This past weekend, from November 21-23, 2019, the musical In The Heights returned to campus after a 20 year hiatus. The show, originally written by Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02, featured an entirely POC cast, and was directed by Milton Espinoza Jr. ’22. Demand for the show was incredibly high, and each of the Eventbrite ticket sales (twice a day, once at 12:15p and one at 5:00p) sold out in under 15 seconds. The following is a guest post written by Ricardo Vega ’21 on the events that went down this past weekend.
it’s crazier than vegas. i promise.
Hiya Class of 2023!
So we’re past the midpoint of summer, reality has set in, and you’ve had the sudden realization that by the end of this month you’re gonna be starting college. At this point before my freshman year, I was counting down the days till I could leave for school and the excitement was literally killing me. The restlessness only got worse once my friends started leaving for their schools, because we start LAST. jk not last. but almost last!
So you’re excited and looking forward to August 28th, but I’m sure you also have lots of questions, such as:
Where are the parties? Where is the dining hall? Is it YOUS-dan or OOS-dan? Where are the parties? Where will you find your music buds? What’s it like living in a communal dorm with a communal bathroom where people of all genders brush their teeth and shower side by side? Where are the parties? Do we even have greek life? Is Middletown a real town? What the fork is RuHo/MuHo/MoHo/WoCoHo? What is Espwesso and why did they not call it Wespresso? What’s a Wescam? Where are the parties?
Because we care, we’re addressing all of these questions (and more!) in Wesleying’s Unofficial Orientation Series! For the next 3ish weeks, we’ll be uploading one post a day about different aspects of life at Wesleyan. We’ll do our best to ensure that you know at least something about this wonderful magical amazing place that’ll be your home for the next four years (which will pass by all too fast but we’ll get to that later).
Also, check out our twitter (@Wesleying) on Monday, August 5th @ 3pm EST for a live twitter chat!
Champagne bottles POPPED last week and we’ve got the pics!! See them and the impressive video Yuhan Wang ’19 made with her drone below. Huge shoutout to Rebecca Goldfarb-Terry ’19 and Hugo Kessler ’19 for sending them in!
TODAY’S THE DAY!!
GUYS! It’s been good, it’s been GREAT. With our final installment of THESISCRAZY 2019, we want to give the hugest shoutout to all the seniors–who have been cranking out their theses and who have been supporting their thesis-writing friends throughout this whole year. We can’t want to see all of you on the steps :) With that, our last four interviewees have continued this year’s trend of being from SUCH a variety of majors, check it out :)
caroline working on her thesis in one of her many carrels
Welcome to the 7th installment of thesiscrazy!!!! This post includes interviews with Will Barr ’18, MA ’19, who is doing an MB&B masters thesis, we have Caroline Kravitz ’19, doing a local history thesis, Tomás Rogel ’19, doing a sociology thesis, and Lindsay Zelson ’19, doing a history thesis! Read past the jump to learn more about these wonderful, amazing, accomplished human beings :)
For past installments of thesiscrazy, click here.
soo close to satisfaction
T-24 hours!! always remember: the world is your oyster and your body is a temple, so do what you gotta do to be as happy and as yourself as you can be in these tiring times. All these theses writers below are in different majors, and the breadth of their topics and knowledge is AHMAZING! check it check it out below for some inspiring plans of champagning and singing all tomorrow!
an actual photo of the residents of 43b enjoying each other’s company
With this 4th installment of THESISCRAZY 2019, we bring you 3 out of the 4 residents of 43B Home (this is kind of a crazy coincidence)! These terrific women have been working hard and playing harder (but not too hard @those floorboards…) and then working even harder. If you’re interested in reading interviews from previous years, look here!
Thesising is after the jump!
Seniors: this may be how you feel inside right now. If so, do not forget to indulge in self-care!!!!
It’s starting to be crunch time!!!! Regardless of how much of your thesis is done, GOOD LUCK!! YOU’VE GOT IT!!!!! Buy yourself some ice cream, take a 10-minute walk, look at the stars, watch an episode of a trash Netflix show. You will get your work in, so trust and take care of yourself as much as you can!!!
If reading about other people’s theses helps at all, you can read part one and part two of this year’s series, and past years’ posts here. Click below to look at some more dope theses! :
Things are getting dire in the CSS Lounge: “Send Help” + a very ambitious chapter schedule!
Welcome to the second installment of THESISCRAZY 2019! We had some technical difficulties and lost this post when our site went down (always save your work, friends!!!), but we’re back and better than ever now!
It’s getting close to the deadline (FIVE MORE DAYS AAAHHHHH) and we know you’re looking for an excuse to procrastinate/distract you from the weekend of work ahead. Just know that all of us here at Wesleying believe in you!! You’ve got this!!
In addition to today’s post, you can read part one of this year’s series here, and past years’ posts here.
Today, we have three Emmas who are writing three super-cool theses! Check out their interviews below the jump!
Sorry to tease with our last post, but now that wescam is actually live, it’s time to procrastinate on our homework and be distracted forever! The time between now and the end of senior week is a marathon, so some quick pieces of advice:
respect the space of others
wescam that person from class!
wescam that person from pi!
wescam that person from that thesis performance!
don’t wait for them to wescam you! you should wescam them!
wescam is what you make it (so let’s make it right)