Author Archives: MC Hall

Mytheos: The Controversy Lives

I thought that when us 2010ers graduated, all the “do we publish this crazy thing about Mytheos or not, because if we don’t we’re ignoring a topic of genuine interest, but if we do we’re just feeding his egocentric love for campus drama” fuss here at Wesleying would go away. The realization that he really had been doing it in the name of controversy for controversy’s sake only solidified my relief that we wouldn’t have to deal with this again.

“Good job, Mytheos,” I thought. “You pulled off your insane media coup, dismissed liberal students’ lack of serious engagement with your columns as proof of political aloofness when really your arguments were so nonsensical that nobody knew where to begin, and inadvertently perhaps pulled off a weird kind of postmodern performance art.”

So I felt mildly amused when I saw that someone posted a link in the Shoutbox under the pseudonym “FUCK YOU MYTHEOS.” It leads to an article called “Elegy for Academia,” penned by the man himself and published as a guest article with Accuracy for Academia, a conservative nonprofit that “wants schools to return to their traditional mission–the quest for truth.” I don’t know what I expected. Maybe Mytheos got a full-time job in journalism and someone was jealous. Whatever, ha ha.

Then I actually read beyond the first few paragraphs, and it turns out that this article is annoying enough to drag me back from the proverbial grave.

Duchampion, Metacomet, Discourse, and Sweaty Boys at Eclectic

Wednesday night at Eclectic, enjoy the jamz of renowned campus supergroup Duchampion, reverberatory masters Metacomet, scholastic disco fiends Discourse, and pnk as fck duo-turned-trio Sweaty Boys. A heartfelt appeal from Asa Horvitz ’10, of Duchampion fame:

Our last show at Wesleyan. Please bring all your friends, tell everyone you know, bring people you don’t know, bring your parents, etc. New songs from all the bands, epic sets, a really great way to end our musical careers at Wesleyan. It’s been awesome, let’s do it one more time.

Date: Wednesday, May 19
Time: 10:00 PM
Place: Eclectic

Help Out the Innocents of 1 Pearl Place

By now, you’ve probably heard about the disciplinary aftermath of Tour de Franzia, wherein the university fines a group of five seniors $2000 for acts that they did not actually commit. They have until commencement to procure the money, and if they don’t pay up, the school plans on withholding their diplomas. As in, they wouldn’t technically graduate. Because they made a Facebook group.

Well, good news: you can help out the ladies of 1 Pearl Place. They started an online donation page and are accepting contributions to pay the fine. Their even-tempered plea:

We set up this page to help raise money to pay off the $2000 fine that the university dealt us. We are extremely sorry to anyone who was hurt or had property damaged on that night. Everyone is entitled to their opinions on our level of responsibility. For those who enjoyed themselves or want to help out, this allows you to contribute a few dollars so that we can pay off the fine and graduate! We are grateful for any support.

They would really appreciate any financial help you can throw their way–these guys are about to enter the real world and are not exactly primed to spare $400 each. A few dollars from every person who had fun on the Tour would go a long way in covering the charges. Give what you can.

More reason to help them out: they’re being super amiable about the situation. One of the five commented on Braille’s post:

we expect to pay some of the fine ourselves, obviously, so the choice to show total funds raised was more to be transparent than because we expect it all to come from the community. we also don’t mean to pressure people to donate; we want to keep this positive, as something that people who had fun can contribute to if they so wish. if you know of people who might want to throw in a few bucks, thanks so much for forwarding this/spreading the word.

In my humble opinion, this whole debacle reeks of the university pinpointing convenient scapegoats that will enable administration to flex some authoritarian muscle in hopes of discouraging future Tour de Franzias at Wesleyan. While I highly doubt the Tour will stop, I’m sure they’ve succeeded in driving its organization further underground. Next year, expect a private Facebook group created with a false account, or maybe a BCC’d email from, or supersecret paper handouts written in invisible ink. Dear university: please don’t deny me a diploma for encouraging the class of 2011 to receive and flaunt the Tour de Franzia torch.

Link: Tour de Franzia Fine on ChipIn

Therealbigboi @Wesleyan_College: ‘Sup?

Slightly delayed news from the Twittersphere: Big Boi gave Wes a shoutout after his Spring Fling set. Well, he gave Wesleyan College a shoutout.

Sweet! First Jason Reitman, now Big Boi.

Who’s next? Maybe inactive tweeter Dave Longstreth will show us some love, or Fake Michael Bay will take time out of tweeting about buying condoms in bulk to reminisce about that time he came to the the Film Series to show Transformers and someone asked him if he had considered the deeper social ramifications of the film and he was like, “Dude, it’s a film about giant robots.”

Check out Big Boi’s Twitpic and Tweetphoto (Twitter lingo is so weird) from Spring Fling after the jump. Maybe you’ll spot yourself in the front row working on the sunburn you discovered later that night.

Fusion presents: Hot Mess

Open-air hip hop and DJ jamz tonight! Julie Lam ’10 and FUSION invite you to HOT MESS:




Date: Friday, May 7
Time: 9:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Place: Albritton Courtyard (Right by PAC)

3 v 3 Soccer Tournament

Charlotte Hastings ’10 says:

Come out and support Grassroot Soccer, an an international non-profit that uses the power of soccer in the fight against HIV/AIDS. The sign up price is $5 per person or $20 per team. Teams should be 3-5 players.

Whether you win, have a great costume, or just get lucky in the raffle (which you are automatically entered in if you play) there are TONS of great prizes to win. Gift certificates from Tuscany, ION, Mikado, First and Last, Iguanas Ranas, Typhoon, Forest City, and many many more are all up for grabs!

You can find more information about Grassroot Soccer at their website.

Date: Friday, May 7
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Place: Base of Foss Hill
Cost: $5

Cocoon: New Outdoor Performance

Miles Tokunow ’10 and Mark McCloughan ’10 have a new dance piece inspired by their work with Delicious Movements professor Eiko Otake. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to daydream with your body, you should check it out.

Date: Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8
Time: 7:30 PM on Friday; 10 PM on Saturday
Place: Olin Library lawn on Friday; Andrus Field on Saturday

Last Farmers’ Market of the Semester

Come outside on Tuesday, May 4th, to the Usdan courtyard and celebrate springtime with the last farmers’ market of the semester!

Bask in the sun while you eat delicious food from area farmers providing you with cheese, yogurt, bread, jams, baked goods, sweets, honey, maple syrup, soups, produce, and more.

Bon Appetit will be there cooking up a local lunch so you can use your points to support the market!

There will be a string quartet playing sweet tunes, and straight up chilling–you don’t want to miss it.

Date: Tuesday, May 4
Time: 11 AM – 2 PM
Place: Usdan courtyard, 45 Wyllys Ave.

LEGIT Will Help You Help Your Bike

Angus McCullough ’10 says:

Want to get your bike tuned up for free? Want to a buy a bike for cheap? Want to learn how to do both of these things?

Come and talk to LEGIT, the resident bike mechanic cooperative on campus. We’ll be holding hours this weekend and next to get your two wheels in tip top shape.

LEGIT is usually turning wrenches and spinning wheels outside Hi-Rise on Fridays and Saturdays from 1-4 PM. Today, though, their hours will be from 2:30 – 4. Who knows why. Hipsters are such flakes. Great mustaches, though.

Date: Fridays and Saturdays
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Place: Outside Hi-Rise