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The Argus Wants You! (Remix)

Follow The Argus at twitter.com/the_real_argus

The Argus will be having an0ther recruitment meeting this Sunday at 2 p.m. Photographers, writers, elves, and other mythical creatures are welcome (except centaurs).

What: Argus Recruitment Meeting
When: Sunday, 2 p.m
Where: Argus office above Broad St. Books

Wesleyan is EVERYWHERE

Discerning (and disappointed) Wesleyan soccer fans may have noticed that after the US’s grueling 2-3 loss to Brazil in the FIFA Confederations Cup Final, the stadium’s loudspeakers blasted MGMT’s song “Kids” as team USA picked up their Silver medals. This comes as only a small consolation after we squandered a 2-0 halftime lead against a heavily favored Brazilian side, armed with some of the world’s best players.

Congrats to Team USA on a great tournament, despite the loss; congrats to Wesleyan on being fucking everywhere.

(Image Courtesy of ESPN.com)

Be a Huynher, Vote for Andrew, 2011

Andrew Huynh 2011

Andrew Huynh ’11 wants you (to vote for him):

Feel like your student group has been ignored? Wondering where all the money has gone?

You aren’t alone. Working in the WSA Office, I see people walking in all the time with these questions. The student government was created to actively support student interests, and to do that, it needs to be clear and accessible. It needs to be transparent and it needs to broaden itself beyond a select group of people on campus.

I pledge to you that I will work to meet these objectives. The WSA must be made more accountable for its spending and its actions–and I’ll push to make it that way, by making the budget, and the individual spending publicly available. We have to rein in questionable spending, so that student groups can get fairer allocations for their efforts, and likewise, better support from your government.

Vote for me for a truly supportive student government.

Vote to Huynh 2009.

*Wesleying is an equal opportunity pun-er*

Confirmed: Brother Ali to play at Wes

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is true, Brother Ali will bring his unique blend of bouncing beats, wicked, insightful rhymes, and Midwestern panache to Wesleyan on April 11th. Wes’s own mix master DJ Bastille will open the show and be followed by Wordsmith and the Concert G’s sick, passionate combination of sharp lyrics and trumpet blasts. Props to the organizers, ICBM, for putting together an epic show.

WHAT: Brother Ali, Wordsmith and the Concert G’s, and DJ Bastille
WHERE: Beckham Hall
WHEN: Saturday, April 11th, 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.

Tickets will be $7, and go on sale Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at a table in Usdan. We sincerely recommend that you get there early on Monday, cuz’ these babies are going quick.

Friends of Africa Benefit Concert



The Wesleyan Friends of Africa are putting on a benefit concert to raise money to build a school for girls in the Kibera slum in Kenya. So, if you want to rock out to some sick reggae, soul, rock, and funk, AND feel like a great person because you helped a little girl in Kenya get an education, then come to Psi U Friday at 10:15 with $4, or buy tickets in advance for $3.

Two student bands will perform, Banish the Rabbit (Rock/Reggae/Jam Band ) and Barefoot Junction (Funk/Soul), along with a band made up of Wes alums, Mamarazzi (above).

WHAT: Friends of Africa Benefit Concert
WHEN: Friday, April 3rd, 10:15 p.m.-2 a.m.
WHERE: Psi U
COST: $3 in advance, $4 at the door

Not an April Fools Joke: Brother Ali to Play at Wes April 11

Yeah, as the title suggests, this is not an April Fool’s joke: according to openers Black Element and Ryan Durkin‘s MySpace pages, on April 11th both bands will come to Wes to open for Brother Ali (above). Note: this has not been officially confirmed by anyone in the administration, the WSA or Brother Ali’s MySpace page.

Neither band has stipulated a cost for the event, and we will know more as this develops.

Learn to tango

Tango dancingWesTango’s beginner classes start tomorrow, and the first class is free! So, if you want to be like that guy (see left), then bring your awesome fedoras to the Butt B Lounge tomorrow night.

What: WesTango’s first beginner tango class
When: Wednesday, April 1st, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Butt B Lounge

Any questions, email cgalbiati@wes. No prior experience (or awesome hats) necessary!

Disability Rights Dinner

Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights and ResLife are sponsoring a disability rights dinner, featuring rights activist Melissa Marshall and free food from Haveli.

Melissa Marshall is a life-long disability rights activist and a part-time wheelchair user. She started a disability rights group while at Hampshire College and was one of the first people in the country to major in disability studies. She wrote Getting It: Persuading Individuals and Organizations to Be More Comfortable with People with Disabilities, a book about her adventures as a disability awareness/ADA trainer. She will be talking about employment opportunities for people with disabilities. She will also discuss parenting, navigating UConn Law School and the 2008 Presidential Campaign from the perspective of a person with a disability. She will be leading an interactive dinner discussion and invites you to bring questions, thoughts and ideas.

What: Disability Rights and Employment: A Discussion with Melissa Marshall
When: Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Usdan 110

Interfaith House Accepting Applications

Interfaith House is accepting applications, and they want YOU!

GRS stressing you out? Wanna meet awesome people, have great discussions, and learn more about your own and others faith backgrounds? It’s not too late to apply to Interfaith House! So spread the word!

Applications are due by next Thursday (April 2), and can be found at http://www.wesleyan.edu/reslife/GRS/applications/interfaithapp.htm. Email Rachel (rberkowitz(at)wes) or Adina (ateibloom(at)wes) with any questions.

Audition for the Wesleyan Melodrama!

Dan Cerruti ’09 and Kate Heller ’09, are running this year’s epic tradition of hilarity and tragedy, laughs and tears–the Wesleyan Melodrama. Dan  writes:

THAT’S RIGHT, COWPOKES, IT’S TIME FOR THE ROOTENEST, TOOTENEST, MUSICAL SATIRE OF THE WESLEYAN COMMUNITY-EST SHOW O’ THE YEAR!

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
Read a scene that we’ll provide and prepare any song to sing (note: singing talent not required)

WHERE YOU NEED TO BE:
Saturday, Mar. 28, 1-3
Usdan Basement MPR

Invite your friends, loved ones, and acquaintances! Performances will be the 1st and 2nd of May. Hope to catch y’all real soon.