Category Archives: General

A Curious Case: Projections in “The Artists”

Constantly astounded by the talent of my fellow classmates. Subscribe to their YouTube Channel?

What did you just watch? It’s a video projection — one of several — from Cameron Burger ’20 and Alvaro Chavez 21‘s one-act play, The Artists, which premiered at Wesco cafe on December 5. This comic meisterwerk, the tale of two eccentric, New York-based artists/lovers, ran for only two nights, and criminally, no one has reviewed it. So I thought I’d give it a try (see after the break).


Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House (185 High St.)
LUNCH- 12:00-12:45
DINNER- 5:00-7:00

DIN- Greens w/ Thai Basil Vin. Pad Woon Sen(Glass Noodle Stir-Fry) w/ Chicken or Tofu
DES- Lemon & Blueberry Crumb Cake w/ Blueberry Coulis & Whipped Cream

LUNCH- Cheddar, Bacon or Soy Bacon & Tomato Grilled Cheese
DES- Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, Craisin Cookies
DIN- Gemelli Pesto Primavera(Pesto Cream Sauce) w/ Roasted Chicken or Tofu
DES- Mint Chocolate Cake

LUNCH- Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque w/ Toasted Almond & Thyme. Served w/ Herb Focaccia
DES- Snickerdoodle Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Dressing. Aloo Gobi(Potato & Cauliflower Curry) w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan
DES- Coconut Cake

Daniel Jewell-Tyrcha ’22 Passes Away

It is with a heavy hearts that we share this email from President Michael Roth. On Sunday, January 26th, 2020, at approximately 8:20 pm EST, President Roth informed the Wesleyan community of the passing of Daniel Jewell-Tyrcha ’22. According to news reports, Dani was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Maromas Road in Middletown late on Saturday evening, and passed away earlier today at Hartford Hospital. The accident is still being investigated by authorities.

Dani was a sophomore double majoring in American Studies and African American Studies. Most recently, they were working as a production assistant on a film co-written and directed by Candace April Cirilo ’22. They were also involved in the theater community on campus, which included working as a costume designer on the fall 2018 Second Stage production of Straight.

The full text of the email is after the jump:

Procrastination Destination: The Loveland Frog

Today, my friends, I am going to introduce you to my personal favorite cryptid and American legend: The Loveland Frog. The Loveland Frog, aka the Loveland Frogman or the Loveland Lizard, is a four-foot-tall humanoid frog that has been spotted multiple times near Loveland, Ohio. He is said to have leathery skin, webbed hands and feet, and stands on two legs. 

There have been multiple eyewitness accounts of the Loveland Frog throughout the years. Read them under the cut at your own risk.

Procrastination Destination: 99 Problems but a Stitch Ain’t One

Hi friendos. Today, I’m going to talk about knitting. Nobody in my life ever loved me enough to teach me how to knit, so I learned exclusively through videos like this. Now, I’m a straight-up string freak, up to the point where I have a folder of downloaded Ravelry patterns on my computer.

But here’s the secret: It’s easy. Too easy. What you need:

Procrastination Destination: le memes

Ya like memes?


You like memes, do you? Even when you should be working on finals?

Well, have all the memes in the world!


Procrastination Destination: What I Watched Between 10:00pm and 4:00am Last Night

Welcome to the first installment of Procrastination Destination, where Wesleying provides you with #content to get you through finals.

How a man of culture spends his time…

You know when you go see a play, have a good time, then return to your dorm room at 9:45pm, planning to go to bed early to recharge for finals week like a responsible person? Ya, me neither. [Screams internally.]

I spent five blurry hours yesterday watching YouTube. I went to bed at 4:23am. When I woke up at 11:30 the next morning, I looked at my browsing history. And boy, lemme tell you, I found some real gems!

So for today’s edition of “procrastination destination,” I thought I’d show you the highlights from my slow decent into tastelessness.

Tip Box 12/4: An Ode to the Chamber Music Concert

#chamber #music #rocks

As I was perusing the tip box responses in our staff inbox with @fos over lunch today, I stumbled across a rather charming ode* to the Chamber Music Performance in Crowell from two Tuesday’s ago. The review was written with love and gusto, and is possibly the most eloquent piece I have had the pleasure to read during my time at Wesleyan. Whether you have been desperately awaiting a recap of this dazzling performance, or you’ve found yourself with some extra time on your hands, this is definitely worth a read. We recommend you read this piece in Professor Andrew Szegedy-Maszak‘s** voice while cuddled up with a blanket, a steaming cup of hot cocoa, and your cat.

Star and Crescent Menu Week 12/2

Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House
LUNCH- 12:00-12:35
DINNER- 5:00- 6:45

DINNER- Shrimp or Tofu & Grits. Spicy Creole Grilled Shrimp or Roasted Tofu, Grilled Zucchini, Creamy Cheddar Grits, Bacon or Soy Bacon
DES- Chocolate & Cayenne Cake w/ Raspberry Coulis & Whipped Cream
LUNCH- Chimmichurri Grilled Chicken or Portobello Burrito. Garlic Black Beans, Roasted Sweet Onion & Poblano, Cheddar, Chipotle Salsa
DES- Snickerdoodle Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Creamy Cilantro Dressing. Chili w/ Beef & Pork or Vegetarian. Garnished w/ Buttermilk Cornbread, Scallion, Cheddar & Sour Cream
DES- Chocolate Cream Pie
LUNCH- Grilled Balsamic Chicken or Portobello, Mozzarella, Tomato, Pesto & Baby Arugula Melts on Multigrain
DES- Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Penne Boscaiola w/ Roasted Chicken or Tofu. Crimini, Shiitake, Tomato, Parmesan, Cream.
DES- Berry Crisp
LUNCH- Carrot Ginger Bisque. Garnished w/ Toasted Sesame Seeds & Oil, Scallion, Sriracha. Served w/ Herb Focaccia
DES- Coconut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Dressing. Aloo Gobi(Potato & Cauliflower Curry) w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan
DES- Lemon Poppy Cake w/ Berry Coulis & Whipped Cream

Guest Post: In the Heights with the Whites– White Students in POC Spaces

This past weekend, from November 21-23, 2019, the musical In The Heights returned to campus after a 20 year hiatus. The show, originally written by Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02, featured an entirely POC cast, and was directed by Milton Espinoza Jr. ’22. Demand for the show was incredibly high, and each of the Eventbrite ticket sales (twice a day, once at 12:15p and one at 5:00p) sold out in under 15 seconds. The following is a guest post written by Ricardo Vega ’21 on the events that went down this past weekend.