Did you pay $40 for an Uber (ew, Uber) from New Haven to get back to Wes from break? If you did and found yourself wishing for a cheaper alternative, read past the jump for a full guide on how to get from Wes to New Haven for just $9.75. Here’s the tl;dr:
Go to Meriden using M-Link Bus from Wesleyan Campus (William and High) 30 minutes and $1.75.
Take Amtrak from Meriden Station to New Haven 30 minutes and $8. NOTE: Buy tickets beforehand, construction disrupting train schedule until May 2017.
Starting January 2018 new commuter line will connect Meriden and New Haven with high speed trains making this an even better travel hack for Wesleyan students :)
On Friday afternoon, a cohort of Wesleyan activists drove down to New Haven’s financial district to protest three major banks’ investments in the Dakota Access Pipeline. Students from Wesleyan Democratic Socialists and Fossil FuelDivest joined other protestors on the march, which began at Wells Fargo, moved to Bank of America and the Federal Courthouse, and ended at TD Bank. At each stop, organizers and indigenous activists made speeches and led chants demanding a halt to pipeline construction and that the banks divest from the project. Read past the jump for more information about the march and specific calls to action from the protest’s organizers.
Put this in the “odds and ends” column: The name of the band is Sorority Noise. The song is “Wesleyan’s Best Dressed.”
And yes, you should absolutely listen to it. No, they’re not a Wesleyan student group, but a punk band that went to the University of Hartford; they released an album called Forgettable on Bandcamp this past May. The song itself is actually hella catchy, a fuzzy-guitar-based tune (check the rocking solo near the end) with eager drums and lo-fi vocals, and it should be dropping officially on Bad Timing Records on November 4th as part of a split EP with Boston band Somos, as per Stereogum. That website also says the song “sounds a lot like the buttoned-up, anxious students that might attend the titular university.”
I reached out to Sorority Noise’s guitarist/vocalist Cameron Boucher for a quick explanation about the origins of the band and what inspired “Wesleyan’s Best Dressed.”
In New Haven, a “Lincoln Oak,” planted in 1909 on the 100th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, was smote down by the mighty force of Hurricane Sandy. But tangled in the roots were century-old human skeleton remains and what appears to be a time capsule.
On Monday local artist Silas Finch had dug around the roots after he saw the mighty tree fall looking for old coins. He found what he thought was an animal bone (little did he know). It was not until Tuesday that Katie Carbo arrived to the scene. At 3:15 pm, Katie Carbo reported the findings. She unearthed what she thought was a cool rock, and realized it was actually a skull. The jaw and teeth were still connected to the spinal cord and rib cage.
Alfredo Camargo, the official “Death Investigator,” arrived at 6:55 pm.
Today’s installment is mostly a repost, detailing ways for you to get around the Connecticut and New England area. Or home, or to get waffle fries at 4 in the morning, or wherever. If you have a car already, you may want to ignore this entirely. If you don’t, then you might want to take our advice and become friends with someone who does.
As any current Wes student will tell you, one area in which Middletown is seriously lacking is its ability to help you get out of Middletown. The closest train station is in Meriden, though your best bet for getting out of town is to go to Union Station in New Haven or Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks (near Hartford). Getting there, though, is quite the challenge, which is why we at Wesleying, with help from our friends at the Peer Advisor Blog, have attempted to compile a list of the car-less ways to get to Connecticut’s two main transportation hubs.
Shout-out in the comments with additions and corrections.
There has been a spate of apparentAuroracopycatattempts (or interpreted attempts) in the few weeks since the shooting, and the latest is too close to home not to note here. According to the New York Post, a 46-year-old man was arrested last night at a New Haven movie theater (Criterion-Bow Tie Cinemas, a few blocks from Yale) for carrying a loaded handgun into the theater. He seems to have resisted arrest, though hedid have a permit for the gun and his intentions are unclear:
Officers arrived at the Criterion-Bow Tie Cinemas shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday after managers reported a man inside with a gun. It wasn’t clear whether the call was about Hwang or someone else.
About a dozen people were inside waiting for the movie to begin, police said. Officers asked each of them to raise their hands and file out, where they were patted down, according to a news release.
Hwang remained in his seat using his cellphone, police said. Police said he refused to put his hands up and was taken into custody by force. The gun was found in his waistband near the small of his back, police said.
This Saturday, the Yale Dems are hosting an education reform advocacy summit at the Co-Op High School in New Haven. Students from across the state are being asked to come together to address the state’s huge achievement gap between minority and white students, and to make meaningful education opportunities available for all by helping Governor Malloy get meaningful reform passed in the Spring.
If you’re interested in going, contact bflorsheim(at)wesleyan(dot)edu[AKA “King of the Dems”]. Limited transportation will be available!
Date: Dec. 3 Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Place: Co-Op High School, 177 College Street, New Haven
On Saturday, November 15th, protests will be held across the nation to protest the passing of Proposition 8 in California last week. This proposition writes discrimination into the California Constitution and unfairly treats LGBTQ Californians as second class citizens. There are protests occurring at 1:30 on Saturday in both New Haven and Hartford at each city’s respective city hall.
Ok really short notice for this, but the University of New Haven is holding an opening reception this afternoon for “Where Heaven Made Fun“, an exhibition by artist Nathan Lewiswhich features a number of paintings with Wes students in them – including “Till We Find the Blessed Isles Where Our Friends Are Dwelling” (the Washington Crossing the Delaware remake).
Among those depicted in the painting are Wesleying’s own Xue Sun ’08 and Xiaoxi Tu ’09, as well as Karimah Nichols ’09, Priya Ghosh ’09, Greg Silver ’09, and Jason Bigman ’10. Xue and Jason Bigman also appear in two other paintings in the show. And there’s an installation with a 17-foot-long sailboat.
If you missed the painting at Wes, you can head over to UNH until September 26th to check it and the rest of the show out.
Opening Reception: Date: Thursday, September 4th Time: 4:30-7:30 pm Place: Seton Gallery, on the University of New Haven campus