Wrapping Up the Year

Happy Sunday, Gunners!

The past two weeks have been full of events, and the next coming weeks are sure to be just as exciting!

Even during the stressful times of finals, our members have accomplished huge things and have managed to have a lot of fun at the club.

Our ’18-’19 bicker chair Nnenna Ibe won the Spirit of Princeton Award for her positive contributions to campus life during her time here. While being a member of the track team and the volleyball team, Nnenna served as a head fellow for the Scholars Institute Fellows Program.

Our ’19-’19 house manager Dan Petticord recently got a write up on the university’s website concerning his thesis on the leopard tortoise. Dan spent time in Kenya in order to study and track the animals, and will spend a year in Panama after graduation working on soil-plant interactions. Here is a link to read more about Dan’s thesis work: https://www.princeton.edu/news/2019/05/14/princeton-senior-petticord-explores-kenyan-ecosystem-one-tortoise-time

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In terms of athletics, the women’s lacrosse team followed up their Ivy League Championship win with two wins in the first and second round of the NCAA tournament. Hosting the first two rounds here on Sherrerd Field at Class of 1952 Stadium, the Tigers roared past first round opponent Wagner and second round opponent Loyola. This past weekend the Tigers drove to Boston College to take on the #2 ranked Eagles, yet unfortunately lost 17-12. This wrapped up an amazing year for the team, which is now graduating a class of 7 starting seniors. 6 of these 7 seniors are members of the club, and below is a link to an excellent write up on their amazing contributions to the program: https://goprincetontigers.blogspot.com/2019/05/senior-day-ii.html

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In other athletic news, football star Jesper Horsted has signed with the Chicago Bears. His career at Princeton consisted of many accolades, including setting the Princeton record for career receptions and career touchdown catches. Horsted will be joining two other 2019 football graduates in Stephen Carlson and John Lovett in the NFL.

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Looking ahead, reunions are to be the highlight of the club’s activity at the end of the month. Alumni from years past will be able to take part in club events such as receptions, meals, and evening parties that are sure to provide more wonderful memories. If you are one of the members coming back, be sure to stop by the club at some point during the weekend to grab a wristband for the late-night members only party on Saturday!

That’s all for now- looking forward to some great events in the very near future!

House Parties, Football, and More

Good afternoon Gunners!

We’ve had a full weekend here at the club. Starting on Friday, we had a club formal that was 007 themed. Members and guests alike enjoyed great food, a photobooth, awesome music, and many memories. Following that exciting event we hosted a semi-formal on Saturday night that was disco themed. Again, delicious food and fun memories were had all around! Today, Lawnparties were a hit up and down the entire street. We offered a brunch to members before the day got started, and DJ Relley Rozay, a Cannon alum, performed for the student body on the front lawn. We’re also open to the street later tonight to round out a full weekend! Some photos from the events will be available sometime later this week and I’ll be sure to post a few as soon as possible to display the awesome weekend.

Next up on this week’s news is an update on our football stars. This weekend, Stephen Carlson went to Cleveland for a 3-day training camp with the Browns. John Lovett also went to a 3-day training camp, flying out to Kansas City to put some work in with the Chiefs. Jesper Horsted went to Chicago this past weekend to work with the Bears, and is looking to potentially sign with the team some point in the near future. The boys are looking to join three Princeton alumni from the past few years in the NFL, bringing more Ivy League success to the field. With a bit of similarity to our current players, two alumni found success with the Browns and Chiefs. Alumni Mike Catapano was drafted in the 7th round of the NFL draft in 2013 to Chiefs. After two years in Kansas City, he played two years with the Jets. He then signed with the Texans. Alumni Seth DeValve was drafted to the Browns in the fourth round in 2016 as a tight end. Most recently, alumni Chad Kanoff signed with the Cardinals in 2018. Hopefully we will see our 2019 Cannon boys out on the field as well!

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In other athletic news, the women’s lacrosse team advanced to the Ivy League Championship by beating Cornell on Friday. Today, they beat Penn for the second time this season to become Ivy League Champs! The selection show for the NCAA Tournament is later tonight, as the women await their next matchup to come this week.

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Another major accomplishment comes from our very own basketball star Sydney Jordan, but this time in academics! Jordan, a philosophy major with a certificate in Near Eastern studies, has been awarded the Pyne Prize. This prize is awarded to the senior “who has most clearly manifested excellent scholarship, strength of character, and effective leadership.” Having recently completed her thesis on corporate social responsibility, Jordan is looking to join a non-profit organization through the Princeton Project 55 Fellowship or work at a law firm.

