Second Preliminary Poetry Slam


From Giorgia Sage ’18:

Join WeSlam for the second preliminary poetry slam, where 10 poets
will compete for one of 3 spots in the WeSlam Grand Slam to qualify
for the traveling slam poetry team.


We are thrilled to be hosting this event with the help of QueerWes and
the Bayit, and to be bringing Alan Ginsberg to campus to feature and lead a workshop.

About Alan Ginsberg: Alan Ginsberg is an agender performer and writer from Baltimore City. They’re a Capturing Fire finalist, have competed at Louder Than A Bomb, Word War, and the Individual World Poetry Slam. Woof. View a performance here.

Alan will also be hosting a writing workshop focusing on queer poetry, although it is open to anyone regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.

Date: Saturday, October 17
Time: 7 PM – 9 PM
Place: The Bayit (157 Church St)
Facebook event

Apply to Work Homecoming/Family Weekend 2015!

wesleyan-cardinalFrom Avaa Saniee ’17

Apply now to be a part of Homecoming & Family Weekend 2015 (November 6th-8th), an event put on annually by the University for students, family, alumni and friends of Wesleyan! Student workers play an integral role in the weekend by greeting guests at the registration site, assisting with activity and event preparation, escorting guests around campus in shuttle vans, and much more!

To apply for a position, please fill out and submit this form by Friday, October 16, 2015 at 5:00 PM.

Preference will be given to those with flexible schedules. You will be notified of your application status via email no later than Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

Application deadline: Friday, October 16 at 5 PM

Relay for Life Breast Cancer Awareness Bake Sale

From Alwyn Lansing ’16:

acspc-026658Wesleyan Relay for Life will be hosting a bake sale this Friday, October 16 during lunchtime (11am-1pm) at Usdan. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so we will be selling festive cookies to spread awareness. Please stop by, buy a cookie, and contribute to a great cause!

Date: Friday, October 16
11 AM – 1 PM

Write-In: The Orgasm Chronicles, Part 2


If you’re a frequent visitor of Wesleying, you might have noticed our sidebar’s most popular post: The Orgasm Chronicles.

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The article has been there for about six months straight, but now it’s time for a sequel.

Send us the story of your very first orgasm and your most recent orgasm. There’s no need to give your real name (unless you’re v brave), just use your initials/a pseudonym and your class year.

Submit your orgasm stories here!

The WestCo Open Mic Series: Three is a Magic Number

openmicBecket Cerny ’19 writes in:

Third WestCo OPEN MIC!

Halloween is close-ish, but people prepare for that way too soon anyway…MAGIC! Bring your spunk, identity, illusion, and/or (sexual?) fantasy! What makes you and the world around you magical? What illusions do we uphold or should we take down? Convey the supernatural connection between musicians and their audience!

That said…it’s loose. Come do whatever you want.

Signups are at 8, we’ll start at 8:30. Sets limited to 5 minutes If you really can’t make it at 8, text me and I’ll put you down.


Date: Wednesday, October 14
Time: 8-10PM
Place: WestCo Cafe

WATCH Presents: As Seen On TV

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Have you ever thought that ending of LOST was the worst? Like, “I can do better than that” worst? And they killed the mother! Wait, nevermind. Anyway, here’s your shot! Starting this semester, alternative theatre group WATCH is hosting an event where students have the chance to write, act in, or direct an original episode of their favorite TV show. Students will submit scripts of an episode of a TV show, and then work with a writer’s room where interested parties will help design the program. Directors will have one week to stage one of the scripts. And finally, the episodes are brought to life in front of an audience!

Dates: Submission for writers is Nov. 6th and actors/directors will be needed in subsequent weeks (stay tuned!)

Contact us at: emaskin[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Submission Deadline: Friday, November 6

Star & Crescent Menu, Week of Oct 12

fish tacosStar and Crescent Restaurant Hours
LUNCH: Tuesday-Thursday 12:00-12:35, $11.00 (+$0.75 for to-go)
DINNER: Monday-Thursday 5:00-6:45, $13.75 (+$1.00 for to-go)
Located at Alpha Delta Phi House
First Three Freshman Eat Free!!!!

DINNER- Greens w/ Sherry Vin. Marinated Grilled Chicken or Roasted Tofu. Brown Butter & Shallot Sautéed Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Sweet Potato, Corn & Poblano Creme
DES- Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake

SAGES October Meeting

sustainability-venn-diagram-1From Jen Kleindienst, Sustainability Director:

Are you interested in making sustainable change on campus? Want to break out of the student bubble?

If so, join a group of students, faculty, and staff at the first SAGES (Sustainability Advisory Group for Environmental Stewardship, Wesleyan’s official sustainability committee) meeting of the semester!

The Sustainability Action Plan will be complete (or nearly complete) by the time of this first meeting, so we’ll discuss ways for SAGES members to get involved in making Wesleyan’s campus more sustainable.

Date: Tuesday, October 13
Time: 2PM – 3PM
Place: Usdan 108

Tell a Story at the Sloth!

slothFrom Kobi Bordoley ’16:

Across time and culture, storytelling and oral tradition are an indelible element of humankind. Connect with your primordial self and tell a story at The Sloth’s first event of the year! The Sloth (based loosely off the group that wouldn’t let us use their name) provides a time and place where individuals can come together to share true stories from their life. We laugh, we cry, it’s all very cathartic.

Seeing as the month of Spooktober is well upon us, the theme of the night will be MONSTERS Feel free to interpret the theme any way you’d like – tell a story about the monsters under your bed or the ones peeking through closet doors; monsters from your past you’ve overcome and those you struggle to defeat. Monsters can be living or dead, and some of the scariest are nowhere at all—save for your head. Stories can be happy, sad, funny, ominous: all emotions are valid.

If you’d like to tell a story at The Sloth, please email wesloth[at]gmail[dot]com with a 200 word-ish pitch of your story by WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 at 11:59 PM. Stories should aim to be about 5 minutes long.

There is room for 7 STORYTELLERS to tell their stories SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 in the WESTCO CAFE. Whether you tell a story or not, come out to the event and remind yourself of the importance of never judging your peers – you never know what they’ve gone through, but you might find out a little at The Sloth! Learn, share, & listen with us.

Submission Deadline: Wednesday, October 14 at 11:59 PM

iPhone Film Festival

From Jose Luis ’18:

As part of our mission to facilitate student filmmaking of all levels on campus, we will be asking participants to shoot and edit films all within a 48 hour time period using only their smartphones as cameras. Filmmakers will work individually or in teams to shoot, edit, and submit their films. There will be a landing page and a Usdan table where people will be able to submit.

Date: Friday, October 12th to Sunday, October 18
Time: 4:30pm
Place: Usdan tables