match against Pauscollege at 8PM @ KBC-hall. We all hope that LOKO does not cancel this match the day beforehand like they did last week. Our team had an extra day of training since then so we do have very high expectations.

As every Friday there will be an unlimited amount of free bread and platter for everyone who is willing to pay €1.50 from 12PM until 2PM @ NFK-lounge

When you are staying in the lively city of Leuven during the weekend, but still find to bore yourself, you are more than welcome to come to the NFK Aroha from 1PM until 6PM. Accompanied with the heavenly pleasures of coffee, tea and cake, you will be able to have a chat with other philosophy students. So the dispute about Disco swimming can be settled once and for all, after which you will be pleased to receive a new theme for the week after.

Wegwijzer 30-10-2017

Good day dear reader, and once again welcome to the WegWijzer. This week is the week of the Christian holidays All Saints and All Souls. That means we remember those who died (not all of them of course, that would require more than two days) and maybe even pay a visit to the graveyard. Coincidentally, this is also the week of Halloween. That means among other things that this WegWijzer will be about pumpkins, because when who thinks about Halloween, thinks about pumpkins.  For those who are in a total state of confusion right now: the pumpkin is a crop originating from Central- and South-America, and is just like the carrot characterized by its orange colour which is derived from the large quantities of beta carotene.

Monday, there are no activities planned. So you can spend some time carving faces in pumpkins, a tradition stemming from the celebration of harvest season  in the US (so not copied from the Mexican Dia de los muertos).

Make sure to pay a visit to the M-café on Tuesday, because it’s Halloweenfak. We start at 9pm. Dressing up is accepted and even encouraged. You can get face painting from 9h30 until 11pm.  If you’re not attracted by the great atmosphere, you can always come for the free snacks and famous discounts you get when you buy a fakcard.

By the way: here’s a nice trick to know if your pumpkin is edible: if your pumpkin looks more or less round, orange and unsuspicious it’s probably safe to cut it open en use the content for all culinary purposes you can imagine. Whether or not the content of the pumpkin is edible when said pumpkin turned out  to be hollow after cutting it open, is still a heavily debated topic in today’s analytic philosophy.  If your pumpkin is green and more or less cylindrical, you might be holding a zucchini or a can of nalu.

Wednessday NFK goes discoswimming from 8pm until 10pm in the Sportoase. There will be gathered at quarter to seven at the HIW, after which we’ll walk to the sportoase together. The price will be communicated later. Don’t forget your swimming clothes!

Thursday, NFK will play two basketball games for the Interfacultary trophy.  These will take place at KBC Unit C of the University Sports Centre. The women’s game will start at 7pm, the men’s game at 9pm. Both supporters and players are more than welcome. Those who want to play should be at least 15 minutes early to register and warm up.

Some quick facts about pumpkins for the fans: the heaviest known pumpkin ever weighed about 1190kg and up until 2015 the famous pumpkin spice latte from starbucks  did not contain actual pumpkin.

Friday, you can still come to the lounge for the breadmeal from 12pm until 2pm. You can still eat all you want for one and a half euro.

That was it. Have a nice day and until a next WegWijzer, my dearest reader.