Star and Crescent Menu: Week of 11/18

       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/ Red Wine Vin. Herb Roasted Chicken or Tofu, Garlic Mashed Potato, Maple Glazed Carrot, Caramelized Shallot Sauce
DES- Triple Chocolate Cake
TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Baja Style Fish Tacos. Beer Battered, Deep Fried Tilapia, Cabbage Slaw, Chipotle Mayo
DES- Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Charred Tomato & Saffron Vin. Paella w/ Charred Salmon, Sautéed Garlic Shrimp & Grilled Chicken or Roasted Tofu & Tempeh. Tomato & Saffron Basmati Rice, Roasted Sweet Onion & Red Bell, Parsley
DES- Lemon & Blueberry Crumb Cake
WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Roasted Asparagus & Ricotta Margherita Flat Bread w/ Greens
DES- Salted Double Chocolate & Macadamia Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Roasted Butternut Squash Gemelli w/ Chicken or Tofu. Roasted Butternut Cream Sauce, Toasted Pine Nuts, Truffle Oil, Thyme.
DES- Pumpkin Spice Cake
THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Corn Chowder w/ Herb Focaccia. Garnished w/ Scallion, Bacon or Soy Bacon
DES-Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Walnut & Craisin Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Dressing. Dal Saag w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan
DES- Ginger Spice Cake w/ Whipped Cream

Local Freshmen Have Emotional Crisis

As the semester nears its end, several local freshmen are coming to the realization that college may not, in fact, be the best time of their lives. This revelation has caused multiple Usdan meltdowns and many failed attempts to drink away reality.

“Everyone has told me my entire life that college will be so fun and I’ll make so many friends and go to so many parties” said A ‘23, who chose to remain anonymous due to the embarrassing fact that she only has two friends, “But like, parties can be gross? I’m too scared to admit to all the adults at home who keep asking if I’m having ‘fun’ that I don’t actually like the taste of beer.” 

 “Man, when I got recruited, I was so ready to be done with high school and just go play lacrosse all day for the Cards” admits Chad McBroson ‘23 “Nobody told me I still had to go to classes and stuff in college! Sometimes I even have to limit my beer pong to one game and then go study and shit. It’s whack.”

Other students have voiced concerns about issues including not meeting the loves of their lives, not discovering themselves, actually missing home and their families a little bit, and not having figured out their “calling” yet. Wesleying suggests that they all just suck it up and lie about all of it like the rest of us. 

The Prognostication of Ben Florsheim’s Senior Thesis

Wesleyan ‘14 graduate Ben Florsheim was recently elected as the Mayor of Middletown, thanks to a successful grassroots campaign and good taste in white button-downs. Going up against former Middletown mayor Seb Giuliano, no one could have predicted Ben’s underdog win- no one, that is, except Ben Florsheim circa 2014.

In his senior thesis “The Trail: A Dramatic Series” (recently uncovered by Sophie Elwood ’20), Ben Florsheim created an entirely fictional television pilot about a Connecticut mayoral race, that bears no similarities whatsoever to actual events that happened just 5 years later. It should be said that “The Trail” is not like other girls. Florsheim decries The West Wing, Scandal, and Veep for being unrealistic, and instead wants to recreate the gritty realism of The Wire. Per Florsheim, “Its aims… are for grit over polish and for depth, breadth, and a clear link to reality over snappy, self-contained storylines.”

And, much like The Wire, The Trail features an all-white cast and takes place on the mean streets of Central Connecticut. Its protagonist is the entirely fictional “Dan Singer”, a 29-year-old Democratic candidate for mayor of the entirely fictional “Middleburgh, Connecticut”.

Star & Crescent Menu: Week of 11/11

       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/ Red Wine Vin. Herb Encrusted Grilled Flank Steak or Tofu, Creamy Cheddar Grits, Sautéed Rainbow Chard, Porcini & Cabernet Reduction
DES- Triple Chocolate Cake
TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Ancho Mole Enchiladas w/ Roasted Chicken or Tofu
DES- Coconut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Carrot Ginger Vin. Panang Curry w/ Chicken or Tofu. Served w/ Jasmine Rice.
DES- Banana Cake
WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Gruyere, Green Apple & Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese w/ Bacon or Soy Bacon
DES- Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Baked Rigatoni Bolognese w/ Beef & Sweet Italian Sausage or Soy Crumble. Topped with Mozzarella & Ricotta & Finished in the Oven.
DES- Mint Chocolate Cake
THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque w/ Herb Focaccia. Garnished w/ Toasted Almond & Thyme.
DES- Brownies
DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Dressing. Chicken or Tofu Tikka Masala w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan
DES- Lemon Poppy Cake w/ Whipped Cream & Berry Coulis

S&C Menu: Week of 11/04

       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-
TOGOs ONLY!

Caesar Salad, Maple Butter Fall Roasted Veg, Gratin Potato,

Grilled Flank Steak w/ Bordelaise and Roasted herb chicken or Tofu w/ mushroom bordelaise.

