Original Content Makers Must Seize the Memes of Production

We’re in a tough spot. Our age group has to deal with a melting planet, a thriving possum population, and a plethora of potential employers that expect us to know how to use Excel. That sucks for us sassy NESCAC kids. In spite of these obstacles, there is supposed to be a light in the dark, a city upon a hill, a beautiful beacon of hope: memes.

But, alas, Wesleyan’s meme culture is less than ideal. I would call it bad.

Physical Plant Flushes Bidet Dreams Down The Toilet

Talk about an unusual request. On November 8, Senior and Program Housing Area Coordinator Alexia Thompson sent out this email to seniors in woodframe houses:

Hello Residents,

Please see message below from physical plant.

Physical Plant has noticed that bidets have been installed in some of the woodframe bathrooms.  This is extremely problematic, as they can lead to plumbing problems, and possibly flooding and damage to your belongings.  If there is a reason you need a bidet, please submit your request to the office of accessibility services, and if approved, Physical Plant will professionally install one for you.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Naturally, that got us here at Wesleying asking the important journalistic questions, such as Who installed the bidet? and How “extreme” is “extremely problematic”?? So we went looking for answers.

Star and Crescent Menu Week 11/20

STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House
LUNCH- 12:00-12:45
DINNER- 5:00-7:00
FIRST THREE FRESHMEN EAT FREE
EVERY DAY!!!

MONDAY
DINNER- Greens w/ Cider Vin. Baked Mac & Cheese w/ Roasted Chicken or Tofu. Gruyere & Cheddar Béchamel, Sautéed Corn & Peas, Toasted Garlic & Thyme Panko Bread Crumbs.
DES- Red Velvet Cake

TUESDAY
LUNCH- Baja Style Fish Tacos. Carona & Rice Flour Beer Batter, Cabbage Slaw, Chipotle Mayo
DES- Mango Yogurt

Main Street Rite Aid is Becoming a Walgreens

A big change is coming to Middletown: the Rite Aid on Main Street is becoming a Walgreens! This transition comes as part of a failed merger between Rite Aid and Walgreens that was blocked by anti-trust laws in June of this year. Rather than merging with Rite Aid, Walgreens is buying up just under 2000 Rite Aid stores across the country in a deal worth approximately $4.375 billion.

So what does all of this mean for you? Rite Aid sent me a letter outlining the whole transition:

Film Series: Seven Samurai

1954. Japan. Dir: Akira Kurosawa. With Toshiro? Mifune. 207 min. 35mm print.


Kurosawa’s enduring classic depicts the methodical last stand of the masterless ronin hired to defend a village from a horde of robbers. The brisk, multifaceted narrative works a mix of tones, ranging from lighthearted gags to bitter cynicism to intense choreographed swordplay. Print courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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

Film Series: Girls Trip

2017. USA. Dir: Malcolm D. Lee. With Regina Hall, Queen Latifah. 122 min.


A foursome of friends reconnect during a wild weekend at a music festival, filled with partying, hookups, and female empowerment. The first film with an all-black creative team to net over $100 million, GIRLS TRIP’s inspirational sisterhood and incisive commentary make it more than just another raunchy comedy.

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

Film Series: Sholay

1975. India. Dir: Ramesh Sippy. With Amitabh Bachchan, Dharmendra. 204 min.


A retired police chief enlists the help of two bandits to defeat a murderous crime lord, unleashing a campy current of action, melodrama, and – of course – musical numbers. At first considered a flop, Sholay has gained so much of a following that it may now be the highest grossing Hindi-language film of all time.

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

S&C Menu Week 11/14

STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House
LUNCH- 12:00-12:45
DINNER- 5:00-7:00
FIRST THREE FRESHMEN EAT FREE
EVERY DAY!!!

DINNER- Greens w/ Sherry Vin, Roasted Herb Chicken or Tofu, Brown Butter & Shallot Infused Cauliflower Purée, Long Grain Wild Rice, Oven Roasted Tomato Relish
DES- Triple Chocolate Cake w/ Chocolate Ganache and Whipped Cream

TUESDAY
LUNCH- Verde Grilled Flank Steak or Portobello Enchiladas
DES- Mango Yogurt
DINNER- Greens w/ Carrot Ginger Vin. Ginger Brined, Charred Salmon or Tofu, Wasabi Mashed Potato, Asparagus & Shiitake Stir Fry, Shiitake Reduction
DES- Banana Cream Pie

WEDNESDAY
LUNCH- Grilled Balsamic Chicken or Portobello Sandwich. Pesto, Baby Arugula, Tomato & Mozzarella, Toasted & Baked in the Oven.
DES- Strawberry, Banana Yogurt
DINNER- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Penne A La Vodka w/ Grilled Shrimp or Roasted Tofu
DES- Berry Crisp

THURSDAY
LUNCH- Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque, Garnished w/ Toasted Almonds & Thyme, Served w/ House Made Herb Focaccia.
DES- Double Chocolate, Macadamia Nut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Dressing. Dal Saag w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Ginger Spice Cake w/ Whipped Cream

Film Series: Princess Mononoke

1997. Japan. Dir: Hayao Miyazaki. With Yoji Matsuda. Animation. 134 min.


After a prince is poisoned in a wild boar attack, he goes in search of a forest god to heal him. En route he encounters an ongoing war between a mining town and an army of spirits, among them a mysterious wolfgirl. Miyazaki utilizes breathtaking animation and a fantastical story to level commentary at industrialization and environmental destruction.

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