From 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
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
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
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
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
Place: Nics Lounge
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)
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.
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
The Rooks are performing back at Wesleyan tonight! Come check them out at Alpha Delta Phi. Doors open at 9:15, and Wes bands Sky Bars and Don Froot will be opening. It’s rumored that the Spirits will make an appearance as well.
Entry is free but space is limited so show up early to make sure you get in!
Where: Alpha Delta Phi, living room
Date: Tonight, Friday Nov. 8
When: Doors open 9:15
9:30 – 10PM Don Froot
10:15 – 11PM Sky Bars
11:15 – 12:15 The Rooks
Dear Wesleyan, I have a confession. I haven’t been as involved with the music scene as I would have liked. It’s not that I didn’t know about when concerts were happening – I lived across the street from Eclectic for two years – I just never got in the habit of incorporating “go to [insert band name here] concert” into my Friday and Saturday night schedules. But if there was ever an exception, and there is always an exception, it was for the soul-grabbing, dance-inducing, heart-pumping rhythms of The Rooks.
Seeing as my concert track record is so poor, it’s a miracle I went to a Rooks concert in the first place, but after I did, I never missed a performance. So imagine my sadness when, eventually, all the band members graduated, and The Rooks migrated elsewhere, performing their music in a place with far too long a commute for me to attend.
But then, a miracle! I was up at Middlebury, visiting my sister with my dad for her parent’s weekend. We were looking over the schedule of events for families, and I saw a concert listing for “The Rooks”. At first, I was incredulous. Could this be the Wesleyan Rooks? Was I just so desperate for their music that I was hallucinating phantom shows? Either way, I had to see for myself. My sister gave me directions to the Middlebury version of Usdan as she prepared for a party, and I made my way across campus, guided the final few meters by a musical sound that couldn’t be anything except what I wanted it to be.