Author Archives: Meli

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Refugee Advocacy and Training: What We Can Do

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Ever since Trump’s #MuslimBan, many Wesleyan students have come together asking what we can do as a community to help those who are  (currently) affected by the Executive Order. The Wesleyan Refugee Project—in conjunction with the Middle Eastern Student’s Union, the Allbritton Center, and the Muslim Student Association—held a training session for Wesleyan and the community, where we heard from two amazing speakers who provided resources and information for those who were seeking advice on how to help the refugees who cannot enter the country.

Procrastination Destination: My Letter to Queen Elizabeth II

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Hello, sweet student. Are you here to find some motivating blog post to make sure you’re studying for finals? Too bad, looks like you’re getting sucked into *~Procrastination Destination*~. We’re here for you while you don’t study for your exams, because we’re not studying for them either. Sit back, relax, and watch your GPA plummet as you spend your time on this here website. 

Tl;dr: this is a plea for the UK to take us back. Leave the EU, but take us. I’d love to assimilate into the culture dedicated to a constant stream of tea and calling French fries chips. Also, I would be *this* much closer to meeting Eddie Redmayne, which is already incentive enough.

What’s Next: A Discussion About Student Activism

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Monday night, students gathered in the DFC to attend What’s next: an open town hall about campus organizing, a discussion dedicated to discussing campus organizing and community action. The open town hall was organized by Jordan White ’19 and Kazumi Fish ’19. In the Facebook event description, the organizers said that the event was an intentional space for people new to campus organizing and others who have been involved in campus activism for longer to come together and learn from one another. Part of the description read:

Drawing on the impact of last month’s WhoRunsWes community meeting, we want to hold a similar space for people to vent and share their ideas about campus organizing and community action. We want to bring together those who have always done this work with those who wish to begin.

The description also listed clear goals of what the town hall hoped to accomplish:

Clowns Take Wesleyan?

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It’s the last thing you’d expect to invade calm and quaint Connecticut, especially after the squirrel epidemic that has still not subsided. And here we are, watching live Facebook streams of people returning to their dorms, declaring bravely that they refuse to die at the hands of a clown. Watch the video if you can muster the strength, cause this shit is terrifying.

Other students were also worrying about potential clowns at Wesleyan: