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Thursday, October 7th, 2010
8:41 am
fairkid mural!
Hi there!  I'm the theory & history coordinator for OSCA and we were looking to do an article on the Fairkid mural/poem in the dining hall and I was wondering if anyone has any information about where it came from, when, why... all those great 'w's.  Any information is more than I have!  Thanks so much!  You can e-mail this info to me at jgraham@oberlin.edu.  (We won't use your name in the Publication if you tell us not to!)

- Jen

(cross posted to oberlin )

Current Mood: happy
Sunday, March 2nd, 2008
7:20 pm
Summer sublet in an Ann Arbor co-op!
Rooms to sublet this summer in Heiwa House, a seven-person progressive independent co-op. Summer sublet dates are flexible and more than one room will be available.

Each housemate pays at total of $540 per month that covers "everything": $400 for rent, plus $40 for utilities (wireless internet, phone, free laundry, gas/electric, and water), and $100 for food (we share food bought from local community farms, the Peoples' Food Co-op,and in bulk). Our outdoor common space includes veggie gardens, a bike shed, parking, and a sauna. The co-op is located on a bus line and within easy walking or biking distance to Ann Arbor downtown, University of Michigan campus and medical center.

Heiwa was founded in 1985 by peace and justice activists. Our membership is environmentally conscious, politically active, and LGBT celebratory. (Three current members are Oberlin alums, though we didn't plan that!) We are a vegetarian, non-smoking household who enjoy sitting down to dinner together (though you do not need to be vegetarian or a non-smoker to live here). Our community includes working folks and grad students of all ages, as well as the two-child family next door and occasionally boarders.

Heiwa's mission is to provide affordable cooperative housing for a diverse membership through cooperatively owned property, and communal living, while upholding principles of sustainability, peace, racial and economic justice, lifelong cooperative living, and involvement in local community.

Call us at (734) 669-8028 or email us at HeiwaHouseOnCraigsList@gmail.com. (Yes, we know this isn't Craig's List, but there wasn't much point in making another e-mail account for LJ.)

(Photo available on request--my free LJ account won't let me post it!)
Saturday, April 7th, 2007
9:49 pm
Openings in Boston co-op!
Moving to Boston after graduation? Are you interested in living in a co-operative house?

The Seedpod Co-op, located in Field's Corner, part of Boston's Dorchester neighborhood,
has several rooms available starting June 1st and later in the summer.

Seedpod Co-op is an active, multi-generational community of 13 people:
musicians, dancers, techies, activists, bakers, thinkers, carpenters, and
more. We share, which means you get lots of extras! The house includes
tons of common space: a kitchen, a spacious dining room, two living rooms,
an office, and six porches. Rent will be $495-565 per month (depending on
your room size). $50/month in utilities gets you wireless internet,
telephone, and a free washing machine as well as the usual heat and
electricity. $135/month gets you a six prepared meals a week and a kitchen
that's always stocked with food.

We share vegetarian meals, purchase our food collectively, share household
chores, hold bi-weekly house meetings, and are dedicated to community &
social justice.

Our house is owned by Boston Community Cooperatives (BCC), a non-profit
organization formed to build community through cooperative living, member
education, neighborhood improvement and collective action. Members
participate in a no-equity model (meaning you don¹t make money off it) of
communally-owned, democratically controlled and affordable residential
co-operatives. Our first co-op house started 7 years ago around values of
vegetarianism, open communication, communal ownership, environmental
sustainability, creativity and social justice. The Seedpod Co-op opened in
the summer of 2005, so we¹re still relatively new and it's an exciting
time to get involved!

Please contact us to learn more:

Sunday, November 5th, 2006
8:46 pm
(i promise i searched for an answer to this before i posted...my apologies if this is an often asked question...)

but: who would your booking contact be / how would i get in touch with said person?

fruit basket to the first person that answers.

thank youuuuu.

Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006
11:54 pm
hey, everyone! i'm currently in germany and FINALLY found a block of tofu!! [insert song of happiness here] i wasn't in my co-op all that long (only one semester) so i don't really remember what to do to tofu to make it superbly yummy. ;_; anyone wanna help me out by sending me recipes that don't require a million spices? i would play around but tofu is hard to find and pretty expensive around here so i don't want to take any chances. thanks!
♥ ale

Current Mood: curious
Saturday, April 29th, 2006
1:32 pm
Co-op openings in Boston
Hey, all. Thought that former OSCA-ites or seniors about to graduate might be interested in this. Two former OSCA members live here, and others have at dfferent times. Pass it along and/or check us out! -Mister Goat, OC and OSCA '98

Like living in a large group but having space of your own?

