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WesRugby interest meeting tomorrow

WesRugby, Wesleyan’s trans-inclusive women’s rugby team, is having an interest meeting! Come see what it’s is all about.

Date: TOMORROW, Friday, Sept 9
Time: 5:30 pm
Place: Exley 139
Bring: your bad self

[EDIT MV 7:31 pm: WesRugby is a trans-inclusive women’s rugby team.]

A Very Wesleying Recr00tment

Hey readers,

A new semester is upon us, and you may have noticed some shiny new display names gracing the storied pages of this historic four-year-old blog. Weird, right? What this basically means for Wesleying International Enterprises©: some of our favorite contributors are graduating in the not-so-distant future, others are abroad, and we’re looking for new blood. Bloggers too, if you’re into that.

What we’re especially looking for: photographers and writers willing to post recaps of major campus events of any sort (planned or spontaneous) at Wes; people who spend way too much time on the interwebs and want to blog aboot it; writers with strong opinions or advice about general campus life; and, of course, bloggers who don’t mind going through our inbox every now and then and posting these events you guys seem awfully fond of submitting to us. Or, you know, students who just want to be part of this blog in any capacity. In the words of Sheek ’10, “all you need is Internet access, the ability to string sentences together coherently [or take photos/video], and an interest in life at Wesleyan as it is, was, and might be.”

All class years and writing experience levels welcome. If you’re intrigued, shoot us an email at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org (put “Wesleying Recruitment” in the subject line) and include a bit about yourself—why you want to join Wesleying, any blogging experience you may have, things you’re involved with on campus, whatever. More from last year’s recruitment after the jump.


Do you like to take pictures of half-naked Wes students . . . and paste Michael Roth’s face on top?

Do you like to procrastinate . . . by helping other students procrastinate?

Do you carry a camera with you at all times  . . . without entirely knowing why?

Do you dig through ancient Argus archives . . . so you can make fun of people who totally graduated, like, twelve years ago (but somehow still manage to comment on the post)?

Do you think the atmosphere is a way less exciting place than . . . the blogosphere?

Do you think blogging about blogging is, like . . . totally meta and shit?

Do you think that mocking the nauseating Wesleyan Admissions site is  still funny ten months later?

ARE YOU WESLEYING???? Important info on Wesleying recruitment after the jump.

WESLEYING: A retrospective/recruitment

As I grow increasingly aware of the few short months that lie between now and graduation, I look down at my navel and think about my time at Wesleying.

In my first semester at Wes, Wesleying was a fresh experiment, an increasingly poorly kept secret that the girl down the hall consulted to corral our motley crew of Butts freshmen to weekend destinations – Wine and Cheese at WestCo, Psi U parties, shows at Eclectic.

Now, four years later, Wes is minus one Mocon and plus one Usdan, without Presidents Bennett or Bush but with Roth and Obama, and has weathered too many other changes to reduce to a few trite clauses. Wesleying has moved from one blogging platform to another, developed an audience larger than anyone could have hoped back in 2006, and grown into a significant enough part of the Wesleyan media (such as it is) that often enough, the Argus gets tips from us.

I still feel a surge of pride when people sitting ahead of me in class refresh Wesleying on their Macbooks, flattered that their minds wander here during lectures instead of FailBlog or LATFH.  I think how strange it is that so many Wes administrators keep tabs on this site, when Wesleying was far enough under the radar back in the day that nobody got crap from the SJB about people holding beer cans in photos here. And it feels even stranger that so many administrative departments now have their own blogs, whereas four years ago I was still getting over my high-school Xanga/Livejournal (like many in my generational cohort), and a “Bennett Blogs” would have been highly improbable to see linked on the University homepage.

So while I and the other seniors on board brush our shoulders off and look ahead to THE FUTURE, it’s time to refresh.

Without a whole lot of people on the team, Wesleying would be just a few hypercaffeinated individuals with deteriorating posture and creeping Carpal tunnel syndrome, writing successively more solipsistic rants and rarely posting your events on time.

Luckily, enough people express their love of Wesleyan through blogging that we’re somehow consistent enough to keep you all coming back.  But this is the last semester for a bunch of us, and as bittersweet as it is, we will not be blogging here once we graduate. In fact, some of us are trying to focus more right now on figuring out life after Wes than we are on blogging. The site must go on, so we’re looking for new contributors to help keep this thing going stronger than ever this semester, and next year.

If you want to express your Wesleyan love through the Internet, click on for details.

The Argus Wants You! (Remix)

Follow The Argus at twitter.com/the_real_argus

The Argus will be having an0ther recruitment meeting this Sunday at 2 p.m. Photographers, writers, elves, and other mythical creatures are welcome (except centaurs).

What: Argus Recruitment Meeting
When: Sunday, 2 p.m
Where: Argus office above Broad St. Books


band ruckus

Hey readers,

A bunch of our biggest contributors graduated last semester, and we are very actively accepting new ones this year. This could mean you!

Wesleying was created as a student-driven space to promote a sense of community on campus, and we hope we’ve helped do so over the past three years.  Now that we’re settled here on our new site and processing events won’t be as time-sucking as before, we’re bringing the focus back to content.

