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Procrastination Destination: Sound map of the world!

Need a break from final exams and cold Middletown winter weather? Take a vacation through sound with aporee.org’s sounds of the world map!

The website makes it easy to explore the world through clips of ambient sound that its users have uploaded. Just click on a circle on the map to hear the sounds of that location, while the map shows you a satellite image of the area. Your sound-vacation is mere mouse clicks away!

Read on after the jump for some cool sound-destinations…

WesBAM! Finals Week classes

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Fun stuff from the inspiring and fabulous Renee Dunn ’14

Finals craziness is upon us, but don’t let the stress eat away at your body, mind, and soul! During these tolling times, come unwind or invigorate, for a healthier finals experience and overall rejuvenation. De-stress with WesBAM! Show yourself some love.

FOR THE FULL SCHEDULE:

Check out the Facebook event or our website event page.

Be sure to like us on Facebook so that you receive notice about added classes or scheduling changes!

Another helpful resource is the WesBAM! Blog. Brows this page for a slew of posts on managing stress, maintaining sanity, pulling all nighters, and snacking healthy.

GOOD LUCK!

Date: December 7 – 13, 2013
Time: See schedule
Place: Fayerweather studios

Cost: FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Procrastination Destination Du Jour: Not Your Average Cat Photo

If you have ever been on the Internet, you’re probably familiar with the phenomenon of cat photos. Whether you frequent Buzzfeed on the daily or had a middle school aged tryst with icanhascheezburger (or your stepmother shaved your cat last summer so it wouldn’t shed on everything you own), you know that funny cat photos are everywhere.

You might not be as familiar with the world of non-lolcat photography, or what some people call Professional Cat Photography. Emily Moody ’15 showed me this article while we were studying in an empty classroom in Fisk, so you know it’s a bona fide procrastination destination. At first I thought it was some comedic genius on par with one of the funniest movies of all time, Best In Show. I was mistaken. This is the real deal, folks. There is a company called Chanan (less fun than Chana, but perhaps more absurd), comprised of a husband and wife team who professionally photograph cats.

Primal Scream at Midnight

Scream your lungs out on the Olin Steps tonight:

‘Tis the season to scream! Some people scream over holiday shopping. Others scream about a pending apocalypse.

But here at Wesleyan, we scream about the monsoon of papers with pending due dates and exams that are scheduled within the next few days. The first ones are tomorrow, so you know what that means…

It’s time to scream your lungs out! Never mind quiet hours, we’re too stressed for that. Let’s engage in one more community gathering — the only chance for community-based stress relief this semester.

At midnight, come out of your study bunkers at Olin, SciLi, wherever you are. You know what to do!

Date: Tonight (technically tomorrow morning)
Time: Gather at 11:55, scream at midnight
Place: Olin steps (or anywhere else on campus)

Take a Seat: Wesleyan’s Best Bathrooms

Celebrate the start of the semester by pooping somewhere new.

Image obtained from http://www.mydoorsign.com/

Most of us don’t think twice about the bathrooms on campus—we generally use whichever ones are most convenient at the time—but is there anyone else out there like me who has walked in and walked out of a bathroom entirely, simply because you just didn’t feel comfortable?

If so, you’re in the right place. We all have those moments in unfamiliar parts of campus when we don’t know where to turn (or sit), and that’s why I’m here for you, and so is the rest of the staff at Wesleying. Finding the perfect bathroom is a joyous moment in a person’s life, and we want you to have your moment, your time, to sit back, relax and use the bathroom in peace. We want you to realize that the world is bigger than your dorm, building or house—and since we can’t guarantee you’ll find a bathroom with this guy in it,  we’ve done some exploring for you.

Here is a comprehensive list of what we’d like to think (as self-proclaimed bathroom enthusiasts) are Wesleyan’s best bathrooms. In no particular order:

Emancipate Your Brain: BuHo Meditation

Addison Hoffman ’15 has a great name:

Long-term meditators have been proven to self-induce high-amplitude gamma synchrony during mental practice. This is one incentive to join Buddhist House for meditation this evening.

Also… you’ll feel really, really good.

Date: Thursday, December 13
Time: 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Place: Buddhist House, 356 Wash
Cost: Free

Photo Evidence: Therapy Dogs Come to Zelnick

Puppies on Fountain, puppies on Vine, puppies on Warren, puppies on Pine. Puppies on Hodgekiss, puppies on Hodgekiss, puppies at the corner of Wyllys and High. Puppies with us and puppies with them, puppies at Zelnick at 4 p.m.

Okay, they weren’t technically all puppies, but the parody doesn’t work so well otherwise. Bringing the best new event to Reading Week since chronic lung damage, Holly Everett ’15 and the rest of Sign and Writing Houses seemed to think student stress levels warranted bringing “6 lovely, cuddly dogs” to campus for pet therapy. The dogs hailed from Tails of Joy,  a nonprofit affiliate group of Intermountain Therapy Animals based in Manchester, Connecticut, and they chilled in Zelnick for two hours on Saturday, greeting gushing Wesleyan students and generally acting like adorable, meticulously trained therapy dogs.  A few images from the historic interspecies mingle appear below.

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Primal Scream @ Midnight

The night before finals (yeah, that’s tonight) is a night to scream. Jason Shatz ’14 was thoughtful enough to set up a Facebook event for the occasion:

‘Tis the season to scream! Some people scream over holiday shopping. Others scream about a pending apocalypse.

But here at Wesleyan, we scream about the monsoon of papers with pending due dates and exams that are scheduled within the next few days. The first ones are tomorrow, so you know what that means…

It’s time to scream your lungs out! Never mind quiet hours, we’re too stressed for that. Let’s engage in one more community gathering – the only chance for community-based stress relief this semester.

At midnight, come out of your study bunkers at Olin, SciLi, wherever you are. You know what to do!

Date: Monday, December 10 (okay, technically Tuesday, whatever)
Time: Gather at 11:55, scream at 12:00
Place: Olin steps (or anywhere)
Facebook event: Link

Spotted: Finals Fairies on the Loose

You may see them flitting around, spreading candy and good cheer. They are a few decked out fairies, in tutus, bunny ears, glitter, and beads. Catch them fast, because they only stay for a second. They seem to come visit libraries and various study nooks. They just might make you smile. And mostly, even though the stress is mounting, the blank page is still blinking, and the end won’t ever come—it will. (And you could even get a visit from a finals fairy!)

Wesleying’s Goatmilk grabbed some photos of the Finals Fairies as they made their way through Olin’s silent fourth floor (thesis carrel central) an hour or two ago:

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