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Macdonough Students Film “Gangnam Style” Parody

What I want to know is where can I find this “Alicia” and do you think she’d lay down some vocals for my lo-fi electro dreamsynthpop mixtape?

Assuming most Wesleyan students check Da Patch on the daily and/or frequent the YMCA Kids’ Korner, you’ve probably already seen this hilariously endearing “Gangnam Style” parody featuring our friends from Macdonough Elementary. In case you live under a rock, “Gangnam Style” is South Korean pop sensation PSY’s insanely popular satirical single whose viral Youtube status (735,723,859 views and counting) has had this unfortunate effect. At a staggering 1,427 views, “Gangnam Style Parody” claims to be “the viral video of the summer.” While this assertion is perhaps premature, I would definitely support a collective effort on the part of Wesleyan students to validate it.

According to the Patch article, these tweens are “on the front lines of what’s cool in pop culture.” For additional proof that Middletown’s youths are significantly flyer than most of the people at this school, see herehere, and here.

For the Usdan vegan section’s take on “Gangnam Style,” watch this.

Open House Seeks New Housemate

Don’t try this at home. Unless you live here.

If you’ve been abroad this fall, find your current roommate unsettling, want to live closer to the undeniably sexy residents of The Bayit, or suspect that a tell-tale heart lurks beneath your floorboards, you should probably talk to Izzy Rode ’14:

Politically queer?
Love queers?
Want to live in an environment that supports all things queer?

Apply to live in Open House next semester!

For application, email irode(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

Applications must be turned in by November 16th @9AM.

Place: All the places (mostly Open House)

Domesticating the Holocaust: Our Twisted Love Affair with Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader

Professor Iris Bork-Goldfield writes in:

William Donahue, Professor of German and Professor of Literature as well as a member of the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for European Studies at Duke University, will discuss new research on the reception of the Holocaust for a work in progress and for Holocaust Lite, the recently published German translation of his book Holocaust as Fiction: Bernhard Schlink’s “Nazi” Novels and Their FilmsHolocaust in Fiction is “the first scholarly study to probe the ‘Schlink phenomenon’ and to analyze its profound role in coming to terms with the Holocaust. Donahue dissects the seductive, transnational appeal of his work and the ways in which popular culture more generally has contributed to the success of Germany’s normalization campaign” (Todd Samuel Presner).

Sponsored by German Studies and Jewish & Israel Studies.

Date: Tuesday, November 13th
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Downey 113

Study Abroad in Berlin

From Professor Iris Bork-Goldfield:

Meet Jochen Wohfeil, Adjunct Associate Professor of the Practice in German and Resident Director of  Duke in Berlin.

Jochen Wohlfeil, usually omnipresent in Berlin as Director of Duke University’s academic program there but in residence in Durham this semester, will give a presentation on Duke in Berlin and discuss student life in Germany’s greatest city.

Date: Today, November 12
Time: 4:20 pm – 5:30 pm
Place: Fisk 210

Wes Blood Drives – First Drive of the Year

Jackie Freed ’15 is a vampire:

Did you know: One pint of blood can save up to three lives? Every two seconds, someone in the US needs a blood transfusion? The Red Cross supplies approx. 40% of the nation’s blood supply?

This is where you come in! The first blood drive of the year is this week on Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00-4:45 in Beckham Hall. Sign up for an appointment in Usdan on Monday and Tuesday or go to and find the drive using sponsor code WesleyanU to make your own appointment. Walk-ins will be welcomed but the wait time is much shorter with an appointment.

W’Escrime Grilled Cheese Fundraiser

As if midterms weren’t already gooey and delicious by nature, Ben Forde ’16 and the mysterious “Sarah” want to amp up your dairy intake:

It’s Sunday night before midterms. Wouldn’t your studying be improved by a grilled cheese sandwich? GOOD NEWS. W’Escrime: The Wesleyan Fencing Club is delivering grilled cheeses everywhere across campus! Text (248) 270-5941 or email grilledcheesefencing(at)gmail(dot)com to order, or come to Hewitt 8 and pick one up yourself.

Good luck!

Date: Sunday, October 7
Time: 8 am-1 am
Place: Wherever you are or Hewitt 8
Cost: Classic $3, Deluxe Tomato-Mozarella $4
Grilled: Cheese