From Fred Ayres ’17:
If you thought your freshman year was the only time you’d get to contort the gender binary, then think again! For one night only, the Class Council of 2017 is hosting Bend It at Beckham Redux with DJs Simon Wright ’17, Abhi Junamanchi ’17, and Eli Melrod ’17.
Only members of the Class of 2017 will be allowed inside from 10–11:00 PM. Afterwards, members of any class year will be allowed to enter. Please bring your WesID and get ready to party!
Date: Friday, September 12th, 2014
Place: Beckham Hall, Fayerweather
Alex “Vitruvian Man” Sakhno ’15 is hosting a ‘chill’ alternative to Bend it at Beckham. If you’re some kind of a performer, like a poet, comedian, musician, etc. and also would like to move in early, this is your opportunity! From the Sakh-man:
Looking for a chill alternative to the dance party scene? Drink a cup of coffee, listen to performers, intellectualize, philosophize, problematize… or just relax.
Potential performers should contact asakhno[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. Performers would get to move in on 8/30; the event will be that night from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
…sort of. It’s been re-branded “Bend it at Beckham”–presumably because the event is now held in Fayerweather and not Mocon–but the essence remains the same. From the New Student Orientation schedule:
“It’s gender bending time! At Wes we are aware that gender can be expressed in a variety of ways, and one way it is expressed is through dress. So exchange clothes with your hall mates and challenge what gender is or should be. Pencil a moustache, don a wig, be as creative as you want, and come prepared to bend the gender binary in fun and fashion!”
(For a refresher on the debate surrounding the event last spring, see here.)