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Gag Reflex Improv Comedy Show

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From Theodora Messalas ’15:

Bring your pre-frosh, your scones, your dusted white wig. Please keep track of your bonnets. We are not trying to have a
repeat of what happened last time.

We are Wesleyan’s oldest long-form improv group.

Check out the facebook event here. Sharks are cool.

When: April 17 (tonight) at 7pm
Where: Westco Cafe
Cost: Free

Prometheus WesFest Show TONIGHT

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From Trevor Dorn-Wallenstein ’15:

Watch us do stupid things with fire!

Prometheus’ 15th annual WesFest show is happening tonight at 9 pm on
Foss Hill. Bring a blanket and a childlike sense of wonder as we do crazy stuff
with fire!

Check out facebook event here.

When: Tonight (April 16) at 9pm
Where: The bottom of Foss Hill
Cost: None, but bring warm clothes/blanket

Gag Reflex Improv Comedy Show

tUWDulFrom Anna Bisikalo ’17:

Hey when’s the last time you genuinely laughed? Your lips say “yesterday!” but your eyes say “maybe when I was 12, once.”

Help us help you. Come to the NICS this FRIDAY at 8PM to see Gag Reflex perform their signature long-form improvised comedy.
You’ll feel like a tween again.

Where: Nics Lounge
When: Tonight (Friday) 8pm-9pm

 

Perform at Connecticut Valley Hospital

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James Carter ’14, of the Woodland Realm, writes in with this plea for performers extraordinaire:

Join Wesleyan dancers, musicians and poets in entertaining residents of the Connecticut Valley Hospital. Any and all performers welcome!

For more information send an email to jkcarter[at]wesleyan[dot]edu THIS WEEK

When: April 14th
Where: Connecticut Valley Hospital
Time: 6-8pm

Apply to be a Peer Advisor

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Veronica Birdsall ’15 writes in with the following job opportunity:

The Deans’ Office is looking for talented and motivated students to become Student Academic Resources (SAR) Peer Advisors for the 2014-2015 academic year. SAR Peer Advisors are sophomores, juniors and seniors who work during New Student Orientation (NSO) and throughout the academic year to support Wesleyan’s faculty advising program and enhance student access to academic resources through SAR. Peer Advisors will receive training, give individualized peer advice and facilitate workshops for groups of students regarding time management, public speaking, study and exam preparation strategies.

Click here for a more detailed job description and the application.

Application due: April 4th at midnight

Tweetskrieg: The Crisis in the Crimea Viewed through Social Media

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A roundtable discussion and Q&A about the current events in Ukraine, featuring:

Kevin Rothrock, expert in social media and politics in Russia and project editor of RuNet Echo at Global Voices Online

Magda Teter, Professor of History and Director of Jewish and Israel Studies Program, Wesleyan University

Victoria Smolkin-Rothrock, Assistant Professor of History and Russian and East European Studies, Wesleyan University

Date: Wednesday, March 5th
Time: 4:15 PM
Location: PAC 002

Sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, History Department, and Russian and East European Studies Program

Gag Reflex Comedy Show

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Theodora Messalas ’15 writes in with a comedic event:

If you came to this event description to get your jollies, then you came to the wrong place. Instead, come to the Nics Lounge this Friday at 8pm.

Date: Tonight, 2/28
Time:
8pm-9pm
Place:
Nics Lounge
Cost: 
free

Harry Potter Trivia @ ADP

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Mike Glasser ’16 writes in with the following wizardly announcement:

Swish and flick! Are you a master of the dark arts? Do bubbling potions excite you? Do you spend hours looking over ancient runes? If so, come to Alpha Delt at 2 on Sunday to celebrate the wonders of the wizarding world. There may even be a sorting hat…

Where: Alpha Delta Phi Living Room
When: Sunday, 2/2, 2-5pm
Cost: 50 Galleons (conversion rate = 0 dollars)

Procrastination Destination: Designs and Inventions to Improve Your Lifestyle + Wild and Whacky Christmas Gift Ideas

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It’s the Holiday Season, and with the joyousness of holiday cheer comes the crushing doom of finals week. But don’t worry, Wesleying is here to help. While many of you watch Arrow on Netflix instead of studying for that Comparative Political Astronomy exam, and others just keep putting off that essay about Whippets in Hats  to go people-watch at The Nest, only a  few of you will actually accomplish something during your procrastination time. But with today’s episode of Procrastination Destination, your procrastination is guaranteed to end in some kind of tears success. Whether you find a new dorm room design idea, or a holiday gift for your least-favorite sibling/most-cherished pet (or yourself; Merry Christmas to Me!), you will accomplish something while perusing through these decór-licious websites. Don’t want to buy anything you see? No worries, it’s still probably the coolest doohickey or thingamabob you’ve seen all day. And some of these room designs? Paint me purple and call me a grape, because I would… wine.. for a chance to hang out in one of these houses.

Anyway, I hope some of these things actually inspire you to study for finals, because if your bank account looks like mine, you won’t be able to buy anything featured here unless you get a cushy job after graduating… which won’t happen if you fail Basic Mermaid Anatomy.

Yanko Design: Designs to Blow your Socks off

Ok, the first time I went to Yanko Design, I think I stumbled upon it back when stumbleupon was a thing. Basically, here are all the newest things that inventors and designers  have put their time and money into, and for the most part it walks a fine line of awesome and out-there. I recommend, from the main page, clicking on the “Random Design” link on the right hand side of the screen.

Just to get you interested, I’ve made a list of a few of my favorite items discovered on Yanko Design. Check it out, along with more lists (yay, it’s just like Buzzfeed!), after the jump.

Quasi in Brief(s)

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Ben Keeshin ’14 writes in with this pun-y concert submission: 

No one wears briefs….

…but we will BE brief! Come to the Olin Lobby at 9 (SHARP!) and enjoy a short, short stack of our proverbial pancakes: 5-6 beautiful little songs. It’s our classic 30-minute Quasimodal quasi-concert.

We have three AWESOME newbies as well as our regular, old-timey cast of ROCKSTARS!

We have new songs, as well as a new, Bufordian take on an old favorite (@TheEmmaBufordFanCluband/orMafia)!

Bring your friends and your moms and your lovers and a Nalgene full of something and hear what Quasi’s been working on all semester. We’d love to have ya.

Date: Thursday, November 14th
Time:
9pm (till 9:30. That’s a study break!)
Where: Olin Library Lobby
Cost: none dollars