Author Archives: Laura Alyse


Have you heard of “Earth Hour?” For one hour, 4000 cities around the world shut off their lights in order to raise awareness about climate change. Now, we can make the same statement on Wesleyan’s campus.

EON is sponsoring a WESLEYAN BLACKOUT from 9-10pm this Saturday! …a Blackout you’ll actually remember TURN OFF YOUR LIGHTS and all other energy-consuming items and head to Foss Hill. PROMETHEUS is performing at 9 pm sharp and the first 500 students outside will receive GLOWSTICKS for a dance party soon to follow.

***the more students participate in this event, the more support we’ll have when we ask president Michael Roth to follow through with a CLEAN ENERGY PURCHASE to make our campus carbon neutral in the future***

Date: Saturday, April 18
Time: 9-10pm
Place: Your room

Songs I Want to Sing

Liana Hernandez ’09’s senior music recital will feature blues, rock and jazz favorites plus a few originals, including the chart-topping “Hot Sausage (On the Floor)”. Booty-shaking strongly encouraged. IT’S GONNA KICK ASS!

Date: Friday, 4/17
Place: 4pm
Place: Crowell

Aggressive Police Brutality at Colby

In an incident that many Wesleyan students can empathize with, Colby students were attacked with unnecessary force by their town’s cops during an escalating event in their student center. 3 students were arrested; one was restrained and bleeding from the head and another was maced several times. Hundreds of Colby students held a school-wide protest today and asked for an apology by their president, but he has only replied that they’re looking into it.
I have not heard of any college-wide solidarity movements, but this could be another step. Recently P-Safe and Middletown’s police have made many efforts to strengthen their relationships with the Wesleyan campus. We need to continue this action in order to prevent the past from repeating.

Senior Art Theses

The third installment of the senior art theses went up today at Zilka gallery. They have all been incredible, and you should try to check them out. Here are some photos from today:

Omar Hunter Craighill

Omar Hunter Craighill

Claire Staples


Feel free to send more pictures if you have them!

Orient the Herd

Like helping people? Want to return to campus early next semester? Do you enjoy 18 year-olds? Then apply to be an Orientation Leader! The deadline for applications is March 25th. If you have any questions, e-mail Tim Shiner at Tshiner@wes.

Mike White ’92 on Amazing Race

Wesleyan has had it’s fair share of alumni on reality TV shows, from Kim Stolz ’05 on America’s Next Top Model to David Olsen ’01 on Beauty and the Geek. And now Mike White ’92 (as in the actor from School of Rock and Chuck and Buck) is competing with his dad to win The Amazing Race 14. Best of luck, Mike!

[Thanks to Elise Rosen ’09 for sending this our way.]

A Capella, A Capella!

Take a quick break from studying tomorrow with Quasimodal, Wesleyan’s oldest co-ed a cappella group. They’ll sing some of your old favorites and also be premiering a NEW SONG! So come on down y’all!

Date: Tuesday, March 3rd
Time: 9:15-9:45
Place: Exley Lobby

or, if you can’t sacrifice your Tuesday night, go see Waiting in Line Episode II: Attack of the Elipticals on Wednesday. According to the Facebook invite, they “Will pump you up!”

Date: Wednesday, March 4th
Time: 8pm – 9pm
Place: Nic Lounge

Middletown’s Vagina Monologues

If you enjoyed Wesleyan’s amazing production of Vagina Monologues, now’s your chance to help out with Middletown’s production hosted by the Women and Families Center, in partnership with Green Street Arts Center. Audition for a role, or if acting isn’t your thing, there are many other opportunities to help out from selling to tickets to being ushers. You don’t even have to participate all of the nights of the production.

Dates/Times: Thursday, March 5th – 6:30pm – 8pm
Saturday, March 7th – 10am – 12pm

Dates: April 16th-18th
Time: 8pm

Both Auditions and Performances are at the Green Street Arts Center
For more information, feel free to contact Jessica Buttrey: Jbuttrey[at]womenfacilities[dot]org.

Join the Wesleyan Language Bank!

Have any knowledge of foreign languages? Want a flexible way to help the larger
Wesleyan and Middletown community?

Then share your language skills and join the team of volunteers at the brand new Wesleyan Language Bank!

This is an Office of Community Service initiative that provides translation/interpreting services for the larger Wesleyan and Middletown community. The goals of the language bank are to remove language barriers, increase cross cultural understanding, and build mutually inspiring relationships between communities. It is run by a team of volunteers who share a passion for languages and for helping others.

We need your skills, even if you are not completely fluent, and especially if you speak a less commonly spoken language!!

If you’re interested and want to get more info please click here, and don’t hesitate to email us if you have questions.
Nadeem (nmodan@wes), Jenny Lo (jlo@wes), Melina Aguilar (mnaguilar@wes)

sign up now! It only takes two minutes to join and start helping us serve the wider Middletown community.