Well there's only one week left. So look on the bright side at least you're almost done. If that's not bright enough just think about how great it'll be next week when you are in fact done, and ... you know the waves are crashing on the shore and the sand's between your toes and any other positive beach imagery you would like to think about. Let your imagination take you places.



Life as we know it is coming to a swift conclusion here in Charlottesville, what with tests to be taken, papers to be written and BBQ to be eaten.

Wait. What's that? You didn't check your email and hear about the End of Year BBQ?

Well then, here's your cue. There's an end of year BBQ. It's going to be awesome. You should probably check your email.


Other things of note:

If you've lost anything over the course of the season, it will be attending the End of Year BBQ and hopes to be reunited with you as well.

There have been some changes made to the website (which you've probably already figured out if you're reading this), so feel free to procrastinate and explore a little bit.

And good luck on your finals! In the words of Thomas Jefferson, "You can crush them if you want to!"

(...Well he actually said "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from acheiving his goal; nothing on earth cna help the man with the wrong mental attitude." but you got the idea...)

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.




End of the Semester!

Well, this hasn't been updated in a while, but it's been an unbelievable Fall Semester for VASST. A record number of people joined the team this year (the final number is 388!!!), people came to parties in the pouring rain, bowling was everything that I could have wanted, and Wintergreen opened at the beginning of December. Incredible!

If you're coming to Sunday River, get ready for the greatest week of your life (and see Michelle Janssen's countdown on Facebook) but otherwise, 'practices' will start up the first week of the Spring Semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Remember, practices is a very loose term, there's no obligation to run gates or do anything with the team, it just provides a great opportunity for everyone to ride together and hang out!

If you're in a late ride situation, look for an email with directions on how that will work for this semester sometime over break!


So Many Upcoming Dates!

Hello everyone!

Hopefully everyone's first round of tests/midterms have been kind to them so far and school hasn't become too much of a drag, because VASST has all kinds of things coming up in the next few weeks or so!

First, there's the TGR film that we'll be showing on October 18th in the Newcomb Ballroom. If you're interested in purchasing a ticket, please email and you'll be marked down for a $10 ticket. Remember, if you decide to purchase a ticket at the door they're $12 instead of $10. 

Second, after Fall Break Racer Sign-Up Sessions will begin. Tentatively they're scheduled for the 16th, 17th, and 20th, but keep an eye on the social calendar (which is downloadable!) to see if those change. Remember, if you do not sign up at any of those times you cannot race in the Winter! This is one of the few deadlines that is extremely serious and one that we cannot bend at all; this registration data goes directly to our national organization the USCSA. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to email Paul! Additionally, this does not commit you to racing! It simply gives you the option to do so in the Spring Semester.

Finally, there's Sunday River sign-ups! These will be held on October 21st, where there will be a down payment of $100 required to reserve yourself a spot on the best trip to Maine imaginable. Seriously, what could be more fun than 4 (that's right folks, 4!) houses full of VASST folks having a grand ole' time. 

Details about all this and more will be coming out in Pickus' emails, but if you have any questions please let us know!


Sign-Ups Complete! Late Sign-Up Info Too!

Greetings VASST folk!

First, thank you everyone for braving the lines today at Sign-Ups! We're sorry it took so long, but turn out was higher than we ever could have expected and we're so excited that the numbers this year are so high! You'll be getting an email from Pickus with tons of information tomorrow, so keep an eye out for that.

If you missed sign-ups, we are going to hold one more alternative session in the Clark Naked Room (with the green chairs!) on Thursday from 6pm-8pm. If that time also doesn't work for you, please email Paul to figure out a different time to sign forms and pay dues.

In the email tomorrow there will be a t-shirt form for people to fill out who didn't get one of the shirts today. The link is here too, so please fill out the form and we'll get updates to you as soon as possible!

Finally, be sure to download the social calendar to your UVA email from the Schedule tab and check us out on Facebook! We have a profile (VASST At UVA) and a group (VASST) that are both joinable and will have a variety of updates on things.

That's about it, hope everyone has a great week!