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Wescam is up!

Vernon Thommeret ’10 and Carlo Francisco ’11 have coded their way into the history books, creating this year’s version of WESCAM.

Anyone on campus (including woodframes, no VPN needed!) can sign up. But what is wescam, you might ask?

WesCam lets seniors find other students on campus and other students find seniors. Add usernames of people you want to meet up with and if you both add each other, you’ll be simultaneously notified.

The mystery remains, however, to the true meaning of the term “wescam”? Is it wes scam, or wes cam? Any knowledge regarding this should be put in the comments.

Full FAQ’s after the jump:

Successful Troll is Successful

In this edition of “Wesleying linkblogs the Argus and provides minimal credit,” I just felt the need to direct your attention to two opinion peices in the last edition of the Argus, featuring the subject of the oft-maligned Mytheos Holt ’10. In his last Mytheology, he reveals that it was all a ruse in order to reflect and expose the sorry state of of political discourse of campus:

The Ampersand, in a rare moment of clarity, was correct: this column is, and always has been, intended to troll the rest of the campus. Contrary to their interpretation, that does not meant that I, the author, am not a conservative Republican (I am). What it means is that I am not a self-important, pretentious, intellectually vapid idiot. You see, when this column was first conceived, it was conceived as a sort of satire in the tradition of Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal.” That is, while the conclusions I ended up reaching in the column were largely reflective of my own views on issues, the reasoning used to arrive at them, with a few rare exceptions, was designed to be a mirror—an uncharitable mirror—that I had meant to hold up to the utter lack of intellectual seriousness that was exhibited by-and-large by the Left-activist wing of this campus.

For much of you, this is probably a Sixth Sense-esque “now it all makes sense” (it’s a twist!). Others will most likely see this as a cop-out to cover the logical shortcomings in Holt’s writings (these people are simply wrong). Others will no doubt question Holt’s methods, pointing to the “real” damage his column did to the reputation of government professor Melayne Price (the original copy is on the ACB, while the Argus website still has the retraction and the student responses). Still others will pretend they knew all along. But no response will be as good as that of Jon Zamboni ’10, who points out the dialectal purpose of Holt’s trolling:

S&C Menu for the Week

Y’alls know the deal: The S&C is located at ADP, 185 High street. Lunch is 8 points, Dinner is 10 points. First 3 frosh eat free!

Monday April 26th
Dinner –Green Salad w/ Orange Ginger vin, Soy and Honey Glazed roasted Chicken/Tofu, Wasabi Mashed Potato, Veg Stir Fry
Dessert – Chocolate Cream Pie

Tuesday, April 27th
Lunch – Verde Enchiladas w/ Chicken or Tofu
Dessert – Fresh Fruit

Dinner –Green Salad w/ Tomato vin, Creole Shrimp or Tofu w/ Rice
Dessert – Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Wednesday, April 28th
Lunch- Falafel Wraps
Dessert- Mango Yogurt

Dinner- Green Salad w/ Tomato Saffron vin, Paella w/ Chicken, Wild Caught Salmon and Shrimp or veggie w/ tofu.
Dessert- Apple Cinnamon Crumb Cake

Thursday, April 29th

Lunch- Minestrone w/ Herb Focaccia
Dessert- Brownies

Dinner- Green Salad w/ Basil vin, Baked Penne w/ Italian Sausage and Beef Ragu or Marinara Baked w/ Mozzarella
Dessert- Funny Bone Cake

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Second Stage Presents:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare

This show is UNTICKETED, so show up early to grab a seat

Date: April 22-24

Times: Thursday 7:45 pm
Friday 7:45 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm and 7:45 pm

Location: Russell House, 350 High Street

Feiring & Firke for WSA Prez and VP

Micah Feiring ‘11 and Ben Firke ‘12 are seeking your support in the WSA Presidential and Vice Presidential elections.

In case you missed the WSA’s all-campus email, it’s election time again! The WSA is an instrumental voice on campus and next year that voice will be heard like never before. I’m Micah Feiring, and I’m running for President because I want to stand up for the student body and deliver results. Running with me for Vice President is Ben Firke.

This year we co-sponsored the resolution to protect Financial Aid and worked to pass the Green Fund, which finances $85,000 for sustainable projects each year. I raised thousands of dollars to start a free late-night student-run café and fought for more lenient drug and alcohol policy. Ben revolutionized transportation with ZipCar, busses to the Meriden Amtrak station, and exposed the meal-plan flaws that cost students hundreds of dollars each semester.

Next year we will continue to protect financial aid, promote sustainable practices, and improve student life on campus. We will support campus culture by creating a state-of-the-art concert space. We will demand greater academic flexibility, improve the class registration system and implement a student-run EMT response program.

You can learn more about us at our Facebook Group. We encourage you to Google all the candidates and make an informed decision. We are confident you will choose the candidates with a track record of Proven Results. We get it done!

