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)
From Ariel Jacobson ’15:
This semester, the Sophomore Film Coalition (WESFLIX) will be producing 10 short films that need YOUR pretty little faces. So, if you ever had the dream of being captured by the moving image or if you just wanna help out some awesome aspiring filmmakers come on over and show us whatchya got! NO PREVIOUS ACTING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
For any questions please contact Rizky Rahadianto ’15 at rrahadianto(at)wes.
Date: Today, February 17th
Place: Usdan 136
Pictured: not a Wesleyan program house.
Ariane Turley ’15 embarks upon a lucrative career in real estate dealership:
Want to learn more about cooking, writing or Middle Eastern culture? Come by to Full House, Writing House and Turath House tomorrow during House Hopping Day to participate in a scavenger hunt for a chance to win free movie tickets!
Date: Today, February 17
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Place: Full/Writing House (202 Wash), Turath House (73 Pearl Str)
From David Mai ’15:
Come to French Hall this Sunday to enjoy a tasty French brunch: crepes, pancakes, coffee and tea. Come chill with French Hall residents and learn what’s it to live on the hall!
Date: Tomorrow, February 17th
Time: 11:30 am – 2 pm
Place: French Hall (Nics 7 basement)
From my roommate and friend Stellar Levy ’15 and her dlf (dance lady friend) Tess Jonas ’15:
Spring Dance Auditions have been rescheduled! HOORAY. Hopefully this time there won’t be another blizzard… You know the drill:
Love to dance? Never Danced before? Want credit for dancing? Want to be part of student choreography? Want to help out the dance majors? Want to perform in the ’92? Want to make friends?
If you are at all interested in any of these things, come audition for Spring Dance! No experience necessary, just come ready to move.
Come to EITHER session one from 5:00-6:00 pm, OR session two from 6:15-7:15 pm.
More no-frills posting, from Mariana Quinn-Makwaia ’14:
it’s for a series of short plays lindsay schapiro ’14, ryan marvick ’14 and myself are directing / stage managing.
the work is written by all wes students!!
From Our Dear Leader Zach Schonfeld ’13:
Describing themselves as “a band with a penchant for falsetto,” Leaves of Green is a quartet of NYU students (two of whom hail from the bustling metropolis that is Chappaqua, NY). “Caving In” is a pretty solid indicator of their sonic depth, which ranges from ethereal post-rock to driving indie-rock to a thick, dramatic climax. And yes, there’s a falsetto. According to NYU Local (motto: “The Wesleying of NYU”) (not really), they’re great live, too.
O Presidente is a noo-wop / bro-fi / tropicália band based out of San Francisco and Wesleyan University. Last month, they released their debut full length album, Clube de Futebol, which tastemakers have called “an entertaining, rocking, and even sometimes crooning record” and “very, very good.” Check out their jock jamz at this link. According to esteemed musicologist Alexia Nazarian ’13, “O Presidente makes me want to get in a kiddie pool and splash around.” [Gabe recently wrote a review of O Presidente's music, check it out at this link.]
Blackbird and the Cherry Tree is a collaboration between Jess Best ’14 and Mel Hsu ’13. With a cello holding down the bass and the keys building a bluesy core, the duo’s razor-sharp harmonies pull you into a place as sweet as it is wild. Sam Friedman ’13 and Mark Bennett ’13 often join them on stage to fill out the sound with dirty harmonica and hard-hitting drums. Although this band is all about groove, don’t expect to get too comfortable because the storm is never far off.
From Julia Bond ’13:
Metis is the Wesleyan Undergraduate Journal of Classical Studies. We accept any work related to Classics and can be rendered in 2D. This includes papers, photos, artwork, poetry, translations, and any other Classics-themed creative work. Consider submitting your work from last spring semester, this past fall, or any work you’ve done here at Wesleyan related to Classics.
We’re looking for a wide variety of pieces, so even if you are not sure if it is appropriate for the journal please send it anyway! If you have questions or if you’re interested in getting involved with Metis beyond submissions, email jbond(at)wes. The submission deadline is February 28, 2013.
Submit to: wesleyanmetis(at)gmail.
Deadline: February 28
Claire Seoin Choi ’13 is calling all writers and artists:
“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.” — Marcel Proust
What does it mean to remember, or to forget? In his chef d’oeuvre In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust questions how one remembers and accesses memory. Proust, however, is not alone in this exploration. Many other scholars have delved into the topic of memory and investigated its importance in social organization, historical construction, and personal and group narratives. This semester, Pyxis invites you to contribute your academic work on this theme. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
How do we express memory in literature, in visual form, in performance? How do the stories we tell ourselves–through narratives, myths, or collective memories–structure the world around us? How is memory constructed, recorded, represented, manipulated?