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We’re Selling Stickers! So That We May Perpetuate Our Existence!

check out these ~sexy~ new sticker designs from our very own sdz (and our classic logo ones are back too)

Hey campus, how’s it going? Grinding tension of the academic experience just starting to build up? Same. Well, we have stickers to solve your problems. You might wonder, what purpose does a blog without a brand (okay, let’s be real, we definitely have a brand, and it is silly tweets and bad jokes) have for merch?

Well, first of all: we think these stickers are really, really cool and we like them a lot. That should be reason enough. But, unfortunately, it’s not.

We need money.

I know what you’re thinking. “Wesleying, I thought you were on our side in the struggle against the pressures of capitalism?” We are, but existing on the internet isn’t free. Our servers cost $25/month (up from $5 a month) and we have domain name expenses.

Wesleying has existed for 13 years (l’chayim!) as the only student publication at Wesleyan that has not received a single dime from the SBC. We are not a registered student group and don’t intend to become one. We think it insulates us quite uniquely from a lot of institutional pressures, so we can say whatever the fuck we want, pretty much (without being assholes).

We’ve been a platform for student voices and #snarky #commentary and breaking news and party locations and orgasm stories and Seniors talking about their theses and frosh learning about Wes. More generally, we have been a vehicle for idea transmission. People, for some reason or another, have viewed the site over 6 million times and submitted thousands of events to the site in the past 13 years.

But, our bank account is running low. #Classic #College #Student

So, we’re selling stickers! They’re very cool stickers! You should buy them!

There’s 3 sticker designs (pictured above), and we’re selling them for $3-5 each, or $10 for all 3! What a deal! You get to show off your blog/school/debaucherous spirit, and we get to stay online and posting about all things Wes! Or, if you’re just feeling generous, you can venmo us a donation @wesleying! Or use campus mail to send quarters (or dollar bills, or checks) to WesBox #90183! We’ll take anything we can get!

But WHERE CAN I GET THESE STICKERS?!?!?!?!? We’ll be posting on Twitter and Instagram when/where we are selling stickers! We’re a very personable blog, and we want to meet you, our dear readers/supporters! If you can’t seem to catch us around campus, you can DM us on any of our social media accounts, or shoot us an email at staff[at]wesleying[dot]org!

Thanks for supporting independent blogging here at Wesleying! #SBCFreeSince2006

Procrastination Destination: Star Wars

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In case you haven’t heard, there’s a new Star Wars movie out. In honor of this addition to the saga, today’s Procrastination Destination is all about Star Wars!

As I was scrolling down my Facebook newsfeed the other day (I was that desperate to not study for calc), I came across maybe the funniest piece of Star Wars trivia I’ve ever heard:

According to Wookipedia (a real website that exists), the “upbeat, swinging genre of music, most notably performed by Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes and the Max Rebo Band” is called… jizz. Yeah. Jizz.

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Jizz instruments include the Bass Viol, Bandfill, Clak Beepbox, Dorenian Beshniquel, Fanfar, Gasan string drum, Jizz, Jizz-box, Kloo horn, Mood synthesizer, Nalargon, Ommni box, Peel rod, Ploong sounder, Slitherhorn (traz).

Hope this newfound knowledge of all of these funny words helps you make it through the last leg of finals!

History Department Winter Social

winter3I think the title says it all, but if you need more details, Theo “Guess He’s Not An Anthro Major” Sullivan ’16 has them:

Meet history faculty, fellow students, and enjoy some warm winter treats: hot chocolate, cappuccino, cookies, coffee cakes, carrots, and much more!

Date: February 3rd
Time: 4:15 PM
Place: Zelnick

Great LOL of China: Chinese Comedy Performance and Lecture

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Grady McGregor ’16 writes in:

Chinese-English Bilingual improv comic Jesse Appell will be coming to Wes all the way from Beijing to dazzle us with some Chinese-style comedy. If you’re at all interested in China, comedy, or fun things come to the East Asian Studies Center this Thursday night for Jesse’s performance.The event will be free and open to both English and Chinese speakers.

After graduating from college, Jesse went to Beijing, China as a Fullbright Scholar to study with a Xiangsheng (a traditional form of Chinese comedy) master. He has since expanded his repertoire to include writing a comedy column in the South China Morning Post, producing and acting in a number of hit viral music videos, and performing stand-up comedy in English and Chinese.

Links:

Jesse’s highlight reel

CBS news feature on Jesse:
Jesse’s website:

This event is sponsored by Alpha Delta Phi and the College of East Asian Studies.

  • Date: TODAY, Thursday, Nov. 20
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Place: Center for East Asian Studies, 343 Washington Terrace
  • Facebook: event

Lunchbox + New Teen Force = So Chill


This just in from Elizabeth Litvitskiy ’15:

Hi Everyone. What’s up? Good. This friday there will be a Lunchbox show (Lunchbox is Wesleyan’s oldest and only SOLELY sketch comedy group, sketch comedy is like SNL, Lunchbox is better than SNL) and it’s the last one of the semester. New Teen Force will open with improv, but then there’s a whole bunch of new stuff that we’d love to share with you. Come on down, sweetbreads!

Date: Friday, December 07
Time: 9 pm
Place: Nics Lounge
Cost: Reasonably Cheap

Desperate Measures Parents Weekend Show

From Ariel Lesnick ’14 and the LOL ROFL BRB STILL ROFLING peeps of Desperate Measures:

Come see Desperate Measures Improv(e) Comedy, Wesleyan’s only Short-Form Improv group, make you laugh!

Saturday, October 20th at 8 pm in the Nics Lounge! This is our first show with our incredible new members, and spoiler: they are hilarious.

Bring your family members, pets, enemies, anybody you want!

Date: Saturday, October 20
Time: 8pm
Place: Nics Lounge