Unofficial Orientation Series 2019: Wes Music Scene

This is an update of un meli-melo’s update of wilk‘s update of Maya‘s update of their post from 2015. Q wrote about this in 2013 and 2014. Some things have changed, but the scene here is still ‘unique, zealous, and sweaty.’   This is part of our 2019 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post with links to the rest of the articles in […]

Unofficial Orientation Series 2019: First Year Classes

This is an update of un meli-melo’s post which was an update of Jackson‘s post from 2015, which was an update of skorn‘s post from 2014. Which was an update of DaPope‘s post from 2013. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, or some shit like that, right?   This is part of our 2019 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ […]

Unofficial Orientation Series 2019: Middletown Outings

This is an update of wilk‘s update of his previous post!     Toto, we’re not in Bushwick anymore. You’ve now left the comfort of deep Brooklyn, as they call it, for the not-so-dissimilar milieu of Wesleyan. Just kidding, a vast majority of Weskids are from not-Brooklyn, not-LA, and not-Bay-Area, although it might seem otherwise. For all […]

Unofficial Orientation Series 2019: Dorm Living FAQ

Holly and Xue wrote the first version of this post in 2006 and it has been reposted every year since then. Dorm Life never changes much. Unless Fauver becomes Bennett (wow this joke is old). [Or unless Clark goes on fire a few times] This is part of our 2019 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that […]

Unofficial Orientation Series 2018: Student Groups

This is a repost of wilk‘s update of michelle‘s update of Maya‘s 2015 post, which was an update of alt‘s 2014 post, which was an update of Q‘s 2013 post, which was an update of Syed‘s 2012 post.  This is the annual student activities fair, where you can schmooze or, more likely, be schmoozed to your heart’s content. This is part of our 2018 Unofficial Orientation Series. A […]

Unofficial Orientation Series 2018: First Year Classes

This is an update of wilk‘s update of Jackson‘s post from 2015, which was an update of skorn‘s post from 2014. Which was an update of DaPope‘s post from 2013. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, or some shit like that, right? This is part of our 2018 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post […]

Unofficial Orientation Series 2018: Queer Life

 This post is an updated version of Sam’s update of his 2016 article, because “heterenormativity is [still] killing this country.”  Taken from the 2017 Showtunes Sideways performance. Showtunes Sideways is a musical cabaret that opens up a space for those to perform roles in songs from musicals which they wouldn’t traditionally be cast in. PC Maia Nelles […]

Unofficial Orientation Series 2018: Middletown Eating

This is an updated repost of sophie’s repost of maya‘s repost. Please note: this is by no means an exhaustive list of eating options in Middletown, as this perfunctory Yelp search will show you. Feel free to add your own recommendations in the comments!  This is part of our 2018 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the […]

Unofficial Orientation Series 2018: Eating and Drinking at Wes

This post is an updated version of Sam’s update which was an updated version of wilk’s Eating and Drinking orientation article. Eating and drinking is a necessity for all living beings, even during your hazy college days. While we all have to adjust our food standards from delicious home-cooked meals to university food, trust me, it […]

Unofficial Orientation Series 2018: Middletown Outings

This is an update of wilk‘s update of his previous post!     Toto, we’re not in Bushwick anymore. You’ve now left the comfort of deep Brooklyn, as they call it, for the not-so-dissimilar milieu of Wesleyan. Just kidding, a vast majority of Weskids are from not-Brooklyn, not-LA, and not-Bay-Area, although it might seem otherwise. For all […]