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Stephen Rossetti ’19 Wins In The CAC’s “Beard of the Year” Title

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Last week, the Wesleyan community buried its head in shame upon learning that no Wes football player made the Nothing But NESCAC All-Hair Team. Alas, it was a difficult pill to swallow, and we even did two different Zac-Efron-a-la-High-School-Musical dances (this one and this one) to prove we meant business.

However, things are already looking up in the world of NESCAC-themed blog hair rankings: Stephen Rossetti ’19, a frosh from Wesleyan, won the title of Beard of the Year from In The ‘Cac, beating out heavy hitters like Williams’ Vincent Molinari, Middlebury’s Logan Shrout, and Amherst’s Jackson McGonagle. He earned top marks for “fullness, precision, audacity, originality, and arbitrary gut-reactions” from In The ‘Cac’s editorial team.

Powder Puff Info Session

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From Gavriella Wolf ’15:

It’s that moment you’ve been waiting for! Relay For Life of Wesleyan University is proud to host our annual powder puff football game! The game will be Sunday, April 18 at 3pm at the base of Foss. It’s $5 to play, and the proceeds go to Relay for Life.

Practices will be held on Sunday, April 5 at 2pm, and Sunday, April 12 at 2pm.We are looking to fill our rosters with enthusiastic players. No experience necessary. Anyone who identifies as female is welcome to play.

RSVP by coming to our informational meeting this Tuesday in Usdan! Low commitment, high fun, good cause!

Date: Tuesday, March 31st
Time: 7:00PM
Place: Usdan 108
Cost: $5 to Play

Homecoming Weekend Events and Dining Hours

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How ironic is it that the one day when it’s totally accepted to dust off our Wesleyan apparel and wear our school colors (props to the people who do that normally), it’s Fall Break? It’s a big athletics weekend for Wes vs Amherst. Not only is the football team playing Amherst today, but also the field hockey and men’s and women’s soccer teams (there’s also a volleyball game against Middlebury). That’s fives games during which we can wear our Wesleyan shirts (and kick other NESCAC schools’s butts)!

While it’s weird that homecoming weekend is when many students are off campus, according to Alex Sakhno ’15, who’s on the football team, it’s purely a coincidence. Wes’s homecoming game happens every fifth or seventh week of the year and it just so happens that this year it’s during the fifth week and also Fall Break. He’s still expecting a large crowd, though, since mostly alumni, parents, and Middletown residents come to games. Also, it’s Middletown Day today so lots of family friendly events will be happening concurrently (like a bounce house and face painting) and there will probably be some great dogs and little children around. If you want to watch Wes football play against Amherst, the game starts at 1:30 PM and will be live streamed here. For other Homecoming weekend shenanigans, check out the full schedule of weekend events.

For those of you still on campus, here are the relevant on-campus dining hours for Fall break. Usdan, Weshop, and Red & Black Cafe are your best bets (also Neon Deli, other Middletown spots, and cooking for yourself):

Football Team Loses… in the late 1800s

the football team on November 27, 1885 in New York, before losing to Yale 61-0 (from Wesleyan Special Collections & Archives)

the football team on November 27, 1885 in New York, before losing to Yale 61-0 (from Wesleyan Special Collections & Archives)

Wesleyan isn’t really known for its athletics, despite our sports teams being pretty good. (I think… why–when I know nothing about sports–do I keep doing this?) This year’s scheduling probably isn’t helping matters: homecoming has been conveniently scheduled during fall break. In any case, in honor of tomorrow’s homecoming game against Amherst, wherever you are to experience/ignore it, here’s a look into Wes Football’s (pretty embarrassing) early history, including a spectacular 136-0 loss to Yale and a triumphant 26-0 win… against New Haven High School.

Wesleyan Football Faces Hamilton On Saturday

In my dad’s email to me about Parent’s Weekend activities, he mentioned that he definitely wanted to catch part of the football game at 1 PM on Saturday. I imagine that many students are in this position this weekend so, for those of you who are less up-to-date with the Wesleyan Cardinals, here’s a brief cheat sheet of what to talk about on the bleachers.

Pep Band Info Meeting

A super-exciting, pep-filled invitation from Melanie Schaffler ’15:

Calling all students with a specific set of oral skills…. The Cardinal Players Pep Band is looking for new members.
-No auditions.
-If you don’t have an instrument, we can rent one for you.
-We only practice for an hour a week.
-Meet people who are actually willing to watch football games with you.
-We’re pretty cute.
Find out more! Come to our info meeting!

Date: Saturday, September 20th
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, room 114

PANGEA x Wes Football

PANGEA writes in:

Like football?
Interested in Asian cultures?
Want free food?

Come and join us on Tuesday, April 15 at Usdan 110 to learn more about Football and how to make sushi & spring rolls!

Indian food will be served!
Check out the Facebook event for more details.

Date: TODAY, April 15
Time: 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Place: Usdan 110
Cost: FREE

Powder Puff Football Game

Wesleyan Relay for Life is holding its first ever Powder Puff Football Game! Come watch girls tackle each other on the field and support a great cause! Attendance is free, but we will be selling refreshments, Homecoming tank tops and donations are always welcome! Support the American Cancer Society and watch the great American sport get girly.

Date: Sunday, Nov 10
Time: 1PM to 2PM
Place: Bottom of Foss