From Elizabeth Arslanoglou ’16:
Are you an international student? Are you facing difficulties in adapting to classes and social life at WES? Do you feel that your cultural norms are different from those in the US? Do you believe that there are many things you just don’t get here? Do you feel homesick? Do you want a group of people similar to you to talk to?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us in our New Mental Health Support Group, specifically focused on International Students. The group will be facilitated by trained students who will also be active participants in the discussion. We will be having weekly friendly conversations about issues that concern us, relative to our transition from other cultures into a US college campus. You are not the only one out there facing “culture shock” so come share your experiences and thoughts!
Date: February 23-May 11
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel Meditation Room
Zia Grossman-Vendrillo ’15 writes in:
TRAGIKINGDOM: A Medieval Skapopera (ska-pop-opera)
Set roughly within the 5th and 15th century, TRAGIKINGDOM weaves the tale of forbidden and feudal love between a queen and a revolutionary serf to the musical stylings of No Doubt’s 1995 album Tragic Kingdom.
We are looking for singers, dancers, actors, jesters, and fools of all
types and backgrounds to audition to be part of this concert
Auditions will be from 4:30-6 on Wed, Jan 28 in the East Room
& Thurs, Jan 29 in the Jones Room
Callbacks will be Sat, Jan 31
Date: January 28th-29th
Time: 4:30-6:00 PM
Place: East Room (Wednesday) and Jones Room (Thursday)
For all my yay-arean readers out there (a not-insignificant number of you), O Presidente—the Noo-Wop brainchild of Bay Weskid Andrew Zingg ’13 in collaboration with Tobias Butler ’13, Nathaniel Draper ’12 and their friend Thomas Yopes (UC Berkeley ’13)—will be having a release party/concert this coming Wednesday, January 9, at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco. The concert is being produced by Ground Series, an Oakland-based interdisciplinary arts program founded by Wes Alums Sarah Ashkin ’11 and Brittany Delany ’09, and it will also feature appearances by Pancho-San and The Aerosols.
Zingg spits the following about the upcoming release:
O Presidente’s debut full length, entitled “Clube de Futebol,” was recorded in the summer of 2012, after I took a year off and wrote a bunch of songs. When my Bay Area-based Wesleyan buddies Tobias Butler ’13 and Nathaniel Draper ’12 and a high school friend Thomas Yopes (UC Berkeley ’13) finished their Spring semesters, we decided to have a go at performing these songs at clubs/bars/dorms/wherever and ended up playing several shows at great venues in and around San Francisco.