Someone sent this absolutely incredible flash game into the Wesleying Tip Box and I think it’s my civic duty to post it here because A) it’s mind-blowingly awesome B) It’s the end of Fall Break and who doesn’t need more internet distractions before school tomorrow amirite? C) I went to the same high school as one of the girls who made this game and my school spirit is at an all time high.
The game, Tampon Run, involves running around throwing tampons at your enemies and conquering your fear of talking about menstruation. I had a great time playing it instead of working on various essays, readings, and my thesis. It brought up certain concerns for me, such as, why does WeShop never stock my favorite tampon brand? And: what would happen if I threw tampons at my enemies in real life? Would we forget our differences and bond over those oh-so-human tendencies that connect us all?
Anyway, my musings aside, the two awesome girls, Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser, who made this game met at Girls Who Code this past summer. Tampon Run was their final project and numerous articles have been written about how cool they are, like this one, that one, and this one.
From Alex Pogosky ’13:
Maybe you’re premed or maybe you just like seeing blood and guts. Either way, come join the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) for a surgery screening and see what it’s like to be in the OR.
Date: Tuesday, November 6
Time: 9-10 pm
Place: Exley 121
From Ismet Jooma ’14:
The end is nigh! Some freshman in the bio lab dun goofed and now the dead walk amongst the living!
Zombies vs. Humans is a campus-wide game of tag, pitting armband-wearing humans against headband-wearing zombies. Humans turn into zombies if tagged, and can defend themselves with Nerf guns, marshmallows, or socks.
To join the carnage, email wesleyanzombies(at)gmail(dot)com by November 5th with your name and whether or not you’d like to be an original zombie. For more information, join the Facebook event
Deadline: Monday, November 5
Place: Wesleyan **everywhere**~~
Cost: Potentially your human soul..?
Michael Steves ’13 writes:
Come see an outdoor production of Macbeth this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Shakespeare’s classic tragedy gets a jolt of adrenaline in a visceral production that will feature fierce battles, gallons of blood, creepy witches, celtic music, and kilted warriors.
Starring: Paulie Lowther ’13, Danielle Springer ’13, Evan Hazelett ’13, Tim Wolock ’13, Andrew Malkin ’15, Joe Gargan ’14, Alex Hirsch ’13, Dex Blumenthal ’15, Michael Firer ’13, Anika Amin ’14, Catherine Aker ’15, Lindsay Schapiro ’14, Matt Lynch ’15, Roxie Pell ’15, Rachel Leshin ’15, Felipe DaCosta ’15, Coz Deicke ’15, Kara Wernick ’15, Kate Malczewski ’15, and Derek Fossi ’15.
Directed by Michael Steves ’13, assistant directed by Amara Davila ’13, stage managed by Hanako Rodriguez ’15 and Caillin Puente ’15.
- WHEN?: Thurs, Fri, and Sat @ 7pm; Sat @ 2pm
- WHERE?: CFA Green (the area between CFA Hall and the Arts Workshop / Zilkha Building)
- COST?: Free!
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
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