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That’s all for now for Cannon news, but I’ll be back next week with more updates!

Club News and Athletic Accomplishments!

Hey Gunners,

Happy Sunday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Below you will find the remaining officer bios along with photos of all the new officers, and some major athletic news from this past weekend.

Social Chair Will Gladson:

Hi my name is Will Gladson and I am one of the new Social Chairs for Cannon. I am from Chesterfield, Missouri and a center on the varsity basketball team. I am concentrating in Politics here at Princeton. Also, I will be a member of the 15th reunion crew at this year’s Reunions. I am very excited to maintain Cannon’s stellar reputation by working with Taylor and Zach to organize the best events throughout the year.

Social Chair Taylor Baur:

Hi my name is Taylor Baur and I am one of the new Social Chairs for Cannon. I am a varsity women’s basketball player from St. Louis, MO majoring in the Sociology. I am also leading the class of 2004’s 15th Reunions at the end of this school year. I am very excited to help continue the legacy of having the best social events on the street!

Activities Chair Abby Hack:

Hi my name is Abby Hack and I am the new Activities Chair for Cannon. I hail from Omaha, NE and am majoring in Visual Arts, with a minor in Computer Science. On campus I serve as the Artistic Director of the Black Arts Company, an entirely student run hip-hop dance company. This summer I’ll be interning at Siddhartha Arts Gallery in Kathmandu, Nepal, working on curating their triennial art show for summer 2020. I am so excited to strengthen our Cannon community through engaging and creative activities, as well as give back through community service programming this year. Three cheers for the Gunner fam!

IM Chair Bobby Evans:

My name is Bobby Evans and I am the current Intramural Sports Chair at Cannon. I’m a Chemical and Biological Engineering major from Levittown, NY. On campus, I am the president of the current club flag football team (old Sprint Football team) and I work at East Pyne as a building supervisor. I also play in most of our intramural games and have a ton of fun doing so (2018-2019 IM CHAMPS! Shout out to Jesper for the great first half). I’m a big time Mets, Giants, and Islanders fan and love classic rock music like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and Bruce Springsteen. I hope to see everyone at reunions because I will be on tap at Cannon that Friday night! If you see me, make sure to say hi!

Below are pictures of our new officer corps:

President Andrew Griffin:

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Vice President Maddie Staczek:

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Treasurer Kelli Calhoun:

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Social Chair Will Gladson:

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Social Chair Taylor Baur:

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Bicker Chair Jessie Harris:

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Beverages Chair Zach Keller:

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House Manager Carly Bullock:

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Activities Chair Abby Hack:

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IM Chair Bobby Evans:

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Finally, we’ve had some great athletic achievements this weekend!

Football players Steve Carlson and John Lovett both had the opportunity to sign with NFL teams over the past weekend. Carlson, a two-time All-Ivy selection, signed as a tight end for the Cleveland Browns. Lovett, a two-time Bushnell cup winner, signed as a tight end/H-back for the Kansas City Chiefs. Their success at Princeton has launched them to football’s highest level, and we cannot wait to see what they accomplish in the league.

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Continuing with athletic successes, the women’s lacrosse team won their sixth-straight Ivy League title this Saturday with a 18-15 win over Cornell in Ithaca. The girls clinched the #1 seed in the Ivy League tournament that is to take place this weekend at Columbia, and they will be playing Cornell in the first round this coming Friday. Dartmouth and Penn will play in the tournament as well, and the winner of Friday’s games will advance to the championship on Sunday.

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That’s all for now, and I’ll be back with more updates soon!

More Officer Bios and Updates

Good morning Gunners!

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter and a relaxing weekend. Below are some updates on the club, and more information on our newest officers.

Bicker Chair Jessie Harris:

Hi my name is Jessie Harris and I am the new Bicker Chair for Cannon. I am a varsity women’s volleyball player from Newport Beach, CA majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. This summer I will be working as an investment banking analyst at Barclays in New York City. I am also leading the class of 1974’s 45th Reunions at the end of this school year. I am very excited to help continue the great legacy of Cannon and bring in the newest round of bickerees next fall and spring to the best cub on the street!

