The excellent events at the Phi keep on coming from Charming Yu ’13:
Missing summer already? Fret not. Stop by Alpha Delt today for one of the most classic summer activities ever: tie-dying. It’s time to show your creative side! We’ve got quality dyes and rubber bands. BYOT: Bring your own t-shirt.
Date: Saturday, September 22 Time: 4-6 pm Place: Alpha Delt (185 High St.) Porch/Front Lawn
Are you looking for a quick and easy way to contribute to the Need-Blind campaign? Do you have hands? Then come to the Exley lobby Friday at 2:30pm to help turn 12 yards of felt into 2,800 red squares raising awareness about Need-Blind! You can stay for five minutes or for five hours (although we’ll be long gone by then).
Red squares are a worldwide symbol of accessible education; here at Wesleyan students have been writing their own messages about Need-Blind in black sharpie (school colors dontcha know).
We’ll provide the red felt, some safety pins and a few sharpies, but we could really use more safety pins and sharpies.
See you at 2:30,
Some people who might not be here without Need-Blind.
…But only if you’re male and enjoy singing… and college acappella. The Wesleyan Spirits, Wesleyan’s oldest, all-male acappella group, are holding auditions for any dudes, homies, sk8er boiz, ballas, hustlas, pimps, playas, bros, or all around good-guys with angelic voices.Bring something to sing, a funny joke or haiku, a pen, and anything else that makes you feel special.
The Wesleyan Spirits is the oldest all-male singing group at Wesleyan University. Now in our 32nd year, we are committed to performing a diverse, ever-changing repertoire of beautiful and challenging music while upholding the great singing tradition of Wesleyan… and to having a great time in the process.
What: Wesleyan Spirits Auditions Date: Tuesday & Wednesday, September 3 and 4 Time: 7:00-9:00 PM Place: Alpha Delt Greene Room (185 High St.)
Welcome back to campus! Reconnect with friends–or meet some new ones–talk about your summers and how the first two days of school have been. College work seem overwhelming? We have snacks, coloring books, connect-the-dots, and stories with Erhard!
Date: Tomorrow, September 3 Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Place: Alpha Delta Phi (185 High St.)
It is the latest addition to his growing repertoire of artistically-composed videos. You may remember his interpretations of Drake’s “Headlines” and Jay-Z and Kanye’s “No Church in the Wild,” both of which went viral and have over 20,000 and 40,000 plays respectively. His “No Church in the Wild” video was featured on the Huffington Post, which also covered the criticism it drew from other members of the ASL community. The new video clearly pushes in a different direction, most visibly featuring Nakhla in a solo performance.
Nakhla notes how the criticism surrounding his previous video influenced his newest one on YouTube:
Another request from Wesleyan’s Orientation Puppet-Masters Interns:
You know those giant glass cases in Usdan? The Orientation Team is making a collage this year for the youngin’s and we need you to help us! Please submit your pictures, words, anything, that you think answers, “Who is Wesleyan?” Feel free to submit pictures of you and your friends.
Last chance to get early housing help with an awesome Orientation event:
The annual “Bend it at Beckham” event is a cross-dressing dance party on the Friday of orientation. The event is publicized to freshman as “It’s gender bending time! At Wes, we are aware that gender can be expressed in a variety of ways, such as through attire. So exchange clothes with your hall mates and challenge what genis or should be. Pencil a moustache and don a wig; bend the gender binary as much or as little as you want at a dance party.”
We are looking for upperclassmen interested in dressing as either Drag Queens or Kings to dance and socialize at the event to create a sick atmosphere. The event will be on Friday 8/31 from 10PM-1AM. You will be ensured early housing, but you are responsible for creating your costume.
Applications are due by July 13th, but are accepted on a rolling basis as there are limited spots available, so apply now!
Yet another plea for student performers during Orientation:
“Coffee House” during Orientation is the alternative to the dance party Bend it at Beckham. We are looking for poets, musicians and other students looking to perform. The description that will be in the schedule is as follows: Looking for a chill alternative to the dance party scene? Drink a cup of coffee, listen to performers, intellectualize, philosophize, problematize… or just relax.
Coffee House will be from 10 p.m. – 1 a.m. on Friday, August 31, in the Usdan Cafe.
You will also be guaranteed early housing! Apply! Your performance could be just a minute-long dada poem or a 15 minute-long set; the event is very flexible! Seeking at least one person willing to do a dramatic reading of Kierkegaard.