all-caps LADD drops Full Length LP “Voice Memos”

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From the collective themselves:

Hi all! After four years and many band names, we’re finally releasing our debut full-length LP, titled Voice Memos. It was engineered and tracked by the peerless Rob Don ’15; mixed by both Rob Don and the nonpareil Ryan Gardner ’15; and mastered by Mr. Don and the unsurpassed and unsurpassable Jack Lewis ’15. The unrivaled Hailey Sowden ’15 created these cool cover graphics and our drummer Piers Gelly ’13 designed the cover.

You can catch a look at the action at the all-caps LADD Bandcamp.

Procrastination Destination: Where the Hell Am I?

from Yanko Tsvetkov's Atlas of Prejudice

from Yanko Tsvetkov’s Atlas of Prejudice

Here at Wesleying we’re so fucked for finals that we haven’t even been keeping up with our procrastination. If you’re like me, all you really need to procrastinate is a floor to sit on and the ability to stare into space. If not, I’ve got you covered. I’ve long been a fan of geography, ever since I learned that the maps in the back of middle school planners were an excellent way to not pay attention in class. The internet, however, has brought geography-fueled procrastination to new heights. Read past the break for lots of fun geography-related ways to screw yourself over.

Social Impressions Lab Survey

From Wesleyan’s Social Impressions Lab:

Want to procrastinate from studying, win an Amazon gift card, and contribute to research at Wesleyan, all in just 1-2 minutes?!

Take our survey! The Social Impressions Lab is running a study about perceptions of relationships and is interested in Wesleyan students’ instinctual reactions to various combinations of individuals. Please fill out this short (1-2 minute) survey to be entered into a raffle to win one of 3, $25 Amazon gift cards.

SURVEY LINK

Please forward this to your friends at Wesleyan and complete the survey by Saturday May 16th for a chance to be entered into the raffle.

Feel free to contact us with any questions at SILabRelationshipStudy[at]gmail[dot]com.

Waste Not Collections

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From Michael Ortiz ’16:

Did finals wear you out? Don’t feel like packing? Don’t feel like lugging that humongous fridge home, let alone down the stairs? Well lucky you, you don’t have to! Consider donating your stuff to Waste Not!

For those that are unfamiliar with it, Waste Not is Wesleyan’s annual tag sale that aims to reduce waste on campus by selling used goods. Our sale is traditionally in the fall, during NSO. Our collection is during the spring (WHICH IS NOW). So if you don’t feel like carrying that microwave home or if you realized that you don’t REALLY need that printer anymore, consider giving it to us. We’ll be collecting donations on Saturday, May 16 and on Monday, May 25. There will be collection sites at most dorms and at locations between streets, so as to minimize how far you have to go!

If you have any questions/concerns/want to donate immediately, contact us at wesustainability[at]gmail[dot]com.

Procrastination Destination: That Sounds Fun!

Hubbard ParkWhy waste all your time procrastinating on the internet when there are so many lovely places in nearby central Connecticut ripe for exploration? Two Middletown experts, Manon Lefèvre ’14 and Piers Gelly ’13 write in with a pretty spectacular list of places one could visit while procrastinating or not procrastinating.

Does a goldfish really have an attention span of three seconds? Sometimes it feels like Wesleyan’s lasts just under four years. I’ve now lived in Middletown for six years, and my girlfriend, Manon Lefèvre ’14, has been a Nutmegger since she was nine. As such, we’ve put together a list of a few of our favorite places in CT. It’s neither comprehensive nor conclusive, but maybe you’ll learn something from our experiences.
When it gets really hot out, you can tube down the Farmington River for a 2.5 mile scenic ride (and some mild rapids). It’s a little steep at $20, but totally worth it. Last time I went, there was one particularly scary bit of rapids and we were warned that if you went straight down the middle you would get stuck in what they call the “washing machine,” where you get sucked into a whirlpool and just spin around like a washing cycle. It happened to my friend Nicole, who panicked and had to get talked down by a lifeguard wearing nothing but a tiny speedo.—ML

Procrastination Destination: Wesleyan on the ‘Tube

We’re here for you, avoiding our own work so that you can procrastinate with us. 

Welcome to Part One of Procrastination Destination: Spring ’15 edition! In less than three hours, reading period will end, and we’re basically all screwed. But, if you need something to tide yourself over before the Primal Scream tonight, we’ve got you covered.

YouTube videos about Wesleyan extend to more than just “Party on Fountain” and “How To Do The Michael Roth.” Click through for six more weird/terrible YouTube videos by Wesleyan kids/admins of the past and present.

PRIMAL SCREAM at Midnight

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Leave your belongings unattended at your library desk (or wherever you are) and come to the Olin steps at MIDNIGHT tonight to yell “I’M MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!”

Or just scream.

The Primal Scream is a Wes tradition, when students gather on the steps of Olin at midnight before finals officially begin and scream really loudly. There will be a countdown.

Date: TONIGHT
Time: Midnight (when Monday turns to Tuesday..)
Place: Olin steps

Freestyle Love Supreme to perform at Wesleyan

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From A.N. Kini ’13:

In an event benefitting financial aid, Freestyle Love Supreme comes to campus during Reunion & Commencement. Tickets are $25 for this hiphop improv show–buy them before May 13! Performing are Andrew Bancroft ’00, Daveed Diggs, Christopher Jackson, Arthur Lewis, and Chris Sullivan.

Deadline to buy tickets: Wednesday, May 13

Performance Date: Friday, May 22
Time: 9-11 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $25 (for financial aid!!!)

Want to tend to the Wild Walls?

wildwallsFrom Nicole Stanton ’15:

Hello, Wes! Have you seen those lovely walls right outside of Weshop? They are presently receiving a lot of love from caregivers who all happen to be seniors! If you are interested in taking care of the walls (just some water and the occasional pruning) please email nestanton[at]wesleyan[dot]edu ASAP!

Happy May.

Do it! Email her!