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BREAKING: Music House Moving into Eclectic’s House Starting Fall 2016

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Thursday night, we received knowledge that Fran Koerting, Director of Reslife has reached out to the residents of Music House offering the program house the space of 200 High Street, home to Eclectic Society since 1906, for the 2016-2017 academic year. Koerting confirmed this at 12:15PM today and said that an announcement email will be sent around early this afternoon.

The residents of Music House, after discussion, decided that they would accept Reslife’s offer for the space, which the University has owned since the 1970s when Eclectic alumni sold the house to Wesleyan for $1. When asked about offering the space of 200 High Street, Fran Koerting stated:

Eclectic in the 90s (feat. An Electric Chair)

“A place where strange people can come together and do strange things,” says radical (but still chill) dudebro Benjy while sitting on a giant red velvet chair. Benjy is a member of Eclectic duh.

A friend showed me this video today, and I couldn’t help but think that this is some ridic Wesleyan episode of MTV’s The Real World from 1994. The first 2 minutes of this random ass video are dedicated to 90s Eclectic for some reason. But, anyways, this has inspired me to “let my freak flag fly” and will thus be adopting this aesthetic for the next 2 weeks:

Holly Wood on Hope, Feminism, Bernie, and Owl Shit

Barn Owl flying in winter sunlight Tyto albaIf you’ve been paying attention lately, especially if you’re a young woman who doesn’t support Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy, you may have noticed that your political choices apparently indicate complacency about your reproductive rights, good ol’ heterosexual boy-craziness, and that you’re headed straight for hell. While the arguments are somewhat more nuanced, you’re certainly not alone if you object to the idea that the right way to be a feminist (“right way to be a feminist”) requires voting for Hillary.

Wesleying’s very own co-founder, Holly Wood ’08, has voiced her own objections, explaining in the Village Voice Why One Millennial Woman Would Rather Go to Hell than Vote for Hillary. Check it out for an argument about hope in the face of “the Great American Trash Fire,” framed by an extended metaphor about barn owls swooping about and pooping on us delusional snake people young women.

Presidential Candidates in Order of Fuckability

sleeping w a non-voterIn memory of the candidates who are no longer with us after the Iowa caucus and in honor of those who are preparing to battle to the death in New Hampshire today (wait you’re telling me that the presidential primaries aren’t The Hunger Games??), please enjoy this *~*~*~*high-brow*~*~*~* political commentary that was sent in by an enterprising Wesleyan student!

The Unofficial Guide to Managing Your Internet Self

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Spring semester is now fully underway – and with that comes the renewed efforts to get a job because never have you been in as much debt as you are in this moment.  A seventh of the population of Wesleyan is now probably transfers, and all the cushy year long job positions are full. It’s too cold and wet for potential employers to post flyers with information you need; and so you turn to the internet to get hired…. and face it, the internet turns back at you and gives you the judgemental once over, looking at the literal and metaphorical sweatpants you have inhabited since the snow started.

So, let’s be honest here – we’ve all ignored the “you must be over thirteen to join this site” clause and have been on social media since the grim days of Myspace and AIM chat. Ahhh, the internet.

But, more seriously, we have ourselves spread extremely thin – you Snapchat™ your best friend so they will respond to you on Facebook™, only so you can link them to your Instagram™ post – which is, of course, a screenshot of you vaguely being salty and calling someone out on Twitter™. Oh, that’s only me? Anyway, we’ve got a lot of places where we speak, and, while that’s great for fostering self-expression – it might not be the expression you choose to share with your bosses/professors/anyone who has access to $$$. Because we all want that $$$ – [insert broke college student joke here].

Without further ado, here is an Unofficial Guide to Managing Your Internet Self

Write-In: For WesWings’ 25th Anniversary, Tell Us Why You Love ‘Em

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We’re stoked: This Saturday, February 6, 2016, beloved campus eatery WesWings turns 25 (FB event here). Students, alumni, and starving Wesleying bloggers around the globe are huge fans of all that Ed, Karen, and the Swings team have done for the Wesleyan community, so here’s a small way to say thanks.

For this week’s write-in, we want you to tell us why you love WesWings. This can be in the form of a favorite memory, a haiku professing your love for breakfast pails, a love note to Ed and Karen, or an explanation of your favorite special. Posts can be from anyone (alumni are welcome!) and can be as long or as short as you want, so starting writing. We’ll post the submissions we receive on Friday or Saturday.

If you’ve been involved with Wesleyan any time after 1991 and still somehow don’t know what WesWings is, check out astag_rocky’s interview with the breakfast pail master himself (and Swings founder) Ed Thorndike ’89.

You can submit your WesWings love HERE HERE HERE.

AGAIN, SUBMIT SHIT.

And if you have any questions or are oddly suspicious of Google Forms, feel free to email us at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.

Review: YUM YUM, a 3D Mental Experience

yumyum2There I was, all by my lanky lonesome at 11PM Tuesday night in Zelnick, unprepared for the psychological experience about to commence.

I was there to preview YUM YUM: A 3D FUNHOUSE, written and directed by Russell Goldman ’17, whom you should know as an institution of this college because he also wrote and directed last Spring’s Auntie Stein’s Smiletime Pizzaburger Palace, a wondrous creation ripe with meat-people, Guy Fieri, and cutesy morbidity. Naturally, I was excited as fuck.

Martinez ’17 Discusses Giving Stipends to Student Group Leaders on Financial Aid

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Combating classism has been a major topic on campus for quite some time now, and the WSA is looking to do something about it.

Below is a “press release”/statement from Aidan Martinez ’17, Vice President of the WSA, talking about a new resolution that hopes to provide stipends to students on financial aid who participate heavily in a particular student group. If you want to discuss the program with the Assembly, they’ll be meeting this Sunday, January 31st, at 6:30pm to 41 Wyllys Room 114.

And as always, if you have affirming/dissenting/random thoughts and opinions on this issue and wish to have them put on Wesleying, feel free to email us at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.

Aidan’s statement is after the jump.