Star & Crescent Menu Week of 09/23

       STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House
LUNCH- 12:00-12:35
DINNER- 5:00- 6:45
FIRST THREE FRESHMEN EAT FREE
EVERY DAY!!!

MONDAY

DINNER- Greens w/ Honey & Thyme vin. BBQ Chicken or Tofu, Baked Mac & Cheese, Maple & Soy Collard Greens

DES- Red Velvet Cake
TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Breakfast Burrito. Cheddar & Scallion Scramble, Roasted Sweet Onion & Poblano, Black Beans, Bacon or Soy Bacon, Avocado, Red Bliss Potato & Chipotle Salsa
DES- Chocolate Chip Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Carrot Ginger Vin. Masaman Curry w/ Chicken or Tofu, Jasmine Rice
DES- Berry Crisp
WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Steak & Cheese or Portobello on House Made Focaccia. Grilled Flank Steak or Portobello, Roasted Sweet Onion & Cubanelle Pepper & Cheddar.
DES- Craisin, Chocolate Chip, Oat & Walnut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Lemon & Dill Dressing. Charred Salmon or Tofu & Gemelli. Grilled Salmon, Asparagus & Thyme w/ Lemon & Chardonnay Cream Sauce
DES- Triple Chocolate Cake
THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque. Garnished w/ Thyme & Toasted Almond
DES- Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Dressing. Chana Masala w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan.
DES- Lemon Poppy Cake w/ Berry Coulis & Whipped Cream

S&C Menu Week of 09/16

       STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House
LUNCH- 12:00-12:35
DINNER- 5:00- 6:45
FIRST THREE FRESHMEN EAT FREE
EVERY DAY!!!

MONDAY-
DINNER- Greens w/ Charred Tomato Vin. Shrimp or Tofu & Grits. Spicy Grilled Shrimp or Tofu, Grilled Zucchini & Creamy Cheddar Grits w/ Bacon or Soy Bacon
DES- Chocolate & Cayenne Cake w/ Raspberry Coulis & Whipped Cream
TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Baja Fish Tacos. Beer Battered, Deep Fried Tilapia, Cabbage Slaw, Chipotle Mayo
DES- Chocolate Chip, Oat, Walnut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Carrot Ginger Vin. Red Curry w/ Chicken or Tofu, Jasmine Rice
DES- Coconut Cake
WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Crab Cake w/ Mixed Greens, Saffron Aioli
DES- Salted Double Chocolate, Macadamia Nut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Pesto Rotini. Basil, Toasted Pine Nuts, Parmesan, Garlic & EVOO w/ Grilled Chicken or Roasted Tofu
DES- Mint Chocolate Cake
THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Minestrone, Garnished w/ Basil Oil & Parmesan. Served w/ Herb Focaccia. VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Blondies
DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Dressing. Tadka Dal, Basmati Rice, Garlic Naan. VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Ginger Spice Cake.

FIRST S&C MENU OF THE SEMESTER!!!

STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House (185 High St.)
LUNCH- 12:00-12:45
DINNER- 5:00-6:45
FIRST THREE FRESHMAN EAT FREE EVERY DAY!!!

WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Mexican Chop Salad. Cucumber, Red Onion, Poblano, Black Beans, Sweet Corn, Bacon or Soy Bacon, Fried Tortilla, Avocado & Tomato Over Mixed Greens, Charred Tomato & Cumin Vin, w/ Grilled Chicken or Roasted Tofu. VEGAN ENTREE w/out Soy Bacon
DES- Coconut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Farm Stand Orecchiette. Sautéed Asparagus, Sweet Corn, Mushroom & Butternut Squash, Tossed in Beurre Blanc w/ Grilled Chicken or Roasted Tofu
DES- Lemon Crumb Cake w/ Blueberry Coulis & Whipped Cream

THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Roasted Shrimp, Corn & Poblano Chowder or Vegetarian, w/ Bacon or Soy Bacon & Scallion. Served w/ Herb Focaccia
DES- Brownies
DINNER- Greens w/ Honey & Thyme Vin. Jerk Chicken or Tofu, Coconut Red Beans & Rice & Sautéed Cabbage, Carrot & Red Bell w/ Scallion, Garlic, Scotch Bonnet & Thyme
DES- Banana Cake. VEGAN ENTREE

A WesWarm WesWelcome with WesBrunch

Drop/Add is upon us, and we at Wesleying are stressed. But there’s one thing that will alleviate that tension in our shoulders, and that’s YOU.

Yes, YOU can write for Wesleying, but more importantly, YOU can enjoy a delicious meal where you can meet us and learn about the site. We’ll be tabling at the Student Groups Fair this Friday, and also hosting a brunch shindig on Sunday, where we’ll be enjoying delicious Brunch Foods (see stock photo above). So stop by, and we look forward to meeting you!

Student Groups Fair
Date: Friday, September 6
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Place: Outside of Usdan

Wesleying Brunch Funtimes
Date: Sunday, September 8
Time: 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Place: 21 Vine Street

Unofficial Orientation Series 2019: Wes Music Scene

This is an update of un meli-melo’s update of wilk‘s update of Maya‘s update of their post from 2015Q wrote about this in 2013 and 2014. Some things have changed, but the scene here is still ‘unique, zealous, and sweaty.’

 

This is part of our 2019 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post with links to the rest of the articles in this series here.

The more I talk to college kids at other schools, the more I realize how much the music scene at Wesleyan sets itself apart. Though we have them, we are not confined to house parties and bars — there’s music nearly every day, all week. Often, there’s so much music that you can’t possibly go to it all, but you try anyway.