Interested in cooperative principles?

Want to save money by spreading the costs of utilities and food?

The check out Boston Community Co-ops! We have a few openings in the Seed Pod housing coop in Fields Corner, Dorchester starting at various times this Spring and Summer. We share vegetarian meals, purchase our food collectively, share household chores, hold weekly house meetings, and are dedicated to community & social justice.

Our house is part of Boston Community Cooperatives (BCC), an organization formed to build community through cooperative living, member education, neighborhood improvement and collective action. Members participate in a no-equity model of communally-owned, democratically controlled and affordable residential cooperatives--in other words, you pay rent, but residents run things, and instead of going into a landlord's pocket, your rent helps to build the cooperative). BCC owns the 12-bedroom property in Dorchester, and rents an eight bedroom co-op in Somerville.

Rents range from $525/month to $575/month, depending on room size. Fore more info, visit http://www.bostoncoop.net/bcc/leroy, call 617-436-2965, or e-mail bcc-housing [at] bostoncoop [dot] net.
Tuesday, October 18th, 2005
5:05 pm
Co-op book!
OSCA people, ex-OSCA people, et al: please read this link; the author of this post is writing a book on co-ops, and is looking for people to interview. I meant to post earlier, but business and forgetfulness intervened.

x-posted to oberlin

-Nate '04
Monday, September 19th, 2005
7:05 pm
What do you put on that perfect coop popcorn?

Current Mood: nostalgic
Monday, September 5th, 2005
5:38 pm
does anyone know when the OSCA picnic is? or has it happened already?
it's my 3rd year in OSCA, but i don't know what's going on!!!!
Friday, September 2nd, 2005
7:22 pm
dos preguntas
i missed the pottery co-op registration/whatever yesterday (wednesday) - mostly because i had no idea of it's occurance. anyways - i'm fairly certain i can still get on it, my only question is when. are there set hours at the pottery co-op? i went today and it was preeeetty closed. i peeked inside though, and got excited; yay, clay! oh and while we're at it, is there any way to find out more info about it? ( what materials ar included in the price, how many wheels there are, when you can use them, is knowledge about loading the kiln necessary, etc..)

other question! who knows the hours at the bike co-op. me needs me a bike!

thank you thank you!
2:17 pm
i have over 100 gmail invites to get rid of if anyone wants one. please send me an email at becca.tucker@gmail.com.

Thursday, July 28th, 2005
10:24 am
OSCA Orientation
OSCA orientation events!
If you're a returning student who's going to be there, come help out and have fun anyway.

Tuesday, 8/30:
9.30 pm: House Meetings at the respective coops.

Wednesday, 8/31:
12 noon: Kosher-Halal New Members Orientation (mandatory)
5.45 pm: New Member Picnic at Tank
6.30 pm: OSCA Introduction at Tank (mandatory)

Thursday, 9/1:
11 am: First-Year Training Brunch at Fairkid
5 pm: What Is A Co-op? Talk at Keep

Friday, 9/2:
11 am: First-Year Training Brunch at Pyle
5 pm: What Is A Co-op? Talk at Old B
5.30 pm: Shabbas Services at Kosher-Halal
7 pm: Shabbas Dinner at Kosher-Halal
10.30 pm: BONFIRE in Tappan

Sunday, 9/4:
1 pm: OSCA Scavenger Hunt in Harkness Bowl
5.30 pm: Jewish and Muslim Community Barbeque in Kosher Bowl

Monday, 9/5:
6.20 pm: All-OSCA Picnic in front of Old B

x-posted to 09erlin.
Wednesday, July 27th, 2005
10:16 am
so, who's going to be back early (like, on the 21st) to do gmt/open-up tasks?
i will be, but i'm wondering who else will be around.
with settling in and everything, i hope there will still be a little time to rock out before the freshmen arrive.
although we might want to rock out with them, too.
are there any planned osca orientation events for the new coopers?

also, anyone have ideas to help kick-start this community?
Friday, June 17th, 2005
2:00 am
OSCA training video
dear oscans,

do any of you happen to have a digital copy of the mythical OSCA training video i've heard so much about but have never seen? or have any idea where i'd find someone who has it?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005
4:12 pm
I’m getting rid of some shoes (docs, new balance, etc)…thought I’d let folks know in case they’d like to arrange local pick-up…

New Balance Sneakers

Docs(white and black wingtips, woot)

8i black dox

more to come(including green and purple docs)!!
Sunday, April 17th, 2005
10:27 pm
I'm not sure if any of you have had experience with this and would be able to help me out, or if i have to contact Admissions/FinAid office, BUT...