Beverages Chair Zach Keller:

Hi my name is Zach Keller and I am the new Beverage Chair for Cannon. I am originally from Basking Ridge, New Jersey and a quarterback on the varsity football team as well as being an Economics Major. This summer I will be working as a Wealth Management analyst at Morgan Stanley in New York City. Also, I am a co-manager for the 20th reunion crew at the end of the school year. I am extremely excited to continue the success we have had as a club and hopefully I will make nights out, formals, semi-formals, and other events fun for all!

House Manager Carly Bullock:

Hi my name is Carly Bullock and I am the new house manager for Cannon. I am from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. I am majoring in sociology and am on the women’s ice hockey team. At home I volunteer for the animal humane society. I am really excited to help make cannon a home for all its members and keep the title of best club on the street!

We have 4 more amazing officers in our corps, and the last bios will be posted next week.

In other club news, we’ve had an exciting spring so far! Athletically, three Princeton teams have won the Ivy Championships so far this spring. With a 4-0 win over Yale this past weekend, women’s tennis has completed their second straight 7-0 Ivy season. Men’s golf has become Ivy Champs this weekend as well, winning by a single stroke! Finally, the men’s volleyball team clinched the EIVA Championship for the first time since 1998. We are so proud of our Gunner champions and can’t wait to keep up with their successes.

This past weekend, Cannon also took part in the street-wide event of TruckFest. We had 17 trucks, performances by Princeton music and dance groups, and a silent auction! Students and community members alike came together for a great day of activities ranging from lawn games like corn hole and spike ball to face painting and DJ’s hittin’ the turn tables. It was another successful year for Truck Fest and our mission to support Food Security.

There are a lot more activities and sporting events coming up in the rest of the spring, so stay tuned for more updates!

Officer Bios and Football Updates!

Hi All!

A lot has been going on here at the club! But first, as promised, here are three officer bios.

President Andrew Griffin:

Hello, my name is Andrew Griffin and I am the new Cannon Dial Elm President. I’m a junior Computer Science major pursuing certificates in Technology and Society as well as Values and Public Life (Political Science/Theory). I am also a wide receiver on the Varsity Football Team and was a part of the 2016 and 2018 Ivy League Championship teams. I am the youngest of four children from a suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana and have the Great Class of 1972 to thank for my financial support and the opportunity to attend the best university in the nation. Zach and I are managing the 20th Reunion this year, and we are excited to give back to the alumni, both of CDE and the University more broadly. Cannon is my home away from home, and I look forward to fulfilling my role as a servant leader to the members of the best club on The Street. As you have seen, and will continue to see, we have an amazing officer corps that is excited to do all they can for the club. I hope to keep in touch with CDE alumni, from the 20th century to the new generation lead by Connor Clegg and CK (Connor Kelley), in order to maintain the relationships that make this club so great.

Vice President Maddie Staczek:

Hi! My name is Maddie Staczek and I am the new Vice President of Cannon Dial Elm. I am from Baltimore, Maryland and a member of the varsity women’s lacrosse team. Around campus, I am also involved in SHARE (Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources, and Education) and SAWL (Student Athlete Wellness Leader). I’m majoring in sociology, and this summer I will be working in New York City as an intern at a headhunting company for private equity and hedge funds, Ratio Advisors. I’m very excited for my new role here at Cannon and I can’t wait to see what our amazing officer core accomplishes over this next year!

Treasurer Kelli Calhoun:

Hi! My name is Kelli Calhoun and I’m the new Undergraduate Treasurer for Cannon. I am a varsity women’s soccer player from Los Angeles, CA, majoring in the Sociology Department. I also serve as a Student Athlete Wellness Leader and work as an Intramural Supervisor at Campus Rec. At Cannon, I’m excited to work together with our amazing staff, officers, and membership to make sure that we’re able to maximize all that our club has to offer.

Three more bios to come next Sunday!! In other news, members of the football team have been lighting it up on the field.

First, an article written on our very own President was recently published. You can find the link to Andrew’s article here: http://www.princetontigersfootball.com/2019/03/this-is-a-head-in-the-game/

Further, the “Ivy Champion Quartet” consisting of members Jesper Horsted, Steve Carlson, Charlie Volker, and John Lovett recently completed a pro day at the school, performing lifting, running, and footwork drills in front of NFL scouts. All four of them posted amazing numbers, and we are so proud of them!