Once things get going, there are 3-5 concerts every weekend, sometimes even multiple shows a night. I’ve seen more bands than I have the energy to count with more variety than I can quantify simply by wandering around at Wesleyan on a given weekend. The folks who book shows at Wesleyan work very hard to bring in all kinds of groups, well-known or just emerging, from punk to dance, and usually put one or two solid student bands on the list.

Many student bands have gone on to greater things, like OvercoatsHeems (Himanshu Suri ’07) of Das Racist (Suri and Victor Vasquez ’06), Novelty DaughterAmanda Palmer ’98the RooksHenry Hall ’14 of Grand Cousin (RIP), AND MORE.

Seriously. It’s very special. What’s even better is that 95% of this stuff is totally free.

If you have questions like “How do I find out what’s going on?” or “How do I find people to play music with?” or “Where can I go to concerts?”, this is the post for you.

 

Unofficial Orientation 2019: Official Orientation 101

This is part of our 2019 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here! Welcome to fakeshark’s lightly updated version of michelle’s post

 

Congratulations! You’ve made it through unofficial orientation with a little help from your friends here at Wesleying. You’re one step closer to evolving from a pre-frosh to a frosh! Now, for your final challenge before you are officially Wesleyan students: ~Official Orientation~

Orientation is a wild time. There are the parties you hear about people going to, but have no idea how to find. There are those first awkward meals with your hallmates/roommates. There are the nights when you curl up in bed with a picture of your best friends from high school and wonder why you didn’t just follow them to college.

Our goal today is to teach you (nearly) everything you need to know in order to make the most out of your orientation experience!

Unofficial Orientation 2019: Drop/Add Tips and Tricks

 

 

 

This is part of our 2019 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder (although, you really don’t need one anymore) that you can check out the welcome post here.

Disclaimer: While the tips introduced in this post can be applied universally, you should remember that your odds of getting into a class depend primarily not on your effort, but on the professor’s policies and how popular the class is (and, also, maybe how lucky you are). It’s pretty much impossible to convince a professor of an extremely popular class who simply won’t go over the limit to accept you into their class, even if you do absolutely everything right. But, trying can’t hurt, right? 

Hello, and welcome to today’s episode of Unofficial Orientation. The focus of today’s episode will be mainly on the devil known as drop/add. If you don’t know what that is (seriously, how do you not know what that is yet?), the folks at the registrar’s office have provided this overview. During this period, students are able to add or drop pretty much any class to their schedule, regardless of the limits posed by pre-reg (however, your faculty advisor will have to approve an extension in your credit limit if you go above 4 credits). I also highly recommend you check out this FAQ, also kindly prepared by the registrar’s office, as a way to get the basics down before proceeding. This post will not be doing much explaining of Drop/Add itself. It will, however, try to warn you, innocent, unassuming frosh, about the reality of this brutal race and offer some insights (read: randomly gathered knowledge that may have been the results of embarrassing behaviours of the author (and past authors)).

Unofficial Orientation Series 2019: First Year Classes

This is an update of un meli-melo’s post which was an update of Jackson‘s post from 2015, which was an update of skorn‘s post from 2014. Which was an update of DaPope‘s post from 2013. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, or some shit like that, right?

 

This is part of our 2019 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

Take a nice deep breath in, at this point you’re either on-campus or just days away.  The excitement is tangible, new campus, new room, new people.  Before you get too wrapped up in your new freedom let’s talk about the real excitement: Your courses, the splendid garden that is Wesmaps, and what this year might be like academically.

I myself remember being confused by the process of choosing and then actually signing up for that class during my first semester so hopefully, this post provides a little clarity in the whole subject (and not the opposite).  Worst comes to worst just remember that most first-year classes are fairly big and your chances of getting into them are pretty high.

On that happy note, let’s dive right into this abyss!

Unofficial Orientation 2019: Student Groups

This is a repost of a repost of wilk‘s update of michelle‘s update of Maya‘s 2015 post, which was an update of alt‘s 2014 post, which was an update of Q‘s 2013 post, which was an update of Syed‘s 2012 post

            This is the annual student activities fair, where you can schmooze or, more likely, be schmoozed to your heart’s content.

This is part of our 2019 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

By the time classes start, you’ll likely be successfully moved into your dorm, blissfully free from your parents, and finally finding the time to figure your shit out. Soon, you’ll realize that you have a little too much time on your hands — and you might want to fill that time with Organized Social Activities.

Thankfully for you, there are about 300 student groups at Wesleyan, so you have many, many options. Joining student groups is one of the best way to meet people outside of your dorm and in different class years. You could find best friends! Mentors! Something new about yourself! It’s all up to you.

Unofficial Orientation 2019: Middletown Eating

This is an updated repost of michelle’s repost of sophie’s repost of maya‘s repost. Please note: this is by no means an exhaustive list of eating options in Middletown, as this perfunctory Yelp search will show you. Feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments! 

This is part of our 2019 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

Middletown has so many fantastic dining options that at first you might feel like this turtle: faced with an almost insurmountable mountain of deliciousness. Much like the above turtle, though, you’ve got to start somewhere. We’re here to give you a head start.

From coffee-shop casual to awkward-family-dinner upscale, there’s food in Middletown for every occasion. This is our guide to some of the best places to eat in town.  Prices are on a $ to $$$ scale. Also worth noting is that a lot of Middletown restaurants accept Middletown Cash, so save up some of that laundry money for your dining excursions. Wesleyan also provides a nifty guide to restaurants in and around Middletown, if you need more guidance (though theirs doesn’t come with student feedback and that special Wesleying flair)! Read all of our food list after the jump!