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THESISCRAZY 2018 (Part 4): The Droids Are Coming

Sahil smiling because he’s on the final stretch of his thesis woohoo!

Let’s talk about ThesisCrazy, baby.

In this here post we’ve got some CSS and we’ve got some Econ. We’re talking about androids and we’re talking about healthcare in America, two very hot topics right now. @Zach Lambros BA ’17 MA ’18 road to the ‘cacs bb.

Check out Part 3 here.

Thesising after the jump.

THESISCRAZY 2018 (Part 3): Artsy Theses

Welcome back to Thesis Crazy 2018! It’s been a little slow, but we have about 40 interviews left for you all to see, so these next few days are gonna be mad busy. You know who else is mad busy this weekend? Thesis writers. Don’t forget to block out time to PRINT OUT YOUR THESES. I just learned that’s a thing. It’s 2017, but I’m all for analog theses.

Check out Part 2 here and the archive here!

Come w/ me and get your thesis

THESISCRAZY 2018 (Part 2): My Grandma’s a Badass

Sara in her thesis carrel talking about how badass her grandma is.

Welcome to the second installment of THESISCRAZY 2018! You thought we died because there hasn’t been a post in a week, but you were wrong! The thesis writers in this post are pheNOMENAL so get ready to ~dive into their lives~. We’re in the final stretch (one week left!!!!)

Check out Part 1 here and the archive here!

Get yo thesis on after the jump

THESISCRAZY 2018 (Part 1): Studio Art Majors! On Wesleying!

Melissa with one of the balloons she will be projecting her videos onto.

Welcome to them first installment of THESISCRAZY 2018! For this first installment, I think we’re going to be breaking a record. This year, we have our first interviews with Studio Art majors! And they’re all included in this installment! Exhibitions open today, April 3rd, and the first reception is tomorrow, April 4th.

If you’re interested in being interviewed for a THESISCRAZY interview, please fill out this google form! If you’re interested in reading interviews from previous years, look here.

Thesis-ing is after the jump.

Write-In: “Commencement 2018: Lemony Snicket, Anita Hill, and Silencing Women of Color in the Age of #MeToo”

On February 15th, President Roth emailed an announcement of this year’s commencement speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients. The 186th Commencement Address will be delivered by Daniel Handler ’92, also known under his pen name Lemony Snicket. Fellow degree recipients are Anita Hill, Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University, and Joshua Boger ’73, scientist and chair emeritus of the Wesleyan Board of Trustees. Commencement will be Sunday, May 27, 2018.

The decision has sparked conversation among students, both in light of Handler’s past controversial remarks and the ongoing #MeToo movement, for which Anita Hill laid the foundation when, in 1991, she testified against Clarence Thomas’s Supreme Court nomination on the basis of sexual harassment. Sarah Chen Small ’18 has written in with a response to the commencement decisions, which you view below along with President Roth’s original announcement email:

2017: A Very Wesleying Year in Review

“[My New Year’s Resolution is to] try to just calm myself down. It’s like Sid wants to see that side of me. He’s like, ‘You know, I know there’s a side to you and I am going to push every single button until I get it out of you, daddy” ? Jason Biggs

This article was in collaboration between fern and un meli-melo

It’s been another crazy year with Trump, North Korea, devastating natural disasters, and a solar eclipse.  With 2017 behind us, we’re going to take a moment to look back on the happenings of the past year here at Wesleyan. Wesleying‘s done a Year in Review ever since 2012 when hermes began the series. The goal is to sum up the major storiesboth serious and Funthat we’ve covered throughout the year.

If you’re into /history/, read past Year in Reviews to see how writing quality diminishes as GenZ begins to move through the secondary education system: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.

Disclaimer: We may have forgotten to mention some things. Since this is a review of some of what we’ve covered on this blog, there will necessarily be things missing and many of the topics included here are still developing and are certainly not over!!! So, if you think we missed anything important, please leave a comment or email us at staff[at]wesleying[dot]org with any moments and/or details you found essential to the character of 2017 at Wesleyan :)

Content warning: This article discusses issues around sexual assault on campus and Scott Backer’s arrest.

Guest Post: In Remembrance of Alex Hartley ’10

“She was a fierce and loving friend to me and many others. She didn’t take shit but knew how to be silly. We all miss her so much already.”

Last week, we received some sad news about the passing of Alex Hartley ’10. We’re publishing some words of remembrance from Lena Solow ’12, who was a close friend of Alex. There will be a formal gathering to remember Alex in Boston on Saturday, October 7th from 1:30-3:30PM at the The Humanist Hub.

From Lena:

Need to Figure Out Co-Op Shares? Use This Spreadsheet!

The deadline for filling out the Local Co-Op Survey is tomorrow at 5PM. If you’re a first-timer, co-op can be really confusing. There are at least 9 different co-ops to choose from, and the distribution method for each one can be different. Things only get more complicated if you live in a program house, a low rise apartment, or a senior house and are trying to form a group of 4 or more people, bUT yOU AlL wANt DifFFeREnt ThINgs!!!!!

It’s actually a huge problem. You may not want a full share of anything yourself but, as per co-op rules, your group must buy in whole numbers of shares. And, it’s somewhat difficult to figure out all these ratios as you are filling out the survey. Only one person can fill out the survey, and so if you don’t already know everything you want, your entire group has to be in the same room looking at the survey together.

davíd made a google sheet that addresses these issues. You and your group members can use the sheet to get a preliminary feel for how much each person wants to contribute to your weekly co-op cornucopia. More after the jump:

Douglas Cannon Spotted in the Career Center

It’s Reunion & Commencement Weekend, which means campus is crawling with wealthy alumni; nervous soon-to-be-graduates; underclassmen working temp jobs as ushers or golf cart drivers or squatting in their senior friends’ houses; and, of course, Wesleyan dads.

In between all the snoozing on Usdan couches, schmoozing on Foss Hill, engaging in Senior Week shenanigans, chasing after famous alumni currently on campus (shoutout to Joss Whedon ’87, Matthew Weiner ’87, Craig Thomas ’97Carter Bays ’97, Santigold ’97), and packing up your life’s belongings with your parents (godspeed), you may have missed an important piece of Wesleyan history reemerge in the Gordon Career Center.

That’s right: after a multi-year absence, the Douglas Cannon has made an appearance once more. Read past the jump for more details

Guest Post: Showtunes Sideways and Its Lack of Trans Representation

 

Image from AuralWes venue page on the WestCo cafe. Showtunes Sideways went up in the cafe during the weekend of April 28

The following is a write-in from Kai Magee ’18. Kai reached out to us after his concept for a Showtunes Sideways performance was rejected. We decided to publish his statement (modified from an open letter to the Showtunes Sideways coordinators) in order to give a voice to someone on campus who felt like they weren’t being heard, and to hopefully address issues of trans representation and inclusion in our community.

The following views are the writer’s own.