As finals begin, you’re probably (if you’re like me, at any rate) wishing you’d been a bit more productive during reading week. When you are taking those necessary breaks, though, why not procrastinate with something intellectual?
At the very least, you’ll sound smart at holiday parties, and you might even learn something academically useful. (I’ve cited TEDTalks in papers before.) Also, all of these procrastination destinations happen to be audio- or video-based, meaning that you can listen to them while you do other things, like eat, clean or tear your hair out in frustration.
Yesterday was the last (full) day of reading period since the first final is today (Tuesday) at 7:00 PM. There was supposed to be a Primal Scream at midnight. It ended up being sqwermy, me, and three other people chilling outside Olin screaming for ten seconds.
So we’re doing it again. Tonight. That means “when Tuesday turns to Wednesday, be outside Olin and scream.” Exactly at midnight. There will be a countdown.
Date: Tuesday, December 10 Time: 11:59 PM, passing into midnight and Wednesday, December 11 Place: Steps in front of Olin
A message from Maeve Russell ’14 to brighten your finals week:
Last chance to buy SHOFCO Holiday Gifts! Come take a study break and shop for your loved ones!!
Buy your family and friends some SHOFCO swag for the holiday season. Items for sale include: laptop cases, aprons, bracelets, necklackes, bags, yoga bags, tapestries, and t-shirts. All proceeds go towards both The Kibera School for Girls and SHOFCO’s Women’s Empowerment Program.
It’s finals week, which everyone knows means… it’s time for an improv show!*
Need a study break? Running out of points and afraid of going hungry? Looking to be sexually satisfied? Come see Desperate Measures to fulfill one of these desires. As Mother Teresa once said: bring your friends and your baddest behavior.
*If you didn’t know this, remember that it will be on the exam.
In case you didn’t notice (or were too drunk/stoned/tired to care), it’s finals week. As you might expect, the folks of Wesleying are a band of procrastinating miscreants, and thus, we are continuing Operation LOL (Liveblog Olin) for a third time. You can find the other two parts here and here.
Jake Eichengreen ’13 reminds those of you who will be nocturnal this week:
As always, drip coffee at Espwesso is free when you bring your own cup (although donations to cover the cost of beans are always encouraged and accepted). We’re open our usual hours this week for finals – Sunday to Thursday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. – so come on down to the basement of Allbritton to caffeinate yourself for studying!
In other exciting news, we’re now offering coffee and espresso roasted by New Harvest Coffee in Pawtucket, RI. We will be featuring a range of drip coffees from them this week, from all around the globe. This new partnership has opened a lot of opportunities for the cafe and coffee at Wesleyan – look forward to all sorts of awesome things from us next year.
Remember when Antonin Scalia Ross Gormley ’13asked you to send in pictures and videos that communicated your perspective of the Wesleyan campus? If you sent any in, you just might see them below. The following video was produced as a final project for the class Music Movements in a Capitalist Democracy, which you might know as Music and Public Life, or perhaps the classDar Williams ’89teaches when she’s not busy tearing up Wesleyan Thinks Big.Edit: Actually it’s for Music and Public Life, which is its own course and was taught by Mark Slobin. Sorry for the error.
Marissa Schnitman ’14 explains the video’s motivations:
For their final project, Wesleyan’s Music and Public Life class has produced a video to express their support of equal access to higher education. In response to the confusion, controversy, and divisiveness surrounding the shift in need blind policy on campus and in the media, the class created this video to remind alumni to preserve a commitment to support the Wesleyan community unconditionally. The video encourages us to set aside politics and perspectives about University decisions. This is about helping the Wesleyan community move forward. This is about our shared dedication to equal access to higher education. Help keep Wesleyan accessible to everyone. Help “Keep Wesleyan Weird.”
Are you out of points? Are you sick of cooking for yourself? Do you just hate food right now? Well, then you should visit HowToBasic, a gritty document of one (apparently Australian?) man’s struggle to learn how to cook with his left hand while holding a camera with his right. At some point, however, this struggle to cook as “properly,” “correctly” and “quickly” as many of his titles suggest went horribly awry, and he decided it was easier to embrace a Jackson Pollock-like aesthetic, if Jackson Pollock had used eggs and dairy products as his main medium. It’s like Pronunciation Manual, but for food.