Category Archives: Athletics

Unofficial Orientation Series 2017: Athletics/Athlete Life

This is an update of my short update of D‘s mostly repost of previous athletics unofficial orientation series posts.

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This is part of our 2017 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

Some of you frosh probably don’t know that WesTech competes in the prestigious NESCAC—the most competitive D3 conference in the country. Despite the throngs of news outlets that flock to many of our sports games, you will never have to enter a lottery system or wait in a line overnight to obtain tickets. We also aren’t like these fans, and we never will be. That’s okay. Do not believe the naysayers who claim that Wesleyan students do not support or appreciate athletics. I have personally witnessed Wes students get so fired up after a basketball loss to Trinity that we started a “safety school” chant. Not our best moment but definitely an example of caring!

Whether you’re attempting to relive your high school glory days, looking to get or stay fit (the freshman fifteen is real), or trying out a new sport, Wesleyan has what you are looking for!

Unofficial Orientation Series 2016: Athletics/Athlete Life

This is mostly an update of D‘s mostly repost of previous athletics unofficial orientation series posts.

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Some of you frosh probably don’t know that WesTech competes in the prestigious NESCAC—the most competitive D3 conference in the country. Despite the throngs of news outlets that flock to many of our sports games, you will never have to enter a lottery system or wait in a line overnight to obtain tickets. We also aren’t like these fans, and we never will be. That’s okay. Do not believe the naysayers who claim that Wesleyan students do not support or appreciate athletics. I have personally witnessed Wes students get so fired up after a basketball loss to Trinity that we started a “safety school” chant. Not our best moment but definitely an example of caring!

Whether you’re attempting to relive your high school glory days, looking to get or stay fit (the freshman fifteen is real), or trying out a new sport, Wesleyan has what you are looking for!

Let’s Be Still: Restorative Yoga and Meditation Workshop

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Feel like taking a pause from the hectic energy of springtime at Wes?
Want to take a moment for yourself before the semester comes to a close?

Join us for a FREE restorative yoga and meditation workshop this Saturday!

We will be exploring a few different restorative yoga poses taught by WesBAM yoga instructor Zandy followed by a body scan meditation and silent sit led by Mindfulness Intern Kate.

We welcome all bodies and encourage all levels of experience.

Sponsored by WesBAM and Mindfulness @ Wes

Date: Saturday, April 30
Time: 1PM-2:15PM
Place: Fayerweather 108 (Dance Studio)

Half-Naked Michael Roth Clones Materialize in Olin

“I like skin” – Overheard Prefrosh

undiesroth1The weather is warm, the prefrosh are touring, and everyone in Olin is half-naked. Or was half-naked, around noon on the final day of WesFest, because Undies in Olin is a beloved tradition. And we all like scaring prefrosh and their parents.

Just before the events began, people began seating themselves on the first floor and tried to contain their giggles. At 12:00pm on the dot, the stripping began, and soon the library was packed with people in bras and underwear. It was incredible. Wes, you are a gorgeous school.

WesBAM! Promo Week

wesbamFrom WesBam:

It’s that time of the year again–WesBAM! FREE Promo Week!

Time to sweat, flow, dance, jump, meditate, and get your mind right–a whole week for FREEEEE!

This semester WesBAM! is bigger an badder than ever: With 7 yoga instructors, 5 HIIT and Kung Fu instructors, and 3 Zumba instructors we have something for all skill levels and interests!

So what are you waiting for? Grab your mat and your sneakers!

Check out the Facebook event here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/879688948795903/879987988765999/

Date: Sunday, January 31 – Saturday, February 6
Place: Fayerweather Dance and Theater Rooms

Biggest Sports Upset: We Didn’t Make the 2015 NESCAC All-Hair Team

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It’s a very sad day in Wesleyan sports history: Nothing But NESCAC, a sports blog dedicated to covering football, basketball, and baseball in the ‘CAC, recently dropped its 2015 All-Hair Team, and sadly, no Wesleyan football player made the top 10. Unsurprisingly, Williams (continuing its legacy of striving for constant goddamn perfection) had three players receive top honors, with Bowdoin following close behind at two.

WesBAM! Promo Week

wesbam promo week scheduleCaitlin O’Keeffe ’17 writes in:

WesBAM!’s Free Promotional Week is back! Come check out our new classes and escape the back-to-school grind!

Dates: Sunday, September 13 through Friday, September 18

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Join Vicious Circles!

vicious circlesFrom Eva Steinberg ’17:

Tired of the patriarchy? Looking for some good-ol’ female-identifying camaraderie? Join Vicious Circles, Wesleyan’s women’s ultimate team! You don’t need to know how to play, or even throw–just come to practice tomorrow on Foss from 4-6!

Date: Wednesday, September 9
Time: 4-6 PM
Place: Foss Hill

Wesleying Unofficial Orientation Series 2015: Athletics/Athlete Life

This is mostly an updated repost of previous athletics unofficial orientation series posts.

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Some of you frosh probably don’t know that WesTech competes in the prestigious NESCAC—the most competitive D3 conference in the country. Despite the throngs of news outlets that flock to many of our sports games, you will never have to enter a lottery system or wait in a line overnight to obtain tickets. We also aren’t like these fans, and we never will be. That’s okay. Do not believe the naysayers who claim that Wesleyan students do not support or appreciate athletics. I have personally witnessed Wes students get so fired up after a basketball loss to Trinity that we started a “safety school” chant. Not our best moment but definitely an example of caring!

Whether you’re attempting to relive your high school glory days, looking to get or stay fit (the freshman fifteen is real), or trying out a new sport, Wesleyan has what you are looking for!

Updated: Track Team Boycotts Meet to Protest Scheduling Change

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Photo by Nikita Rajgopal ’17

This morning, the Wesleyan Track Team boycotted their track meet at Amherst to protest an unfair scheduling change. The J. Elmer Swanson Invitational, an annual track meet hosted at Wesleyan, was abruptly cancelled so that the Men’s Lacrosse team could play on the turf field (the turf field was built in the middle of the track a few years ago). Members of the track team claim that the cancellation was due to the fact that many lacrosse team parents are big donors while the track team is comprised of many students receiving financial aid. Thus, the track team does not have the same financial clout. The track team sent an open letter explaining their reasoning as well as their demands for the future. I also reached out to the athletic department for comment and Athletic Director Mike Whalen’s response is below.