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THESISCRAZY (part 8): The Final Chapter

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 :)

THESISCRAZY 2019 (Part 7): IT’S THE DAY DO YOU HAVE YOUR CHAMPAGNE

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.

THESISCRAZY (part 5): The Weather Outside Is Frightful But These Theses Are So Delightful

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!

THESISCRAZY 2019 (part 4): Residents of 43B Home

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!

THESISCRAZY 2019 (Part 3): we stan humanities majors

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!  :

THESISCRAZY 2019 (Part 2): Em, Emm & Emma

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!

wescam is live! also submit to our write-in!

wesleyanscam.com

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:

pace yourself
respect the space of others
love yourself
take chances
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)

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THESISCRAZY 2019 (Part 1): And So It Begins

“I just love to play with the old moldy shit” – Aviv Rau ’19

Welcome to the first post of THESISCRAZY 2019!

If you’re interested in being interviewed for a THESISCRAZY interview, please fill out this google form! Whether you’re heavy STEM or the most artsy fartsy out there, let us showcase all the hard work you’ve put in these past few months. If you’re looking for a terrific way of dealing with work and imminent deadlines, here’s the archive of interviews from previous years for your reading pleasure.

The interviews of three marvelous, intelligent women are after the jump!

Divest Now: Wesleyan University’s Institutional Obligation to Address Climate Injustice

Written by Ben Silverstone ‘22 and Ernest Braun ‘22 on behalf of WesDivest, Climate Action GroupWesDems, Sunrise, and a coalition of other sustainability groups, this guest post addresses climate injustice and what Wesleyan must do now to ensure our planet’s future:

“12 years from now, in 2031, Wesleyan will celebrate its bicentennial anniversary. In 2030, the UN’s IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) warns that we will reach environmental tipping points that will speed up the pace of the climate crisis. The catastrophic warming resulting from the extraction and burning of fossil fuels which has already begun to ravage our planet will be irreversible for millennia. As the students, faculty, and administration reflect upon Wesleyan’s accomplishments over the past 200 years, perhaps they will wonder what Wesleyan may look like in another 200 years, or even in 50. Unless we take drastic actions to reduce our emissions now, we already know the answer to that question.

We are WesDivest. We formed to urge the administration to divest our endowment from the fossil fuel industry, to commit to renewable energy and reduced consumption, and to lead by example in the fight for the futures of our generation. We formed because all of human civilization is implicated in the same challenge for the next decade: to stop greenhouse gas emissions before we make the planet uninhabitable. With this challenge in mind, any institution that ignores the reality of climate change is contributing to its own demise and doing a moral disservice to humanity. Therefore, all people who are invested in Wesleyan’s enduring success – and that of its students  – should seriously consider divestment from fossil fuels and begin building a more sustainable future.

Read the rest of this guest post after the jump: