From the Argives: OverheardAtWes, 19th Century Edition

Twitter accounts like @OverheardAtWes and @WeirdWes chronicle some of the wackiest things that Wesleyan students can be heard saying on a daily basis. Private conversations being subject to publication in campus-wide media may seem like a phenomenon exclusive to the internet era, but the concept of OverheardAtWes existed long before twitter. In fact, ridiculous student quotes were often featured in The Argus during the 1800s!

Here are some of the best original OverheardAtWes quotes from the 19th century after the jump:

This senior lamenting his boredom:

From the Oct. 9th, 1872 issue of the Argus.

This girl’s amazing comeback:

From the Nov. 28th, 1882 issue of the Argus.

College was full of tears, even back then:

From the Nov. 28th, 1882 issue of the Argus.

This student trying to avoid the Freshman 15:

From the May 4th, 1883 issue of the Argus.

We all know this kid:

From the June 14th, 1883 issue of the Argus

Someone who took the textbook too literally:

From the May 4th, 1883 issue of the Argus.

This student who definitely failed his bio exam:

From the June 14th, 1883 issue of the Argus.

And finally… this awkward convo:

From the Apr. 30th, 1887 issue of the Argus.