For some reason, this post was not included in last year’s Unofficial Orientation Series, even though we had some major student activism occurring during the 2014-2015 school year. Before I link to some of that history and go more in-depth as to some actions occurring this past year, I want to start by quoting alt‘s incredibly well-written intro to the 2014 Rage Update:
Our alternative title was going to be “0P3N L3TT3R$: An Open Letter to All the Open Letters About Other Open Letters”
Back in September when the original Argus/WSA conflict exploded across campus (and in, like, all 50 states), the editors of Wesleying decided not to comment on the situation, mostly due to that fact that A) we were half-dead at the time (but we have arisen!!!!!!), and B) we weren’t really interested in taking a “side” as an ~institution~.
But then there was a development in the latest installment of Gossip Girl: Argus v. WSA: Open letters. Open letters about open letters. Open letters about open letters about open letters. In the words of hermes’ late Grandma Evelyn (may she rest in eternal peace), oy gevalt.
It appears that the Wesleyan Argus and the Wesleyan Student Assembly are in yet another kerfuffle over a steaming pile of fuckery, so Mama Wesleying is here to decipher it all.
Here it is, folks: The latest Argus/WSA conflict, ~*~EXPLAINED~*~.
Rebecca Brill ’16 writes in:
The Argus is seeking 1-2 students to take on the role of Distribution Manager for next semester.
The job pays $12.50 an hour (to cover for gas) and entails
distributing the paper to various locations on campus every Tuesday and Friday afternoon, usually between noon and 2 p.m. In order to do this job, you must have access to a car.
If you’re interested or have questions, please contact rebrill[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or tdmorgan[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
PSA from Rebecca Brill ’16:
The Argus, Wesleyan’s student paper, is holding its first all-staff
meeting of the semester. Whether you’re a veteran staffer or a frosh
looking to get involved, you’re invited to come chat this semester’s
editors about how to get involved. Pitch articles, get assignments,
share your ideas for improving the paper, or just hang out. Copy
editors, photographers, visual artists, graphic designers, layout
experts, business tycoons, and anyone looking to join The Argus
community is welcome.
Date: Sunday, September 13th
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM
Place: Usdan 108
PSA from Tess Altman ’17:
Julie Burstein, creator of WNYC’s Studio 360, best-selling author, and
TED speaker, will be giving a talk on the power of listening. She will
discuss how her experience as a DJ at WESU sparked her passion for
finding and telling stories, and will reveal the questions that can
allow you to uncover resonant stories, which then become the heart of
your communication with teachers, potential employers, and each other.
Earlier in the day, at 4:15 pm, Julie will be leading a workshop in 41
Wyllys Room 115 on uncertainty and how it can be used to expand your
creativity. The capacity is limited so please fill out this google
form if you want to attend.
Date: Wednesday, April 8th
Time: 7:00-8:00 PM
Place: CFA Hall
Gabriel Rosenberg ’16 writes in:
What matters to students, matters to The Wesleyan Argus. Wesleyan University’s twice-weekly student newspaper covers the issues important to campus: Need-aware admissions, fraternity co-education, Black Lives Matter, divestment, sexual assault, and more.
This Sunday, Feb. 1, we are looking for new writers, photographers, illustrators, web designers, columnists, copy editors, and layout staff to join the largest and most prolific publication on campus. We want new voices, fresh opinions, and inquisitive reporters. Join us in Usdan 108—the snacks are on us.
Date: Sunday, February 1st – today!
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Place: Usdan, rm. 108
From Gwen Rosen ’15:
The Argus is looking for writers, copy editors, social media editors, photographers, layout staff, and members of the advertising committee. Join us at our all-staff meeting this Sunday!
Date: Sunday, August 31st, 2014
Place: The Argus office (above Broad Street Books)
From Gwen Rosen ’15:
Do you have a car? Want to spread Wesleyan news across campus, literally? Then apply to be our new distribution manager! We are looking for two reliable people to deliver the Argus to locations across campus and in the Middletown area every Tuesday and Friday. The position is paid.
Interested/have questions? Email rseidel(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, and grosen(at)wesleyan(dot)edu by August 24.
Deadline: Sunday, August 24, 2014
Contact: rseidel(at)wesleyan(dot)edu and grosen(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Even before you go to the Super Bowl, come to the super-est recruitment ever. From Miranda Katz ’15:
The Argus is currently recruiting writers, copy editors, social media editors, photographers, layout staff, and members of the advertising committee. Join us at our all-staff meeting this Sunday!
Date: Today, February 2nd, 2014
Time: 5 PM
Place: Usdan 108
From Emma Singer ’15:
Want to have your humor writing published?
This year, Wesleyan’s favorite weekly humor publication is expanding into magazine format! That means there will be a place to publish your funny lists/essays/satire/images/
If you’re interested (and who wouldn’t be!), we’ll be having an informational meeting this Sunday, where we will discuss the process. No experience necessary!
We are looking for writers, illustrators, comic-makers, and Photoshop wizards.
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Place: Wyllys 110