Audition for The Serpent, by Jean Claude van Itallie


From Sivan Battat ’15:


Beginning at the Book of Genesis, Jean Claude van Itallie’s The Serpent weaves biblical narrative with contemporary experience to craft a ceremonial journey for actors and audience. It traces human existence, from the search for happiness, to first encounters with evil, to our dialogue with our own mortality. The piece takes us from the Garden of Eden and Cain and Abel all the way to Kennedy’s assassination. The key, however, is how we relate to these themes. How do we understand and grapple with violence? How do we as young people respond to and rationalize it? When do we “bite our apple” and how do we respond? It poses the question: what happens if we destroy it all?

Audition for the Mixolydians!

From Ben Zucker ’15:

The Mixolydians, Wesleyan’s first (and only, and best-looking) student-run chamber choir, are holding auditions! Please come prepared to sight read (don’t worry, it won’t be too hard). Auditions will take place on Thursday, September 4th from 4:30 to 6:30, and Saturday, September 6 from 2:00 to 4:00, in room 110 of 41 Wyllys.

Dates: Thursday, September 4th and Saturday, September 6th, 2014
Times: 4:30-6:30PM and 2–4PM
Place: 41 Wyllys

The Wesleyan Spirits Want YOU

Colin Russell ’15 has a message for Beyoncé (and for you):

Dear Heavenly Beysus,

We want them. Bestow upon us the blessing of bountiful auditions.spirits
Grant all students with the knowledge that The Wesleyan Spirits,
Wesleyan’s oldest all-male a cappella group, will be holding
auditions this week for all the dudes, bros, sk8r boiz, homies, and
all around good-guys with angelic voices.
In Beysus’ name we pray,

Dates: Wednesday 9/3 and Thursday 9/4

Times: 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Place: Alpha Delta Phi (building on the corner of Church Street
and High Street, next to 200 Church)

Bring: a song and a smile

Audition for The Mixolydians

Daniel “Daniel” Maseda ’16 writes in:

The Mixolydians, Wesleyan’s only student-run chamber choir a cappella
group, are holding auditions this week! Interested singers from any
and all backgrounds are welcome, so come on by to 41 Wyllys Room 110
this Thursday (4:30-6:30) or Saturday (2:00-4:00). Please come
prepared with a short song and be ready to do some sight reading with
the group. It’ll be quick, fun, and totally stress-free, so we hope to
see you there!

Date: Thursday, September 4, or Saturday, September 6

Time: 4:30-6:30 pm (Thursday) or 2:00 – 4:00 pm (Saturday)

Place: 41 Wyllys Avenue, Room 110

Facebook event: here

New Group Auditions


From the glorious perfectly bearded mouth of Andrew Hove ’15:

Come try out for Wesleyan’s sexiest a cappella group, the New Group. Try outs will be held THIS Tuesday(September 2nd) in Usdan 1st Floor and THIS Wednesday (September 3rd) in Usdan Basement Room 25 for those who may have conflicts with either time. All you need is 30 seconds of any song you’d like and your sweet self.
Where: Usdan Room 114
When: Today, Sept 2nd 5:15-7:15pm & tomorrow 8:30-11:30pm

Wesleyan Gives Me Sixteen Bucks a Day to Survive

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I’m on the all declining balance plan (1629 points for the semester), and when you average that out from the day we moved back on campus (Aug 30th) to the end of the fall semester (December 14th), I get exactly 16.29 points per day to use to feed myself.

But how, you ask, did I figure that out? Well, Wesleying’s fancy Points Calculator, which has been out of commission since Spring 2013, is finally back. After spending two hours relying on Google and web tutorials, I managed to get it up and running again—and should stay that way for semesters to come.

All you need to do is first check your current balance of meals and points, which can be done through Blackboard, and then select the meal plan you’re on. It’ll then have to fields for you to enter: the number of meals you have left, then the number of points you have left. Once you fill those in, it’ll compute the amount of meals or points you have left for the rest of the semester!

Go check it out, and if you have any concerns shoot us an email at staff[at]

Slender James Wants You!

10593033_902223559792687_3009800284052711255_nFrom the oily mouth of Eriq Robinson ’15:

Come one, come all, come all ye faithful to audition for the only acapella group on campus! Since the rapture, and the ascendence to heaven of every other acapella group on campus, Slender James wants you to join the effort to rebuild modern society through the power of goyce and the magic of moist male melodies spreading peace across the land of glorious Wesleyana.

Come prepared with a song :D

Where: 84 Home

When: Tues/Weds 6-8pm


Slavei Auditions




From the Super-Duper Sue Greenblatt ’16:
Feeling unsatisfied with the amount of Eastern European folk music in your life? ……Of course you are!
So, AUDITION for SLAVEI, the only Balkan, Georgian, and Eastern European a cappella group that has posted on Wesleying so far. Come to PAC001 between 4:30-6:30pm on this Tuesday, September the second.
No need to prepare anything. Just bring your voice, yourself, and that sparkle in your eye.
Where: PAC001
When: Sept 2nd 4:30-6:30pm

Notably Sharp wants you

This just in from the incredible attractive, beautifully voiced man of your dreams Brent Packer ’15 

Tryna sing some songs and look rull sexy simultaneously? Notably
Sharp, Wesleyan’s best dressed co-ed a cappella group, is waiting for

Sing us a little song. Maybe we’ll share some stories. Maybe Zoe will
paint you some water colors. See you soon

Where: Usdan 108
When: Tuesday, Sept. 2nd and Wednesday, Sept. 3rd from 7-10 p.m.

Student Forum: Collective Feminist Memory


From Yiyang Wang ’15: 

You probably know who Hillary Clinton, Judith Butler, and Gloria Steinem are, but what about Janice Raymond, Shirley Chisholm, and Emma Goldman?

If you’re interested in learning about these incredible trailblazers in feminism along with other radical and marginalized narratives in the feminist movement, come to the interest meeting for FGSS 419, “Collective Feminist Memory.”

Date: Wednesday, September 3rd
Time: 8 PM
Location: 41 Wyllys Room 112