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Write In: WEEEEEESSSSSSSSCCCCAAAAAAMMM

Wescam launched last Thursday and although it’s only been 6 days since then, I haven’t entered a single public space on campus without overhearing the noun (Wescam), the verb (wescam), the preterite form of the verb (wescammed), the gerund (wescamming), the adjective (wescammy), and/or occasionally the adverb (wescamly). And, as I mentioned in my previous announcement post, we are doing a write in!

Our past write-ins have been some of our most viewed articles ever. The Orgasm Chronicles now has 41,890 views. WOW.

How this works: (1) Submit an anonymous entry to the Google form after the jump, (2) Make sure you tell us a Wescam story; you won’t be posted if this isn’t tangentially or totally Wescam related, (3) Tell your friends and wescams to write in! We don’t always get a high enough volume of quality entries to warrant a post, and that should not happen. So tell people to submit!

Film Series: The Lego Batman Movie (in 3D!)

2017. USA. Dir: Chris McKay. With Will Arnett. Animated. 104 min.


The Joker’s latest scheme leaves Batman no option but to team up with his newly adopted son in this self-aware spin-off of everyone’s favorite feature-length toy commercial. Despite being made of blocks, Arnett makes a surprisingly well-rounded Dark Knight, whose crime-fighting prowess is matched only by his fear of intimacy (and of snake clowns).

nananananananananana…

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Wes Students Support Yale Grad Student Union in “The Fast Against Slow”

UNITE HERE 217 and Wesleyan Students at Yale for the start of the occupation/strike

Wesleyan students from United Student/Labor Action Coalition and Wesleyan Democratic Socialists joined Yale graduate school employees from UNITE HERE Local 33 on Tuesday evening to kick off a hunger strike meant to pressure Yale administration into entering contract negotiations with the newly-formed union. Eight graduate school employees from Local 33 have committed to an indefinite hunger strike being called “The Fast Against Slow.”

Read more about the strike after the jump:

Skull & Serpent Host a Demonic Lemonade Stand for Charity

“Don’t take pictures of them. They won’t show up in the photo.”

What’s the easiest way to get Wes students to buy lemonade for a charitable cause? Recruit the Skull & Serpent, of course. Members of the semi-secret society teamed up with members of the Wesleyan Refugee Project this afternoon, selling lemonade outside of the ominous Tomb.

Fellow editor wilk received an invite to the lemonade stand in his inbox, and mistakingly thought at first that it was an invitation to join Skull & Serpent. (Better luck next time, buddy.) The message said there’d be a lemonade stand outside of the Tomb starting at 1:03pm (yes, really), and proceeds would be benefiting Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS).

I had class at 1:20, but on my way over I swung by this mysterious operation. Skull & Serpent members are never seen in their full costumes outside of the Tomb (apart from this shenanigans), let alone in broad daylight. If they were dying from heat exhaustion underneath those black robes and masks, they weren’t showing it. They also weren’t especially stoic, either; they chattered away at anyone who approached the stand, all of them masking their voices with what can only be described as a cross between a Blues Clues and a Mickey Mouse impression.

Apart from the lemonade stand that appeared outside Michael Roth’s office a few weeks ago (in protest of low-income students not receiving enough financial aid), this was the coolest one I’ve seen on campus. Honestly, the more lemonade stands at Wes in springtime, the better. Just…maybe don’t make all of them this demonic.

May Day at Long Lane Farm

This Saturday at Long Lane, come celebrate spring in the warm weather!

Come out and smell the flowers from 12 to 4pm! There will be free veggie burgers and live music, as well as arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt, student groups and farm tours. Try your hand at potato planting, if you like, or decorate a pot and take home your own tomato plant.

