There have been some big changes to public transit in and around Middletown!
The new CTRail Hartford Line launched service on June 16, which means Meriden Station, only around 17 minutes away from campus, will have a reliable and frequent rail service going between New Haven and Springfield, MA. But one-half of the puzzle is still missing–the running of the M-Link Express to connect Middletown and Meriden Station.
This past March, the vision for Connect Middletown was published.
Read more about what’s happened since then after the jump:
In April and May: Fighting Budget Cuts to Middletown Area Transit Bus Service
The CTRail Hartford Line Opened on June 16th and is Currently Running
The M-Link Express Route is Making Progress in being Planned
Spring Fling headliner Kamaiyah Johnson, professionally known as Kamaiyah, was reportedly arrested at Bradley International Airport Friday morning when she refused to remove her bonnet after it set off alarms at the TSA checkpoint.
The incident was originally broken by gossip site TMZ and then confirmed by a series of now-deleted tweets by Kamaiyah. According to TMZ, “the TSA told [Kamaiyah] she couldn’t fly without removing an article she had on her head, so it could be inspected.” The post continues by saying that she “wasn’t having it” and “reportedly flew into a tirade.”
CNN reports that at that point a state trooper stationed at Bradley came to the scene and advised Kamaiyah to follow the instructions of the TSA. According to the police report “[she] continued to refuse and began to use vulgar language directed towards TSA and the Trooper on scene”.
Kamaiyah was asked to leave but continued to refuse and was placed under arrest and charged with breach of peace and interfering with police. According to the police report, she posted the $5,000 bail and was ordered to appear in court on June 6. In a series of now-deleted tweets, Kamaiyah wrote, “I’m never going to Hartford Connecticut again I had to bail out of jail for wearing a bonnet in the airport that showed me enough about what type of place it is.”
Girltype Behaviors are Wesleyan’s resident “snack punk” band – purveyors of short, dense DIY punk songs like “Root Vegetable” and “Baby with an iPad.” After loosely playing a few shows together in 2016, the band came together after agreeing to open for Frankie Cosmos in Music House (then at 200 High St) in December 2016.
We first interviewed the band last year, after they released their first EP, Live at WESU 88.1FM. This year, they have a new EP out and are the opening student band for Spring Fling. Wesleying recently sat down with May Klug ’19 (lead vocals & casio), Sallie Fullerton ’18 (guitar), Gemma Shay ’18 (bass), and Shea Fitzpatrick ’18(vocals and drums) to discuss Spring Fling, touring down the East Coast, forming a band at Wes, and the recent announcement that Grimes and Elon Musk are dating.
Look, let me start with this: leaving home was tough. I knew it was time for me to move on. I had been at Spinsleyan for three years, learning the craft of turning my wheels and adjusting to balance. But it was still hard to leave home. I also knew I had to contribute to my home and that I was ready.
I had a plan. Like most bikes, I wanted to serve the community. I wanted to help people transport themselves around campus, and I wanted to help people’s commutes. My plan was to outperform my peers; I wanted to be the most helpful. So, I knew I had no time for love. But I was wrong.
1958. USA. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock. With James Stewart, Kim Novak. 128 min.
A former police detective, driven to early retirement by an incident that left him with a paralyzing fear of heights, is hired as a P.I. to follow a friend’s wife, who has been behaving abnormally. Hitchcock spins a dizzying whirlpool of storytelling magic, slowly revealing bits and pieces of the psychological obsession at the film’s beating heart.
2001. USA. Dir: Robert Luketic. With Reese Witherspoon. 96 min.
Elle Woods is just “too blonde” for her East Coast, blue-blood boyfriend…who dumps her, reunites with his brainy prep school ex, and heads to Harvard Law School. Elle must wage the battle of her life to get into Harvard, win back her guy, and, most importantly, show the world what she’s really made of.
1987. UK. Dir: Bruce Robinson. With Richard E. Grant. 107 min.
Loosely derived from the director’s recollection of his student years in the 1960s, this British cult classic portrays two unemployed actors who spend their days dodging rent bills and drinking. Longing for a vacation away from the mess, the two fellas set off for an idyllic country trip that goes fantastically awry.