“Are You Wesleyan” para-admissions campaign

Hey remember that terrible “Are You Wesleyan?” thing on the new admissions page? The one that’s still up despite the overwhelmingly negative student response to it in the month since it launched?

Judging by the initial reactions of the people in the administration who were involved (defensive irritation from Assistant Dean of Admissions Tara Lindros, ambivalence from President Michael Roth), they assumed that our vehement outrage would naturally simmer down to latent resentment over time.

It seemed they were right, but NO MORE.

At least, Aural Wes finally posted the initial results of their LOL-based alternative admissions project, intended to display a more revealing side of the student body. Some results below, click through for the full AW write-up.

Hardcore posturing Wes, from Will Tomlinson. DO OR DIE:

I am Wesleyan (bleed cardinal red)

Stupiddrunk Wes, from Adam Schlesinger ’10. Empty PBRs, A; dashiki and boxers, A+.

are you wesleyan

BougieWes, from Ben Bernstein ’10. We’re so civilized, you guys:are you wesleyan2

Synesthetically-hallucinating-Wes, from Andrea Neustein ’09:

are you wesleyan3

Add to the glory: make your own para-admissions photo and send it in. You could stay up all night making friends for life, or you could do this. Find out how after the jump.

if you think the new admissions site is totally fucking stupid, condescending, and more than a bit disingenuous, you can create your own alternative! find your favorite wasteyface, shit-disturbing, or otherwise seedy photos of yourself and then head on over to icanhascheezburger.com. once there you can use their “advanced lolbuilder” to caption anything you want…however you want…in that iconic lolcat font we all love. SO, AURALWES IS HAVING OUR FIRST CONTEST EVAAR!!!11! (omfg)

Make your BEST para-admissions picture and send it over to auralwes(at)gmail(dot)com. GO FORTH AND PARODY, WE$LaaaYinz

24 thoughts on ““Are You Wesleyan” para-admissions campaign

  1. blaaaargh

    bernstein has the worst sense of humor

    remember that terrible video that got taken down from wesleying? for suckinG?

  2. blaaaargh

    bernstein has the worst sense of humor

    remember that terrible video that got taken down from wesleying? for suckinG?

  3. tiny spliff

    oh anon, you’re so toolish and anonymous.

    somebody should make one for “Do you take it… in the Butts?” or any one of those clever “i am wesleyan” tweets

  4. tiny spliff

    oh anon, you’re so toolish and anonymous.

    somebody should make one for “Do you take it… in the Butts?” or any one of those clever “i am wesleyan” tweets

  5. wesleyan are I

    I LOLed at #1 and #4.

    Ben’s looks like a stereotype of the vegan potluck contingent of Wes. like, we make dinners to affect a lifestyle more than to sustain ourselves?

  6. wesleyan are I

    I LOLed at #1 and #4.

    Ben’s looks like a stereotype of the vegan potluck contingent of Wes. like, we make dinners to affect a lifestyle more than to sustain ourselves?

  7. i am wesleyan

    Uh, why you people so obsessed with these people’s social group affiliations? this wasn’t an exclusive activity, all submissions were published. there were 4. quit yer bitchin and make yer own!

  8. i am wesleyan

    Uh, why you people so obsessed with these people’s social group affiliations? this wasn’t an exclusive activity, all submissions were published. there were 4. quit yer bitchin and make yer own!

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