In a fun turn of Halloween events, an email from Dean Mike Whaley graced the inboxes of the Wesleyan student body with a message from seven hooded figures posed around our old friend the Douglas Cannon. Dean Mike also took the opportunity to plug Wesleyan’s now two-month-old video about the Cannon.
There was no indication of who this group is but the picture was taken at the Labyrinth plaque which is right by the Skull and Serpent Tomb. The secret society has been up to some wacky things in the past few years so why not take a walk down memory lane and check them all out here. It is worth noting this may be the Mystic Seven as there are Seven people in the picture, but it seems unlikely. Who knows who it is really, all that matters is that they have this beloved artifact of Wesleyan University (but also if you know who it was and want to reach out please do so, we can have a little conversation about it all).
Because we haven’t posted enough chalking-related updates from the past few weeks, an anonymous tipster writes in to let you know about an amusing (or frightening, depending on who you are) happening on Church Street late last week:
I have a tip for Wesleying but would like to remain anonymous. Earlier today someone wrote the names of the Mystical 7 — a Wesleyan student secret society — out in chalk on the sidewalk on Church St near Olin. Later in the day, a bunch of the people whose names had been written were seen standing over the writing, looking fairly panicked, and then after that someone crossed the names out with more chalk. Here’s a photo of the names crossed out. FUCK SOCIAL HIERARCHY!!!!
According to one Wesleying staffer, “It’s intact in at least two places right now (beginning of CFA path and College Row near Zelnick).”
Although a mention of Skull and Serpent Society doesn’t usually summon an aura of humor, the society would like to offer this semi-comedic glimpse inside the tomb as they share their very own Harlem Shake video with the Wesleyan community. The slight shakiness of the hand-held cam at the beginning might seem slightly contrarian, but it really only adds to the shake of the video, and also gives it a nice Blair Witch Project feel.
Since the video doesn’t permit embeds, you can watch it here.
Note that S&S has attempted to share this video by comment-bombing multiple unrelated posts, including this and this, as well as the following other attempts (click to enlarge):