DES- Apple spice crumb cake, bourbon caramel, whipped cream

TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Huevos Rancheros. Cheddar & Scallion Scramble, Garlic Black Beans, Bacon or Soy Bacon, Avocado, Fried Tortilla, Chipotle Salsa
DES- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Carrot Ginger Vin. Red Curry w/ Chicken or Tofu & Jasmine Rice
DES- Berry Crisp
WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Steak & Cheese or Shroom & Cheese on Herb Focaccia. Caramelized Onion & Green Bell Pepper, Cheddar, Scallion
DES- Salted Double Chocolate & Macadamia Nut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Red Wine Vin. Country Style Baked Mac & Cheese w/ Roasted Chicken or Tofu. Gruyere & Cheddar Béchamel, Roasted Cauliflower, Sautéed Sweet Corn & Peas, Toasted Garlic Panko
DES- Chocolate Cream Pie
THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Chicken Noodle Soup. House made Bone Broth, Mirepoix, Egg Noodle & Herbs. Served w/ Herb Focaccia
DES- Blondies
DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Dressing. Navratan Korma w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan
DES- Ginger Spice Cake w/ Whipped Cream

Star and Crescent Menu: Week of 10/28

       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/ Sherry Vin. Herb Roasted Chicken or Tofu, Cauliflower Purée, Black Wild Rice, Brown Butter & Shallot Sautéed Brussels, Oven Roasted Tomato Relish
DES- Triple Chocolate Cake
TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Grilled Flank Steak or Portobello Burrito. House Made Refried Beans, Roasted Sweet Onion & Poblano Pepper, Spanish Rice, Cheddar & Chipotle Salsa
DES- Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Carrot Ginger Vin. Masaman Curry w/ Chicken or Tofu & Jasmine Rice. Potato, Sweet Potato, Sweet Onion, Carrot & Peanut.
DES- Coconut Cake
WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Falafel. House Made Chic Pea Fritter, Tomato, Cucumber, Red Onion & Lemon Tahini Served Open Face on Pita
DES- Snicker Doodle Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Penne a la Vodka w/ Grilled Shrimp or Roasted Tofu
DES- Funny-Bone Cake(Chocolate Cake w/ Peanut Butter/Cream Cheese Frosting)
THURSDAY-
LUNCH- French Onion Soup. House Made Beef Stock or Vegetarian, Braised Sweet Onion, Sherry, Thyme & Melted Gruyere Baguette
DES- Brownies
DINNER- Channa Masala w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan
DES- Lemon Blueberry Crumb Cake w/ Whipped Cream.

 

Michael Roth, Protest, and Free Speech (Part 1 of 2)

 

Many students, myself included, feel that Roth’s advocacy and authority on free speech and campus protest do not line up in reality given his record of activity concerning these topics at Wesleyan, using his perceived advocacy to both profit himself (such as the release of a book that addresses his advocacy for his brand of free speech), as well as Wesleyan itself. Let’s take a look at his and Wesleyan’s record in recent times.

China Campus = Cancelled

In an all-campus email sent this morning, President Michael Roth ’78 announced that plans for a campus in China have been canceled due to differences in goals with those who proposed the partnership and issues of academic freedom.

The decision appears recent as as the town hall meeting to discuss the China campus with the wider Wesleyan community, originally set for October 30th, has been cancelled.

The email reads as follows:

Dear friends,

I have just returned from a trip to Asia, where I enjoyed stimulating conversations with Wesleyan alumni, parents, prospective students and others in Seoul, Taiwan and Beijing. This part of the world has been on the minds of many here in Middletown recently given the news that Wesleyan had been invited to explore the possibility of opening a campus in China. However, after meeting with those involved in the potential joint venture during my trip, I can now report that we have decided not to look into this opportunity any further.

As I wrote on my blog earlier this month, in considering this possible campus in China, we needed to be sure that the academic work would be in line with the distinctive pragmatic liberal education at the core of Wesleyan’s mission. Further conversations with those who proposed the partnership have made it clear that our respective goals could not be sufficiently aligned—not to mention the questions we had around issues of academic freedom and the implications for our home campus.

While we will not move forward with this particular project, we remain interested in exploring collaborations in accordance with our Beyond 2020 strategic plan. Since there is no decision imminent about any partnerships, we will no longer hold the scheduled town halls on October 30. Instead, we will use upcoming WSA, faculty, and all-staff meetings for broader discussions about the University’s future plans.

Sincerely yours,

Michael S. Roth
President

 

 

Star & Crescent Menu 10/24

       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!!!

THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Lentil & Green Apple Soup w/ Bacon or Soy Bacon. Mirepoix, Herbs, White Wine. Served w/ Herb Focaccia
DES- Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies
DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Dressing. Tadka Dal w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan
DES- Ginger Spice Cake w/ Whipped Cream