Animal House @ ADP

Becca Martin’ 10 sends word of a wesfest event:

Film Hall and ADP present Animal House!

Bring your pre-frosh to this college classic (based on the Dartmouth chapter of Alpha Delt). There will be snacks, and the event if free, though we encourage everyone to bring a $2 donation for Relay for Life.

Date: Saturday, April 17
Time: 8-10pm
Location: ADP living room
Cost: suggested $2 donation for Relay for Life

S&C Menu for the Week of April 5th

Monday April 5th
Dinner – Green Salad, Sherry Vinaigrette, Jamaican Jerk Chicken/Tofu, Red Beans & Rice, Yard Style Greens
Dessert – Banana Cake

Tuesday April 6th
Lunch – Tomato Basil Frittata, w/ Bacon/Soy Bacon and Herb Roasted Potato
Dessert – Strawberry Banana Yogurt

Dinner – Green Salad w/Dill Dressing, Salmon and Gemeli w/Citrus Cream Sauce
Dessert – Lemon Poppy Cake

Wednesday April 7th
Lunch – Thai Style Basil Fried Rice w/Flank Steak or Tofu
Dessert – Mango Yogurt

Dinner – Green Salad w/Tomato Vinaigrette, Puerto Rican Rice and Beans w/ Chicken or Tofu
Dessert – Ginger Spice Cake

Thursday April 8th
Lunch – Minted Spring Pea Bisque w/ Herb Foccacia
Dessert – Brownies

Dinner – Green Salad w/Balsamic Vinaigrette, Penne Pesto Primavera w/ Chicken or Tofu
Dessert – Strawberry Cheesecake

S&C Menu This Week

Lunch starts at 12 and Dinner starts at 5. Lunch is 8 points, Dinner is 10.  The S&C is located in Alpha Delt, on 185 High street. And the first three freshmen through the door eat for free!

Tuesday March 30th
Lunch – Korean Style Flank Steak/ Tofu over wilted Nappa Cabbage, and Bok Choy
Dessert – Coconut Cookies

Dinner – Green Salad w/ Sherry Vin, Herb Roasted Chicken/Tofu, Maple Glazed Carrots, Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Dessert – Mint Chocolate Cake
Wednesday, March 31rst
Lunch- Mole Chicken/ Tofu Enchiladas
Dessert- Snickerdoodle Cookies
Dinner- Green Salad w/ Toasted Parm Dressing, Rotini w/ Italian Sausage and Beef/ Tofu and Wild Mushroom Cream Sauce
Dessert- Banana Pudding

Thursday, April 1st
Lunch- Grilled Cheese w/ Tomato Bisque
Dessert- Trail Mix Bars
Dinner- Green Salad w/ Charred Tomato Vin, Moroccan Chicken w/ Couscous, Grilled Cauliflower and Cucumber Salad
Dessert- Berry Cake

Performance and Workshop by Contemporary Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar by Az Samad

Cheryl Tan ’11 sends this word of an event by The ADP Music Series (in conjunction with the Music Department)

This week, the ADP Music Series presents a performance and workshop by Az Samad.

Currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, guitarist Az Samad has performed in festivals and venues in San Francisco, Boston, New York, West Virginia, Austria, United Kingdom, Singapore and Malaysia. Az has studied guitar with Eric Roche (UK), Thomas Leeb (Austria/LA), Don Ross (Canada), Mick Goodrick (Gary Burton Group), David Tronzo, John Stowell, Jimmy Wyble, Ben Monder (Maria Schneider Orchestra) and Bryan Baker (Steps Ahead). He has also participated in classical guitar master classes with Mark Teicholz and Muriel Anderson as well as taken private lessons with Steven Lin, Patrick Francis, Grisha Goryachev, Scott Tennant, Willliam Kanengiser, Gyan Riley and Ron Burczon. As an educator, Az has been a faculty member for the Berklee College of Music Summer Guitar Sessions since 2007 where he graduated Summa Cum Laude (dual major in Jazz Composition and Guitar Performance). Az is now working on his second solo album, a follow-up to the now rare out-of-print CD, “Acoustic Gestures.”

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Introduction to Contemporary Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar by Az Samad

This workshop explores contemporary acoustic guitar techniques as used by artists such as Michael Hedges, Don Ross, Andy McKee, Alex De Grassi, Thomas Leeb and Eric Roche. Guitar percussion techniques, harmonics, two-handed tapping and alternate tunings will be discussed. Examples will include excerpts from the repertoire as well as from Az Samad’s original repertoire and arrangements

Monday 3/29
Time: 6pm
Location: World Music Hall

Date: Tuesday 3/30
5 pm
Location: World Music Hall

Admission to each event is free. No tickets are required.

This event is co-sponsored by the Music Department