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Pizza and Music with Dean Wood

Rachel Unger ’15 has a hunger… for pizza!

Come meet our new class dean while enjoying music by your classmates and eating delicious pizza right outside High Rise and LoRise.

Open to all residents of High Rise and LoRise as well as all members of the Class of 2015.

Date: Sunday, September 8th, 2013
Time: 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Place: High Rise/Lorise Courtyard
Cost: Free!

Wesleyan Way Too Distracted By Oscars To Notice Fire at HiRise

“it’s not like i was prematurely ripped from the womb (my bed) and forced outside practically naked waiting for this kid to put his blunt out”

Some kid threw a lit blunt into a garbage can and set off the HiRise fire alarm, but with the way people are ignoring it you’d think it was the Oscars or something.

According to Luke Wherry ’13, “Some kid thought it would be a good idea to throw away the ember from their hookah into the trash.” Wesleying’s Twitter correspondents (read: @weird_vibes) are on the scene with way more detail about this fire than you can possibly want or need:

DIY Yoga with Shira Engel

After a long week of studying, what I need more than anything is to work on my pratyahara. Luckily, Em Trambert ’14 is looking out for me:

Love yoga but…
None of the classes fit into your schedule? You want to practice more frequently, but don’t want to shell out money on a daily basis? You want to learn more about the postures?

Well, you’re in luck! This Saturday, Shira will be teaching a free yoga class focused on how to create your own home practice. This will still be a physically vigorous class, but it will incorporate tips on how to do it yourself (or DIY, as some whippersnappers would say). Plus, it’s at 4PM, meaning you will have plenty of time to digest brunch before getting your yoga on!

Yoga mats will be provided for those who need. However, if you have your own, please bring it!

Questions? Feel free to contact me: etrambert[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Saturday, October 27th
Time: 04:00 PM – 05:30 PM
Place: High Rise Lounge
Cost: Free (thanks to ResLife)

High Rise’s Smoking Hot Water Truck Shut Down by Fire Department

“Does this mean another freezing cold shower?” Probably, yes.

The truck outside of High Rise (which has been supplying hot water for all of Junior Village) began releasing thick smoke from its smokestack earlier today. In fact, I woke up to it. In fact, I’m probably the best reporter for this job as I live on the fourth floor of High Rise in the room closest to—and—above the smoking hot water truck. Since around 11 A.M., my room has been enveloped in its asphalt-suffocating cloud.

I actually felt mildly ill and lightheaded by about 2, so I sent an email to High/Lo Rise CA Em Trambert ’14, who speedily alerted Area Coordinator Brian Nangle and Head Resident Eric Stephen ’13.

The smoke billowed on through the afternoon until around 10:45 P.M., when I got home from Olin and discovered an impressive assembly of Middletown’s finest gathered and discussing. I’ve never been so happy to see flashing red and blue.

I talked to one firefighter, who told me that the furnace had overheated and there were concerns of fire safety, as well as the heavy smoking.

Wes Pacific, Episode Two: “Why The Huge Pause?”

“It sure as hell wasn’t, like, tabouleh. Cuz you don’t need the stove to cook tabouleh.”

And we’re back.

Back from the four-day weekend colloquially known as “Fall Break,” and back with a new episode of Wes Pacific, the critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated webseries brainchild of Will Feinstein ’13. This time around, Will gets a flu shot (check it out, Will’s mom), Sexty-Five Pearl gets a closeup (still going strong), literally all of High Rise gets a rude 2:40 AM awakening, and Bobby Burvant ’13 and Adam “Rot-Bot” Rotstein ’13 get “Clairecuts.” Rot-Bot also tells a joke about a bear, and Hector knows “Monster” really well. All in a day’s work! (Dylan and Derek, take note.)

Watch the episode above or on YouTube, like Wes Pacific on Facebook, and check the first episode here. Next episode (probably) coming (maybe) soon (I think?).

PS: great news. It feels like Monday, but it’s actually Wednesday!