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ENG 420: Practicum in Digital Journalism

methodSophia Jennings ’16 writes in:

Come hear about student forum ENG420: DIGITAL JOURNALISM, a semester-long course where we will focus on producing online content and developing our portfolio. This writing-intensive seminar will introduce students to a variety of forms, from the interview, to the profile, to data-based storytelling. We will be skyping with numerous alumni in the industry, and your work will have the opportunity to be published online via Method Magazine. Multi-media projects will be highly encouraged.

Sophia Jennings ’16 and Ben Romero ’16 will be leading the student forum.

Date: Monday, January 25
Time: 7-8PM
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 113

Library workshops for senior thesis and essay writers

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“Portrait of clever student with open book reading it in college library”

For any lost seniors out there:

The library is offering workshops for seniors writing a thesis or an essay. Topics include finding resources here and elsewhere, discovering specialized resources, interlibrary loans, reference services, EndNote, and more.

Sessions will be offered on Monday 9/28, Tuesday 9/29, Wednesday 9/30, and Thursday 10/1 at 11:00, 1:00, and
3:00 each day. No need to sign up ahead of time. Choose a date and time convenient for you and join a group for a 45 minute info session at Olin Library’s reference office. Attendees will be granted expanded interlibrary loan privileges.

Dates: Monday, September 28 through Thursday, October 1
Times: 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM each day
Place: Olin Library

WESupport International Students

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

 

TRAGIKINGDOM Auditions!

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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
experience!

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)
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Film Series: Her

2013. USA. Dir: Spike Jonze. With Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson. 126 min.

Ever just feel like nobody gets you the way Siri does? Awkward introvert Theodore Twombly falls for his computer OS in this love story set in the not-too-distant future. Jonze may have (justifiably) won the Oscar for his screenplay, but the film also boasts some gorgeous use of color and a great score courtesy of Arcade Fire.

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

Milo & Otis // AdVenTurE SoUL @ Earth House

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Out of Chicago’s bustlin’ music scene come R&B/soul duo Milo & Otis.

In an era dominated by manufactured noise, M&O aka Milo & Otis have carved out a musical haven for listeners seeking an authentic respite. The Washington Post described their debut album as “mold shattering” in a review, while their fan base continues to swell past the span of their Chicago roots. Jamila Woods (“Milo”—vocals, loop pedal, poetry) and Owen Hill (“Otis” — bass guitar, imagination, production) are the two behind this earthy sound, which harks back to the heyday of R&B with a blend of what can only be labeled “Adventure Soul.” Adventure Soul is a road trip for your mind, a whizzing subway car for your heart, and sometimes even a party limo for your tuckus.

Their sound is like someone else’s heartbeat when they give you a hug.

Listen here:

& here:

& here with Chance the Rapper:

& here as SXSW Showcase Artists:

oooh & here.

Opening with the equally groovy duo of Hana Elion ’15 and Sam Wheeler ’15.

Date: Friday, April 18th
Time: 9:00 PM
Place: Earth House
Cost: freefreefree

WesBAMFest: Yoga on Foss

fossyogaA message from the fine Isabel Fine ’17:

Come to Foss for an afternoon of fun and flow in the great outdoors.

Prefosh encouraged, and all levels welcome!

Date: Friday, April 18, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Place: Foss Hill

AEF + Second Stage Present: COCK

 BEGINS TONIGHT!

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Haley Rauch ’15 writes:

Come for the title, stay for the show! When John takes a break from his boyfriend, he accidentally meets the girl of his dreams. Filled with guilt and indecision, he decides there is only one way to straighten this out…

DATE?: Thurs.-Sat., April 17th-19th
TIME?: 8pm
PLACE?: Malcolm X House
COST?: Free.

Battle of the Bands

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Head down to Eclectic this Friday for battle of the bands, which will determine the opener for this year’s Spring Fling.

Contestants include:

  • KROOX
  • Baby Gap
  • Featherwood Bee
  • Sky Bars
  • Ladd
  • Grand Cousin
  • Novelty Daughter

Come support your favorite Wes bands!

Date: Friday, April 18th
Time: 10pm – ?
Place: Eclectic
Cost: Free
Facebook: Click Me

Pokemon Battle Night

Alienor Leon ’14 writes in:

For the third year in a row, Wesabi, Wesleyan’s anime and gaming club, is hosting a pokemon battle night! We provide you with 94 trained rental pokemon on X and Y cartridges to choose from, almost all from the original 151. The battles are projected onto a screen for everyone to watch, and in between battles we’ll have fun watching hilarious pokemon videos and eating yummy food. Whether you’re a casual player, a competitive battler, or just want to come for nostalgia, you’ll have a great time!

You can email aleon[at]wes for a list of all the movesets.

Date: Friday, April 18th
Time: 6:00PM – 11:00PM
Place: PAC 107
Cost: Free!