Why 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
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.
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!!!)
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!
This event is for the sophs, in case you missed the all-2017 emails we’ve been getting:
Come take a break from studying with the Class of 2017 Council! We will have coffee, ice cream, sorbet and all kinds of toppings! Please bring your WesID as this is a Class of 2017 event. Class of 2017 wristbands will also be available!
Finals may be hitting you hard, all the more reason to laugh!
Desperate Measures is doing their last show and also sending off 3(ish) wonderful people into the real world, Alex Donesky ’15, Noah Masur ’15 and Ariel Lesnick ’15- like when you release a duck back into the wild.
So join us! For laughs, tears, and celebrity…bestfriends!