Most of the graffiti is actually very inclusive!
For most of this year, the second-floor SciLi carrels have been my study space of choice. They’re quieter than the lunch-with-your-friends-disguised-as-studying of first-floor SciLi, but allow for slightly more noise than in Olin, where I feel guilty for just unzipping my backpack. They have a good amount of natural light, and their cute little walls protect me from making eye contact with anyone else working there, so I can sink into the false sense of solitude that I so desperately need. But an added bonus is that many of the carrels have some *high quality* graffiti from all the students that have studied there before, providing ample entertainment and procrastination fodder. And for your reading privilege, I have compiled the highlights. Click below for some anxiety-fueled musings. (Please note that I take no responsibility for any misspellings, botched punctuation, or opinions. All errors belong to the authors themselves.)
it’s almost valentine’s day, and love is in the air <3
we bring this up not to torture all you single folk (we feel you on that front) or get all gushy, but because bwog (columbia’s version of wesleying) has been running a personals series in the weeks leading up to valentine’s day to help bring love to their readers, and today’s personal was… another blog: nyu local!!! while we’re a little insulted that we weren’t crushed on from afar (but we suppose that is more of a wescrushes thing), we were happy to see the budding romance between bwog and nyu local, and wanted to add our affection to the mix!
nyc might be 2+ hours away physically, but thanks to the ~magical powers of the internet~ we believe that this long-distance love can find a way <3
see below the email exchange that followed:
Look, let me start with this: leaving home was tough. I knew it was time for me to move on. I had been at Spinsleyan for three years, learning the craft of turning my wheels and adjusting to balance. But it was still hard to leave home. I also knew I had to contribute to my home and that I was ready.
I had a plan. Like most bikes, I wanted to serve the community. I wanted to help people transport themselves around campus, and I wanted to help people’s commutes. My plan was to outperform my peers; I wanted to be the most helpful. So, I knew I had no time for love. But I was wrong.
With Valentine’s day just around the corner, you may be scouting for a last-minute date for the Bon Appetit Valentine’s dinner. In the tradition of crappy (read: great) meme Valentine’s Day e-cards, here are some Wesleyan-specific Valentine’s Day cards (complete with comic sans) for all of your Wesleyan-specific Valentine’s Day needs.
If you use any of these as pickup lines and they actually work for you (or if you fail miserably?), please let us know via the tipbox or by emailing us at staff[at]wesleying[dot]org.
Nina Stender ’16 wants YOU!
? 36 Questions to Fall in Love ?
Brought to you by the Social Experiment Group (aka SEGWAY)
Hoping to find love just in time for Valentine’s Day? Sign up to participate in a social experiment activity on Sat, Feb 13th at 430pm.
**DEADLINE: FRI, FEB 12TH AT 8PM**
Participants will be paired up and given a set of 36 questions, divided into three sets which scientists believe “foster closeness”. This is based on the idea that the best way for you to get close to your partner is for you to share with them and for them to share with you. After answering the questions, participants will sit and look into one another’s eyes for four minutes.
There will be FREE FROYO provided to help break the ice ;) –courtesy of the Adelphic Educational Fund
We are hoping to examine whether intimacy between two strangers can be accelerated by having them ask each other a specific series of personal questions. This experiment is based on a published psychological study by the psychologist Arthur Aron. (http://psp.sagepub.com/content/23/4/363.full.pdf+html )
Participants will be asked to fill in a follow-up survey (anonymous!) so we can find out if you guys developed any kind of friendship/relationship/ hookupship etc. We will write up the results and share them :)
Pls let us know if you have any questions/comments/concerns or if you want to get involved.
Date: Saturday, February 13
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Place: Exley 150 Tishler Hall
Cost: FREE LOVE!!!!!!
It’s that time of year again …. the annual Wesleyan production of The Vagina Monologues !!!!!
Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues is a series of monologues about bodies, sex, empowerment, and love.
PROCEEDS FROM TICKET SALES BENEFIT THE LOCAL MIDDLETOWN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER (New Horizons). http://www.newhorizonsdv.com/about_us
Tickets will be sold at the Usdan box office starting on Tuesday
Performances will be held in Memorial Chapel
Thursday (2/11) – 8PM
Friday (2/12) – 8PM
Saturday (2/13) – 8PM
The show runs 90 minutes.
Christine Elizabeth Clarke
Meg de Recat
Date: Thursday, February 11 – Saturday, February 13
Time: All shows begin at 8 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel
Cost: $6 tickets — Usdan box office
As part of our In Depth student group series, Keren Reichler ’16 and Miriam Kudler-Flam ’16 were nice enough to sit down with me and talk about their new Zymurgy Collective. After being dormant for a couple years, this club has come back to handle all of your fermentation needs. Read on to learn more about fermentation, how to get involved, and the many possible synonyms for the word ferment that you have not thought of before.
From Haenah Kwon ’17:
Hello friends! Wanna talk about hate and love with us while eating amazing food? Middletown Potluck would like you to join us THIS Saturday, March 28th, at 6pm for another great potluck! We’ve planned a potluck devoted to the discussion of experiences and stories of hate, AND how to overcome it. Spend the evening telling your own truth and learning from others! (and eating GREAT food). If you are able to bring something to share, great! If not, we’d love for you to just bring yourself! Lots and lots of love, Your M-town potluck crew.
Date: Saturday, March 28th – tonight!
Place: St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen
Facebook: EVENT PAGE
all-caps LADD released a new single just for all the lovers out there on Valentine’s Day with the message “Thanks to all our friends and everyone who comes out and supports us at our shows!” Check it out on bandcamp or here:
From Anna Bisikalo ’17:
Second Stage presents: “Almost, Maine”. Directed by Rachel Kaly ’17 and David Caruso ’18, this play portrays love in all of its humorous, screwed up, and sentimental forms.
Date/Time: Thursday 7 pm; Friday 9:30 pm; Saturday 2 pm
Place: ’92 Theater