“It’s a project I very much want to get back to, and I keep committing to doing so and then life happens at me again. I’m really hoping that I’ll have time to get it off the ground by the end of the year.”
The result of my foolhardy attempt at finding pyrotechnics on google images
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This is part of our series of Wesleyingiversary interviews. You can find the rest here.
I managed to snag the rarest interview of all when I caught up with the mysterious, yet illustrious, pyrotechnics for Wesleying’s 10 year anniversary. Pyrotechnics wrote more than 100 posts for Wesleying, many of which centered around campus activism and sexual violence.
He once stated in a post that “History, at least as it is popularly understood, often influences the character of the future.” Wesleying, being a vehicle for the transmission of ideas which might coalesce, compete, and crumble to make up the hystory of Wesleyan, has definitely had its character shaped by pyrotechnics. Read more for our interview:
On the 24th of September 2012, you, President Roth, asked of us a favor. And we agreed.
I am here to keep that promise.
“You should say, we have a commitment to diversity: we want to see that. In the demographics, not just the rhetoric,” urged President Roth one balmy September evening. “Because the rhetoric, whether it’s you’re in favor of need blind or I say I’m in favor of more scholarships, rhetoric is easy. Let’s see who’s here.”
Well, the results are in.
To sum up, the diversity of the Class of 2017 is markedly different from preceding Classes. As a percentage of the Class, students of color dropped slightly to 37 percent, while on the socioeconomic front the number of students receiving financial aid falls well short of any recent generation of Wesleyan students, dropping to 42 percent from 48 percent last year. Similarly, the number of students receiving grant-aid fell to 37 percent from 44 percent in the previous class. Meanwhile, the number of first-generation college students declined to 13 percent from 16 percent.
A couple months ago, esteemed bloggers pyrotechnics and Syed ventured into the trenches of Olin Memorial Library to take on Operation L.O.L. (Liveblog in Olin Library).
Today, there is an even greater mission upon us: liveblogging Olin during finals week (which has the way less catchy acronym ‘L.O.D.F.W.’).
Read after the jump to see the liveblog…and many finals week memes.