“Wesleyan Student Starter Pack” Memes: A Compilation

I forgot to include "I have an all male team for my thesis film and the department is paying me money to do it"

I forgot to include “I have an all male team for my thesis film and the department is paying me money to do it”

On Monday morning, I woke up to find that a meme I had created had been posted to WesAdmits.

Labeled “Wesleyan Film Bro Starter Pack,” it was a compilation of ~quirky~ attributes and personality traits of male Wesleyan film majors, including plaid shirts, a Letterboxd membership, and a text I may or may not have once actually received: “I have a projector in my room want to come over”.

I was flattered by the overwhelmingly positive reaction to it – especially from film students, of all genders – and terrified that I might now be on Jeanine Basinger’s Most Wanted list. But the meme made its true debut a week ago, when I posted it to the semi-secret Facebook meme group, We$ Hookupz 2020.

Yes, you heard that right: if you didn’t know already, there is a semi-secret Facebook meme group called We$ Hookupz 2020, dedicated to Wesleyan-centric memes, and it’s where my drag of the Wesleyan Film BroTM was born. What’s more, my creation is just one of many “Wesleyan Student Starter Pack” memes that have been posted in the group, a trend spearheaded by three of We$ Hookupz’s admins: Aviv Rau ‘19, Angel Riddle ‘19, and Camilla Lopez ‘19.

So, with the permission of the creators, here are some of the other Wesleyan Starter Packs available on the Internet. First off, a familiar *~aesthetic~* from the loud side of Usdan…

The outfit in the upper right corner is too accurate

Tell me you’ve seen this next guy chilling out on Foss Hill with his guitar? I can’t be the only one.

All that's missing is Wescam, vapes, and Jeff Buckley

All that’s missing is Wescam, vapes, and Jeff Buckley

Granted, the starter packs don’t just attack playfully poke fun at male Wes students.

regularcollegegirl

God bless those of us who just wanted a normal college experience.

I felt personally attacked by this one

I felt personally attacked by this one

This one, too. Don't drag me like this, Hazem Fahmy '17.

This one, too. Don’t drag me like this, Hazem Fahmy ’17.

…but, yes, a lot of them are about dudes. Specifically, that one dude in your American Studies colloquium who studied abroad in India last semester and won’t shut up about it.

Yikes.

Yikes.

Because some of Wes can relate:

brown

What would the opposite look like? A sad alt-boy playing keyboards on the Brown quad?

Finally, what I consider to be the crown jewel of the bunch, because just look at it:

A magnificent collab between Aviv and Anna Fox '19.

A magnificent collab between Aviv and Anna Fox ’19.

Now go forth and make your own starter pack memes, if you wish! Just remember that the meme might be dead before you know it.

  • chikki

    easy projector
    How to make projetor

  • HG

    What’s wrong with Kickstarter? Poor people want to make movies too lol

  • Ax

    Or whatever this is

  • Ax

    We$hookups is dead, thanks The Argus

  • Tori Gruber

    what about wesleyan dropout starter pack?

  • WesGuest

    yay for stereotyping! #1 way to create harmony within the campus community

    • lulz

      Bruh it’s a joke. One q: do you sit on the lowd side

      • WesGuest

        ooook no but “it’s a joke” is the same excuse bullies and bigots use to justify their behavior. isn’t there a more productive way to use your creativity than playing off stereotypes? i’m sure the We$ Hookupz crew gets a lot of self-satisfaction out of posting these things (and having a congratulatory wesleying article list their names), but doesn’t this kind of stereotyping only lead to a more divisive climate? idk the whole thing just feels too much like bullying to me