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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

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

“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



10353547_10153095431921177_6367538421406283836_nZia 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)

Film Series: I Was Born, But..

1932. Japan. Dir: Yasujiro? Ozu. With Tatsuo Saito?, Tomio Aoki. 100 min.

This self-described “picture book for grownups” follows two young brothers making a name for themselves as leaders of the neighborhood gang. Meanwhile, their father sits amongst the dregs of the business world as a lowly office clerk. Revered director Ozu offers a tender reminder of the richness in Japan’s largely unseen silent filmmaking tradition.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Apply to Work with a Thesis Mentor


From Savannah Whiting ’13 and Taylor Steele ’14:

Starting to feel a bit overwhelmed by your senior thesis? You’ve been researching for months, collecting information and structuringyour thoughts, but soon you actually have to start writing the thesis.And when I say soon, I mean really soon. As in this weekend (after brunch). But don’t panic! You still have plenty of time to write an honors-worthy manuscript, as long as you get started soon and stay organized. The other big favor you can do for yourself? Sign up for a thesis mentor.

Your thesis mentor will work with you throughout the spring semester, meeting as regularly as you’d like to discuss any and all aspects of your thesis. Your mentor can discuss ideas with you to help structure your argument, look over that one chapter that isn’t clicking, and even read through your whole thesis before you turn it in (something your advisor might not do!). It’s incredibly beneficial to partner with someone who can keep you on task and track the development of your thesis over time.

~AWKWAFINA~ + Cornelius + jdv plus


Via Lynna Zhong ’15:

The Wesleyan Asian American Student Collective presents AWKWAFINA!!! Asian-American rapper from Queens, New York known for witty, quirky, expensive satire and comical rap verses and music videos. With hits like “My Vag”, “Queef”, “NYC Bitche$”, & “Yellow Ranger,” it’s guaranteed a bada$$ f*ckin night.

$atire goddess;
$upport her album ‘Yellow Ranger’ and on MTV’s “Girl Code”

11:15 – Cornelius+
12- Awkwafina
12:45 – jdv plus

**Bring yo WES IDs

Date: TONIGHT, November 14th
Time: 10:30PM – 2AM
Place: Alpha Delt

Slim Charles/Sleep Kid/Schwab @ Psi U


From Nick Selden:

Hey do you like fun?? What about music?? If you answered yes to either of the above questions you should come to Schwab/Sleep Kid/SlimCharles at Psi U this Friday.

Slim Charles: Alumni Indie Rock
Sleepkid: Post-Trap Popwave
Schwab: Anna

Date: Friday, November 14th
Time: 10:00PM
Place: Psi U


Comedy Web Series Auditions

From Willie Zabar ’16 and Dan Froot ’16:

Willie Zabar ’16 and Dan Froot ’16 have been writing a comedic web series, and now all they need is you! Though not required, comedy and acting experience is a plus.

Dates and times: Friday, November 14th from 5:oopm – 7:oopm; Saturday November 15th 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Place: Usdan, room 110