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The Thesis Carrel Gods Have Delivered Their Mandate!

There might be a little more than 95 thesis carrels, and there’s bound to be even more theses, so maybe my image choice was inappropriate for this post. However, I know that many of my fellow ’18ers have yet to make the trek to Olin to realize their fate in the yearly reaping regarding thesis carrel assignments, which is why I’m posting pictures of the carrel assignments on this blog.

Honestly, fuck the rest of this intro. Here’s who got a carrel and who’s on the waitlist:

There’s a New Wes Fashion Instagram

 

Until recently, there was only one Wesleyan fashion Instagram that I knew of. @wesleyangeese showcased the trendy folks around campus that laid claim to $950 Canada Goose parkas.

Wesleyan Geese didn’t quite hit the mark, however: it only focused on one clothing item, and it was too conventional. Wesleyan fashion has so much more to offer, as we can often see around campus, read about in the Argus, or see embodied in our alumni.

Levi Baruch ’21 saw this gap in Wesleyan social media and founded @wesworn, a fashion Instagram which, according to its bio, has a mission of “Celebrating Wesleyan self-expression, one fit at a time.” Less than 10 days old, the account has already been able to capture some of the more eclectic (I can use that as an adjective again, right?) styles on campus.

Need to Figure Out Co-Op Shares? Use This Spreadsheet!

The deadline for filling out the Local Co-Op Survey is tomorrow at 5PM. If you’re a first-timer, co-op can be really confusing. There are at least 9 different co-ops to choose from, and the distribution method for each one can be different. Things only get more complicated if you live in a program house, a low rise apartment, or a senior house and are trying to form a group of 4 or more people, bUT yOU AlL wANt DifFFeREnt ThINgs!!!!!

It’s actually a huge problem. You may not want a full share of anything yourself but, as per co-op rules, your group must buy in whole numbers of shares. And, it’s somewhat difficult to figure out all these ratios as you are filling out the survey. Only one person can fill out the survey, and so if you don’t already know everything you want, your entire group has to be in the same room looking at the survey together.

davíd made a google sheet that addresses these issues. You and your group members can use the sheet to get a preliminary feel for how much each person wants to contribute to your weekly co-op cornucopia. More after the jump:

Listen: Goo releases Under the Electric Blanket

Goo, the trio of Beck Zegans ’18, Sam Friedman ’18, and Bram Wollowitz ’19, released a 4-track album yesterday – the result of a few summer sessions in Bram’s bedroom. Though not all of its members are on campus this semester, the band reunited last night for a secret, sweaty release show at 66 Home.

We’re looking forward to Goo’s official re-entry back into the music scene next semester, as well as any other spontaneous shows that pop up in the interim. In the meantime, check out Under the Electric Blanket on Bandcamp (embedded after the jump), which features three recorded songs, one conversational interlude ft. a few very special guests, and album art by Seamus Edson ’18.

“Things I Wish I Knew as a Freshman,” A Compilation

As the beautiful autumn weather descends upon Wesleyan again, so does drop/add. And with drop/add comes a lot of stress. And if you’re a first year, you’re probably stressed about a whole lot more than whether you’ll get a seat in Myth, Magic, and Movies this semester.

What you’re going through right now is not unique. We’ve all been through it. Even those of us that were first years no less than 4 months ago have tons to say. The transition into college is difficult. Sure, some people make it look easy, but try not get caught up in that.

The advice in this column was anonymously sent into Wesleying’s TipBox by many wonderful members of Wesleyan’s community. Take a deep breath, get off of Instagram, and take a minute to read it.

New Music Video from Class of ’17 Alumni Band Phatrabbit

Phatrabbit was a band known for their Westco triple shows and shows in the meadows behind Long Lane. Recently, they’ve gotten attention for their hit #1 single “Seventeen.” And they have an album coming out soon! It’s called This is Enough and I’m sure it will be lovely.

The band has already released a music video for “Seventeen,” from their self-titled release from 2016. Following this success, they also had an NPr TiNY dESK cONCeRT, W0W!

