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Sacrifice in Hewitt: An Alternative Pregame


All photos c/o Jaime Wiesner ’19

screen-shot-2016-10-03-at-11-06-21-pmOn Sunday morning, I opened my Instagram to post a photo on my finsta. (It was a photo of my new favorite Kimoji: a candy heart that says “good dick”.) I started scrolling through all my friends’ photos, and I saw quite the gem on my friend Emma Graham ’19‘s finsta: she and two of her friends had held a sacrifice the night before in her Hewitt dorm room.

Emma and the other sacrificers in question are friends of mine: we are all Classics majors. Naturally, I thought it would be fun to catch up with these three and learn about their alternative pregame very serious sacrifice. Read below to find out what Classics majors do with their free time. 

Winter Dance Concert

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From The CFA:

Advanced student choreographers present recent works.

Date: Saturday, December 12
Time: 8:00-9:30 PM
Place: CFA Theater, 271 Washington Terrace, Middletown
Cost: $4 Wesleyan students, $5 all others


Students of Color Publish a List of Demands on


Hundreds of students have been protesting about racial inequality present on campus, and today — known as the National Day of Action — a list of demands written by students of color went live on the website


President Michael Roth, past presidents, and the bureaucracy of this institution have actively neglected to address issues that pertain to students of color and empower them with the same level of resources, consideration, and inclusion historically available to white students. Thus, we present the following demands:


We, members of  the student of color community (SOC), demand to be holistically included as part of Wesleyan University’s student body, to have our demands heard on campus, and to be recognized and respected as individuals, not simply as numbers to fill the institution’s diversity quota.


We demand a written statement addressed to the Wesleyan Community, within 48 hours, from the President of Wesleyan University, Michael Roth, and Vice President for Equity and Inclusion/Title IX Officer, Antonio Farias, to commit to these demands by the specified deadlines via an action plan that works towards a more equitable and inclusive campus environment. This statement should highlight the administration’s inaction and lack of dedication to adequately support students of color and acknowledge the ways that the senior administrators have failed the SOC community, including but not limited to:

Awesomefest 2015


From Alex Lee ’17:

Are you after fame, fortune, and/or pizza? Wanna be the next Das Racist or MGMT? Do you long to fulfill your childhood/freshman year dreams of being in band? Gather your best friends, strangers in Usdan, all your secret crushes, start a band, and play in Awesomefest!

Awesomefest is a music festival/battle of the bands for music makers of all kinds (bands/rappers/DJs/pop stars) who have never before played a show. Anyone can play!!!

Groups will play 2-3 songs (10-15 minutes of music) each and then the winner will get a pizza! Yay!

To sign up: submit your band name, a list of members, band set-up, and a demo (bandcamp, soundcloud, iphone recording, anything you have) to teamauralwes[at]gmail[dot]com.

If you have any questions, you can also email Alex (aclee[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or Michelle (mrosen01[at]wesleyan[dot]edu).

Date: Saturday, November 21
Time: 10:00 PM – 12:30 AM
Place: BuHo (Buddhist House)
Facebook Event: Right here!

Linda Sarsour: Discussion on Reclaiming Arab Identities and Intersectionality in Activism


From Rajaa Elidrissi ’16:

Brought to you by Middle Eastern Perspectives, Students for Justice in Palestine, Shakti, Ladies First, Earth House, Invisible Men, and Women of Color Collective! :)

“Linda Sarsour is a working woman, racial justice and civil rights activist, every Islamophobe’s worst nightmare , and mother of three. Ambitious, outspoken and independent, Linda shatters stereotypes of Muslim women while also treasuring her religious and ethnic heritage. She is a Palestinian Muslim American and a self-proclaimed “pure New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn!”

Classics Open House


From Sarah McCully ’16:

The Department of Classical Studies open house for all prospective and current majors, and all students interested in the Ancient World! Come to hear about new course offerings, study abroad and travel, archaeological digs, job opportunities, beginning and completing a major, and movie nights! Lunch will be provided!

Date: Thursday, Nov. 5
12 PM
Downey House Lounge, Room 200

Archaeology Open House



From Sarah McCully ’16:

Archaeology department open house for prospective and current majors and minors! Come to hear about new course offerings, summer digs and travel, job opportunities, and to meet the professors! The Open House is on Wednesday, November 4, at noon in the Downey House Lounge!

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 4
12 PM
Downey House Lounge, Room 200

Classics Lecture: “Chariot Warfare in Homer”

PowerPoint Presentation

From Jackson Barnett ’18:

This Friday at noon, Madeleine Goh from the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies is coming to speak about chariots and chariot warfare. She’s a specialist in Homer and Greek language.

In Homer, spectacular descriptions of chariots and charioteers abound in many glamorous battle scenes in which warriors engage in life or death struggle for Troy and in which they vie for individual glory. The images of the Homeric hero on a war chariot are so iconic that we assume these were used for war or travel in the heroic age. But chariots are also depicted as vehicles for divine journeys or for rituals such as funerals. This talk examines the evidence for the Homeric chariot as a vehicle for warfare or possible ritual use.

Date: Friday, October 30
Time: 12 PM
Place: Downey 113