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
Alessandra Cervera ’16 sends the following with love:
Your favorite Rho Ep ladies will be selling Valentines Day grams this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during Lunch AND Dinner!
Ayo Wesleyan. I’m just gonna leave this here…
Tell me a story from your Winter Break.
Here’s the link.
Feel free to leave winter-break-themed links/procrastination devices in the comments.
In these break times, I know some of us tend to feel lonely or lost or down. or maybe not! either way, sneeze is always lounging around near a computer. #dontpanicitsonlyamonth
WeSLAM encourages you to rethink your Saturday plans:
The biggest slam of the semester has arrived! It will be entertaining; it will be beautiful; it will be grand. 10 poets. 2 rounds. 5 victors. Come support some super-talented poets as they vie for a coveted spot on the 2014 Wesleyan Slam Team!
Come see the following Wesleyan students compete:
Coz Deicke ’15
Max Friedlich ’17
Markeisha Hill ’16
Morgan Hill ’15
Cherkira Lashley ’15
Rick Manayan ’17
Chando Mapoma ’16
Oscar Parajon ’16
Arielle Trager ’14
Emily Weitzman ’14
…and see Jess Best ’14 (whose senior recital is tonight and you should go to it)
, Jeff Berman ’14
and Will Fraker ’14
play some lovely tunes…
…and see our wonderful host and feature, the one and only Simone Beaubien, who has organized the National Poetry Slam twice and is a beautiful wordsmith and individual…
…and experience the power of words you probably couldn’t imagine. Seriously, you don’t want to miss this.
Date: Saturday, November 23
Time: 9pm (doors at 8:30)
Place: CFA Hall
Though all of you are likely familiar with the need-blind debate last year and campus conversations full of blatant classism surrounding the subject, you may or may not have seriously examined how this classism runs rampant through Wesleyan University and pervades the experiences of its student body and administration.
We implore you to answer this question:
Have you ever experienced classism at Wes? Tell us about it.
Here’s the form. Some questions after the jump to get you thinking:
Welcome. Feel free to take off your pants and jacket.
I’m writing to humbly request that you answer me this one question by filling out THIS FORM.
WHAT IS THE WEIRDEST THING YOU’VE WITNESSED AT WES?
Now, look, I’m not trying to cramp your style. I wouldn’t want to block your recalling of witnessed weirdness at Wes with examples like this or this or this or this or this. I’m not going to tell you exactly how to define “weird”. And I’m certainly not going to link to a certain Twitter account regarding this subject.
Watch out for the follow-up. We’ll probably discuss weirdness at Wes but, more importantly, it’ll include blurbs chosen from your submissions.
From Civic Engagement Fellow Jelisa Adair ’13:
Learn about the current art scene both on campus and in the local community, including the Middletown North End Gallery Walk and the docent program at the Davison! We will discuss what current connections exist and explore opportunities for future collaborations. After the talk, don’t forget to take part in October’s Middletown North End Gallery Walk!
Stephan Allison, City of Middletown Office of the Arts
D’Mitri D’Allessandro, Middletown Framing and Middletown Art Academy
Clare Rogan, Davison Art Center
Pam Tatge, Center for the Arts
Date: Friday, October 4th
Place: Allbritton 311
WeSLAM knows that your favorite flavor of cupcake is haiku:
We’re back with the Haiku Bake Sale! Here’s how it works: for $2, you get to pick a delicious treat (we have some lemon bars, gluten-free oatmeal cherry chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes and oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies – all homemade, all delicious) and a beautiful, charming and talented wordsmith will write you a haiku on-the-spot. Give them a word and they’ll make some sweet, sweet poetry out of it. Also, last year’s WeSLAM chapbooks will be available for purchase on a pay-what-you-want basis.
Date: Thursday, September 26th
Place: Usdan, Table 6
From Winston Soh ’14, SALD and the WSA:
The Social Justice Leadership Conference (SJLC) is a collaborative effort which provides a space for students, student groups, community members, alumni, faculty, and staff to discuss social justice and to learn and refine leadership skills. SJLC seeks to empower its participants to create change by applying the skills and knowledge acquired during the conference.
Check out the full schedule, totaling 9 sessions!
Also, register online NOW!
Date: Saturday, February 23rd
Place: Daniel Family Commons (and later 41 Wyllys)
Cost: None (if you register)!
Facebook: YAY SOCIAL JUSTICE
Pictured: chocolate valentines from mom. Really.
Valentine’s Day kind of fizzled out when I was in high school. The teachers stopped handing out candy, and unless you had a significant other, the only thing you cared about was your chemistry exam that day. With the occasional joke about being single and forever alone, Valentine’s Day had disappeared as a fun, childhood holiday, expected to make a revival when I got a boyfriend who’d forget to buy flowers.
I expected college to be the same, especially a college like Wesleyan where today’s hookup mentality has been fully embraced. I figured it’d be a nonissue.
Boy, was I wrong.
The hype started on the first day of the semester, when my social psychology professor changed up the syllabus so we’d study interpersonal attraction on this most special of days. I thought that was cute, not realizing how exhausting it would be by the time Valentine’s Day actually rolled around.
A few days ago, the fliers and notices started going out about all the different Valentine’s Day fundraisers and events on campus: a cappella serenades, candy grams, and four-course meals at Usdan. But Wesleyan doesn’t only cater to couples—there’s also a “Fuck Valentines Day” singles Slowdance performance (which I can’t help but wish was actually a bunch of people waltzing without partners).