Spring semester is over, Reunion and Commencement is days past, and I’ve flown 2/3 of the way across the country from Connecticut, so I guess it’s official: the school year is over (for most). And it’s been a pretty crazy one. So this is farewell. Farewell to eager-eyed freshmen getting acquainted to their EastCo dorm rooms, some of us dropping two classes at the beginning of the semester (to pick up three more), and punk concerts in Memorial Chapel. Farewell to Fall Break being too short, exam week too long, and Winter Break even more too longer.
Farewell to the first Snow Day since the last time a cult leader claimed the Rapture was coming. Farewell to snickering to ourselves or the ACB while scrolling through prefrosh facebook groups. Farewell to ruining my hearing forever. Farewell to Wordsmith, Mel and Josh (as a duo [for the moment]), Flora and Fauna, and any/every other outbound artist I’ve neglected to list here. Farewell to controversy?
Farewell to fuckyeahnouns facebook event pictures (hopefully not for long). Farewell to anonymous commenters (or not, am I right?!). Farewell to WeScam. Farewell to the University hiring people to wash chalking away from the top of Foss Hill, to the ire of students, alumni, and even random documentary filmmakers (seriously: ask Zach or myself about the documentary filmmakers).
But most of all, farewell to…idk, lol.
I feel now the most tasteful way to send you all off to your jobs, internships, or sudden urges to backpack around Europe is with a random video found by searching “wesleyan goodbye” on YouTube…so here you go. Here’s to doin’ it even nastier next year (Save the Date: Werner Herzog’s 69th Birthday).
I find this video insensitive given the events of September. (This is not sarcasm. Seriously, think about the Wes community, guys.)
Also, aside from the video, this post is stupid.
asking about the documentary filmmakers
It was a couple making a documentary about the class of 2011. The guy (the director) was kind of pushy/his questions were very obviously leading and was really bothered that I chalked “END THE WAR IN ____” and “STOP CONGRESS FROM _____” without filling in the blanks. He ended up chalking a little too, though. The woman was also disappointed that I wasn’t losing my shit when someone came up and started washing away the chalk. They got it on video, though, and I hope it gets to someone on campus somehow. I think the woman was an alum, but I’m not 100% on that.
Alum yes: Lizabeth Z ’98.
they weren’t really making a documentary. why would they make a documentary about the class of 2011? boring. they were however doing research for something… perhaps a play…
This is poorly written and pointless.