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48 Hour Magazine Now Available on Campus


From Benjamin Soloway ’13:

The print edition of the 48 Hour Magazine Project has arrived on campus!

The magazine was created in a sleepless frenzy over the course of 48 hours, February 1 – February 3. The theme is Inside Out. Pick up your free copy this afternoon in Olin, Usdan, or Exley before they’re all gone!

Photograph by Aria Danaparamita ’13.

Vote for WESU, Rob DeRosa, and Wesleyan University in the 2013 Hartford Advocate Readers’ Poll


From Avery Trufelman ’13:


Help WESU win “Best College Radio Station” and Robbie DeRosa, host of our local music show “Homegrown” (and manager of Red and Black Cafe), win “Best Radio Personality,” and Wesleyan win “Best Local 4-year University” in the 2013 Hartford Advocate Reader Poll. (That’s all under “Media and Education”).

You have to vote in at least 10 categories to be counted, so you can cast additional ballots in the “Media and Education” category by choosing WESU under “Best Radio Station” and Robbie DeRosa’s “Homegrown” under “Best Radio Show”.  Online ballots must be submitted by 11:59pm EST on February 13th.

While you are at it, you can also vote for The Green Street Arts Center in the “Arts Center” category. Then, there’s Wesleyan’s CFA in the “College/University Performing” and “College Performing Arts Center” categories. Oddfellows Playhouse is listed in the “Community Theater Co.” category and you can write in The Buttonwood Tree in the “Concert Venue”.  Don’t forget Red Scroll Records in the “Indie CD/Vinyl Store”  category under “Books, Cds, DVDs”. Other allies of WESU include Gallery 53 in Meriden, Nora Cupcakes, and Brew Bakers. 

It would be pretty cool if hometown hero Robbie were the best Radio Personality in Connecticut, and beat out all the other WNPR and WSHU bigwigs. 

The readers’ poll can be accessed here.

48 Hour Magazine Theme: Inside Out


From Benjamin Soloway ’13:

The 48 Hour Magazine submission period begins NOW. The theme of this issue is INSIDE OUT. We are looking for ANY form of writing, visual content, or film—especially materials created today. If you already have material that fits, send it in as well!

Submissions are due by midnight tonight to 48hourmag(at)gmail(dot)com. All submissions must include your name, class year, the title of the work, and preferably your phone number.

Here are some prompts to get you thinking:

48 Hour Magazine Informational Meeting


From Benjamin Soloway ’13:

Do you like writing, editing, web/print design, art, photography, filmmaking, and/or working frantically under time constraints? Come to an informational meeting for Wesleyan’s second annual 48 Hour Magazine Project, this Sunday at 9:30PM in Allbritton 311! (Facebook event here.)

Beginning at noon on Friday, February 1 (one week from today), we are going to write, edit, design, and publish a magazine within a self-imposed forty-eight hour time constraint. The magazine will revolve around a very broad and inclusive theme that will be announced at the start of the 48 hour period. The more people who help, the merrier! If you’ve never done anything like this, even better. We only have 48 hours of experience ourselves.

We are looking for people to submit their work, create new and interesting things, help sort through submissions, edit pieces, design the website, design the print publication, create illustrations, etc. This is a collaborative project—all are welcome to contribute. Contact Benjamin Soloway ’13 (bsoloway@wes) with any questions.

Date: Sunday, January 27
Time: 9:30PM
Place: Allbritton 311

Audition for Driven: A Dark Comedy Thesis Film

Come audition this Friday for Driven, a dark comedy student thesis. We’re seeking actors to play male and female supporting roles between the ages of 16 and 24, which includes everybody at Wesleyan! No need to prepare anything. Contact dnass@wes with questions.

Date: Friday, October 5
Time: 4-7 pm
Place: Usdan 110


Remember when you were a kid and your parents told you not to get up to any “funny business?” Well, fuck them! You’re in college now. If you’re of the humorous persuasion, come check out the Ampersandwe’re the Lehman Brothers of the funny industry, and the sub-prime humor-backed securities bubble is showing no signs of bursting!

We publish humor on the back page of the Argus every week, we make occasional videos, and we’re looking for new contributors, so come on down to the first meeting of the semester. Refreshments both sweet and savory will be provided!

Date: Thursday, Sept. 6
Time: 4:30PM
Place: 52 Home Ave.

Mixtape Orchestra // West of Portland at the Chapel

Nat Leich ’12 writes:

Come to the chapel tonight (Saturday) at 8 pm for a fresh take on the Wesleyan music scene.

MIXTAPE ORCHESTRA’s debut performance: a 15 piece pop band with strings, woodwind, and brass.  We’ll get you singing and dancing with catchy pop tunes and crying with beautiful orchestral arrangements. WEST OF PORTLAND, also debuting, will be bringing you some chill, exquisitely crafted songs to start. Be there!

Date: Saturday, Dec. 10
Time: 8PM
Place: Chapel

Tonight: Red Wire Black Wire // Lioness // Vernous with Grey Matter @ Earth House

From Will Feinstein ’13:

Last concert of the year is going down at Earth House tonight, and it’s a fun one. Getting started at 10pm.

Dancey-fun Wes alums RED WIRE BLACK WIRE are gonna tear the place up, preceded by the return of indie-pop campus heroes LIONESS (formally Linus) with brand new songs and VERNOUS with GREY MATTER with some dope jams and visuals.

Date: Friday, Dec. 9
Time: 10PM
Place: Earth House
Cost: $0.00

Support WESU During the 7th Annual Winter Holiday Pledge Drive!

The Seventh Annual WESU Winter Holiday Pledge Drive is underway! The goal for this year’s 8-day drive is to raise $10,000 in listener support to sustain operating expenses throughout the coming year.

Financial support during this pledge drive will help ensure that WESU continues to grow and operate as a creative vehicle for partnership between the Wesleyan University community, the people of the greater Connecticut River Valley, and beyond. Donations will directly benefit WESU and help to ensure local, community-based programs and alternative news and music continue to have a home on the radio dial.

Donors are also eligible to receive awesome WESU thank-you gifts! For $40, you can get a WESU winter hat or long-sleeved shirt. For $50, you can get a $25 gift certificate to Middletown Framing. And each night, the highest pledger of the day will receive a gift certificate to a different awesome Middletown business!

To show your support for WESU, please donate now online, or call 860-685-7700 during the drive, which runs until December 12th. For more information on how you can support WESU, contact General Manager Ben Michael, generalmanager(at)wesufm(dot)org or 860-658-7707.