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WRP’s Advocacy Week: “Art and Migration”

Caroline Kravitz ’19 writes in:

Join us for Wesleyan Refugee Project‘s second annual ‘Advocacy Week’! Throughout the week, various artists and activists will be visiting campus to perform and speak about storytelling through art. Events include film screenings, panels, fundraisers, and performances by local artists. This week is intended to spark conversations both on and beyond Wesleyan’s campus about art as a form of activism, empowerment, or other times as exploitation. By raising these questions, we hope to re-examine our definitions of crisis, activism, art, and agency. We also hope to think critically about how we frame and engage with one another’s voices.

A brief outline of the lineup of events is as follows:

Mon. April 22nd:
‘Greening the Camps’ Conference call and lunch: 12-1pm
‘Another News Story’ Film screening: 7-8:30 pm

Tues. April 23rd:
‘Know Your Rights’ Training: 12:15-1pm
‘Art & Ethics’ Panel and dinner: 5:30-7pm

Weds. April 24th:
Film-Aid Short Film Screenings & Fundraiser Dinner: 6-8pm

Thurs. April 25th:
‘Matangi/Maya/M.I.A’ Documentary Screening: 7-8:30 pm

Fri. April 26th:
‘Post Advocacy Week Round Table Discussion’: 12-1pm

**Be sure to check out our flyer, in addition to individual facebook event pages/posts as next week approaches!**

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Date: Monday, April 22 – Friday, April 26
Time and Place vary per event. Check out the Facebook Event for more information!

SPRING FLING HEADLINER ANNOUNCED

The Wiggles, an Australian children’s music band, is headlining this year’s Spring Fling. The Wiggles were listed as Business Review Weekly’s top-earning Australian entertainers in 2005, and have achieved international success since their founding in 1991.

According to the Wiggles twitter account, their set will include hits like “Hot Potato”, “Wake Up Jeff” and “Fruit Salad (Yummy Yummy)”. Wesleyan’s Spring Fling committee selected the Wiggles to “help everybody chill the fuck out” and “feel child-like joy again”. Another source suggested that since our campus is susceptible to toddler diseases such as Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease, the student population might also enjoy the music of toddlers.

Since the announcement, students have wondered how the Wiggles will be received by Spring Fling goers, given The Wiggles’ targeted age-range and general cheerful disposition that apparently “does not mesh well with mentally exhausted college kids”. Claire Glickman ‘21 went so far as to say “I hate children’s music; how can you listen to this,” as I soulfully sang along in an Australian accent to Wiggle anthem, “Apples and Bananas.” However, the committee hopes that the bright colors and catchy tunes of the Wiggles will appeal to the intoxicated audience and encourage students to get up off of Foss and “wiggle.”

ASK WESLEYING: Nude in the NESCAC

Welcome to the seventh installment of Ask Wesleying, an advice column about any and all things Wes! Have a question about life at Wes? Submit it to get it answered in Ask Wesleying! You can find all of the Ask Wesleying columns here.

It’s been a loooooong hiatus, what with thesis, winter break, thesis, spring break, more thesis (you get the point). But fear not, I haven’t forgotten about all you questioning souls haunting campus, awaiting answers to put your spirits to rest.

This week’s question is about one of those things that gets mentioned on your admissions tour and then never arises again, nudity:

Dear Wesleying,

I’ve been trying to find information about how to apply as a nude model for art classes next semester, but have emerged unsuccessful. Do you have any info about who to contact, any requirements, etc? Also, any tips on how to locate the nude scene at Wes (if there is one?) would be greatly appreciated!

Sincerely,

Nude in the NESCAC

You can read the answer to this week’s question below the jump!

