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Appropriate Behavior Screening

11146442_897342696997120_7145300978592873979_oMichigan’s premier dung hunter, otherwise known as Jana Heaton ’14, is back to terrorize the campus with behavior that is anything but appropriate:

Desiree Akhavan’s “winning first picture” (accolades from NY Times critic/Wesleyan prof A.O. Scott) will be showing in gloriously crisp DCP projection this Tuesday at the Film Series!

Wescussion First Meeting

Misha VanEaton ’18 wants to talk to you:

Wescussion is a new student group working to create a space to allow non-judgmental, compassionate conversation with the purpose of fully understanding the complexity of universal, social, and individual issues. We’re going to have our first meeting to talk about how this can/should be created and whether spaces like this exist or are necessary on campus.

Contact mvaneaton(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for more information.

Date: Friday 4/3
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Place: Usdan 108

Best of WesMaps: I’m Graduating, Good Luck Assholes Edition

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Pre-reg starts this Monday, and if you’re anything like me, you wouldn’t touch that shit with a ten-foot pole. For many Wesleyan students, myself not among them, course registration is a time of thoughtful reflection on academic challenges past and eager preparation for those still to come, none of which I will be performing ever again. As another spring semester draws to its bittersweet close, many of you have begun to think about the mark you want to leave on this university, setting goals I never achieved and making plans to earn a degree that will almost definitely not get me a job. There’s no telling what the future holds, but one thing’s for certain, and that’s my presence anywhere other than this campus.

The registrar recently announced the redesign of a course selection system I can say with utmost certainty I will never use again. It features a new planning page with separate categories for POI requests, courses ranked for scheduling, courses you’re somehow already registered in, and all the classes you would take if you had the guts to pursue your art instead of playing it safe with that Econ major. Students can rank courses in a single column rather than the utterly perplexing two-column setup which, let’s be honest, none of us knew how to use. POI courses no longer need to be ranked, a development that should come as a surprise to all the faculty advisors who never knew they did.

LUNCHBOX PRESENTS: A Night of Sketch Comedy and Improv

Rachel Kaly ’17 was born to improvise. This event? Improvised. Her homework? Off the cuff. Your impending post-grad existential crisis? She invented that shit in a blaze of spontaneous creativity. With comedy, anything is possible. Tonight Rachel will be performing well-rehearsed scripted scenes:

Lunchbox will be opening with some sketchez for some dope NYC-based improvisors. these improvisors are the REAL DEAL, funny funny people from UCB & ur television screens.

check ‘em out:
joe schiappa
molly lloyd
christopher roberti

ONE OF THEM WAS Rachel‘S HEALTH/CPR TEACHER IN HIGH SCHOOL!!!!! (if u can guess which one she will give u CPR)

When: Tonight (Saturday) @ 8pm
Where: Dick’s Lounge
How: just open your heart & see where it leads. where you end up may surprise you :)

Renditions of Form Art Exhibit and Reception

From Tess Altman ’17:

“Renditions of Form” will be held November 18th through November 25th in Zelnick Pavilion. We’ll be exhibiting art that explores the experience of inhabiting bodies and crossing thresholds.

There will be an opening reception this Thursday. Come for food, performances, and good vibes. Performances/readings/film screenings by:

Jackie Soro
Kai Wilson
Dandara Catete
Virgil Taylor, Julia Chanin, & Morgan Darkes Hill

Date: Thursday, 11/20
Time: 5 pm-6:30 pm
Place: Zelnick

7X9 Solitary Confinement Demonstration

From Molly Rappaport ’15:

The Wesleyan Center for Prison Education Student Group brings you 7X9: A demonstration to raise awareness around solitary confinement in the U.S. prison system.

Beginning at 4pm on Thursday to 3pm on Friday, individual students will rotate each spending an hour in a 7 by 9 foot tape-demarcated square in the center of Exley. The box measures 7X9 feet referencing the average size of a solitary confinement cell and the demonstration will last 23 hours in recognition of the 22-24 hours inmates in solitary confinement typically spend in their cells per day. The goal of the demonstration is to raise awareness regarding a practice commonly used in our criminal justice system that we believe is absolutely inhumane. Please take notice of the demonstration when passing through Exley–there will be flyers posted throughout the building that further describe the practice and its consequences.

Date: Thursday 11/20-Friday 11/21
Time: 4 pm-3pm the next day
Place: Exley Lobby

Chris Gethard Comes to Wes

Rachel Kaly ’17 just ate a huge bucket of cheese by herself. Now she is feeling #stressed because dairy is known to #inducebloat. Does anyone have any GasX they could lend Rachel Kaly ’17??? Please advise:

Presented to you by the Wesleyan Comedy Committee: Chris Gethard is comin’ to do some dope stand-up at Wes on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13 AT 8PM IN THE WESTCO CAFE. Capacity is around 160 so we’re expectin’ a full house to be sure. We might even have some student openers so come support ur funny friends! THIS EVENT IS FREE Y’ALL

Punchline! Presents: Night of the Laughing Dead

Regen Routman ’16 will be dressed as “Sexy” Regen Routman:

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Halloween may technically be over, but we’re resurrecting it for one more night of sexy costumes, near-deadly candy consumption, and, of course, comedy.

Come get your tricks (and your treats) with Punchline!, Wesleyan’s premier stand-up comedy collective! We’ve got TWO NEW MEMBERS ready to make you faint with laughter (or terror).

SATURDAY // 8pm // NICS LOUNGE

Date: TN
Time: 8pm
Place: Nics Lounge