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Video: Rush on Pizza 4/20

Check out this insider coverage of what will surely go down in the history books as Wesleyan’s Rush on Pizza. Today at approximately 4:20 PM, Texts.com (started by the esteemed Peter Frank ’12) distributed 60 pies (30 of which were vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free). We have video evidence of the stampede that followed.

BuHo Spring Soul

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The soulful Greg Shaheen ’13 hollers at y’all:

This Friday at BuHo, sink into the deep grove and infectious melodies of two jazz-influenced soul/R&B/funk bands that are turning heads and moving bodies wherever they play.

Mad Satta is truly fun to listen to – music for the right reasons. Led by the terrific and powerful voice of Joanna Teters, this is a group that will be an important component of the movement to keep this music moving forward… – Taylor Eigsti -Pianist(2x GRAMMY nominee)

Mad Satta and Skybars are two bands full of unstoppable musicians who make me and everyone around me feel so goooood…
-Wesleyan student ’13

Skybars is Wesleyan’s own funky soul band that has been identified in the past couple years as a guaranteed path to liberation from the hegemonic order of repetitive mediocrity on a Wesleyan Friday, featuring [past the jump]

Date: Tonight (Friday, April 19th)
Time: 10:00 PM
Place: BuHo
Facebook: Link

Recycled Art Competition

Sustainability guru Kate Weiner ’15 wants you to turn trash into rad art:

Got toilet paper rolls?recycled art
Milk cartons? Egg cartons?
Kumbucha bottles?!

Turn your old recyclables into beautiful works of art at the WesSustainability’s first Recycled Art Competition. This event, in conjunction with the Office of Sustainability and the College of the Environment, will be one of the first Earth- related events of Earth Week. At our table by the Wesleyan Farmer’s Market, you will have the opportunity to build sculptures and costumes out of recycled materials. Building tools will be provided, so all you need to bring is your creativity! Finished pieces will be displayed around campus.

We encourage RA’s and HM’s to participate in the competition as a hall/house program.

Though we will provide some collected recyclables, we could always use more. Feel free to save recyclables throughout the week and bring them to the event.

Any questions? Email the Sustainability Interns at Wesustainability(at)gmail(dot)com!

Date: Friday, April 19th
Time: Noon – 5 PM
Place: Usdan Lawn and Huss Courtyard
Facebok: Link

Volunteer for Waste Not during Senior Week + R&C

Look at this stuff. Isn't it neat? Wouldn't you think my collection's complete?

Sustainability intern Rebecca Sokol ’15 offers you an opportunity to be on campus this senior week to take advantage of all the Wescam requests you’ll receive:

Want to stick around for Senior Week? Want to celebrate Reunion & Commencement? Apply to volunteer for WasteNot!

WasteNot is Wesleyan’s student-organized answer to the Spring semester student evacuation.  It is run and maintained entirely through the commitment of the Wesleyan community, and truly exemplifies the incredible power in reusing.  Fourteen volunteers, working about 5 hours each day from 5/18 – 5/27, will help facilitate clothing and furniture collection in preparation for the Fall Tag Sale. To apply, email wesustainability(eat)gmail(deat)com with your response to the question: “Why is Waste Not! important for the Wesleyan community?”

Deadline: April 19
Contact: Email wesustainability(oat)gmail(doat)com or visit our website.

Split Estate Film Screening and Fracking Discussion


Climate Ambassadors, Wesleyan’s hot new climate justice group, is heating up the campus faster than greenhouse gas emissions are heating up the planet:

Climate Ambassadors is hosting a screening of Split Estate followed by a discussion with State RepresentativeMatt Lesser ’07 and Ariana Shapiro, an anti-fracking activist who has organized civil disobedience demonstrations against the natural gas industry in upstate New York.

Come to learn about and discuss the issues of hydro-fracking on a state and national scale, as well as how Wesleyan is complicit in this unjust industry.

Date: Tuesday, April 16
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Place: Downey House 113
Facebook: Link

Read more after the jump.

Mel Hsu Needs Your Support in Bringing Even More Beauty to The World

Yes, this is a screenshot from the video posted below -- isn't Mel's enthusiasm contagious?

Update 4/8/2013: This campaign has been canceled, but if you’re interested in supporting Mel’s music or learning more, you should contact her at melanielhsu(at)gmail(dot)com.

Wes legend Mel Hsu ’13 needs some monetary assistance putting out two new albums before her graduation. To hear some of the beauty she’s unleashed previously, check out her solo album This Living Room and her album with Josh Smith ’11, Analogue. She was also a member of Honey and the Sting, the music thesis band of Sam Long ’12. These amazing albums just brush the surface of Mel’s many accomplishments throughout her time here. It’s upon us to support Mel in her last large musical endeavors at Wesleyan.

From Mel:

Dearest Wes,I have been working on a lot of new music that is near and dear to my heart. Jess Best ’14, Jared Paul ’11 and I have been finding the most cost-efficient, high-quality and financially sustainable ways to record all the music (in the form of two albums) before I graduate. Any amount you might feel comfortable donating to our Indiegogo campaign would help us out significantly with recording costs. The support from this campus has meant the world to me over the past four years, so I thank you (with a giant bear-hug) for helping me make the music happen.

With love and gratitude,
Mel Hsu

Here’s the link to her indiegogo campaign. Go past the jump to watch the video from that campaign.

ALERT: Eco Labels Now On Sandwiches

The COE Think Tank wants to make sure you’ve noticed the Eco-Labels that have hit campus sandwiches:

Have you noticed the eco-labels on sandwiches at Weshop, Pi and Usdan Cafes this week?

If everyone in the US ate no meat or cheese for one day a week, it would be like taking 7.6 million cars off the road.

We would be happy to receive your comments and thoughts below.

Here are the labels:

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Short Talk by Bon Appetit Fellow Followed by Q & A Session

Food Friends~

WesFRESH, Wesleyan’s food policy group, wants to chat about food with you and Bon Appetit’s East Coast Fellow:

Calling all fungivores, piscivores, frugivores, insectivores, detritivores, herbivores, omnivores, carnivores, and heterotrophs of any kind! Nicole Tocco, the East Coast Fellow of Bon Appétit Management Company (our food provider) is coming to campus this week on a campaign to talk food, and we’ve decided to take her up on it! We’re hosting an open discussion and Q&A, so come with questions, criticisms, and thoughts on our food system. This is a rare chance to talk about your thoughts or critiques with someone on the inside. Don’t miss this chance to get the inside scoop and ask any questions you may have about organic food, agriculture, food policy and how Bon Appetit incorporates these considerations into their business.

When: 7pm-8pm. Wednesday, April 3rd
Where: PAC001
Who: Nicole Tocco, East Coast Fellow for Bon Appetit Management Company Foundation
Why: We all eat food… And our current food system is in need of change. We are the ones who need to change it!

Save the Date for Mel Hsu’s Senior Recital

Ladies and gentlemen, Mel Hsu!

The melodious Mel Hsu ’13 writes in:

Hi Wes!! I realize that there are a bajillion things going on in the spring and that schedules get packed quickly. I just wanted to start getting the word out early that my senior recital is Friday, April 26th at 8:30PM in Memorial Chapel. It would mean the world to me if you could make it. Thank you!!

Date: Friday, April 26
Time: 8:30 p.m.
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: Free