In this Onion video, concerned Chicago parents try to convince their 20-year-old son to “invest in his future,” saying that it’s critical to his employability and long-term success to invest all his time and resources into his improv comedy career. The son is played by Mickey Capper ’13.
On getting the gig, Mickey says:
I’ve been doing freelance sound work for them for a few months now, and there’s a small wesleyan contingent at the onion that now includes Will Feinstein ’13 as a fellow. Will suggested me for the piece. Ironically, I’ve actually been considering taking improv classes for fun.
We posted last week about a Students for Justice in Palestine petition that called on the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) to divest from companies that profit from or contribute to the occupation of Palestinian territories. Since then, there’s been a petition circulating by J Street U urging the WSA not to divest in order to facilitate the current round of negotiations between Israel and Palestine. You can read this petition below and sign here if interested:
Recently, a petition has circulated among students and alumni calling on the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) to divest its endowment from Israel as a response to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. While the undersigned agree with the urgent need to resolve the conflict and end Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian Territories, we believe that a boycott of Israel is at best ineffective, and likely a counter-productive response to this conflict.
IT’S SPRING BREAK. Here are important things you need to know if you’re staying on campus:
Usdan, Summies, and Pi are closed. Red & Black is open basically all of break except for March 15-16. Weshop will be open from 12-6pm between March 10-14 and again between March 17-21. Usdan will open for dinner and Weshop will be open normal hours on March 23. This is also all subject to change. Dining hours:
From Elise Blanchard ’14:
#1 Experimental cellist Leila Bordreuil, saxophonist Michael Foster and percussionist Chris Corsano’s music is experimental and freely
improvised, oscillating between noise and free jazz through prepared instruments and electronics.
#2 DANIEL FISHKIN’S DEAD LION romantic oscilloscope music for alley scientists.
#3 NEVER PERFORMED BROGAN/ CHILTON DUET: BADEN BADEN BADEN BADEN bathing bathing bathing bathing the kinetic collision of Jason Brogan (varia) and Matthew Chilton (winds)
From the wonder woman Emily Weitzman ’14:
In just a week, The Wesleyan Slam Poetry Team is off to the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational, college slam nationals, in Boulder, Colorado.
The team is having a send-off show on Thursday at 7:30 PM in 200 Church. We’ll perform some news poems (both individual poems and group pieces). The show will only be about 30 minutes long (ONLY 30 MINUTES LONG!) Come take a quick study break and check out the squad before we represent Wes competing against teams from all across the country.
The 2014 WeSLAM Team is:
Emily Weitzman ’14
Markeisha Hill ’16
Max Friedlich ’17
Cherkira Lashley ’15
Rick Manayan ’17
Coach: Arielle Trager ’14
Date: Today, March 6
Time: 7:30 PM
Place: 200 Church
Louise de Verteuil ’16 and the European Society want to sell you delicious treats:
Forget about midterms and eat your way to happiness with our homemade baked goods this Thursday at Usdan! All proceeds will go to Desmos, a Greek non-profit that works towards combatting poverty in Greece. Look at what they do here: http://desmos.org/en/. Hope to see you there!
Date: Thursday, March 6th
Place: Usdan, downstairs!
Usdan: 1-2 dollahhs a treat
Remember that time in middle school when “Cotton Eye Joe” was the best song ever? UCAB is about to bring that dream back, buckaroos.
Grab your heel spurs and flannels cow boys and gals! This Thursday March 6th UCAB is hosting an ole fashioned Square Dance! In addition to your traditional square dance amenities, we will also be catering southern food! This is one event you wont want to miss! See ya there partners!
Date: Thursday March 6th
Time: 9 PM -11 PM
Place: Beckham Hall
Pate Sanders ’17 wants your contribution!
Between The Lines, Wesleyan’s first entirely collaborative, long-term satire magazine, is having its first meeting this upcoming Wednesday. Come out if you can, if not, feel free to just join the google doc and contribute from anywhere. Click here to request access.
When: Wednesday, March 5th, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Where: Fisk 115
Your favorite non-directive listening service is taking a two week break to go snorkeling with dolphins. Feel free to call us through Thursday night (March 6). We will be back on March 24, ready to listen!
Eight-to-eight hopes you have a wonderful spring break!