It’s time to end the year with a bang ;) fill out this form by May 17th to be in Orgasm Chronicles Part 3! Tell us the story of your very first orgasm and your most recent orgasm (and maybe about some in between).
Gabriela De Golia ’13 writes in:
First Church of Christ in Middletown will present a riveting performance of Julius Lester’s Day of Tears, a novel centered on the largest slave auction in American history told from the perspective of the husbands, wives, and lovers on the auction block. Witness their stories as they desperately cling to one last hope of staying together.
Written and directed by Laurie Maria Cabral and produced by Tom Raines, this performance is offered with the permission of Julius Lester and his family. It will take place at First Church of Christ, located at 190 Court Street in Middletown, CT, on Saturday, May 18th at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM.
First Church of Christ, a pro-racial justice and Open & Affirming congregational church in the United Church of Christ, is proud to bring Day of Tears into its space for the first time and raise awareness about an important event in American history. Through a conversation with the actors, director, and producer after the performance, audience members will learn more about how racism continues to manifest in the present-day and how individuals and communities can address systemic oppression.
“We at First Church are committed to healing the wounds of racial injustice and furthering social equity. Offering this play to the community free of charge is one of the many ways we are living into those commitments,” shared Gabriela De Golia ’13, a Deacon at First Church of Christ.
This performance is a free community event, open to all. Please be advised that strong language and allusions to violence are present in the production and may not be suitable for certain audiences, including young children.
Date: Saturday, May 18
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: First Church of Christ, 190 Court Street, Middletown, CT
Welcome to the second installment of Procrastination Destination, where Wesleying provides you with #content to get you through finals!
Welcome to the first installment of Procrastination Destination, where Wesleying provides you with #content to get you through finals!
Let me tell you a story. When I was a senior in high school, I was in a really dope AP Physics C class. The teacher was awesome, the students were all friends, and most importantly, we did a whole lot of “not physics.” One day, our teacher got up in front of the class and told us he had a game to show us. This is how The Paperclip Game entered my life.
Bad-ass sophomore Rebecca Rubenstein ’21 writes in:
There is massive gender inequity in Wikipedia – both in terms of topics/people represented, and contributors. We can change that! Come learn the basics of Wikipedia editing to increase representation of/boost access to the work of marginalized artists, activists, and game-changers.
THERE WILL BE PIZZA Y’ALL.
Date: Thursday, May 9
Time: 12:30-1:30 PM
Place: Boger 115
Fare thee well, O kegs!
As this year’s Spring Fling fast approaches, I found myself looking back at old Wesleying posts about Spring Flings past. It all started with this absurdity, which I stumbled upon earlier this year. With little else to do now that my thesis is turned in, I decided to dig deeper and see what other fun/ny stuff I could find!
Here is the resulting round-up of interesting/notable Spring Fling-related posts. (Zach already did a deep dive into past performers, so I’ll stick to silly/snarky/spends-too-much-time-on-the-internet content I dug up on the blog.) Read on after the jump to find out what’s going on in the picture above and more!
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DINNER- Greens w/ Charred Tomato Vin. Shrimp & Grits or Tofu & Grits. Spicy Grilled Shrimp or Roasted Tofu, Grilled Asparagus, Creamy Cheddar Grits, Creole Sauce, Bacon or Soy Bacon
DES- Chocolate Cayenne Cake w/ Raspberry Coulis & Whipped Cream
LUNCH- Grilled Chimichurri Flank Steak or Portobello Tacos. Salsa Fresca, Avocado, Chipotle Mayo
DES- Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Carrot Ginger Vin. Pad Woon Sen(Glass Noddle Stir Fry) w/ Chicken or Tofu. Onion, Carrot, Tomato & Egg
DES- Coconut Cake
LUNCH- Hummus, Cheddar & Avocado Melts on House Made Herb Focaccia w/ Bacon or Soy Bacon
DES- Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip & Craisin Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Pesto Gemelli(Basil, Parmesan, EVOO, Garlic, Toasted Pine Nuts) w/ Grilled Balsamic Chicken or Tofu
DES- Berry Crisp w/ Whipped Cream
Welcome to Booksleying! If you need a refresher on what this is or how the rating system works, check out our introductory post. You can find all the Booksleying posts here. (We’ve been shit at posting, we KNOW).
Title and Author: Three Daughters of Eve (Havaanin Üç Kizi) by Elif Shafak
NOTE: I accidentally read the English version of the book without knowing that it also had a Turkish translation. Shafak has some of her works originally written in English, and some in Turkish, and I wasn’t able to figure out which category this book lives in. But good for you! You get an English review of this book.
Rating: 4 stars with a side of Dessert Parfait.
Due to an unprecedented number of students applying for General Room Selection for the 2019-2020 school year, ResLife has announced that it will be opening up three rooms in President Roth’s house for students that were forced to wait until summer for their housing assignment. Each of the rooms will be single-sized forced triples, most likely occupied by sophomores who are desperately vying for a room in a system that requires you to live on campus but doesn’t guarantee you a bed.
From the Friends of the Wesleyan Library:
At the reception for the Friends of the Wesleyan Library Undergraduate Research Prize, Susan Campbell will speak about her new book, Frog Hollow: Stories from an American Neighborhood (Wesleyan University Press, 2019), a love letter to immigration. She writes, “From the moment the Europeans came, we’ve needed the churn brought by immigration. Neighborhoods benefit. Cities do, as well.”
Frog Hollow is an ethnically diverse neighborhood just west of the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford, home to a wide variety of immigrants. During the Revolutionary War, it was a progressive hub, and later, in the mid-late 19th century, a hotbed of industry. Campbell focuses on the inventors, entrepreneurs and workers of the neighborhood, as well as the impact of African American migration to Hartford, the Civil Rights movement and the continuing fight for housing. Frog Hollow was one of the first neighborhoods in the country to experiment with successful urban planning models, including public parks and free education.
Books will be available for purchase and signing during the reception.
Susan Campbell, a Distinguished Lecturer at the University of New Haven, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a widely read Hartford Courant columnist, a regular commentator on WNPR, and a guest on CBS’ “Sunday Morning,” the BBC, WTNH-TV, and the local news show “Face the State.” She is also part of the Connecticut Health Investigative Team, an award-winning health and safety website. Her work at The Courant – where she was a staff writer and columnist for 25 years and is currently a freelance columnist – has been recognized by the National Women’s Political Caucus, the New England Associated Press News Executives, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, and the Society for Professional Journalists, among numerous other organizations.
For more information about the event, email libfriends[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
Date: Wednesday, May 1
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Place: Smith Reading Room, Olin Library