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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

From Medicine to the Digital Marketplace: Narrating “Narrative in the Age of Distraction”

In a world of pithy tweets and ephemeral snapchats, where six-second attention spans face a proliferation of media so vast it seems only to stimulate their hunger for information rather than satisfy it, what real chance does a story have at being heard? Last Thursday and Friday, a motley assortment of professors, health practitioners, and industry professionals descended upon the CFA for a conference entitled “Narrative in the Age of Distraction” to examine the value of narrative and explore its technologically imposed limits. Their input, by turns reassuring and unsettling, rearticulated that all-too-frustratingly-apparent paradox of our time: the story is dead, long live the story.

The conference, co-sponsored by The Connection Institute for Innovative Practice and Wesleyan’s College of Letters, Writing Programs, and Science in Society Program, was divided into two “tracks,” each focusing on the role of narrative in a different field. The first, “Healing Letters,” addressed the uses of narrative in medicine, followed by “Narrative in the Age of Twitter,” a series of discussions about the future of long-form storytelling in the cyber-free-for-all it must both complement and transcend. The premise of the conference was that narrative, whether functioning as art or healing, is a crucial determinant of how we perceive the world, and yet it is threatened by the very media that support it.

Espwesso is Hiring


Question: If I’m posting something about Espwesso, and I’m sitting in Espwesso right now, how meta am I? Sam Sikder ’14 knows the answer:

No way. Could it be true? Nope. Well, yes.

ESPWESSO IS OFFICIALLY HIRING.

Many of those friendly faces that you see in Espwesso will soon be moving up and on into what is rumored to be called the “real world.” We’re not willing to believe it yet, but just in case, Espwesso will be hiring this semester.

Espwesso is Wesleyan’s only student-run late night cafe located in the basement of Albritton. The cafe serves premium tea and espresso drinks as well as FREE drip coffee (if you bring your own cup!) from 9pm-1am, Sunday night through Thursday, every week.

If you are passionate about espresso or have always wanted to know how we make those pretty designs in your delicious drinks or are ready to be a part of a very cool space and community on campus, check out the attached application and email jmasand[at]wesleyan[dot]edu your beautiful resumes.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NOVEMBER 1ST. App is included after the jump:

WesBAM! Promotional Week

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Renee Dunn ’14 is trying to get me to exercise again…

Fitness Classes for Free?! That’s right. September 14th-20th WesBAM! is hosting Promotional Week! Come try out all of our group exercise and yoga classes for FREE as we kick-off the Fall 2013 Semester. 


About WesBAM:
WesBAM! is a student-run organization that makes mind-body awareness and fitness accessible at Wesleyan through offering classes in a wide variety of practices – yoga, kickboxing, spin, Zumba, and more. We believe these practices should be accessible to everyBODY and are committed to helping students incorporate them into the college lifestyle. While strengthening our bodies as we nurture our minds, we aim to create a community of fun and respect for both our bodies and each other.For more information -including class descriptions, rates, and instructor bios – visit our website or email us at wesleyanbodyandmind(at)gmail(dot)com

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We look forward to seeing you there! All levels of fitness ability are welcome.

NOTE: the Promotional Week schedule is slightly different from our regular class schedule this semester.