In the 40 yard dash, Horsted ran a 4.71, Carlson ran a 4.70, Volker ran a 4.46, and Lovett ran a 4.56. For the vertical jump, Horsted posted 32 inches, Carlson posted 32 1/2 inches, Volker posted 38 inches, and Lovett posted 32 inches. The boys also bench pressed, broad jumped, and ran multiple routes. We are all so excited for the opportunities to come for these amazing athletes.

Stay tuned for more officer bios coming next Sunday, along with other club news.

New Officers and Updates

Hi all!

As mentioned in the last post, the Club has elected new officers! All 10 of us are excited to start this journey together and continue the amazing work the past officers have done. In order to get to know the new officers better, there will be small introductions posted on the site next week. For now though, here is a list of the new officers: President- Andrew Griffin, Vice President- Maddie Staczek, Treasurer- Kelli Calhoun, Social Chairs- Taylor Baur and Will Gladson, Bicker Chair- Jessie Harris, House Manager- Carly Bullock, Beverage Chair- Zach Keller, Activities Chair- Abby Hack, IM Chair- Bobby Evans.

Athletics Update: Our members have been crushing their athletic events, which does not come as a surprise! Women’s Ice Hockey won the Ivy League, and have begun play in the ECAC tournament. With a win over St. Lawrence on Saturday, they advance to the semifinal game on the 9th.

Men’s Track and Field has won their fifth straight indoor Ivy heps title, and Adam Kelly was named the USTFCCCA Indoor Mid-Atlantic Athlete of the Year. He also qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships, occurring next Saturday.

Both the men’s and women’s Basketball teams continue their seasons, with Myles Stephens leading Princeton with 21 points on Saturday and four women’s players scoring in double digits in their game against Harvard. Women’s lacrosse opened their Ivy League season this past Saturday, burying Columbia in a 19-1 victory. The men’s team also played at home this weekend, barely losing to a highly-ranked Johns Hopkins.

Lots of exciting things are coming up soon, so stay tuned for more weekly updates!

The New Gunners are Here!

The Bicker Season has come and gone and we have welcomed 105 new members to the ranks of the Gunners!  It was a nearly record setting bicker class with over 200 bickerees coming from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Day one of bicker was filled with fun games like the classic Nerf Gun battle in the Crane room, the food relay race in the basement, and everyone’s favorite, silent karaoke in the Theatre room.  We found out that some of our new members can really sing and some of them, much like me, cannot.  Overall it was a really fun first day that helped us get to know our new respective members.

Day two was filled with sumo wrestling and two on two conversations with members to learn a little bit more about our bickerees.  Sumo wrestling is always a hit amongst the bickerees and our members and this year was not an exception to the rule.  The final day we had more conversations to learn about everyone a make new friends!  It was a great couple of days getting to connect with everyone and learn about our new future members.

Ultimately, after two days of discussions amongst members we accepted 105 new members representing nearly 25 varsity teams on campus and 35 different club organizations on campus giving us an incredibly well rounded class that we could not be more excited to have!

We welcomed them this past Saturday to the Gunner family and really had a blast celebrating as one big House family.  We couldn’t be more pleased with the selections that we made and look forward to the contributions they will make to the Gunner tradition!

 

Varsity Athletics Update

Our varsity atheltsics representatives have been killing the game as of late.  Bella Alarie of the women’s basketball team recently set the Ivy League record for points in a game against Columbia in addition to racking up multiple Ivy League Player of the Week awards! Myles Stephens and Richmond Aririguzoh have captured a couple Ivy League Player of the Week awards themselves.

The women’s Ice Hockey team recently won the Ivy League Championship and we could not be more proud of them in their accomplishments this season. They are first in the ECAC and 5th in the country!!! We wish them luck in the last couple of weeks in the season.

Adam Kelly defeated two Olympians in the Weight Throw this past weekend at the Millrose games in New York.  He is currently holds the fifth best mark in the country and is the top Estonian Weight Thrower in the World!

IM Updates

This season we have 5v5 basketball, Broomball, Dodgeball, and Handball.  We have historically cleaned up during this season and we look to extend out lead in the IM Cup Championship!

 

Sadly, this is the final website update I will post as we have new officer elections tonight.  It has been a pleasure keeping you all updated about the happenings of the best Club on the Street and I hope I have been able to keep you in the loop to the best of my abilities.  Thank you for your support and willingness to keep up with the current members’ pursuits!