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Procrastination Destination: Little Alchemy

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Still too hungover from Spring Fling to start that research paper that’s been lurking in the back of your mind all semester? Starting to lose your mind in pursuit of the elusive 2048 doge? Take some time to relax with this soothing yet mesmerizing game, Little Alchemy.

The premise of the game is simple: start with the four basic elements – earth, air, fire, and water – and combine them to eventually create all 460 possible elements. Just start clicking around, and pretty soon your brain will gear into the weird logic of this game. Drugs may help with this. “Yoda” is one of the possible elements. Click past the jump for screenshots from the depth of my obsession back in the fall of 2012, to inspire you to keep pushing on get that perfect 460. I will admit, it got a little crazy.

Nobunny + baby gap @ Eclectic 2/6

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Dance yr face off with Isadora Dannin ’14:

NOBUNNY has been performing lo-fi garage punk + bubblegum power pop since 2001

On stage, NOBUNNY will probably dress and undress in a bunny mask. He may also incorporate raw meat, weaves, ball gags, firecrackers, panties, knee pads, and/or coats made of trash.

baby gap is some stupid punky pop by Olivia HauserRachel Connor, and Mia Rossi, all ’14.

Myspace! Interview! Facebook!


Date: Tonight, February 6th
Time: 10 pm (over at midnight; everyone turns to pumpkin)
Place: Eclectic
Cost: Nope

Apply for a Writing Mentor

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Wanna rite moar good? Hit up Savannah Whiting ’13 at the Writing Workshop for your own personal writing mentor:

Worried about your writing? Fear no more! Apply now for a Writing Mentor, a personal tutor who will meet with you privately to help you with your writing. Mentors can help you at all stages of the writing process — generating ideas, structuring your essay, improving grammar, clarity and style, or simply managing your time — and will meet with you weekly to address all of your writing worries and woes. If you participate, a specially trained sophomore, junior, or senior will meet with you throughout the semester.

The Assembly Theater Project Workshop: Class and Poverty

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The deadline on this one is today, so act fast! From CFA Project Manager Erinn Roos-Brown:

The Assembly Theater Project will lead a three-part interdisciplinary workshop examining the nature of class and poverty in the US through research, personal monologues and physical actions. The mission of the workshop is to increase empathy and understanding by humanizing and embodying class divisions.

75 Years of WESU

Following hot on the heels of ‘s fantastic crash course in WESU, here’s another plug for you to get involved. From WESU’s very own prez, Mary Barrett ’14:

2014 marks the 75th anniversary of WESU, Wesleyan’s very own community radio station. It has been an exciting journey, from humble beginnings in 1939 in the basement of Clark, to the giddy heights of on top of Red & Black. To celebrate they have “a metric boatload” of events and special programming, so stay tuned.

One of the special programs will be an hourly, weekly show called “75 Years Of…”.  Each month “75 Years Of…” will have a singular theme, and we’ll air 75 songs relevant to that theme throughout the month.  Rather than air just their own selections, they want YOU, listeners and friends, to contribute to the playlist by helping them pick the songs. The playlist for January (75 Years of Socially Conscious Music) is done, but WESU is now taking suggestions for February – 75 Years of Lyrics Beyond the English Language, and March – 75 Years of Female Artists, in honor of Women’s History Month.

So please, give WESU your best suggestions and then tune in the final playlists. And check back for more chances to submit suggestions in the months to come.

For more information on 75th Anniversary stuff, check here.
[If you feel like giving WESU a birthday present, click here.]

Katie Deane Wants to Eat Your Old Lipstick

A request and a public service announcement from Katie Deane ’14:

Seeking donations of old lipsticks for art-making! (Will accept donations of all old makeups.) a quick google search reveals you are in danger of assault by bacteria and other bad things if you are using a lipstick you opened longer than a year ago– meaning the fuchsia lipstick from your 2011 Nicki Minaj Halloween costume is probably seeking retirement. Email me and I will come pick up your lipsticks in exchange for candy! Or Seaweed Snax… Or Orangina… Up for negotiation. Also please ask your mothers/sisters/aunts at Thanksgiving– goldmines for tubes of dried-out mauve paste teaming with bacteria.

Contact: kdeane[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Local Foods Co-Op Interest Meeting

produce.box_.istockWant mad fresh veggies? Harvest the Westco kale in the dead of night Will Curran-Groome ’14 has the answer:


The Local Co-op is gearing up for another semester/year, and we’re
hoping to get things moving (and food delivered) ASAP. Interested in
local, high-quality, usually Organic produce, bread, meat,
meat-substitutes, eggs, dairy, and preserved goods? Want them for less
than you’ll pay at Weshop? Want to support small, regional food
producers while you’re at it?

Come to an interest/information meeting for the Local Co-op so we can
explain the details of costs, sign-ups, and logistics!

Date: Thursday, September 5th
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Backyard of 66 Home Ave

CFA Job Fair

Screen Shot 2013-09-04 at 5.01.58 PMOH BOY, OH BOY, OH BOY. THIS IS HAPPENING NOW. RIGHT NOW. GO GO GO.
Andrew Chatfield GRAD ’18 has more:

Great performances and cash!

Come hear about Center for the Arts job opportunities, including
Events Staff, Zilkha Gallery, Marketing & Public Relations, Technical
Support, Box Office Staff, Internships and more!

Work-study students are given priority, but all are encouraged to

Date: TODAY, Wednesday, September 4th
Time: RIGHT NOW, 4:15 – 5:30 pm
Place: World Music Hall


Procrastination Destination: Mars


Are you about to graduate with a bullshit degree and no job? Are you horrified by how expensive rent is these days? Do you just want to leave it all behind? Have you considered life on Mars?

Seriously, though. Wanna go to Mars?

Mars One is a not-for-profit organization run by Dutch people (of all people) dedicated to colonizing Mars in 2023. They apparently will be able to do this only using technology which currently exists, because unlike other plans to send people to Mars, this does not include a return flight.

You may ask, what kind of maniac would volunteer for such a thing? The answer is this kind of maniac. Because, of course, all the application videos are available online for your viewing, rating, and commenting pleasure. In case you were in any doubt, the world is full of strange, strange people.

Last Chance to Buy WESU Shirts

Virgil Taylor ’15 sends word from the land of free-form:

If you happened to stroll through Usdan during lunchtime for the past couple of days, you may have spied a few cooler-than-average kids sitting nonchalantly behind a table decked in a WESU banner and some super renegade t-shirts and other merch. But if you missed them, fear not! They will return one final time, tomorrow from 11 – 2, selling shirts, hats, and stickers, all at a special student price. Don’t miss out!

Date: Friday, May 3rd
Time: 11 am – 2 pm
Place: Usdan Lobby
Cost: $10-15 for shirts ‘n’ hats, $1 for stickers