As a Wesleying blogger you can be part of Wesleyan’s most frequently read media source, with the potential to shape campus discourse and the ability to keep Wespeople informed and entertained… and procrastinating. Wesleying is as good as whatever its contributors put into it, so let us know what you’ve got.

Do you know or have a lot to say about Weslife? Do you or people you know do cool stuff on/around campus? Do you want to break news as it happens? Do you take sweet campus photos? Do you like to Photoshop things? Are you into Wes music, and can you describe it in words?  Are you a human filter for Internet media? Do you know your memes? Are you a news junkie with an eye for things relevant to us at Wes? Do you possess keen wit and/or discerning taste? Do you write good? Does weird/messed up shit happen to you or your friends sometimes; wanna talk about it?

Are you into digging up forgotten pieces of Wes history? Do you know secret things? Do you explore little-known, little-seen parts of campus? Is campus deconstruction second nature after you took Intro Sociology? Do you have more opinions than your friends can bear to listen to? Do u miss wen we used 2 speak LOLspeak? Do you miss yesteryear’s Wesleyan weirdness; wanna bring it back/keep it going? Do you think things just aren’t the same as they used to be? Do you want to keep up the kind of content we’ve been posting over the years? Do you have a perspective you think we’re missing, or have been neglecting lately? Are you just REALLY EXCITED TO BE HERE??

If the answer to any (or a few, or all) of the above is yes, join Wesleying! Previous blogging experience is excellent but not necessary, and all grades are welcome. All you need is Internet access, the ability to string sentences together coherently, and an interest in life at Wesleyan as it is, was, and might be.

Recruitment meeting is Friday at 4:15 pm in the Andersen meeting room (110) in Usdan.  Come meet the people behind this thing and find out all you need to know.

Date: Friday, September 11
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: Usdan 110

[EDIT: Friday afternoon]

It’s cool if you missed the interest meeting – if you’re still interested, email us at staff(at)wesleying.org with your name, class year, and a little bit about yourself and why you want to join Wesleying.

Wesleying is Here to Recruit You

We’re launching the new Wesleying soon. For real. Very soon. It will be on the Internet and you will go to there instead of here.

In the meantime, we’re stepping up our game.

It’s halfway through the semester, and half of our active contributors are graduating in May. Wesleying needs some new talent.

Of ways to get involved at Wes, being a regular Wesleying blogger probably requires one of the most minimal time commitments. But it also has possibly the greatest potential to shape student discourse, provoke discussion, and keep people informed and entertained at Wesleyan.

At least, that’s the goal. We get a shit-ton of emails, and over the past year event submissions have become the vast majority of the emails we get. Don’t get us wrong, we love posting what you send in, and really appreciate that so many of you think of Wesleying when advertising events – keep them coming.

But right now there are only so many of us and the more time each of us spends posting events, the less we have to write actual content about things you care about.

So to lighten the load on us and to better serve you, the readers, we’re opening up.

If you:
a) are interested in things,
b) are literate,
c) have an insufferable need to share information, and/or
d) have an especially keen sense of what goes on at Wesleyan,
we want you!

Any combination of these qualities will suffice. But that last one will make us really, really want you, because what goes on at Wesleyan is at the core of what Wesleying is, has been, and will continue to be.

If you just recognized yourself in any of these general criteria, shoot us an email at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org and tell us a little about yourself and why you’re interested in joining Wesleying. No pressure.

We’ll be taking applicants all semester, but hope to hit the ground running with a larger blogging staff when classes start after spring break. If you’re interested, don’t wait!

Winter Break: congrats, we’ve made it!

Our classes are out. Our finals are, with any luck, complete. We’ve partied till sunup, despite the University screwing with Reading Week. And we’re one semester closer to graduation… sad as that may be, for some of us.

Welcome to Winter Break, Wesleyan!

As Wesleying co-founder Xue Sun ’08 wrote back in 2007:

It is Winter Break. We are rotting away at home, recovering from finals, nursing hangovers, playing Snood in our underwear and watching Judge Judy.

That still rings true… well, maybe, without the Judge Judy part. So, in the grand Wesleying–Winter Break tradition, we’ll be focusing less on Wesleyan, and more on things we call “totally unrelated to Wesleyan.”

And, this Winter Break, we’d like your input.

Help us prevent brain rot—or, help us promote it! Send us the snarky websites and maddeningly-addictive games that kept you up until sunrise, as your unfinished papers stared back at you from the computer screen. If you’re doing something interesting over Winter Break, send us your story and some photos. If you’re an alumnus, let us know what you’re up to these days.

You know the drill: wesleying@gmail. We’ll round up the best submissions and do our darndest to keep you (mildly) entertained and (marginally) thinking over break.

Behind the scenes, we’ll be working hard to bring you a new and improved Wesleying for next semester. We’ll also be recruiting new contributors in the coming weeks.

So, keep an eye out, and enjoy your time off!

Argus Recruitment

The Argus is recruiting new members, today at 2 pm at the Argus office above Broad Street Books. All grades are welcome, no experience required, just interest in making news/opinions/etc. at Wes.

Date: Sunday, September 7th
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Argus office (2nd floor above Broad Street Bookstore)