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Spring Break Hours: Sustenance & More!

so ~springy~ amirite??? (photo courtesy of Bowen He ’21)

Despite what the layers of ice and snow blanketing the campus may signal, it is indeed spring break! Some of you may be jetting (or ride-begging) off into warmer climes, but for those staying in this wintry wasteland on campus, you’ll need sustenance (even if you’re planning on hibernating through long stretches of break).

Lucky for you, we’ve outlined below what’s going to be open and what’s going to be closed and at what times the open things will be open. Just look for the place you want to eat at and then check the hours.  Hint: if the place is not Weshop it probably won’t be open.  If you feel like you need to see this information in chart form you can do so on the websites of each place here: (Bon AppetitWesWings & Red and BlackLibraries).

S&C MENU WEEK OF 3/4

STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House (185 High St.)
LUNCH- 12:00-12:45
DINNER- 5:00-7:00
FIRST THREE FRESHMAN EAT FREE EVERY DAY!!!

Due to the snowstorm that is anticipated to start later today, our food shipments will be delayed and therefore we will NOT be open for Monday. We will also not be open Thursday for dinner prior to Spring Break. So this week’s menu will be short and sweet!

TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Huevos Rancheros. Cheddar & Scallion Scrambled Eggs, Avocado, Bacon or Soy Bacon, Garlic Black Beans, Chipotle Salsa, Fried Tortilla Strips
DES- Oatmeal, Craisin, Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Honey & Thyme Vin. Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Sautéed Green Cabbage, Scotch Bonnet, Scallion, Thyme & Garlic, w/ Red Beans & Rice
DES- Chocolate & Cayenne Cake w/ Raspberry Coulis & Whipped Cream

WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Grilled Chicken or Portobello, Roasted Butternut, Caramelized Onion, Goat Cheese & Baby Arugula on Toasted Multigrain
DES- Chocolate Chip Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Sherry Vin. Baked Country Style Mac & Cheese w/ Roasted Chicken or Tofu. Cheddar Béchamel, Sautéed Corn, Peas, Broccoli & Shallot, Toasted Garlic Panko
DES- Red Velvet Cake

THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Broccoli & Cheddar Bisque w/ Herb Focaccia. Garnished w/ House Made Garlic Parmesan Croutons & Tempura Fried Shallots
DES- Chocolate Chip & Caramel Blondies

A Seat for Everyone

You walk into Usdan, Canada goose gently gliding in the wind behind you. You weave through the bustling gaggle of students who are ¾ hangry, 1/4 inebriated. You chuckle at your own cleverness in coming up with that piece of fraction humor. You exclaim to your friend, the one with brown hair wearing Bean Boots, “damn, why is it always so crowded in here”. She’s like, “idk, ugh.” You decide to peruse Soggy We$ Memes to fill the time it takes waiting on the Usdan staircase, a unique structure that gives you an elevated perspective of people’s scalps staring down at the tinder profiles of that kid from Econ.  

You come across a meme, a meme you’re sure you’ll understand, a template you’ve seen a million times. You know the one. That guy looking at a butterfly. And he’s like “Is this ___?” Classic. But then you look a little closer. The guy is labeled as “Wesleyan’s inconsiderate student body”. And that’s not all. The butterfly was labeled “Usdan Lunch rush”. No way. You are IN THAT RN!!! And here’s the kicker, the caption at the bottom, which is a little hard to read since you are trying to walk up the Usdan steps at the same time, reads “Is this a good place to hold an hour-long conversation with my friends even though there are clearly people without seats who actually intend to eat, not network.”

S&C MENU WEEK OF 2/25

STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House (185 High St.)
LUNCH- 12:00-12:45
DINNER- 5:00-7:00
FIRST THREE FRESHMAN EAT FREE EVERY DAY!!!

MONDAY-
DINNER- Greens w/ Red Wine Vin. Pan Seared Herb Chicken or Tofu, Brown Butter & Shallot Cauliflower Puree, Maple Butter Roasted Winter Vegetables(Butternut, Sweet Potato, Brussels, Shiitake) Porcini & Cabernet Sauce
DES- Carrot Cake

TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Breakfast Burrito. Cheddar & Scallion Scrambled Eggs, Garlic Black Beans, Roasted Cubanelle & Sweet Onion, Red Bliss Potato, Bacon or Soy Bacon, Avocado, Chipotle Salsa
DES- Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip & Craisin Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Carrot Ginger Vin. Red Curry w/ Chicken or Tofu & Jasmine Rice
DES- Banana Cream Pie

WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Grilled Chicken or Portobello, Avocado, Bacon or Soy Bacon, Tomato Cheddar & Lemon Basil Aioli On Toasted Multigrain
DES- Salted Double Chocolate & Macadamia Nut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Lemon & Dill Dressing. Charred Salmon or Roasted Tofu & Gemelli Pasta w/ Grilled Asparagus & Citrus Cream Sauce.
DES- Lemon Blueberry Crumb Cake w/ Whipped Cream

THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Grilled Cheese(Mozzarella, Cheddar & American)On Garlic Toast & Tomato Bisque. Garnished w/ Basil Oil & Parmesan
DES- Brownies
DINNER- Greens w/ Charred Tomato Vin. Puerto Rican Rice & Beans w/ Adobo & Sazon Roasted Chicken or Tofu. VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Golden Rum Cake w/ Whipped Cream

We’re Selling Stickers! So That We May Perpetuate Our Existence!

check out these ~sexy~ new sticker designs from our very own sdz (and our classic logo ones are back too)

Hey campus, how’s it going? Grinding tension of the academic experience just starting to build up? Same. Well, we have stickers to solve your problems. You might wonder, what purpose does a blog without a brand (okay, let’s be real, we definitely have a brand, and it is silly tweets and bad jokes) have for merch?