S&C OPEN AGAIN

we’reee back!! check out today’s meals if you need a quick reminder :)

WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Grilled Chicken or Roasted Tofu Caesar. Romaine Lettuce, House Made Caesar Dressing, House Made Garlic Croutons, Parmesan
DES- Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Baked Country Style Mac & Cheese w/ Roasted Chicken or Tofu. Cheddar Béchamel, Sautéed Broccoli, Corn & Peas, Garlic Toasted Panko
DES- Red Velvet Cake

THESISCRAZY (part 8): The Final Chapter

TODAY’S THE DAY!!

GUYS! It’s been good, it’s been GREAT. With our final installment of THESISCRAZY 2019, we want to give the hugest shoutout to all the seniors–who have been cranking out their theses and who have been supporting their thesis-writing friends throughout this whole year. We can’t want to see all of you on the steps :) With that, our last four interviewees have continued this year’s trend of being from SUCH a variety of majors, check it out :)

THESISCRAZY 2019 (Part 7): IT’S THE DAY DO YOU HAVE YOUR CHAMPAGNE

caroline working on her thesis in one of her many carrels

Welcome to the 7th installment of thesiscrazy!!!! This post includes interviews with Will Barr ’18, MA ’19, who is doing an MB&B masters thesis, we have Caroline Kravitz ’19, doing a local history thesis, Tomás Rogel ’19, doing a sociology thesis, and Lindsay Zelson ’19, doing a history thesis! Read past the jump to learn more about these wonderful, amazing, accomplished human beings :)

For past installments of thesiscrazy, click here.

THESISCRAZY(part 6): Exciting Ways to Take Up Space (it’s funny once you Read More)

one of the motivating posters up in the historic Van Vleck Observatory

It’s technically The Day! We’re a go-go-go on these interviews, so stay tuned for these last couple uploads of terrific theses! We’ve got some fancy terminology coming atcha from some smart, smart people so stay tuned as we learn a little about solar cells, stars, and narratives.

THESISCRAZY 2019 (part 4): Residents of 43B Home

an actual photo of the residents of 43b enjoying each other’s company

With this 4th installment of THESISCRAZY 2019, we bring you 3 out of the 4 residents of 43B Home (this is kind of a crazy coincidence)! These terrific women have been working hard and playing harder (but not too hard @those floorboards…) and then working even harder. If you’re interested in reading interviews from previous years, look here!

Thesising is after the jump!

S&C MENU WEEK OF 4/14

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!!!

The S&C will close this semester on May 9th! Also, please remember all contract holders can only email in a maximum of 2 saves/to-gos per meal.

MONDAY-
DINNER- Greens w/ Honey & Thyme Vin. Jerk Chicken or Tofu, Red Beans & Rice, Sautéed Cabbage w/ Thyme, Scallion, Scotch Bonnet. VEGAN ENTREE
DES- Carrot Cake

TUESDAY-
LUNCH- Grilled Chicken or Portobello Burrito. Spanish Rice, Refried Beans, Roasted Sweet Onion & Poblano, Chipotle Salsa
DES- Coconut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Carrot Ginger Vin. Red Curry w/ Chicken or Tofu. Served w/ Jasmine Rice
DES- Coconut Cake

WEDNESDAY-
LUNCH- Grilled Chicken or Roasted Tofu Caesar. Romaine Lettuce, House Made Caesar Dressing, House Made Garlic Croutons, Parmesan
DES- Chocolate Chip & Walnut Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Balsamic Vin. Baked Country Style Mac & Cheese w/ Roasted Chicken or Tofu. Cheddar Béchamel, Sautéed Broccoli, Corn & Peas, Garlic Toasted Panko
DES- Red Velvet Cake

THURSDAY-
LUNCH- Corn & Poblano Chowder w/ Bacon or Soy Bacon & Scallion. Served w/ Herb Focaccia
DES- Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
DINNER- Greens w/ Red Wine Vin. Grilled Flank Steak or Tofu, Roasted Asparagus, Mushroom & Shallot, Creamy Cheddar Grits, Cabernet & Porcini Sauce
DES- Triple Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Ganache, Whipped Cream