From Nick Selden ’16:
Fun-Dancey Canadian RetronSynth pop artist comes to Wesleyan on Friday. Eclectic? There will be the music… and Canada.
Come check it out!
There will also be late night at Usdan.
Like good times with friends? Come on down. Have a blast!
Also Five Guys will be opening. They’re the best band at Wesleyan.
Time: 10 p.m.
From Emily Brown ’13:
On Saturday, December 7th, we will be hosting an event for Holiday on Main. This film screening is for kids and kids at heart. We will be showing FROSTY’S WINTER WONDERLAND and ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. If you want to spend your Saturday afternoon watching cartoons, this is the place to be.
Date: Saturday, December 7
Time: 2 p.m.
Place: Center for Film Studies
Is it weird that I’ve bookmarked so many coffee-related websites despite the fact that I don’t drink coffee?
It’s that time of year, folks: The writers of Wesleying are bringing you our biannual Procrastination Destination feature, where we post a frenzy of addictive, pointless, and/or awesome links to help you get your procrastination on every day for all of finals (today + reading period + actual finals week). Have a link you think would be rad for Procrastination Destination? Email us at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.
First link in our PD lineup: Coffitivity.
Did you know that the “ambient noise of a coffee shop” can boost your creativity and productivity? Neither did I, but apparently Coffitivity knows more than us. I stumbled upon Coffitivity over a year ago and immediately spent 30 minutes playing with the coffee shop settings trying to find the right “category” of sounds. Was it Lunchtime Lounge (described as “bustling chatter of the lunchtime rush”), University Undertones (“The scholarly sounds of a campus cafe”), or something more meta, like Morning Murmur (“A gentle hum gets the day started”)?
Whatever you choose, I can promise this: You too will spend a large chunk of time trying to find the perfect setting and volume. For an app that claims to make you more productive, it might take you a little while to get to that point.
Read after the jump to see more coffee fun-ness.
Fun stuff from the inspiring and fabulous Renee Dunn ’14:
Finals craziness is upon us, but don’t let the stress eat away at your body, mind, and soul! During these tolling times, come unwind or invigorate, for a healthier finals experience and overall rejuvenation. De-stress with WesBAM! Show yourself some love.
FOR THE FULL SCHEDULE:
Check out the Facebook event or our website event page.
Be sure to like us on Facebook so that you receive notice about added classes or scheduling changes!
Another helpful resource is the WesBAM! Blog. Brows this page for a slew of posts on managing stress, maintaining sanity, pulling all nighters, and snacking healthy.
Date: December 7 – 13, 2013
Time: See schedule
Place: Fayerweather studios
Don’t be fooled — the story of Amanda Belichick ’07 is not as simple as that of a daughter following in the footsteps of her father. It is a story of passion for lacrosse, care for the team, and a desire to break free of the mundane.
Belichick grew up in an athletic family with a devotion to lacrosse. Her father, William Belichick ’75, played lacrosse at Wesleyan and is currently the head coach of the New England Patriots. Her brothers, Stephen and Brian, also played lacrosse at their respective schools.
Belichick was initially drawn to Wesleyan for lacrosse camp, but stayed for the diverse options the campus had to offer. “The liberal arts was really appealing to me, just having a lot of options,” said Belichick, “I was really looking for somewhere where I could play lacrosse and have a great college experience. So it just felt really natural.”
Belichick was initially a studio art major because she, “loved the process.” The love of the process is evident in her coaching; Belichick is known for her attention to detail and minute breakdown of the game. Belichick eventually left the studio art major (to be a history major), but through her time in the major understood the importance of finding her passion:
I was really bad at art, that was my problem. But I think it’s passion, I think it’s finding something that you care about. I spend a lot of time watching video and watching other teams and being inspired — which is what artists do. And I’m not going to sit here and call myself a genius or anything special but I do think putting in the time and having the passion for whatever it is that you do is important. And I’m really passionate about lacrosse and I’m really passionate about teaching the game and working with the players. Having them learn the concepts. I think that that’s something that’s really important to me as a coach–to learn the game and not just to follow directions and follow the mold. And so I think as you learn, you find those creative outlets within it. I think that makes it really fun.
2008. UK/USA. Dir: Martin McDonagh. With Colin Farrell. 107 min.
After a kill gone badly wrong, two foul-mouthed Irish hitmen are forced by their even-fouler-mouthed boss to hole up in the titular medieval Belgian burg. What goes down is anything but a quiet getaway, devolving into a pitch black comedy that boasts shocks and gore aplenty yet remains grounded in a surprisingly poignant emotional core.
Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.
From Eva Steinberg ’17:
Come by and buy some challah, you won’t be sorry! They’re not expensive and they’ll be the ideal comfort food for finals. There will be chocolate chip, plain, and vegan challah available! All proceeds will go to charity.
Date: Friday, December 6
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Place: first floor of Exley
Cost: $5 for plain challah, $7 for chocolate chip challah
From the extremely gifted, energetic and exhilarating croissant lady, Emily Weitzman ’14:
Come see this year’s Winter Dance Concert! This concert features new choreographic works by advanced dance majors enrolled in Choreography Workshop. The choreographers have been working with student dancers all semester and are eager to share exciting new pieces on stage. This year’s concert will be huge, with eight pieces and over 70 dancers total!
New works by:
Tess Jonas ’15
Emily Jones ’14
Stellar Levy ’15
Miranda Orbach ’15
Ibironke Otusile ’15
Min Suh ’15
Emily Weitzman ’14
Harry Zhu ’15
Tickets are available for purchase in the Box Office.
$4 Wesleyan Students
Date: Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, 2013
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: CFA Theater
Cost: $5 general; $4 students
Enjoy contra dance??
This Friday, relieve some finals stress and come out to the last contra dance of the semester! Enjoy good music, friends, and snacks as you celebrate the end of classes. All dances are taught – no experience (or partner) necessary.
Date: Friday, December 6th
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Place: Beckham Hall
Regen Routman ’16 jingles all the way:
It’s the Friday before finals, what else is there to do besides hear Wesleyan’s finest (and only) stand-up comedy collective say funny things into your ears? Forget the imminent holiday crazy times and come laugh with us!
- DATE?: Tomorrow: Friday, December 6th
- TIME?: 8:00pm
- PLACE?: Alpha Delta Phi Living Room