I was assuming the finaid offers are applicable to co-op housing and dining, but I'm not sure how they figure this out - because the price differences for co-op board/housing. Do they reconfigure your finaid offer and incorporate the new/co-op cost instead of the traditional prices? I think I'm lacking clarity.

Like, okay - for 2005-2006 Direct Costs, they list room as being $4300 and dining/meal plan to be $3880. And OSCA reports $3350 and $2118, respectively, which means a savings of $2712 by participating in co-op. BUT my financial award, w/ scholarships, grants, and loans requires me to pay only $1923.. essentially, there would be money "left over". Or would I just take out less money on the federal loans? Or would my finaid award just be reduced by 2712, requiring me to still have the same family contribution (i.e. they will adjust the 'direct costs' to fit w/ co-op prices)?

Tuesday, April 12th, 2005
12:04 pm
This is an update of available books for sale:

please email me: becca.tucker@gmail.com

the For Beginners set: i am asking $30 but if you make an offer, we can talk

Orwell for Beginners
Artaud for Beginners
The History of Cinema for Beginners
Black Women for Beginners
Piaget for Beginners
English Language for Beginners
Gestalt for Beginners
Nuclear Power for Beginners
Einstein for Beginners
Krishnamurti for Beginners
The Body for Beginners
Eastern Philosophy for Beginners
Darwin for Beginners
Black History for Beginners
African History for Beginners
Opera for Beginners
Martial Arts for Beginners
Freud for Beginners
Addiction & Recovery for Beginners

individual titles for sale-- $2 each
Essential Works of Socialism Edited by Irving Howe
Emotional Intelligence Daniel Goleman
The Trouble with Normal Michael Warner (LGBT studies)
Discourse ( Journal: Edition 14.2)
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man James Joyce
Secrets & Lies: An Anatomy of an Anti-Environmental PR Campaign Hagar & Burton
Resistance, Rebellion & Death Albert Camus
Style Manual for Communication Studies
A Lesson Before Dying Ernest Gaines
3 Farmers on Their Way to a Dance Richard Powers
The Fall Albert Camus
Cultural Studies & Political Theory Edited by Jodi Dean
The Cinema of Loneliness Robert Phillip Kolker
Stardom: Industry of Desire Edited by Christine Gledhill
Bullfinch's Mythology
Paradise Lost John Milton
Pop Culture Wars William D. Romanowsky
Chaos or Community Holly Sklar (economics)
Speech & Language in Psychoanalysis Jacques Lacan
Sic: The Magazine of No Value (random anarchist gave it to me)
Europe & America: 2 Speeches on Imperialism Leon Trotsky
Problems of Civil War Leon Trotsky
Capitalism & Regional Disparities Ernest Mandell
Interviews with Gloria Anzaldua
The Matrix & Philosophy Edited by William Irwin
The Making of a Counterculture Theodore Roszak (hippie manifesto)
Exile & the Kingdom Albert Camus
The First Man Albert Camus
Sociological Impressionism: A Reassessment of Georg Simmel's Social Theory
Sunday, April 10th, 2005
5:19 pm
i am still selling some books. :)

individual books: paperbacks $2, hardcover (very few) are $4.

see more here.Collapse )

you can leave a comment, but it would be easier for me if you email me at becca.tucker@gmail.com. thanks!
Wednesday, April 6th, 2005
5:06 pm
How exactly do these lottery numbers work? I'm number 749, I noticed numbers as high as 2800, but there were only a total of 500-some people with numbers! Also, does anyone know how many spots the co-ops reserve for first-years? Thanks!
Tuesday, April 5th, 2005
11:14 pm
books for sale :)
we will be moving in june and have decided to pare down our book collection.

if you are interested, click here to see the list of available titles & terms :)Collapse )
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