Date: Saturday, April 29
Time: 12-4pm
Place: Long Lane Farm, 243 Long Lane (at the corner of Long Lane and Wadsworth St.)
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Film Diversity Town Hall Meeting

From Film Majors, Minors and Prospective Film Studies Students:

Please join us this Thursday, April 27th at 5:30pm in Judd Hall Room 116 to discuss diversity within the Film Department. This will be a public meeting open to the entire student body and faculty. In this meeting we hope to reiterate our suggestions for diversity and announce our plans for moving forward. We then hope to open the meeting up to discussion from attendees. Our main goal of this meeting is to gain a clearer understanding of the department’s initiatives to achieve diversity and for us to be able to publicly and candidly clarify our own hopes for the future of diversity within the film department. We hope for this discussion to be a meeting with multiple points of view, so please encourage your friends and faculty members to participate. This open discussion will lead to mutual understanding and change for the better.

See you there!

Link to Facebook event

Date: Thursday, April 27
Time: 5:30-7PM
Place: Judd Hall Room 116

Film Series: The Handmaiden

2016. South Korea. Dir: Park Chan-wook. With Kim Min-hee. 144 min.


When a professional pickpocket is sent by a conman to serve as a Japanese heiress’s maid, the last thing she expects to discover is sexual freedom. Acclaimed director Park (Oldboy, Lady Vengeance) transposes Sarah Waters’s novel Fingersmith to Japanese-occupied Korea in this sensational erotic thriller.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Second Stage Presents: When We Can’t Tell What’s Human

From Second Stage:

Thursday, April 27th from 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Friday, April 28th from 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Saturday, April 29th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Malcolm X House Basement

When We Can’t Tell What’s Human is a play that explores whether or not a “healthy relationship with food” is even possible. On a hot summer day in New York City, a food blogger meets a cab driver who’s intimately familiar with limited food access and the food industry’s exploitation of migrant workers. The blogger, whose marriage is falling apart, encounters the man’s own experience of abandonment and loss when she steps into his cab. A three-course meal will served during the show: each course setting the scene for the next act.

After the play, join us for a discussion about food and social justice issues with our guest panelists, including Professor Hatch, Professor Neyra Kim Thibodeau, and the Soulfull Project.

Link to the Facebook event.

Date: Thursday, April 27; Friday April 28; Saturday, April 29
Time: 7-8:30PM (Thursday and Friday); 6-7:30PM (Saturday)
Place: Malcolm X House Basement

People, Flowers, and Albus the Cat: A Photo Essay

And then she said I had performed a sort of quintessential act of human appropriation of the nonhuman.

In my never-ending quest to conjure up new forms of procrastination, I posted a status on Facebook last Friday asking if anyone wanted to be a part of a Wesleying feature that was quite simply about two things: (1) people, (2) flowers. The feature would go like this: I would take photos of people being ‘unapologetically happy’ with flowers somewhere in the mix.

The idea gained a lot more traction than I thought it would, so I spent my entire Sunday not doing homework and taking pictures of my friends instead. And, as promised, they’re going up on Wesleying.

Fair Wages, Fair Hiring: More on Yesterday’s Demonstrations and Student Meeting with RJ Julia

Two weeks ago, USLAC released a statement highlighting unfair hiring practices by management at RJ Julia Booksellers, the managing company of Wesleyan’s new book store, which is scheduled to open later this year. Specifically, USLAC brought attention to workers being promised interviews at the new bookstore and having to wait months for an interview. According to the statement, several nonwhite employees were told that they didn’t fit the “RJ Julia Experience.”

USLAC made three public demands of RJ Julia and the Wesleyan administration in response to these accounts:

1. Give all current bookstore workers the opportunity to keep their jobs if they wish to.
2. Guarantee that returning workers will receive at least the salary and benefits they had been receiving before the move.
3. Inform workers immediately about any changes in their workplace and allow them the chance to discuss these issues freely without fear of losing their jobs.

Monday afternoon, a delegation of students voiced their concerns to the RJ Julia general manager outside of North College after a meeting between two students and the general manager was interrupted by a fire alarm.