Category Archives: Campus Life

Notably Sharp wants you

This just in from the incredible attractive, beautifully voiced man of your dreams Brent Packer ’15 

Tryna sing some songs and look rull sexy simultaneously? Notably
Sharp, Wesleyan’s best dressed co-ed a cappella group, is waiting for
you.

Sing us a little song. Maybe we’ll share some stories. Maybe Zoe will
paint you some water colors. See you soon

Where: Usdan 108
When: Tuesday, Sept. 2nd and Wednesday, Sept. 3rd from 7-10 p.m.

Onomatopoeia Auditions

From Avery Peyton ’15:

Do you like to sing? Do you like to sing with other people? Do you identify as a lady?

If you answered yes to all of those questions you should come audition for Ono! We like harmonies, snacks, and long walks on the beach. Come sweep us off our feet Tuesday and Wednesday from 9-11PM in the Music Studios.

Date: Tuesday, September 2nd and Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Time: 9–11PM
Place: Music Studios

Join Vicious Circles

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Want to learn how to huck? Vicious Circles, the Wesleyan Women’s Ultimate Frisbee, is here to teach you the tricks of the trade. Bring some water, cleats or sneakers, a white and dark shirt, and your game face to the Butts Parking Lot tomorrow, Tuesday 9/2 at 4:10 PM.

Email kgibbel[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or lsalwen[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for more details, including the definition of the word ‘huck.’

Songwriting Student Forum Seeking Students!

From Hana Elion ’15 and Katie Solomon’15:

Are you interested in music, collaboration, writing, performing, and creation? If so, “Songwriter’s Forum: Collaboration and the Creative Process” [MUSC419] would love to hear from you.

This student forum will be focused on bringing together students interested in diverse aspects of songwriting (lyrics, instrumentals, production, performance) and giving them a space to collaborate in a constructive and welcoming environment. We will be writing songs, critiquing, and analyzing songs, in hopes to understand the power of a great song.

If you’re interested or would like more information about the course, please email Hana Elion ’15 (helion(at)wesleyan(dot)edu) and Katie Solomon (klsolomon(at)wesleyan(dot)edu) by Friday, September 5. We ask that students send in 1-2 songs that they have worked on or written (recording quality does not matter!), as well as a 300-word statement describing your interest in songwriting and what you could contribute to the class.

Deadline: This Friday, September 5th, 2014

Audition for The Worm Queen

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From Will McGhee ’17:

Looking to continue or begin your acting careers on the Wesleyan stage? Well look no further. The Worm Queen is the play for you!

What is Worm Queen? Well it’s an original dramedy that takes place in a world where earthworms have risen up and taken over the world. A dysfunctional family has survived the apocalypse on a far away island. But the peace is fragile; with the eldest daughter prophesied to save the world and agents of the worms on their doorstep, nothing is as it seems.

Auditions are TUESDAY 9/2/14 from 8-10:30PM and WEDNESDAY 9/3/14 from 5-9PM in the EAST ROOM (The room on the right in the long rectangular building at the back of the CFA). No prep necessary! But if you wish to prepare a minute-long monologue of your choice, please do. Candy will be provided by the benevolent Worm Collective.

Questions? Contact Director/Writer Will McGhee at wmcghee(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or Stage Manager Maia Nelles-Sager at mnellessager(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Date: Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 and Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Time: 8-10:30PM, and 5-9PM
Place: East Room, Theater Studios
Cost: Free (Worms have no concept of currency)

The Monument Quilt: Upsetting Rape Culture at Wesleyan

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This image originally appeared on upsettingrapeculture.com

You may have heard of the group FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture when they tricked the internet into believing that Playboy Magazine had published a story called “The Ultimate Guide to A Consensual Good Time.” Or maybe they grabbed your attention with their faux fashion line “Pink Loves Consent.” If not, you will definitely notice FORCE when they bring a 250-square Monument Quilt to Foss Hill on Tuesday, September 2, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. This demonstration will be too large for anyone on campus to ignore.

Unofficial Orientation Series: How To Make Friends

This article was originally posted during last year’s orientation series.

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Now that you’ve settled into your rooms, orientation is over and classes are about to begin, I’d like to welcome you to what has been known for generations at Wesleyan as the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL… or to majority of America as Labor Day.

This list not only applies to those who are new on campus, but to anyone who is looking to make new friends. Though it might seem like there is a point where everyone has already found those on campus who they want to be friends with, I can assure you this point doesn’t exist. Let us begin shall we, in no particular order…

The Star and Crescent Restaurant: An Introduction

“So there’s this place, the Star & Crescent, it’s like a student-run restaurant, and you have to wait in line at that house over there, and it’s delicious, and yeah.”

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This may be how you’ve heard the Star & Crescent described, also known as the S&C, which has a respectable but perhaps enigmatic reputation on campus. But do not fear! Its inner workings are easier to understand than the large number of meals included on your meal plan or the inexplicable speed at which your points start disappearing once you discover your signature drink at Pi Cafe or the temptingly mediocre french fries at Late Night… But come on, how are you going to study if you and your friends don’t eat fried things at midnight first?

But how, you might ask, will you learn about the wonders of this exciting alternative to Usdan?

Well, my friends, the moment you’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived: for your aid and entertainment, we have created a BRAND-NEW, FIRST-EVER, ONE-OF-A-KIND, KNOCK-YOUR-SOCKS-OFF GUIDE TO EATING AT THE S&C to answer all the questions percolating in your minds as another year of new possibilities and delicious noms (/too-lazy-to-leave-your-dorm-room mac & cheese) approaches. Now let’s begin:

Audition for Song for a Future Generation

From May Treuhaft-Ali ’17:

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Do you ever feel like all the hot ones are robots? Do you wish that your lipstick doubled as a laser gun? Don’t you hate it when your clones won’t let you sit shotgun in the hovercraft?

Welcome to SONG FOR A FUTURE GENERATION, a comedy that takes place in the future at a dance party on a space shuttle orbiting around an exploding star. The 13- person cast will play time travelers, shapeshifters, aliens, and psychics. They will also get to make puns, karate chop each other and rock out to a whole lot of ’80s jams.

Auditions will take place Wednesday 9/3 and Thursday 9/4 from 4:30 to 6:30. Sides will be provided — no preparation or experience necessary!

Date: Wednesday, September 3rd – Thursday, September 4th.
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Place: The Jones Room (CFA Theater Studios)