Category Archives: Campus Life

Wesleying Unofficial Orientation Series 2016: WELCOME

You won’t be ~sorry~ you chose Wes ;)

Sorry ft. MRoth'78

Dear preFrosh,

Every year as the summer draws to an end and the countdown to Wes begins, a new class of froshpeople fall into a frenzy. We know you’ve got questions:

“How do I live with a roommate? What do you mean there’s no AC? How many nights a week can I actually party without dying/going broke/failing all my classes? What’s a breakfast pail? How do I manage to see that one person I hooked up with the first night of orientation everywhere on such a small campus? Is it chill if I just walk into any bathroom when I have to pee?  How do you pronounce Usdan?”

It’s pronounced yous-dan. You’re welcome.

Contribute to Loam Environmental Arts Magazine

loam2logoHannah Wilton ’18 and Mira Guth ’18 want YOU:

LOAM magazine, an environmental arts magazine started by Kate Weiner ’15 and Nicole Stanton ’15, is back! We are looking for photographs, artwork, essays, poems, and thoughts that in some way explore our relationship with the earth. We’re hoping to get a jump on submissions for Fall 2016, so email your work to loam(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. We can’t wait to see what you send us!

Also, check out Kate and Nicole’s website to see all the beautiful work they’re doing as they expand LOAM to the wider world. We are so excited to collaborate and take their project forward at Wesleyan.

If you have any questions feel free to contact us! ( mguth(at)wesleyan(dot)edu and hwilton(at)wesleyan(dot)edu )

Submit soon!

Share Your Thoughts about the MASH!

musicFrom the CFA:

Do you like music festivals but can’t afford Coachella (or aren’t down with its culturally appropriative dress tendencies)? You’re in luck: Wesleyan’s student-run music festival is coming up!

While the upcoming semester may seem too distant to think about, this is an important time to hear different student voices as to how the MASH can continue to improve as an inclusive, safe, and fun musical experience for everyone.

Please fill out this quick survey about your past experiences, conceptions and opinions about the MASH and how it can be strengthened!

Submit to Next Year’s Disorientation Guide

disorientationAbby Cunniff ’17 writes in:

Last year, people from the University Organizing Center made a Disorientation Guide of alternate Wesleyan histories and perspectives for incoming freshmen.

This summer, we will be creating the next edition of this guide! If you’re interested in joining our team or if you want to submit a piece of writing / art / something else, email Abby at acunniff(at)wesleyan(dot)edu before the end of May!

Deadline: Tuesday, May 31

[LIVEBLOG] Commencement 2016

from the wesleyan photo tumblr, probably by Will Barr ’18

The time is here, the time is now: Wesleyan’s class of 2016 is graduating today! Over the course of the past weekend, the median age on Foss has gone up to something like 30, an old dude asked one of my friends where to find drugs, and everyone is hungover. The ceremony begins at 11am and features commencement speaker Bryan Stevenson. 

You can watch a livestream here, and read our liveblog after the jump:

In Depth: USLAC

uslacWelcome to another one of our In Depth features, where I’ll be covering USLAC. (By the way, in case you haven’t picked up on my blatant pro-USLAC bias yet, I’m a member of the club/out here ~*~scamming 4 full communism at Wes~*~, depending on who you ask. Either way, true.)

USLAC, or the United Student/Labor Action Coalition, has been around at Wesleyan for a while. However, until about halfway this semester, USLAC was on a brief hiatus. Old school USLAC did some super good work on campus, which you can read about here, and some students wanted to have the opportunity to make a difference on campus. So the new members, coordinated with former USLAC members to revive the club. They also took the opportunity to connect with a dope organization that hosts chapters of labor rights groups at schools nationwide, USAS, or United Students Against Sweatshops. So many acronyms! And whoa-what is USLAC anyway, right? Because I’m not nearly eloquent enough to describe the group’s mission myself, here’s a handy description I got from good ‘ole Orgsync:

PRIMAL SCREAM at Midnight

Primal scream has become an undertaking of the masses and I’m thrilled. If you, like the enterprising Harim Jung ’16 and the fb hosts they crowdsourced, want to deal with your problems by screaming, come to the Olin steps at midnight tonight to partake in a time-honored Wes tradition. There will be a countdown.

Date: TONIGHT//when May 9th becomes May 10th
Time: Midnight
Place: Olin steps//the deepest recesses of your soul

Second Annual Mental Health at Wes Panel

active minds logoSonia Max ’17 writes in:

Please join us on on Friday afternoon for a student panel on mental health. The main portion of the event will feature six students speaking about their experiences of living with mental illness. Following the panel we will have period of Q&A and discussion.

There will be light refreshments! This panel is brought to you by Active Minds at Wes.

Date: Friday, April 29 — TODAY
Time: 4:30-6 PM
Place: Allbritton 103
facebook event

Let’s Be Still: Restorative Yoga and Meditation Workshop

5639a82bfee6ae6c5adf056af08b3d65From Kate Gilbert ’18:

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)