Senior week, a time for major debauchery and self-reflection, will be enhanced this year by T-pain, the background music to many of our first handjobs.
The senior class got a survey a couple weeks ago asking for senior week performer preferences. According to Jenna Starr ’15, the senior class council president, T-pain came in first with Charlie XCX second out of 650 responses. The show is on May 21st at 7 pm at the Webster Theater in Hartford (in a private room rented out for 1250 people–probably will avoid the bigWesleyan concert debaclesof the past). There’s FREE CHIPOTLE! Also buses to take people to Hartford. This isn’t quite senior cocktails (R.I.P.) but T-pain will probably play “Bartender.”
More info from Starr about who can attend the show:
Senior Cocktails, faculty engagement, Espwesso, and the state of Wesleyan society.
The media has been having a field day with last Friday’s Senior Cocktails. History, at least as it is popularly understood, often influences the character of the future, so this article seeks to illuminate three brief bits of historical meaning. The first involves the intent of the Allbritton cafe now called Espwesso. The second, an old norm of behavior between faculty and students. And finally, the origins of Senior Cocktails, the third. All told, these elements collectively form the tale of a beautiful and normative aspect of Wesleyan society that aged, became tarnished, and eventually disappeared.
As you might expect, the centerpiece of Andric’s novel is a bridge across the Drina river, lying athwart the town of Višegrad near the border between Bosnia and Serbia. This bridge serves in analogy for many aspects of Ottoman rule in the Balkans (and some of these I will reference later on), but for now its importance lies in the kapia, the widened center of the bridge. Upon the kapia sit the people of the town, resting on benches of carved stone, chatting, sipping coffee and plum brandy bought from the vendor’s stand, and conducting business of both great and little import. The kapia is as central to the society of the town as it is to the bridge itself.
So it was to be with cafe space allotted on the bottom floor of Allbritton.
Of course, this question could be answered fairly quickly by any number of blogosphere navigators, but perhaps best by Daily Caller commenter “WHATTHEBLANK,” who characterized us as “leftists [who will] just get older and go to occupy protests and still drink smoke weed and act stupid.”
So, as one of those overprivileged WASPs that everyone is talking about, who better to give you your cheat sheet to the media coverage that Wesleyan is getting for our little tryst with the T-Rex?
Reported quote from the incident report: “Wesleyan student removed from the 6th floor for riding the dinosaur.”
If you’ve recently braved the chilly wintry air to get a snack from Weshop before commencing your diligent studies, you may have noticed a conspicuous white News 8 van perched on the corner of Church and Pine. It’s not every day that our little campus generates localnewsattention, so the media presence may cause some people to worry. But the answer shouldn’t be much of a surprise:
Was just approached by an abc news woman wanting to know what happened at senior cocktails. #FuckOff
On Friday, the third Senior Cocks event came to an abrupt halt when the senior class was kicked out of the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford. (Haven’t heard the story? Catch up here and here.) Apparently the scandal has generated so much attention that News 8, based in New Haven, has stopped by to talk to seniors and grab some video shots of our frigid lovely campus. The news van’s been busy, having already visited the museum to talk to employees and gather their side of the story before coming to Wes. The reporter whom I spoke to wasn’t entirely forthcoming with her goals, but I gathered that even she was uncertain whether or not the science center would be pressing charges against Wesleyan.
It looks like senior cocks is back for another year. Well, almost. This year its called senior events, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress up in your best, hop on a bus with your senior friends, and ride off to the best university-sanctioned party you will ever go to. The first ‘event’ will be the “Blacklight Halloween Party,” (perhaps riding off the success of [at least] two very successful blacklight parties this year [Warren and ADP]).
Passes this year cost $190 for 5 ‘guaranteed’ events (does that mean there could be more?), including a Winter Formal and Spring Semi-Formal. The full email is included below.