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Douglass Canon Makes Reappearance in Dean Mike Email (On Campus!)

In a fun turn of Halloween events, an email from Dean Mike Whaley graced the inboxes of the Wesleyan student body with a message from seven hooded figures posed around our old friend the Douglas Cannon.  Dean Mike also took the opportunity to plug Wesleyan’s now two-month-old video about the Cannon.

There was no indication of who this group is but the picture was taken at the Labyrinth plaque which is right by the Skull and Serpent Tomb. The secret society has been up to some wacky things in the past few years so why not take a walk down memory lane and check them all out here.  It is worth noting this may be the Mystic Seven as there are Seven people in the picture, but it seems unlikely.  Who knows who it is really, all that matters is that they have this beloved artifact of Wesleyan University (but also if you know who it was and want to reach out please do so, we can have a little conversation about it all).

Halloween Costume Round Up 2017!

“For your viewing pleasure”
Ed Thorndike ’89 of WesWings

Alright, ya’ll. It’s the day that we all look forward to. It’s the end of Spooptober, the start of Christmas, because we can’t capitalize off of Thanksgiving, unless it’s Black Friday.

It’s Halloween. And did ya’ll impress. We asked (yesterday) for your costumes, and I think my eyes are still burning I’m very impressed by the creativity of the student body.

Check out the costumes after the jump!

Film Series: Special Free Preview Screening – The Shape of Water

2017. United States. Dir: Guillermo del Toro. With Sally Hemmings, Vanessa Taylor. 123 min.


“Yes, Del Toro’s latest flight of fancy sets out to liberally pastiche the postwar monster movie…But it’s warmer and richer than the films that came before. Beneath that glossy, scaly surface is a beating heart.”
– Xan Brooks, The Guardian

“A ravishing, eccentric auteur’s imagining, spilling artistry, empathy and sensuality from every open pore.”
-Guy Lodge, Variety

“The Shape of Water has a generosity of spirit, as if del Toro is extending a hand in comfort and understanding.”
-Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Read These Jinn Stories if You Wanna Get Properly Spooked this Halloween

Every year, in search of some solid Halloween spookiness, I inevitably end up searching the internet for stories about jinns. What’s a jinn you ask? They show up in pop culture every so often; the jinn, or genie, that you probably know best is the Genie from Aladdin.

Jinns feature prominently in Islamic mythology. What’s interesting about the genre is that Jinns are actually based on Islamic literature and theology, and they’re mentioned many times in the Quran. Basically, if you believe in Islam, a belief in jinns tags along whether you want it to or not… kind of like your kid sister that follows you everywhere. For many Muslims such as myself, this lends the concept of Jinns a legitimacy that your average ghost story doesn’t have.

Also, shout out to the Buzzfeed podcast See Something Say Something by Ahmed Ali Akbar for doing an awesome yearly Halloween episode about jinns and halaloween ;)

Read on for some more background on jinns, as well as some jinn stories that’ll creep you the fuck out. I’ll leave you to decide whether you want to believe them or not.

Film Series: Deep Red

1975. Italy. Dir: Dario Argento. With David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi. 127 min.


A British jazz musician stumbles on the grisly murder of a famous psychic – a harbinger of more deadly things to come. Massive meat cleavers, cherry-red ooze, and childhood trauma lurk around every corner in this sadistic, candy-colored stomach-turner that’s as terrifying as it is aesthetically striking.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: Silence of the Lambs

1991. USA. Dir: Jonathan Demme. With Jodie Foster. 118 min. 35mm print.


To thwart a serial killer who skins young women, a green FBI agent seeks help from infamous cannibal Hannibal Lecter (Sir Anthony Hopkins, chewing scenery and faces). Their uneasy relationship sews together the slimy threads of this nail-biting, Oscar-sweeping thriller.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Film Series: The Thing

1982. USA. Dir: John Carpenter. With Kurt Russell, Keith David. 109 min.



A grizzled whiskey-guzzling Russell and a team of Antarctic researchers fight for survival against one of the most disturbing monstrosities to creep across the screen: a deceptive alien that takes on the form of its victims. The brain behind Halloween combines nerve-shredding tension with unmatched creature effects and an Ennio Morricone score.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

Film Series: Cat People

1942. USA. Dir: Jacques Tourneur. With Simone Simon, Kent Smith. 73 min.



In this twisted fable about the caging of female sexuality, a woman with a fascination for large felines meets a well-to-do fella, falls in love, and gets married. Yet as the two find trouble consummating their nuptials, hubby’s eyes wander and the new bride shows signs that she might actually be a mystical cat-human hybrid…on the prowl for blood.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Halloweekend Bingo 2k16

Keep your eyes out for a Sexy Michael Roth.

this was my bingo sheet from 2014. i found a "nudist on strike" and they had just taped a sign saying 'nudist on strike' to their clothes and i was sad for them

this was my bingo sheet from 2014. i found a “nudist on strike” and they had just taped a sign saying ‘nudist on strike’ to their clothes and i was sad for them

Two years ago, my hallmates and I were trying to figure out the best way to celebrate the 3-4 day affair that is Wesleyan’s Halloweekend. So we made a bingo sheet.

Since some things might be starting tonight (who knows), if you want something else to do as you move between costume parties and shows, want to document all the obscure costumes you see on your nights out, play Halloweekend Bingo!

There’s only one available sheet, but we figured that among any group of friends, you’re not all going to be in the same places or see the same costumes. Pick your own prize for whoever wins. (We suggest grilled cheese.)

This year’s sheet was updated by Liz Farrell ’17.

GO FORTH, PLAY BINGO. Be safe! If you’re trying to get blackout, do it on a bingo sheet instead.