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Isaiah Rashad Came to Wesleyan and Lots of People Came to See Him


[UPDATED, 2/6/17, 1:06PM] With another video!

Isaiah Rashad came to Wesleyan and it was magical. If you were one of the hundreds who stood in line for two hours on a particularly frigid Friday, I hope you had as wholesome of a night as I did. A few days before the show, my friend Meghana Kandlur ’18, who helped book and put together this whole thing, sent me a video of Isaiah where he calls his mom his best friend. It was a really good video. And it was a really good concert. See look, Isaiah even said it was really cool:

Read past the jump for some videos!

First Contra Dance of the Semester

From Ali Rosenberg ’15:

The first contra dance of the semester is this Saturday at 8:00 (with
an optional beginners’ lesson at 7:30)! You can come to dance, listen
to great folk music, or eat snacks with your friends and the
Middletown community. All dances are taught — no experience (or
partner) necessary.

Date: Saturday, September 21st
Time: 8:00PM – 11:00PM
Place: Beckham
Cost: Free!

Latin American Food Festival

Hannah Lewis ’13 invites you to Spend It At Beckham:

Come join the Spanish Major’s Committee, the Latin American Studies Major’s Committee, and Ajùa Campos for Wesleyan’s first annual Latin American Food Festival in Beckham Hall this Sunday, Cinco de Mayo from 4-6pm!

Cost is $3 a plate, and all proceeds go to the New Horizons Domestic Violence Shelter.

It’s going to be a great time, with a lot of delicious food! Over 25 students and staff will be sharing their Latin American dishes. Empanadas, tamales and tres leches cake, oh my!

Date: Today, May 5
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: $3 (all proceeds go to New Horizons Domestic Shelter)

KSA Culture Show

Jackie Zhang ’13 wanted to let ya’ll know about the KSA Culture Show:

Time to indulge in Korean culture and FOOD!!
Come to the KSA Culture Show!

Performances will range from Korean drumming, bboy, fan dance, bands,
hiphop dance, and more!!

Tickets will be sold THIS WEEK during lunch (12pm-1pm) and dinner
(5pm-6pm) at USDAN!!

Date: Saturday, November 17th
Time: 5 pm
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: $3 in Advance, $5 at the Door

Wes Blood Drives – First Drive of the Year

Jackie Freed ’15 is a vampire:

Did you know: One pint of blood can save up to three lives? Every two seconds, someone in the US needs a blood transfusion? The Red Cross supplies approx. 40% of the nation’s blood supply?

This is where you come in! The first blood drive of the year is this week on Wednesday and Thursday from 12:00-4:45 in Beckham Hall. Sign up for an appointment in Usdan on Monday and Tuesday or go to www.redcrossblood.org and find the drive using sponsor code WesleyanU to make your own appointment. Walk-ins will be welcomed but the wait time is much shorter with an appointment.

First Contra Dance of the Semester

From Emily Jones ’14:

Come on out for the first contra dance of the semester. Beginners welcome! No partner needed! Beginner’s lesson at 7:30. Regular dance starts at 8. Come even if you miss the beginner’s lesson. Dances are taught as you go throughout the night.

Live music by Black River Ironworks (Jonah Sidman, Corey Walters, and Michael Friedman). Quena Crain will be calling.

Date: Tonight, September 14th
Time: 7:30pm – 11pm
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: Free!

Third Blood Drive of the Year

Missed the first two opportunities to give blood this year? Jennifer Paykin ’12 writes:

Wesleyan will host our third blood drive of the year this Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10. To sign up for an appointment, go to
the Red Cross website and search for the sponsor code WesleyanU. From there you can select the day on which you want to
donate, sign into or create a new account, and pick a time slot. Appointments must be made 24 hours in advance though we also accept walk-ins on the day of the drive.

Before you donate make sure you drink lots of water and eat iron-rich foods, and bring a photo ID. If you have any questions or are
interested in volunteering, email Jackie Freed ’15 (jfreed@wes) or Jen Paykin ’12 (jpaykin@wes). We look forward to seeing you at the drive!

Date: Monday, April 9 and Tuesday, April 10
Time: 12:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Place: Beckham Hall
Cost: blood
Link: blood

Shed It At Beckham: A February Blood Drive

Jennifer Paykin ’12 writes in about a real happenin’ blood drive going down in Beckham this Tuesday and Wednesday. Be sure to sign up for an appointment in advance; more details below:

Wesleyan is hosting a blood drive on February 7 & 8, from 12-4:45, in Beckham Hall. Your donation will provide much-needed blood to local hospitals. To sign up for an appointment, go to the Red Cross website and use sponsor code WesleyanU at least 24 hours in advance. We also accept walk-ins on the day of the drive. Remember to drink water and eat iron-rich foods before you donate!

Date: February 7 and 8
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:45 PM each day
Place: Beckham Hall, Fayerweather (right next to the Alumni Gymnasium)
Cost: your blood versus your blues

Queer Prom Goes Intergalactic

From Slamming ’13, queer intern extraordinaire:

Queer Prom. This year’s theme is Queer Planet. Pretty awesome, right? Also, it’s FREE! Pretty fantastic, right?

Brought to you in part by the Queer Resource Center.

According to the ever-reliable ACB,

“queer prom is fucking fantastic. you do not need a date, you just need to dance. it is consistently one of the best parties of the year, no matter who you fuck.”

Moral of the story: Come shitty drunk, come sober, come in an alien costume, come from Mars, come with your friends, come with your friends with benefits, come gay, come dressed only in tin foil, come dressed as Mr. Sulu from Star Trek, come straight-but-not-narrow, come as Michael Warner, come as you are, just come. And dance it out, honey.

Date: TOMORROW, Saturday, May 7, 2011
Time: 10:30pm – 1:30 am
Place: Beckham Hall/Outer Space

Callin’ Fo Yo Cameras: Were you there last night?

Old-school pic of Mad Wow, cuz' we got no new-school pics.

So, last night staple Wes-bands Mad Wow and WordSmith & the Concert G’s played their last show ever at Beckham Hall. (Until some sort of reunion occurs, I would expect.) And heck, it was pretty damn great.

But there was this massive impromptu after-party walkabout thing that happened after that, you see, where a good portion of the horn section took to the streets of Wesleyan blarin’ out tunes in Mardi Gras-esque fashion. Weskids were dancin’ up and down the street, mobs were mobbin’, and PSafe cars passed by probably quite unsure as to whether the whole thing was an infraction of school regulations or not.

And it was fun, man. It was so fun A-Batte punched me in the face without knowing it, and I didn’t know it ’til I woke up this morning with a strange lump on my left cheek.

But here’s the problem: In all that grand revelry, my Wesleying associates and I didn’t manage to snap any pictures, videos, or any sort of documentation of this wild, wild thing. And we’d like very much to digitally immortalize that mobile street party, ya know?

So if you were there, at that show, at that party, and if you have pictures or videos or some sort of chalk etching of it all that you’d like to share, do send us a copy over at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org. If you’d like the transfer to be simpler, you can arrange a super-duper-cool drop off with us. Email us and we’ll figure out something. We can’t give you cash or anything, but we can give you our love.