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2014: A Very Wesleying Year In Review

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Guys, here’s the deal. We’re all feeling really old again because 2014 is over now, and that’s what happens each time you celebrate another year having come and gone. But before we can settle into 2015, which a previous year tried to warn us about (????), it’s time for your annual Wesleying Year in Review. Frosh writers astag_rockyCaro, and Jackson put together the ten biggest moments on campus (#tbt style), links to relevant Wesleying posts that help you brush up on each of those topics, and lots of fun honorable mentions.

Some really weird, interesting, amazing, magical stuff happens at Wes, and this post serves to remind us to take those memories with us as we go forward. (Looking at you, “New Year, New Me” people.)

Now, a disclaimer: Not everything that happened this year is covered because even with help, frosh only get some of the things right some of the times. Feel free to leave your personal favorite/weirdest/coolest Wesleyan moments in the comment section. Also, note that the events that do get covered are not placed in any particular order of importance or severity.

Read after the jump to see who wore it best.

[UPDATED] Wes Drops Sabra: Stirring up the Hummus

Update (12/9/14 12:13PM):  The WSA Dining Committee has released the following statement based on developments over the weekend:

As many people on and off campus are aware, Wesleyan recently switched from stocking Sabra hummus to a local brand, Cedar’s. Though we made this change in the interest of sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint, it unfortunately has been misinterpreted  in the media and elsewhere as a political statement in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. In order to clarify our continued political neutrality, and to give students a choice, we will be stocking both Sabra and Cedar’s hummus, starting in January.

Obviously, this is big news that counteracts the political/ethical implications of destocking Sabra hummus. Given that this is the first notice of these changes, we have no statement from those involved in the campaign to remove Sabra, as of yet. We will update this article again with any further developments.

Update (12/9/14 7:08PM): A statement has been released by Yael Horowitz ’17, Students for Justice in Palestine, and “another group of concerned students”:

We are extremely disappointed in the University’s decision to put Sabra Hummus back on the shelves.  It is not an ethical response, but is instead motivated by public relations and the opinions of President Michael Roth.  Student opinion is against Israeli apartheid and occupation, and we will continue to make this known.  This is not the end of the conversation.

Submit to Hummus

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From Samantha Sikder ’14:

Have thoughts, opinons and writings on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict? Hummus is a new literary e-zine which attempts to explore the conflict from a human perspective. Be a part of a new and creative approach to fostering dialogue on campus. Send your poems, thoughts, inquiries, reflections, essays about the conflict to hummus(at)wesleyan(dot)edu by Friday, March 22nd.

 Contact: hummus(at)wes
Deadline: 
Friday, March 22

Apply to live in Turath House

Carina Kurban ’14 wants you to live with her (and friends):

Are you interested in Arab/Middle Eastern/Muslim cultures? Do you like hummus, hookah, and henna? Do you want to live in a brick house with a fenced-in backyard, a screened-in porch, a dishwasher, private laundry machines, and the world’s most adorable DOG? Then apply to live in Turath House! Turath is currently seeking a sophomore or junior male to live in a gorgeous 300-sq ft double that has a built-in fireplace and built-in shelves. (Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be Arab, Middle Eastern, or Muslim to live in the house, nor do you need to speak Arabic). APPLY NOW!

Email ckurban(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for more information.

House Hopping Day: Hummus Making at TURATH HOUSE

Why get Weshop hummus when you make your own? Because it takes effort? Yeah, I feel you. But still,

Love hummus?

Did you know that hummus is different across the Middle East? Come out and make your own personal batch with fresh ingredients from different regions of the Middle East. PITA AND INGREDIENTS WILL BE PROVIDED.

(Also, come check out Turath House while you’re at it! A cozy five-person house on Lawn Avenue with great programs and people.)

Date:   Feb. 20
Time:   Noon – 5:00 PM
Place:  Turath House, 22 Lawn Avenue