Above you’ll find a brand new video interview with Griffin Gallati ’15, fictional ten-year-old astronomy and music major who holds several jobs on campus and is reported to be “one of Wesleyan’s more unique students.” Subtly nestled into Wesleyan’s homepage yesterday, it was a valiant effort—and clearly took an admirable amount of work on the part of whomever Wesleyan pays to feed into student narcissism every weekday with a video camera—but let’s just say Oberlin wins this round, probably forever. Presenting the Oberlin (err, Meowberlin) homepage, as it appeared yesterday, April 1:
Meanwhile in Middletown, the WSA carried out an email prank that was widely regarded as funnier, albeit neither as convincing nor as mean, as last year’s shenanigans. (Unlike last year, no one, to my knowledge, credited this prank with inciting a panic attack.) Check the first tweet below for a screenshot:
Got pranked by WSA… well played WSA. twitter.com/vixssecretis/s…
— Victoria (@vixssecretis) April 1, 2013
That email was funny bc the wsa thought I would believe they had that kind of power and influence.
— Rich (@bigRIMPin) April 1, 2013
Nice try WSA. #happyaprilfools
— Allie Miller (@amills01) April 1, 2013
Nice April fools WSA…..really had me going there for a sec #pornfilter
— Mitch Godfrey (@mit_CHAY) April 1, 2013
W(illiam) S A(lbert). How could you honestly fall for that
— Kevin Curtin (@elementko1) April 1, 2013
Probably the best April Fools joke in Middletown came from the fucking weather itself, but we’d be remiss not to mention that WesWings threw their hat in the ring with the announcement that they’re selling the joint to a pair of vegans. Meanwhile, President Roth announced that the tunnels were being opened for the purposes of health and fitness, because “let’s be weirdly Wesleyan and go underground.” Meh.
We joined in the family-friendly fun too, but we humbly concede that The Wesleyinger does not and cannot compare to last year’s Weasleying. For your benefit, we’ve memorialized that marvelous day below:
Edit: Shout-out to A-Batte for sharing some of the best alumni responses to Wesleyan’s April Fools video. Yes, he does have Facebook in pirate language: