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Creating Children’s Books Info Session

Genna DeGroot ’15 hates kids and art:

Like children’s books? Interested in learning how to make one? Well hot diggity are you in luck because Amy Bloom, Wesleyan’s author in residence, is teaching her amazing course on “Creating Children’s Books” in the spring. This is a really fun and challenging workshop class that allows students to develop their storytelling and illustration skills, culminating in the creation of their very own children’s book at the end of the semester.

Check the course description on wesmaps. We’re accepting (informal) applications for the class November 3rd—just send an email to amy(at)amybloom(dot)com and gdegroot(at)wesleyan(dot)edu to express your interest in the class and set up an interview. Interviews start November 10th!

I’ll be hosting an information session about the class at 5pm on November 4th in the Shapiro Creative Writing Center to answer any questions you guys might have about the class—come by!

Date: November 4
Time: 5pm
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Lair

Volunteer with the Center for Prison Education

From Molly Rappaport ’15 and Shannon Nelson ’14:

Interested in volunteering with Wesleyan’s college in prison program as a Tutor or Research Intern? The Center for Prison Education is currently accepting applications for Tutor and Research Intern positions during the spring semester!

Come to the Wesleyan Center for Prison Education Student Group’s general interest meeting this Tuesday at 9:00 pm in the OCS lounge to learn about the program and discuss future prison activism/awareness projects.

Wes Alums Make Web Series, Give Film Majors Shred of Hope for Post-Grad Creative Fulfillment

Boychicks” fans rejoice: Josh Margolin ’11 and Charlie Alderman ’11 just made the interwebs a little bit brighter with the release of “New Partner,” a web series about “a young hotshot cop…who keeps getting his partners killed.” Margolin (of “New Girl” and, more importantly, “Enrolled” fame) stars as said hotshot alongside other glamorous working actors like Wayne Knight and Nick Searcy. Finally we can all breathe a sigh of relief about the fate of the comedy crisis on campus. Check out the first episode below, and watch to your heart’s content at their website.

SWERVED interest meeting

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Gabe Gordon ’15 and Zach Scheinfeld ’16 love science:

SWERVED was founded several years ago as a database for Wesleyan’s creative and artistic community. In the past, SWERVED has curated exhibitions of student work and maintained a presence online at swerved.org. This year, we hope to revamp and reinvent SWERVED’s online presence, and turn it into the usable database it has the potential to be. We hope to turn SWERVED not only into a showcase and archive of student work, but of student artists, making the site a place for people to find and connect with collaborators on all sorts of creative projects.

If you are interested in contributing work or helping out in any capacity, please join us Wed evening at 35 Home Ave!

Date: Tonight (Wednesday 9/17)
Time: 7 pm
Place: 35 Home

Sex the Sex with WeSex

Willa Sexman ’15 sent you a sext:

Sex things are great! Ten thousand emails a week are overwhelming! Let’s do more sex things with fewer emails!

Message wbeckman(at)wesleyan(dot)edu to be added to the WeSex listserv and get a weekly email on all sex (and health and queer) things at Wesleyan. Updates from ASHA, the PHAs, the SART Intern, We Speak We Stand, SFCC, Take Back The Night, the Clinic Escorts, Unlocked, and QueerWes will be combined and sent out in one (really just one I promise!) message letting you know all of the things going on during the week, how to get involved, and where to get free condoms and sex toys.

Involved in a sex-related group that isn’t part of WeSex? Email wbeckman(at)wesleyan(dot)edu about your group to get on the list!

The New Pi Cafe Logo Sort of Looks Like a Uterus

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False icon courtesy of Maya McDonnell ’16.

The black sheep of Exley Science Center has a new t-shirt logo, and its vaguely uterine appearance has once and for all marked Pi Cafe as the depraved den of iniquity we all suspected it was. While the abstract illustration supports multiple interpretations, only a fool could miss the undeniably sapphic message conveyed by its devious design. “Purity?” “Flavor??” Surely these presumptuous claims are the work of Satan, as all women other than the blessed virgin and my mom are born in sin. Which brings us once again to the question plaguing our generation: what are they teaching our kids in these schools? Will the Academy’s liberal mystifications never cease??

Befuddled patrons of the cafe weigh in after the jump. Only time will tell whether Pi’s insidious efforts to convert Middletown’s youth to its misandrist agenda will prove successful.

Audition for Othello!

silly-shakespeareCoz Deicke ’15 is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on:

Othello will be a redesigned, reimagined, and modernized version of the Shakespearean original, adapted and directed by Coz Deicke and going up in the secluded, back-of-house darkness of the ’92 Theater November 6th-8th.

Othello is a female director at a major theater company, who gives the lead role in the upcoming production to Cassio, snubbing her dear friend Iago. Thus, Iago vows to get his revenge on Othello and wreck tragedy upon all who inhabit the theater. The play plays with gender, different eras of language, evil, and of course, comedy!

Auditions will be in the Jones Room of the Theater Studios SUNDAY 9/7 and MONDAY 9/8 from 4:30 to 7:00 PM.

Drugzzz (?)

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Mysterious fliers advertising the return of what initially appears to be the Delta Mu Tau Greek organization have appeared in Usdan, but closer inspection reveals that no such sorority or fraternity exists. One possible explanation of the acronym is that DMT, a psychedelic drug first synthesized in Canada of all places, is on campus and available for purchase. While details remain unconfirmed, this blogger can assure you the fliers bear the mark of Satan. Questions to explore going forward include:

  • Have meddlesome reefer youths soiled the hallowed halls of Old Meth with their witch potions and demon rum?
  • Is Delta Mu merely a ploy by the Inter-Greek Council of warlocks and Satan-worshippers to maintain their reign of terror?
  • Why post in Usdan? Who even goes there anymore?
  • Where can I get a connect?
  • Illuminati???????

Updates to follow.

LUNCHBOX auditions

10687533_10203859247509357_7690314623142743737_oRachel Kaly ’17 is hungry:

Wesleyan’s live sketch comedy group Lunchbox is holding auditions:
SATURDAY, SEPT 6th 11:00AM-1:00PM
SUNDAY, SEPT 7th 11:00AM-1:00PM
in the NICS LOUNGE

Absolutely no experience necessary, anyone and everyone is welcome to come on down and play around for a bit. No need to prepare anything, just come ready to read a scene or two with the gang. Bring a friend, bring a couple friends, let’s hang out buddy.

Show up at any time between 11 and 1 (you don’t have to come for the whole time ok), and we’ll try to have you in and out of there as quick as we can.

{Lunchbox is a group that writes and performs original comedy sketches}

Comedy Combo Show

unnamed“Wow comedy suxx I hate laughing and everyone else is funnier than me :’(.” - Ariel Lesnick ’15

5 comedy groups
1 place
1 time
1 night only
Featuring: New Teen Force (free-form improv)
Gag Reflex (long-form improv)
Lunchbox (sketch)
Desperate Measures (short-form improv)
Punchline (standup)
Freshprinces welcome
Everyone else also welcome