Nakhla ’13 Releases New Music Video, Signs “Charlie Brown”

Mark Nakhla ’13, ASL music video superstar, released a beautiful new video to Coldplay’s “Charlie Brown” yesterday. It is the latest addition to his growing repertoire of artistically-composed videos. You may remember his interpretations of Drake’s “Headlines” and Jay-Z and Kanye’s “No Church in the Wild,” both of which went viral and have over 20,000 […]

Nakhla ’13 Signs “No Church in the Wild” in Church, Wild

Mark Nakhla ’13, the Wes junior who casually taught himself American Sign Language as a freshman and garnered viral attention earlier this year for his sleek ASL video interpretation of Drake’s “Headlines,” is back with his most elaborate sign video yet. This time around, Nakhla sticks to hip hop and goes with Jay-Z and Kanye’s […]

Nakhla ’13 Learns ASL, Also Learns Drake

Wesleyan junior Mark Nakhla ’13 picked up American Sign Language as a freshman. In the years since, Nakhla has spent a considerable amount of time and effort signing videos for the deaf and hard of hearing community, including Backstreet Boys’ “The Call,”  Katy Perry’s “Fireworks,” and OneRepublic’s “Secrets”—basically your average WESU playlist. Most of the videos […]

Annual Dance Showcase

From Stellar ‘still my roommate-friend’ Levy ’15: Come check out many of Wesleyan’s incredible dance groups as they showcase their work and announce upcoming auditions! There will be hip hop, contemporary, modern, ballet, step, breakdancing, African dance, dancehall, and much more. Party starts 10pm and the first group goes on at 10:30pm sharp. Performances by: Precision Troupe and Ensemble Fusion Xtacy Terp Core […]

Photos: Precision Troupe Performance

This week’s edition of “Mike Nakhla ’13 Takes Some Pretty Excellent Photos and We Lazily Repost Them For You” features the April 19 dance performance by Precision Troupe, one of Wesleyan’s oldest dance companies, which performs once a year in a party setting. These shots were taken at Psi U. For more of Nakhla’s work, […]

Photos: Spring Terpsichore Show

Noted campus photographer Mike Nakhla ’13 got some excellent shots at last weekend’s Terpsichore performance, as he is wont to do. The complete album is on Facebook; you can also check it out below. For more of Nakhla’s photography, click here or check out his website.

WeSlam Presents: The Wesleyan 2012 Grand Slam

WeSlam wants you to know that this is your LAST CHANCE (this semester) to have your mind blown away by a night of incalcuable awesome: This is it. Only 12 poet-finalists remain from the three preliminary slams held over the course of the semester. This Saturday at 9:00 PM they will compete in the CFA Hall […]

Photo Evidence: Fusion & X-Tacy Dance

Did anyone know that Mike Nakhla ’13 takes photos? Mike Nakhla ’13 takes photos. In between his grueling schedule of wedding crashing doing wedding photography and getting into med school, Nakhla sent us this sweet photo set from last weekend’s Club FX performance in Exley, described as “hottest dance show Wesleyan has ever seen. But […]

Photos: Terpsichore Fall Show

Resident campus photo menace Mike Nakhla ’13 just sent over this batch of unsurprisingly fantastic shots of Terpsichore’s entirely student-produced show last night. As Terp tradition goes, anyone can choreograph, and everyone who auditioned got to be in at least one piece. Stupidly, I missed it, but according to Sam Melvin ’13, the show featured […]

Choi ’12 Dance-Off: “What Makes You Beautiful”

Esteemed Wesleying blogger emeritus sneakergaze sends word of yet another viral sensation clogging up the Wesleyan YouTube channels: a dance video to One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful,” starring Sam Choi ’12 and filmed by Brian Lau ’12. Fans of Mark Nakhla ’13’s sign language music videos will recall Choi’s intense spotlight in “No Church in […]