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World Labyrinth Day!

From Aine McCarthy ’10:

Come join us in Celebration of World Labyrinth Day! Saturday May 1, 1 p.m. Walk as One at 1. Share a peaceful walk with people around the world at Wesleyan’s beautiful outdoor labyrinth, followed by a picnic and music. Learn about the labyrinth from a Certified Labyrinth Facilitator. Everyone is welcome!

Please also join us for labyrinth walks Fridays at 5pm!

What is the labyrinth?

The labyrinth is an archetypal pathway which you can walk.  Different from a maze, there are no tricks on the path, walking it leads you to the center. Wesleyan’s labyrinth is an eleven-circuit medieval labyrinth design, originally laid into the floor of Chartes Cathedral as a symbolic pilgrimage.  The experience invites reflection, meditation, and calm.  This is a nonreligious, spiritual practice that many different people find meaningful.  You can come to it with a question, an intention, a problem, or just a need for a study break.

Where is the labyrinth?

Approaching from Wyllys Ave: You’ll find it in between the Secret Society Tomb, and the World Music Hall. Approaching from High St: You’ll find it in between the Anthro and FGSS Dept. buildings.

Approaching from the CFA: It’s right behind the Davison Art Center next to the fountain .

Questions? Contact amccarthy@ or opostell@wes

New Wordsmith Mixtape Drops


Mike Rosen ’11 writes in:

Maybe you’ve seen their names on fliers, read the slanderous chatter about them on the ACB, spotted them around campus (probably, they’re both super tall), or perhaps you even saw them perform at Psi U in the fall or at the Brother Ali show a few weeks ago, but do you really know Josh “Wordsmith” Smith and Jared Paul?

The two make for an incredible duo in the booth and are planning the re-release of The Lab, Volume 1, a mixtape they put together that features a number of other Wes students as well. Take a look at the interview I just posted over at Are You Here to Confuse Me? where you can also hear and download their first single “Book of”. The mixtape will be re-released along with part 2 of the interview at the same site.

Are You Here to Confuse Me: Presenting Wordsmith and Jared Paul

HOWBOWT a Festival?

Sasha Solodukhina ’11 writes in:

Looks like the Connecticut winter is finally coming to an end, things are beginning to bloom, seniors have left the study carrels (not to mention the squirrels are going nuts).  In an effort to celebrate Spring, we wanted to bring you some music, and with that music, came art, and with that art, came love, and with that love we got to thinking, “Howbowt a festival?”

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 12PM-10PM.
WHERE: Hewitt Courtyard


Headlining performances by:
These United States
Horse Feathers
mall Sur

Additional performances by Wesleyan’s beloved(s) Captain Coconut and Dear Lamp, several Vassar bands, and others.


HOWBOWT will also feature senior art theses, a video installation, dance performances by a Vassar dance troupe and Wesleyan’s “On Edge,” giant puppets, and so much more.

Check out a promo for the festival:

(Oh! But there is more!)