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Usdan Lunch-blog

we won't look like this because this is Mocon in '84; image from the 'Save Mocon' fb group

we won’t look like this because this is Mocon in ’84; image from the ‘Save Mocon’ fb group

As we told you just a few short hours ago, Wesleying needs money, and we are selling stickers to help raise it. Because Usdan is the center of our vibrant campus, we are here, braving the crowds, excited to meet some of you in person. (Usdan actually probably is the center of campus at lunch though, right?)

Come say hi and funny, liveblog-worthy things, and read on!

We’re Selling Stickers in Usdan! So That We May Perpetuate Our Existence!

stickersHey campus, how’s it going? Grinding tension of the academic experience just starting to build up? Same. Well, we have stickers to solve your problems. You might wonder, what purpose does a blog without a brand have for merch?

Well, first of all: we think these stickers are really, really cool and we like them a lot. That should be reason enough. But, unfortunately, it’s not.

We need money.

I know what you’re thinking. “Wesleying, I thought you were on our side in the struggle against the pressures of capitalism?” We are, but existing on the internet isn’t free. Our servers cost $24/month (up from $5 a month) and we have domain name expenses.

Wesleying has existed for 10 years as the only student publication at Wesleyan that has not received a single dime from the SBC. We are not a registered student group and don’t intend to become one. We think it insulates us quite uniquely from a lot of institutional pressures, so we can say whatever the fuck we want, pretty much (without being assholes).

We’ve been a platform for student voice and #snarky #commentary and breaking news and party locations and orgasm stories and Seniors talking about their theses and frosh learning about Wes. More generally, we have been a vehicle for idea transmission. People, for some reason or another, have viewed the site over 6 million times and submitted thousands of events to the site in the past 10 years.

But, our bank account is running low. #Classic #College #Student

So, we’re selling stickers. We are going to be in Usdan TODAY, September 13th and TOMORROW, September 14th from 11:40-1:20PM selling these stickers on a sliding scale from $2-5. Come say hello! It will be a great time!

We’ll also be liveblogging here, because honestly it’s the first time some of us will have braved the Usdan lunch rush in a couple years, but especially because we want to be able to give shout outs to you, our lovely readers (provided you say nice and funny things). See you soon!

Wesleying Wants YOU to Code for Us

“Interested in auditioning for Wesleying, Wesleyan’s “sassiest and most WordPress-savvy online singing group”? Scroll on, dear one. Our blog could be your life.”

To our glorious readers,

As we move into the final stretches of the school year and as we wait for all this fucking snow to go away, Wesleying is looking for new staff members to fill our ranks, and especially for someone competent in WordPress and HTML to help us manage the ~*~technical~*~ side of our website. If you have compsci experience and if you wanna help with one of the most-read publications on campus, read on!

If you’re willing and able to help with things like updating the points calc and helping us when the website crashes, or just blogging in your underwear, email staff[at]wesleying[dot]org with the subject line “Comp Recruitment.” Tell us about yourself, your skill set, and why you want to join Wesleying.

If you’re interested in joining as a non-tech member of staff, we love you too! Email us with a the subject line that mentions recruitment in some way and let us know if you have any prior blogging experience, what you’re interested in writing about, and maybe even what Wesleying means 2 u. In the immortal words of The Great Sheek, “All you need is Internet access, the ability to string sentences together coherently, and an interest in life at Wesleyan as it is, was, and might be.”

Wesleying is currently run by about fifteen people, a good number of whom will be graduating this May. Students of all class years and of all levels of experience are welcome, but especially underclassmen. Help us photoshop Roth’s face onto everything, root through the Argives, and spend all of our time on the Internet. More info on what we are after the jump.