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Senior Cocks Events

It looks like senior cocks is back for another year. Well, almost. This year its called senior events, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress up in your best, hop on a bus with your senior friends, and ride off to the best university-sanctioned party you will ever go to. The first ‘event’ will be the “Blacklight Halloween Party,” (perhaps riding off the success of [at least] two very successful blacklight parties this year [Warren and ADP]).

Passes this year cost $190 for 5 ‘guaranteed’ events (does that mean there could be more?), including a Winter Formal and Spring Semi-Formal. The full email is included below.

Rock on Senior class, but don’t go too hard.

S&C Reopens(!) – Goes on Twitter; Menu Included

Kim Ladd ’13 has let us know that the Star and Crescent is now OPEN!

The Star and Crescent will be opening for dinner Monday, 9/13. We’re also on Twitter: star_crescent

For all of the new folks: we are located in Alpha Delta Phi on 185 High Street, dinner is Monday through Thursday (5-7PM), and lunch is Tuesday through Thursday (noon-12:30PM). Dinner costs 11.25 points, lunch costs 9. For the freshmen: first 3 through the door eat for free.

Here’s your menu.

Monday, September 13th

Dinner –Green Salad w/ Curry Dressing, Mixed Vegetable and Chick Pea Curry w/Chicken or Tofu -VEGAN
Dessert – Banana Cake

Tuesday, September 14th

Lunch – Avocado, Humus and Cheddar Melt w/ or w/o Bacon
Dessert – Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Dinner –Green Salad w/ Charred Tomato Vinaigrette, Spanish Saffron and Cod/tofu stew w/ Rice -VEGAN
Dessert – Carrot Cake

Wednesday, September 15th

Lunch– Harvest Pasta Salad, Bowties, tomatoes, corn, cucumber w/ Chicken or Tofu and Dill Vinaigrette over greens -VEGAN
Dessert– Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dinner– Green Salad w/ Cumin Vinaigrette.  Flank Steak/Tofu w/ Cheddar Polenta and Corn/Mushroom Sauté, Chimmi Churri sauce
Dessert– Sherry Cake

Thursday, September 16th

Lunch– Butternut Squash Bisque w/ Herb Focaccia
Dessert– Brownies

Dinner– Green Salad w/ Toasted Parmesan Dressing. Gemeli Pasta, Pesto Cream Sauce  w/ Chicken or Tofu
Dessert– Lemon Poppy Cake

Cookies and Lemonade at ADP

Jordan Gratch ’13 wants you to snack with him:

Take a quick break (or a long break) from your homework for FREE cookies and lemonade on the porch of ADP. All are welcome!

Date: Sept. 12
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: Alpha Delta Phi (Corner of Church and High)

Prometheus Recruiting

Are you curious about fire spinning? Do you just like fire? Do you just like spin-y things? Did you see the Prometheus show last night? Are you interested in joining?

Then contact kprosise@wes or come to the first Prometheus practice this Monday night at 7PM in Butterfields courtyard. (If its raining, you should probably just email her).

Prometheus Show Tonight at the CFA Kickoff

Wesleyan’s own fire spinning group, Prometheus, got moved out of their beginning of the year, Common Moment show because of Earl, but fret not, because tonight, in the CFA, the show goes on. So come by the CFA a little bit before 8 PM TONIGHT and catch the first Prometheus show of the year. There will be lots of fire, excitement, and new tricks to show. The show will only last about 15-20 minutes, so come on time! For those of you who have never seen the fire arts or a Prometheus show, you should definitely come see what it’s all about.

VD Auditions

Chelsea Goldsmith ’13 wants you. She wants you so bad. It’s driving her mad. It’s driving her…

Vocal Debauchery Auditions

Can you sing? Are you funny? We Want YOU!!!

Auditions for every voice part will be held this Thursday 7-9pm and Friday 4:30-6pm in the CFA Music Studios Basement. Come with a song and a jig.

WE NEED GIRLS! (and guys)

Date: Sept. 9 – Sept. 10
Time: Thursday 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Friday 4:30-6
Place: CFA Music Studios Basement

Apples to Apples with Apples and Honey at Alpha Delta Phi

Blair Laurie ’12 and Jordan Gratch ’13 want to play games with you.

Don’t let classes stress you out! Come play Apples to Apples while munching on apples and honey. Everyone is welcome and we’d love to have you!

Date: Wednesday, Sep. 8
Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location: Alpha Delta Phi (185 High Street, The big red brick house
with the white porch on the corner of Church and High.)

More Rankings: Wesleyan #15 according to Forbes

As much as it pains me to do a rankings post, it’s the summer and well, rankings are rankings. Forbes has released its own top Colleges and Universities list. Williams, Princeton, and Amherst make up the top three, and Wesleyan falls in line at #15, right between Haverford and Whitman College. Forbes describes the idea behind its rankings as:

To our way of thinking, a good college is one that meets student needs. While other college rankings are based in large part on school reputation as evaluated by college administrators, we focus on factors that directly concern incoming students: Will my courses be interesting? Is it likely I will graduate in four years? Will I incur a ton of debt getting my degree? And once I get out of school, will I get a good job?

As always, the rankings seem fairly controversial (Cornell is at #70, John Hopkins is at #88, and NYU is all the way down at #173). To see the full list, click here; the full methodology is here.

Enjoy another way to re-live that college search process and feel good about your decision (or if it wasn’t your decision – feel good that Brown was 30 spots behind at #45). Or, you know, just ignore it all (Forbes is mainstream after all). Enjoy your last month of summer (sorry alums!).


Unlocked Submissions Deadline Coming UP!!

An announcement from Yannick Bindert ’11:

The deadline for submissions to UNLOCKED MAGAZINE, Wesleyan’s one and only art and sexuality magazine, is coming up fast: the due date for any and all submissions is Monday April 12th! So if you would like to submit any work pertaining to sex or sexuality, the time to do it is now!

Where? Send your submissions to unlockedmag(at)

What? Any 2d work or articles/essays pertinent to sex and sexuality.

ADP Open Mic Series – TONIGHT

Beginning tonight – the ADP Open Mic Series.

Come with original work to perform/read (poetry, music, stand-up, rap, short short fiction, all welcome) or do an interpretation of someone else’s work… get creative. Do monologues! Recite poetry! Do a cover song! Please consider this as a literary event.

Again, this is happening tonight. In an hour. Yeah, that’s soon. GO!

Other nights will be:

April 22nd
April 29th
Any others TBA

Its a Thursday night kind of thing.