35 Years Ago Today: Jimmy Carter v. Giant Rabbit

Today is the 35th anniversary of the day that then-President Jimmy Carter was attacked by a giant swimming rabbit, and barely escaped with his life. On a mid-Presidency fishing trip near his hometown, Jimmy Carter’s boat was unexpectedly attacked by an enormous, aggressive, and seemingly amphibious mammal with clear hissing intent to board the President’s vessel. Fortunately, although Secret Service was not immediately on hand, the President was able to bravely repel his furry assailant alone, via paddle and splashing as seen above. The rabbit was never seen again.

Who knows when it will strike again?

We must never forget.

We must maintain vigilance.

Please carry on with your day.

Sexual Assault Forum

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I highly recommend everyone attend this event. I certainly will be there. Courtesy of Jack Spira ’16:

I would like to invite all students on campus to attend a Forum on Sexual Assault on Monday, April 21st, at 8 PM. The Forum will cover:

  • Social Spaces and Greek Life
  • Survivor Support
  • Reporting/Judicial Policies

Along with those three topics, all attendees will be given basic information in Bystander Intervention Training, one of the few tools that we can all use to help stop sexual violence on our campus. The goal of the Forum is to come up with solutions and idea on how we, as a community, can help support survivors and prevent further sexual violence from happening anywhere in our community. To that end, members of the administration will be present, but this event is truly for students to get together and talk about how we can all help each other in a non-confrontational way.

Date: Monday, April 21st, 2014
Time: 8 PM
Place: Exley 150

 

The Garden Party (420) ft. Natural Child, Salvia Plath, and Dead Babe

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Tim Tim ’420 has finished turning around his sentences, and has produced this Easter Egg:

hey buds,

listen up. the first annual garden party, hosted by sound coop’s
intern tim tim is happening on 4/20 in the westCo Courtyard.

NATURAL CHILD.

SALVIA PLATH

DEAD BABE

fun starts when you wake up but the music gets going once i finish
eating brunch. that might be around 2. roll up and spliff that riff
pal! happy easter or whatever.

-tim tim

Date: 4/20/14
Time: 2:00-4:20 p.m.
Location: WestCo Courtyard
Cost: Free fee
Faceb420k: here.

FLY TO GET HIGH: 4/20 Yoga Workshops w/ Shira & Leigh

shiraleighFrom yoga superstar Shira Engel ’14:

Come to both or one of the following workshops. (They’re both completely FREE! Yoga for all!)

Fly to Get High Mash-Up Class, 10am-11:30am
Leigh Stewart ’13 is returning to WesBAM! after six months of teaching yoga in Fiji. Together, Leigh and Shira will teach a class full of inversions, arm balances, playfulness, and musical fun!

Partner Yoga + Massage Workshop, 12-2pm
In this partner workshop, Leigh and Shira will lead a complete vinyasa flow…but in partners! Together, we will use the support of one another to fly and soar into asanas that are simply made easier with a little help from our friends. The workshop will close with luxurious Thai massage!

Date: Tomorrow, 4/20
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM and 12 PM – 2 PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Facebook: Here

Film Series: Metropolis (with live accompaniment)

1927. Germany. Dir: Fritz Lang. With Brigitte Helm. 123 min.

If you prefer your futuristic robo-gal to be a destructive doppelganger leading the working class to rebellion against the overlords of their dystopian society, then this ornate and influential silent fable should be right up your alley – and oh what a twisted, Expressionist alley that is. Accompanist Ben Model (MoMA) returns to improvise a live organ score.

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

A Look Into the Edgar Beckham Awards

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I sat down yesterday to talk to the Edgar Beckham Helping Hand Awards committee to talk about what the awards are about, why these awards began, and a little more about who Dean Edgar Beckham was. The interview as follows is with Christian Hosam ’15, Nicole Okai ’14, and Evelyn Kim ’16. Also on the committee is Taylor Dauphin ’15.

For those who don’t know, what are the Edgar Beckham Helping Hand Awards?

Christian Hosam ’15: The Edgar Beckham Awards are awards that are designed for students, faculty, and staff who are doing dynamic social justice work on campus. It was started last year by Phabinly Gabriel ’13 and Luciana Pennant ’13, and it was really a fantastic show because I think what was going on was that it was a response to a lot of the negative things that were on campus at the time—in respect to racial profiling, academic discontent, and people feeling like they weren’t really affirmed in some ways. So the Edgar Beckham Awards are really a space for some positive affirmation.

How do you think these awards have contributed to Wesleyan’s campus—specifically towards students?

Evelyn Kim ’16: Well I know from when I first went I was a freshman, I think that as social justice is apart of every student of color’s life, whether or not you’re actively involved in it. And [the awards] kind of gave you something to strive for. Because before it wasn’t like these people who were being recognized—they weren’t striving for it because that wasn’t a thing that existed until then. But it kind of gave you something to strive for and something to look forward to.

CH: I mean I think that for the entire campus, a day towards the end of the year that really allows us to kind of come together and celebrate one another and honor one another is a really important thing to do. I think that one thing about this campus—the culture of this campus—is that it is so fast paced, that really having an opportunity to really kind of come together is really important.

Instructors’ Panel: Q&A on Fitness/Yoga Certification

yogaIsabel Fine ’17 invites you:

Interested in becoming a WesBAM! instructor? Or more broadly, thinking of pursuing a career in fitness/wellness/yoga instruction but not sure how to go about it? Join us for a panel in which we will answer all of your questions and share our experiences.

There will be refreshments!

We will close the panel with the presentation of our Yoga Playtime Book, and we invite you all to stay and play around a bit.

Date: Today, April 19, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: Fayerweather Dance Studio
Cost: Freeee

Tory Mathieson’s Senior Concert

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The beautiful Tory Mathieson ’14 has got a show for you:

Cravin’ some music? Cravin’ some art? This will be like a senior recital, a benefit concert, and an art show all rolled into one event! Come hang out!

Date: TODAY, Saturday, April 19th
Time: 7pm
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Facebook event

A Heymishe Passover Brunch

img_0590From Sonya Levine ’17:

Tired of eight days of monotonous Passover food?

Help cook a FREE, vegetarian, kosher for Pesakh brunch from 11:00 am
onward, no prior cooking experience needed. We will also be cooking
one VEGAN recipe! When we’ve finished preparing a plethora of exciting
recipes, we’ll eat!

We’ll also read some humorous stories about Passover by Sholom
Aleichem, author of the “Tevye the Dairyman” short stories that were
the inspiration for “Fiddler on the Roof”, and listen to wonderful
Passover-related music!

Sponsored by the Wesleyan Jewish Community, The Bayit, and the Yiddish
Book Center with support from the Jack & Ruthe B. Cowl Center for
Jewish Culture.

Date: Saturday, April 19 (tomorrow)
Time:  11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Place: The Bayit (157 Church Street)

Zonker Harris Day

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Zonker Harris Day is a music festival-art smorgasbord-spring time-event for all. On Saturday, April 19th, 9 bands will play in the WestCo Courtyard from 11:30 AM to ~7 PM. Specially-selected foodstuffs and art supplies will be at your disposal, and Whey station will be serving a signature Zonker sandwich in the Courtyard! WestCo will be your sandbox.

Here’s the Facebook event. Setlist and poetry after the jump!