Well, first of all: we think these stickers are really, really cool and we like them a lot. That should be reason enough. But, unfortunately, it’s not.

We need money.

I know what you’re thinking. “Wesleying, I thought you were on our side in the struggle against the pressures of capitalism?” We are, but existing on the internet isn’t free. Our servers cost $25/month (up from $5 a month) and we have domain name expenses.

Wesleying has existed for 13 years (l’chayim!) as the only student publication at Wesleyan that has not received a single dime from the SBC. We are not a registered student group and don’t intend to become one. We think it insulates us quite uniquely from a lot of institutional pressures, so we can say whatever the fuck we want, pretty much (without being assholes).

We’ve been a platform for student voices and #snarky #commentary and breaking news and party locations and orgasm stories and Seniors talking about their theses and frosh learning about Wes. More generally, we have been a vehicle for idea transmission. People, for some reason or another, have viewed the site over 6 million times and submitted thousands of events to the site in the past 13 years.

But, our bank account is running low. #Classic #College #Student

So, we’re selling stickers! They’re very cool stickers! You should buy them!

There’s 3 sticker designs (pictured above), and we’re selling them for $3-5 each, or $10 for all 3! What a deal! You get to show off your blog/school/debaucherous spirit, and we get to stay online and posting about all things Wes! Or, if you’re just feeling generous, you can venmo us a donation @wesleying! Or use campus mail to send quarters (or dollar bills, or checks) to WesBox #90183! We’ll take anything we can get!

But WHERE CAN I GET THESE STICKERS?!?!?!?!? We’ll be posting on Twitter and Instagram when/where we are selling stickers! We’re a very personable blog, and we want to meet you, our dear readers/supporters! If you can’t seem to catch us around campus, you can DM us on any of our social media accounts, or shoot us an email at staff[at]wesleying[dot]org!

Thanks for supporting independent blogging here at Wesleying! #SBCFreeSince2006

Shash Jaa’ : Bears Ears

Check out this event from the College of the Environment!

Film screening of Shash Jaa’: Bears Ears and Q&A with award-winning Navajo & Hopi filmmaker Angelo Baca. Post-event reception @ Zilkha Gallery, featuring a Bears Ears photo exhibit by Fiona McLeod ’19.

 

Date: Friday, February 22
Time: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
Place: Ring Family Hall
Price: Free!

S&C MENU WEEK OF 2/18

STAR & CRESCENT RESTAURANT
Located at the Alpha Delta Phi House (185 High St.)
LUNCH- 12:00-12:45
DINNER- 5:00-7:00
FIRST THREE FRESHMAN EAT FREE EVERY DAY!!!

MONDAY-
DINNER- Greens w/ Honey & Thyme Vin. BBQ Chicken or Tofu, Baked Mac & Cheese, Soy & Maple Collard Greens
DES- Red Velvet Cake

TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Butternut Ancho Mole Enchiladas. Roasted Butternut Squash, Poblano & Sweet Onion, Brown Butter & Shallot Sautéed Spinach & Sweet Corn w/ Chicken or Tofu
DES- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Carrot Ginger Vin. Pad Woon Sen (Glass Noodle Stir-Fry)w/ Grilled Chili & Lime Shrimp or Soy, Honey & Scallion Roasted Tofu
DES- Coconut Cake

WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Steak or Portobello & Cheese. Grilled Flank Steak or Portobello Mushroom, Roasted Cubanelle Pepper, Sweet Onion & Cheddar Served Open-Faced on House Made Focaccia
DES- Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Sautéed Shallot & Zucchini Bolognese w/ Italian Sausage & Beef or Soy Crumble, Served Over Spaghetti
DES- Triple Chocolate Cake

THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Potato & Leek Bisque. Garnished w/ Crispy Fried Leeks, Bacon or Soy Bacon & Rosemary. Served w/ Herb Focaccia
DES- Snickerdoodle Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Curry Vin. Tadka Dal w/ Basmati Rice & Garlic Naan.
DES- Ginger Spice Cake w/ Whipped Cream

8 Netflix Rom-Coms to Watch post-V-Day

You know when it’s after Valentine’s Day and you’ve just had like 8 hours of class and you like, didn’t really care about Valentine’s Day but like,, you cared enough to maybe watch something about it and now you’re on Netflix and scrolling past all those thumbnails with two people smiling at each other and biting their lip and just wish there was a way to know which of those thumbnails was worth your sweet sweet time?? You’re in luck! I watched 8 Netflix Original rom coms and ranked them so you don’t have to. So, get under those covers, put on the face mask you got last semester from RiteAid, and treat yourself to one of these eight amazingly mediocre Valentine’s Day themed movies <3