My story begins on a regular September afternoon. My laundry basket, bursting at the seams with an array of weather-inappropriate clothing, had toppled over entirely. I decided after some quick calculations that I would be able to complete the full laundry cycle in the amount of time I had before dinner. I could not have been more wrong.
Writing House wants you:
Do you want to improve your writing? Are you sick of living in a dorm? Do you want easy access to parking, laundry, and an amazing kitchen (shared with Full House!)? Apply to live in Writing House! We have several spots available for the Spring Semester. Please email jherrick(at)wesleyan(dot)edu for an application.
When we posted the brand new WesPoints app a few weeks ago, commenters were quick to posit other potential apps to make life on campus easier. As one “Weeeeeeewobwobwob” smartly commented: “an app for laundry machine availability, ESPECIALLY for hi/lowrise would be great since its like, 5 washers for maybe 500 people or something and its a painnnn.” Our own Sneakergaze compared it to the ITS toolbar that shows how many computers are free in each lab.
I was skeptical that the laundry machine availability service could soon be implemented at Wesleyan. I was wrong.
I also didn’t know about LaundryView, an “internet application that allows you to monitor the status of washers and dryers in connected laundry rooms through a Web browser.”