Remembering Dan Cherubin, a Librarian Like None Other

If you’re on campus, you likely received an all-campus email from Joyce Jacobsen, Wesleyan’s provost, earlier this afternoon with the news of University Librarian Dan Cherubin‘s passing after a battle with cancer. His passing is a tremendous loss to the Wesleyan community, and to almost all who knew him.

Dan came to Wesleyan at the beginning of last year and made explicit commitments to make the library a space for all. His Twitter, @skalibrarian, was like none other. We interacted quite frequently through the social network, and I came to know how committed he was to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff. The full text of Provost Jacobsen’s email is after the jump.

Check Your Meal Plan Progress with the Points Calculator!

Now that we’re nearing the end of drop/add, you’ve probably had enough time to set up an eating routine, whether that’s anywhere from 0-2 Usdan meals a day or always getting takeout from Weswings or ordering all your food bulk and never leaving your house. And with co-op swipe day coming up soon I guess, it’s probably a good time to make sure you’re on track with your meal plan.

Wesleying’s Points Calculator is here to help! Just click on the meal plan you have, enter how many meals and/or points you have left, and it should tell you if you’re using more or less than a projected weekly value. Breaks aren’t counted by the bot, so you’ll have to budget for Fall break. You can check how many meals and points you have left here.

As always, if this points calc isn’t working, email staff[at]wesleying[dot]org to let us know. Happy eating!

Audition for Wesleying!

Join Wesleying, Wesleyan’s least absorbent campus publication!

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Wesleying has been going strong for more than a decade. We were founded in 2006 by Holly and ishuku just as the internet was becoming more of a thing, and they wanted to tell everyone where the parties were, and ask the hard, irreverent questions that no one too close to the administration wanted to ask.

The blog has taken on a lot of different forms and styles since it was created in 2006, and that’s what keeps it interesting for me. Wesleying is a platform for literally anything that you want to write about, with one guiding principle: Wesleyan.

We’ve also been financially and ideologically and just generally independent from the institution since we were founded in 2006, and we’re planning on keeping it that way. And in order to keep going strong, we need YOU.

If you’re a Wes student and can write sentences, we want you. If you feel like your voice isn’t heard on campus, we want to change that. This goes double if you’re queer, trans/nonbinary, a student of color, first gen, low income, or an international student. We want to put up with asshole commenters who will try to shut you down. If you have even a fraction of enough time to have opinions about what happens on our campus, or on the Internet, or in the even-vaguely-Wes-related rest of the world, share them with us and our readers.

Our next meeting is this Sunday from 2-3 PM in Boger Hall, room 112. Please come if you are interested in blogging about things and putting them on this website. If you want to join but can’t make it to this meeting, please (please!) email staff[at]wesleying[dot]org with the subject line “Recruitment” and tell us about yourself and why you want to join Wesleying.

We will also be at the club fair this Friday from 2-5PM, so stop by our table and say hello! We’ll take down your email and send out more info about the meeting.

Date: Sunday, September 17
Time: 2-3 PM
Place: The Artist Formerly Known As 41 Wyllys (Boger Hall), room 112
Why: Our Blog Could Be Your Life

More about us after the jump:

The MASH: Interviews with Good Morning CT, Bonanza, and Johnnie Gilmore ’18

The Mash at Wesleyan University, Sept. 9. (Photo by Caroline Kravitz)

As you probably know by now, there is a fun event coming up this weekend called The MASH. The MASH is a performance event that happens every year during the first week of classes. It provides spaces and resources for different bands, singers, and artists to share their talent. Shoutout to Harrison Nir ’19, the student intern who has done a ton of work to make this event happen this year, and also Hanna Orovec, the staff member in the CFA that oversees the event. Give Josh‘s post a read if you want to know more about how this all came together. All of the groups that perform are Wesleyan affiliated, whether it be alumni bands like the one Michael Roth ’78 is in, faculty artists, or new ensembles like Good Morning Connecticut (GMCT). Below are some short interviews of student bands, including the aforementioned group GMCT, and another called Bonanza. We’ve also got some words from bassist Johnnie Gilmore ’18.