Category Archives: Campus Life

Audition for/Submit to LODIA: the Funky Rock Opera

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DO YOU HATE NEOLOLIBERAL BULLSHIT?????

****join Lodia******

Lodia is an interactive rock-opera/party/witch-hunt comprised of 12 original songs, half electronic and half live. Lodia is seeking
singers, actors, dancers, rappers, artists, cowbell players, equilibrists, and trolling little fuckers to help us throw a wild party.

PLOT:
Confused? LODIA is an absurd-gory-feminist-witchy-radical-satirical rock-funk-folk-punk-opera. Throughout the long, strange, ceremonial course of this conversion party, the religious/political forces and local rebels fight over the audience’s attention through their opposing electronic and live music expressions. When the head rebel, Nadia, is revealed to be a witch, the audience and citizens of Lodia run into the woods behind the party to witch-hunt. As the alt-broian little Jewish boy audience member Oliver Rubenstein attempts to earn Nadia’s love, the forces of good and evil slowly blur. In the end, somebody’s gonna die and everybody’s gonna dance.

PERFORMANCES: April 16-18

AUDITIONS:
Saturday 1/31/15, 2 pm-5pm, Albritton 103
Sunday 2/1/15, 8 pm-11pm, Albritton 311

Wesleyan Local Co-op Survey IS HERE

You survived the blizzard, you survived (or are surviving) the plague of colds and flus and now you’ve finally survived the wait for all your favorite local food! Yes, the co-op is here.

The local food co-op is dedicated to bringing fresh and local produce, eggs, cheese, dairy, bread, meat, tofu, seitan and now coffee and preserves to the Wesleyan community. You pay up front with points, Middletown cash, check or credit card and then pick up your food each week. Remember you must come to the swipe day in the DFC Friday February 6th from 2:30-8:30 in able to participate.

The sign up link is HERE and must be filled out before Tuesday February 3rd at 6:00pm.

Also if you are confused about anything you can come to our info session Monday February 2nd at 8pm in Shanklin 107 or you can email wesleyanlocalcoop@gmail.com

All the love, Lo-Co

Psi U to Coeducate this Semester

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In a Wespeak published in the Argus today, the Xi Chapter of Psi Upsilon announced its plans to hold its first co-ed rush on February 7th. It’s the first residential frat on campus to become co-ed after the Board of Trustees and President Roth announced in September that all residential frats must become fully-coed in the next three years. This decision was alongside other hard stances the administration took on fraternities last semester, including suspending Psi U from all social activities this year, prohibiting freshmen from pledging, and making Beta off limits to students. Psi U is the only single-sex frat on campus whose national chapter allows co-education, which allows them to make this move more easily than DKE or Beta.

We’ll update with more info as it comes in, but the real question here is, will you rush?

Here’s the full Wespeak:

Hormones of Wesleyan Meets Humans of New York

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“I realize now that my parents are just regular people with flaws, and my dad is not a villain. He’s just an asshole.”

When Rachel K. ‘17 walked into a crowded Times Square subway station on January 18th, she thought her trip would be the continuation of a decidedly average day. Instead, Rachel met Brandon Stanton, founder of the photoblog Humans of New York. Rachel was soon featured on the page, where her post received over 250,000 likes. Her newfound Facebook celebrity caused such a stir that she was forced to change her name because of all the online attention she was receiving.

Rachel, who is a prominent stand-up comedian on campus (she opened for Chris Gethard last semester) and a member of the sketch comedy group LunchBox, is the creator of a popular mock-HONY page appropriately titled “Hormones of Wesleyan.”

astag_rocky sat down with Rachel for her first official Wesleying interview. Her last name was abbreviated to protect her privacy. 

Calefax Reed Quintet

calefax_eventMy housemate told me she wanted to go to this because it would be baller. Andrew Chatfield with the details:

Amsterdam’s Calefax Reed Quintet breathes new life into classical chamber music by Bach, Ockeghem, Tye, Franck, and Dmitri Shostakovitch arranged for oboe, clarinet, sax, bass clarinet, and bassoon.

Date: TONIGHT 1/30
Time: 8PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Price:  $6 Wesleyan students

FREE WesBAM! Classes

200_sA wise woman once said, “Endorphins make people happy. And happy people don’t shoot their husbands. They just don’t.” Katie McLaughlin ’15 wants to get you hopped up on endorphins. So you can be happy. For FREE. Check it:

 

Fitness Classes for Free?!

That’s right. Come try out all of WesBAM!’s group exercise and yoga classes for FREE January 31st-February 6th as we kick-off the Spring 2015 Semester

Allbritton Talks: Unpaid Internships

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Are unpaid internships exploitative, or is free labor a fair trade for a learning experience? Why do businesses and organizations hire unpaid interns, and should students accept these positions? Who wins and loses in a society where unpaid internships are permitted?

We will consider these questions and more over pizza tomorrow at Allbritton Talks, a new conversation series addressing current events, controversial issues, and the enduring questions of public life. If you’ve got a hot-button issue or ethical quandary you’d like to pick apart as a group, send your suggestions to scapron(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

This series is sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life.

Date: Friday, January 30
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Place: Allbritton 311

Relay for Life Kick-Off!

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PSA from Gavriella Wolf ’15:

Come to Usdan lunch on Friday to start registering for one of the
biggest and best events of Wesleyan’s spring semester! Bring your
friends and stop by our tables to learn more and get involved with a
great cause!

Friday is the only day for half-priced registration, so be sure to
bring $5 (cash or card!) with you.

Come for the apple crisp, stay for Relay. There will also be balloons
and cupcakes if you’re into that (you are).

Date: Friday, January 30th
Time: 11:00-2:00 PM
Place: Usdan
Cost: $5 to register for Relay!

New Group Auditions

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From the rugged bearded lips of Andrew Hove ’15:

Dear Wesleyan Community,

The New Group – Wesleyan’s sexiest and second-oldest coed a cappella group – will be having auditions this Saturday (January 31st) from 1-3pm in PAC001. Come prepared with a song and a smile. All voices welcomed and encouraged. If you would like to audition but cannot make this time, please contact ahove@wesleyan.edu.

xoxo,
new group

Date: Saturday, January 31

Time: 1-3pm

Location: PAC001

 

Gabriel Garzon Montano and Don Froot @ Alpha Delt

a2703049719_10From Nicole Stanton ’15:

Gabriel Garzón-Montano at Alpha Delt this FRIDAY. Gabe has been turning heads in the past year with a unique blend of D’Angelo-like soul grooves carved out with an electronic twist. Listen to his debut release here.

Opening for Gabe & Co. is Don Froot. It’s that infamous student band blending styles from that groovy-latin-record-your-mom-plays-in-the-station-wagon to the jazz you’ve heard in the cafe down the block. Don Froot is that sweet, sweet song that keeps Georgia on your mind. Listen here.