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Puppets, Family, Slamily: Things Happened This Weekend

This wonderful photo completely sums up Avenue Q. We borrowed it from Andy Ribner ’14 at the Argus. 1470323_642176665834299_1848190613_n

An editor’s note from Gabe: 

Here are the events this past weekend that this post could not cover: Samsara at Crowell Concert Hall, An Intimate Party Experience at WestCo, “The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano” in Memorial Chapel, Greedy Lying Bastards at Downey, Magic Man at Art House, Chrome Sparks at Eclectic, Freestyle Rap Battle at WestCo Cafe, Stand Clear of the Closing Door, The Palm Beach Story, and Fruitvale Station at the Film Series, Feministing at PAC, Ricordati di me at Fisk, Zongo Junction at 200 Church, Wesleyan Experimental Music Festival at Russell House, Gamelan at World Music Hall, Improv Comedy Tri-Show in the Nics lounge, and probably other things. (If you want us to cover more of these things, then maybe you should think about joining the Wesleying staff. Just saying.) (Also, here’s separate coverage on Wes Thinks Big.)

On any given weekend at Wesleyan University, a lot of stuff happens. Honestly, it’s the biggest problem of my undergraduate experience that I can’t actually attend everything I’d love to. So, you see what you can and hear from other people how everything else went. 

I asked Wesleying staffers to attend one of the many theater or performance events going on this past weekend, between November 21st and November 23rd, and give them some proper coverage. These are the events they chose, and these are their observations, critiques, compliments, and impressions. If you want to take something from this post, it’s this: Leave your dorm room and attend something. It’s worth it, and the students here are damn talented. You might just enjoy yourself.

Feministing Comes to Wes

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From Talia Baurer ’15:

What is the state of the feminist movement today? Where is it “moving”? How do we build a feminist movement that centers the needs of trans* people and people of color? If you are curious about these topics, have an opinion on these topics, have heard these topics discussed on campus (and want to know more), love Feministing, love panels, love PAC, love having opinions about things (yes, every Wesleyan student, that means you)… come hear Feministing editors Jos Truitt and Katie Halper, and Shira Engel (!!), speak and answer questions on these questions on Thursday, November 21st at 6 PM in PAC 001! Want to know more about our speakers? Read their bios here (note: Katie is a Wes alum!).

Brought to you by: Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness (ASHA), Students for Consent and Communication, Womanist House, Women of Color House, Open House, Chi Psi, and Planned Parenthood

Sponsored by: WesWell; CAPS; the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship; SALD; and the African American Studies, FGSS, and English departments

Date: Thursday, November 21
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Place: PAC 001

Responses to the “I Have Sex” Video (Updated 3/16)

On March 9th, a video of Wesleyan students expressing support for Planned Parenthood surfaced on YouTube. Created by Jacob Eichengreen ’13, Su Park ’12, and Wesleyan Uncut, this video (entitled “I Have Sex” – students speak out against ideological attack on Planned Parenthood) was covered on Wesleying a few days ago. Responses to the video have begun cropping up across the internet.

Above is a screenshot of BuzzFeed’s front page earlier today. BuzzFeed describes itself as a site that “features the kind of things you’d want to pass along to your friends.” Of the 62 reactions to the video thus far, 59 of them are positive. Nice! Read past the jump for more responses.