WeSNL Auditions

An invitation from Adi Slepack ’16:

Ya like comedy? Interneting? Acting/writing/filmmaking or any combination of those things?
Wesleyan’s OLDEST and ONLY video sketch comedy group, WeSNL, is looking for new dads, actors, writers, and filmmakers.
No need to have experience in any/one of these categories — we would love for you to come out no matter what!
Check out the event on Facebook and RSVP here. Also, check out our videos here.

Note: If you are ONLY interested in filmmaking, you’re welcome to email aslepack[at]wesleyan[dot]edu expressing your interest.
SEE YOU SOON.

Date: Saturday, January 31st
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, rm. 112

Silvernotes Auditions

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Samuel Stern ’17 writes in:

Attention Wespeople! Do you sing? Are you able to carry a tune with OR without a bucket? Does the phrase “andante con moto” sound vaguely meaningful to you? If you answered “yes” to any of those, read on: the Silvernotes, currently Wesleyan’s newest acapella group, are holding auditions! If you’re free between 2 and 4 on Saturday or Sunday, or between 9 and 11 pm on Tuesday the 3rd, come by Exley 139 with a song and any music-reading skills you might have. If you’re not free at any of those times and still want to audition (especially if you’re a tenor or bass; we need that low range) then email sastern[at]wesleyan[dot]edu and we’ll see what we can do.

Dates and times:
Saturday, January 31st: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday, February 1st: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Tuesday, February 3rd: 9:00pm – 11:00pm
Place: Exley, rm. 139

Psi U to Coeducate this Semester

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In a Wespeak published in the Argus today, the Xi Chapter of Psi Upsilon announced its plans to hold its first co-ed rush on February 7th. It’s the first residential frat on campus to become co-ed after the Board of Trustees and President Roth announced in September that all residential frats must become fully-coed in the next three years. This decision was alongside other hard stances the administration took on fraternities last semester, including suspending Psi U from all social activities this year, prohibiting freshmen from pledging, and making Beta off limits to students. Psi U is the only single-sex frat on campus whose national chapter allows co-education, which allows them to make this move more easily than DKE or Beta.

We’ll update with more info as it comes in, but the real question here is, will you rush?

Here’s the full Wespeak:

Film Series: Raiders of the Lost Ark

1981. USA. Dir: Steven Spielberg. With Harrison Ford, Karen Allen. 115 min.

 

Archeology professor slash snake-hating adventurer Indiana Jones must locate a priceless Judeo-Christian artifact before the Nazis beat him to it. The timeless badass must brave booby traps, power-hungry Germans, and an irate ex-lover in this action-adventure joyride.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Hormones of Wesleyan Meets Humans of New York

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“I realize now that my parents are just regular people with flaws, and my dad is not a villain. He’s just an asshole.”

When Rachel K. ‘17 walked into a crowded Times Square subway station on January 18th, she thought her trip would be the continuation of a decidedly average day. Instead, Rachel met Brandon Stanton, founder of the photoblog Humans of New York. Rachel was soon featured on the page, where her post received over 250,000 likes. Her newfound Facebook celebrity caused such a stir that she was forced to change her name because of all the online attention she was receiving.

Rachel, who is a prominent stand-up comedian on campus (she opened for Chris Gethard last semester) and a member of the sketch comedy group LunchBox, is the creator of a popular mock-HONY page appropriately titled “Hormones of Wesleyan.”

astag_rocky sat down with Rachel for her first official Wesleying interview. Her last name was abbreviated to protect her privacy. 

Calefax Reed Quintet

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Amsterdam’s Calefax Reed Quintet breathes new life into classical chamber music by Bach, Ockeghem, Tye, Franck, and Dmitri Shostakovitch arranged for oboe, clarinet, sax, bass clarinet, and bassoon.

Date: TONIGHT 1/30
Time: 8PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Price:  $6 Wesleyan students

FREE WesBAM! Classes

200_sA wise woman once said, “Endorphins make people happy. And happy people don’t shoot their husbands. They just don’t.” Katie McLaughlin ’15 wants to get you hopped up on endorphins. So you can be happy. For FREE. Check it:

 

Fitness Classes for Free?!

That’s right. Come try out all of WesBAM!’s group exercise and yoga classes for FREE January 31st-February 6th as we kick-off the Spring 2015 Semester

Allbritton Talks: Unpaid Internships

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Are unpaid internships exploitative, or is free labor a fair trade for a learning experience? Why do businesses and organizations hire unpaid interns, and should students accept these positions? Who wins and loses in a society where unpaid internships are permitted?

We will consider these questions and more over pizza tomorrow at Allbritton Talks, a new conversation series addressing current events, controversial issues, and the enduring questions of public life. If you’ve got a hot-button issue or ethical quandary you’d like to pick apart as a group, send your suggestions to scapron(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

This series is sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life.

Date: Friday, January 30
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Place: Allbritton 311

Relay for Life Kick-Off!

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PSA from Gavriella Wolf ’15:

Come to Usdan lunch on Friday to start registering for one of the
biggest and best events of Wesleyan’s spring semester! Bring your
friends and stop by our tables to learn more and get involved with a
great cause!

Friday is the only day for half-priced registration, so be sure to
bring $5 (cash or card!) with you.

Come for the apple crisp, stay for Relay. There will also be balloons
and cupcakes if you’re into that (you are).

Date: Friday, January 30th
Time: 11:00-2:00 PM
Place: Usdan
Cost: $5 to register for Relay!

New Group Auditions

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From the rugged bearded lips of Andrew Hove ’15:

Dear Wesleyan Community,

The New Group – Wesleyan’s sexiest and second-oldest coed a cappella group – will be having auditions this Saturday (January 31st) from 1-3pm in PAC001. Come prepared with a song and a smile. All voices welcomed and encouraged. If you would like to audition but cannot make this time, please contact ahove@wesleyan.edu.

xoxo,
new group

Date: Saturday, January 31

Time: 1-3pm

Location: PAC001