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The Wesleying Dark Ages are Over….

Friends, families, lovers and more…..

For 16 long, dark, and cold (like actually so cold why is this November so brutal???) days, there was darkness in the Wesleying world. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Wesleying’s site went down, and absolute chaos in the world ensued. It was like the purge. It was a bloodbath. We will never be the same.

JK, but the site did go down and after two weeks of your favorite editors tirelessly working to identify the issue and solve it, we are back and better than ever! So please, go calculate how you can stretch your remaining 5 points over the remaining three weeks, and stay tuned for procrastination destination, food reviews, and more to come.

We hope you missed us. We certainly missed you.

Xoxo <3

Unofficial Orientation 2022: Being Green

Another repost of a repost of a repost of a repost of a repost of Samira‘s two updates of DMZ‘s original 2012 post. Don’t worry, though, because this article is like those pine trees you’re gonna save by reducing your printing use: Evergreen.

This is part of our 2022 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

If you came to Wesleyan because of some vague, or obvious, interest in environmentalism, then you’re in luck! If you find the right people, organizations, classes, etc. then you’ll have a great support system for keeping green on campus. If you thought it was impressive that the admissions building has solar panels on top of it (mostly a ploy to get environmentalist students to apply), then you’ll have a great time getting involved with sustainability efforts at Wes.

First of all, Wesleyan has a sustainability coordinator, whose role is to help further Wesleyan’s mission of sustainability, including making things clearer to you. Her name is Jen Kleindienst and you can send her an email at jkleindienst(at)wes. For any and all questions regarding sustainability, you should also check out Wesleyan’s sustainability website

Unofficial Orientation 2022: Student Groups

This is zoomy’s update of an update of a repost of a repost of wilk‘s update of michelle‘s update of Maya‘s 2015 post, which was an update of alt‘s 2014 post, which was an update of Q‘s 2013 post, which was an update of Syed‘s 2012 post

This is our annual student activities fair, where you can schmooze, or more likely, be schmoozed, to your heart’s content

This is part of our 2022 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

By the time classes start, you’ll likely be successfully moved into your dorm, blissfully free from your parents, and finally finding the time to figure your shit out. Soon, you’ll realize that you have a little too much time on your hands — and you might want to fill that time with Organized Social Activities.

Thankfully for you, there are about 300 student groups at Wesleyan, so you have many, many options. Joining student groups is one of the best way to meet people outside of your dorm and in different class years. You could find best friends! Mentors! Something new about yourself! It’s all up to you.

Unofficial Orientation 2022: Official Orientation 101

 

This is part of our 2022 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

Orientation is a wild time. There are the parties you hear about people going to, but have no idea how to find. There are those first awkward meals with your hallmates/roommates. There are the nights when you curl up in bed with a picture of your best friends from high school and wonder why you didn’t just follow them to college.

Our goal today is to teach you (nearly) everything you need to know in order to make the most out of your orientation experience!

Unofficial Orientation 2022: What to Pack

This an updated version of Maury’s update of Fos’ coronavirus update of a not highly modified repost of Fern’s post from 2019 which was a highly updated version of Meli’s post from the year before, which is a repost of Sam’s post from the year before that, which is a  repost of Jackson’s post from the year before that, which was a repost of Frizzly’s post from the year before that, which was a repost of Samira’s post in 2013.

This is part of our 2022 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

The packing list: possibly the most exciting part of the entire pre-frosh experience. There’s nothing quite like that first pilgrimage to Bed Bath and Beyond, walking through the forest of twin XL sheets and Premium, Ultra High Thread Count, Norwegian-Silk-Worm-Excrement-Infused ® towels. Every which way you look there’s something else that you couldn’t possibly live without in the perfect dorm room you’ve conjured up in your head.

Unofficial Orientation 2022: WesLingo

This is part of our 2022 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

This post is a repost of an updated repost of a repost of a repost of a repost of a repost of a repost of a repost of a repost of a post for anyone who’s worried about sounding like a totally unassimilated dweeb walking around campus – which is inevitable, but this post is tradition by now. So prefrosh, listen up. Conformity is key. (Which is probably the last thing you’d expect to hear at Wes.)

You’re about to be introduced to the most crucial part of the Wesleyan experience: WesLingo.

At this point, you’ve probably spent your summer knowing the names of buildings as they are on the campus map (which is conveniently linked here for those of you who are procrastinating even that. And let’s be honest, if you are reading this, chances are that you’re procrastinating choosing your classes, or at the very least, doing your common reading) Let me just tell you now: almost all of them have earned some nickname or other over the course of Wesleyan’s long lifetime. We’re here to help you relearn their de facto names, so you aren’t marching around looking like the uninformed frosh that you are. Once again though, it’s inevitable; even if you’re “on your phone” we know you are looking at the school map as you head towards one direction and do a completely noticeable 180 degree turn towards your building of choice. Pro tip: If you procrastinate learning the building definitions until ten minutes before your first class, a list of building names and their acronyms can be found here. Alternatively, just ask another student. We don’t bite, I promise (at least not too hard)

WTF is Marriage Pact??

The day is finally here, and we all have one thing on our minds… is today the day that our Marriage Pact results come out? If you’ve managed to escape the wrath of your friends and yikyak users talking obsessively about it, here’s a little update. Mysterious matchmakers have designed a questionnaire and algorithm to match you with someone at your school. They serve 66 different campuses around the nation and according to their website, have made 109,189 matches and counting. Around the first week or so of returning from break, Wes students began talking about the form, and quickly over 1000 students have completed their Marriage Pact quiz, anxious to find out who their special match is.

Procrastination Destination: IT’S INTERNET RABBIT HOLE TIME!!

By now, we’re at the final day of reading period,and the anxiety of upcoming deadlines for papers and exams are approaching with alarming speed. Treat yourself to a break by falling down any of these wonderful holes in the internet, guaranteed to keep you entertained and engaged for hours.

Internet K-hole – A series of photos from the 70s and 80s that will transport youto a different world. The pictures start to become familiar yet eerie the further you scroll, and the supply will never end. I fell down the internet K-hole even just while writing this article.

The Rotten Library – an alternative wikipedia for the stranger parts of the internet, including articles on cryptozoology, flaming carrots, hollow earth, and so many other things you probably have never even heard of. You’ll just have to see for yourself. 

The Useless Web – a fantastically useless button that will take you to a new random link on the internet every time you click it. My personal favorite is the eel slap, which you can eventually discover for yourself if you click the button enough times. 

Subreddit r/conspiracy – This subreddit will lead you down a slippery slope of conspiracy theories, some just emerging, and others continuing the conversation of ideas that have existed for decades. 

A gallery of the best finds on Google Earth – try to find them yourself!

The Editing Room – a collection of movie scripts that have the plotholes and mistakes pointed out. Find your favorite movie to have your mind blown!

Geoguessr – A ridiculously fun game that drops you in a random google earth location and using context clues from the picture, you guess on a map where you think you are and see how close you got to the actual location. 

Happy scrolling!

Social Media Stars at Wes: Lena Weiman

 

Lena Weiman (urboygarry) is a freshman at Wes, but behind the scenes, she’s also a well known Tiktoker with almost 800k followers. Her most viral videos are of her documenting the process of her shaving her head and painting dye into it. Fan favorite looks have included green-screen, cheetah print, Spongebob flowers, a tennis ball, and Aang’s arrow from Avatar the Last Airbender hair.