Category Archives: Featured

Wesleying Food Critics: We Taste-Tested All the Coffee on Campus


If you’re like any typical college student, you need caffeine to survive. If not, you’re amazing and I applaud you. Personally, if I don’t drink coffee on the #reg, I get headaches and start hating life in general.

Naturally, I have sampled coffee all over campus. This list is my own opinion, and does not imply anything beyond that—if you disagree with me, don’t worry. We can either agree to disagree, or you fight me on the steps of Olin.

Below the cut is my definitive coffee ranking, from best to worst coffee on campus:

An Ode to Usdan Ice Cream

Can you name that flavor??

The Usdan Marketplace has forever changed my relationship with ice cream.

Before I came to Wes, I considered myself well-versed in the classic chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry flavors. But, I never could have predicted that college would expose me to such exciting, delicious, and weirdly-named flavors as “Roadrunner Raspberry,” “Muddy Sneaker with Peanut Butter,” and “Coffee House Cookies and Cream.”

Fellow Wesleying-er michelle and I got lunch together at Usdan last week and felt so moved by the ice cream selection that we spontaneously burst into song. It went something like this:

Thanksgiving Break Dining Hours


We say this over every break. Literally every one. If you’re staying here over Thanksgiving (like me), you’re shit outta luck! Bon App is closing up to celebrate Turkey Day, and everything is closed from Wednesday through Saturday. You can hoard food from Weshop (“WesShop”) until tomorrow at 4, and you can’t go back for bougie, overpriced snacks until next Sunday at 4. Usdan and Summies reopen for dinner on Sunday, and regular hours for everything resume on Monday. Swings and Red and Black have similar schedules — closed by the end of lunch tomorrow, reopening next Sunday.

But hey, at least it hasn’t started snowing yet.

Here are a couple charts of which of our glorious dining services will be open and when:

What’s Up With Usdan Receipts?


Apparently there’s a Usdan receipt conspiracy. I’ve been hearing around campus lately that the Marketplace has been failing to give receipts to students, most notably at brunch. Maybe it’s deliberate, or maybe it’s a minor slip-up. Either way, at this point in the semester, most of us are dangerously low on meals or points (or maybe both), and getting our receipts is quite helpful. So I set out to investigate the matter.

For one, this required actually going to Usdan, which I barely do. But I Usdan-ed religiously this week, motivated by the quest to get to the bottom of this receipt dilemma.

Tired of Doing Your Work: Decoding Michael Roth

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Sarah Small ’18 wrote a powerful piece on her blog Hapaholla about Roth’s email regarding the Is This Why demands (which you can read here), and she’s given us permission to share it below. If any other students are interested in sharing their thoughts on Wesleying, feel free to email us at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.

Small’s piece is after the jump.

Responding to Eclectic’s Problematic Application for New Members

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This past week, news broke that Eclectic’s paper application for new members had a page asking people to complete fill-in-the-blanks with racial slurs.

Ocean Gao ’19 wrote a post on her blog about her feelings on Eclectic’s app, and she has given us permission to repost her thoughts here. We have also included the official apology that Eclectic issued after receiving backlash from many students regarding the application’s contents. We will not be including images of the Eclectic application in this post, but one can be found above on Gao’s blog.

Additionally, we understand that students (both Eclectic members and non-members alike) have written many statements on social media about the incident. If any of those students are interested in sharing their pieces on this post, feel free to email us at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.

Roth Sends an All-Campus Email Discussing the Demands of the Campaign

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This past Wednesday, students of color at Wesleyan released a list of demands to President Roth to address the University’s failure in combating racism and inequity on campus. The demands can be found on here.

Just now, Roth sent an all-campus email about meeting the demands. His email can be found after the jump (note: It’s very long).

Update (11/21/2015, 3:24pm): The students of color who organized the Is This Why movement released a statement responding to Roth’s email on their website. It reads:

The #IsThisWhy movement demanded written statements from the President of Wesleyan University, Michael Roth, and Vice President for Equity and Inclusion/Title IX Officer, Antonio Farias within 48 hours. Michael Roth has responded within our timeline, but Antonio Farias has failed to do so. President Roth’s response proved him incapable of addressing exactly how the university has neglected each marginalized community on campus both in the past and in the present, and in doing so, he failed to produce a detailed action plan committing to the demands set forth by the #IsThisWhy organizers.

This campus cannot function without the intellectual and emotional labor of Students of Color. As promised, we will be taking further action. We will be demanding more.

We know our power.

Adele’s “25″ Listening Party: Places, Positions, and Soothing Inanimate Objects


You’re not going out tonight.

I don’t give a fuck that you’ve just launched a personal campaign to “SOSS” (Save Our Social Scene).

Tonight’s a night of glorious gloom and you’re gonna get some ice cream and listen to the soul-penetrating voice of your football-playing-ex-crush-from-high-school’s favorite British songstress. And, Jesus, are you gonna sob.

We, the angst-ridden, internet-obsessed staff of whateverthisfuckingsiteis ARE HERE FOR YOU!!! We have compiled a list of our favorite places on campus to have a good cry. For your sorrow, we have also included various positions and objects that you may find to enhance your *experience* (crying). By God, let’s give this album a listen. SERENADE ME, ADELE. IT’S BEEN 4 YEARS.

In no particular order (oh look, there’s 25), here’s where and how to properly sob to Adele on this campus:

Weighing In: A 2014 Alum Discusses Her Experience with Emotional Support Animals

“I had a good experience getting my ESA approved at Wesleyan.”

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Author’s note: This article discusses suicidal thoughts.

Several days ago, we published a feature on one student’s account of dealing with the administration when they kicked her out of her original senior housing and ordered her to remove her Emotional Support Animal from campus. At the end of that post, we had a call for submissions, and a 2014 alum (who wishes to remain anonymous) wrote in with her experience.

If you would like to discuss your dealings with the administration, please email us at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.

The story is after the jump.

A Very Usdan Thanksgiving Liveblog


It’s one of the few nights of the year where you’ll see more than the entire freshmen class in Usdan: It’s USDAN THANKSGIVING. And to celebrate the joyous occasion where all of Usdan food is actually really, really good, we’re liveblogging the festivities. And you know, nothing says “enjoying company over a great meal” more than a bunch of internet nerds sitting on their computers together.

Grab your tofurkey and read the feed after the jump.