Hi hi friends. Do you like waste not!-ing? Do you want to help people get cheap stuff for their rooms? Do you like working with a group of students carrying hand me downs? DO YOU CARRY A LUNCHBOX?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, consider applying to Waste Not! Waste Not is Wesleyan’s annual tag sale, which seeks to reduce waste on campus by reselling gently used donations to students in the fall, so that stuff stays in the Wesleyan cycle and isn’t thrown out. We’re looking for awesomesauce people to work with us in the spring, which is basically tearing microwaves out of the hands of weeping seniors. plus, YOU GET TO STAY FOR SENIOR WEEK!!!!!@!!@!
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:
It has come prematurely, folks. A wild Wescam has been spotted: a glorious Wesculture behemoth [or should we say Tentacruel? And on that note, who are you “Tentacruel 2014, female?!] feeding on crushes and shitting out awkwardness and the occasional night of sweaty nonsense.
At the time of this post, 2237 students are registered [that is one grandfucking majority of our student body], 18k+ crushes have been added, and 5722 matches have been made. I know you all have stories.
Days since last Will Feinstein ’13 incident: 12. Seriously, this guy just graduated and he still hasn’t given up on trying to dominate the Wesleyan music scene— Wesleying has its own tag specifically for him. That stuff’s reserved for big shots only. And this Adrien DeFontaine ’13 guy ain’t no slouch, either: You last saw him playing as part of the band Tonsil Hockey in their debut video, directed by – you guessed it – Will Feinstein.
But arguably their most popular musical collaboration – one which landed them onto the NECN Morning Show – was with each other. After all the success of last year’s clever party anthem “Ain’t Tryna Say Goodnight,” Adrien feat. William has reunited for another Senior Week pop song, “Let’s Do Us.” It has everything: People taking swigs of orange juice right from the bottle, a chorus of people going “Aayyy,” Will Feinstein without a shirt, #captions, and that thing where people sing directly to a camera.
We’ll be selling guest and individual passes for both Outing Day and Semi-Formal this Sunday night ONLY (May 12th) in the Olin Lobby from 8-9pm. Passes will be $40 each (cash only and bring exact change or donate to senior gift), and they are on a first come, first serve basis. Because these last two events are dry, guests under 21 years of age will be allowed.
Q: What’s more Wesleyan than a Commencement Eve Tent Party featuring cameos by Das Racist’s Himanshu “Heems” Suri ’07, playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02, and a wedding-style funk cover of “Kids”? A: Probably nothing. We’re late on posting this, but hey, it’s summer, we straight-chillin’.
We don’t have video of Heems dropping a brief verse before flailing around the back of the stage, but we do have a clip of a funkified “Kids,” as performed by Kinky Spigot and the Welders (Lillian Ruiz ’08, Nicole Tirado Strayer ’07, Amanda Facelle ’09, Marlon Bishop ’07, Vlad Gutkovich ’07, Yoni Rabino ’07, Jon Hutchinson ’07, and Tess Amodeo-Vickery ’07). Scroll through the gallery below for a key shot of Heems bonding with Wesleying’s own viral starKill-F Feinstein ’13.
In semi-related news, Miranda ’02 gave a talk to the Wesleyan Alumni Association. Watch it here.
Edit: An anonymous commenter writes in, “You forgot about the Party on Fountain girl, who I’m pretty sure stagedived during this song.” Yes! I didn’t spot her, but both A-Batte (via text message) and Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02 (via Twitter) mentioned sightings of Molly ’06, the star of “Party on Fountain.” Can someone do a retrospective WesCeleb interview?
Bennet ’87to 2012: “Your generation has so many more opportunities to lead, to make change, than the Class of 1987 ever did.” Also, tear down those walls. Like Reagan. Sort of.
Congratulations, Wesleyan Class of 2012! Now go tear down some walls. Or something.
In case you’ve somehow missed it, a whopping 713 members of the senior class graduated on Andrus Field this morning after remarks by President Michael Roth ’78 (featuring references to WesRave, the ACB, and, err, “hipster pessimism”), a senior class welcome from Kennedy Odede ’12, and a stirring, historically heavy Commencement Address from Senator (and presidential heir) Michael Bennet ’87, who instructed one and all to “bring down those walls” and embrace “some period of public service” as the debt for the privilege of attending Wesleyan. “You will transform American politics for this new age,” said Bennet, “because otherwise it will become as irrelevant as the British parliament in 1776.” Meanwhile, about halfway through Roth’s speech, a few unidentified students dropped a banner from nearby Clark denouncing ongoingchanges to Wesleyan’s need-blind admissions practices. From my vantage point, the silent protest offered a large-scale complement to the “Keep Wes Need Blind” stickers I saw affixed to the shirts of student workers, graduates, alums, and even a few parents all day (more on this later). But what say you?
Seniors, you’ll be missed. But for now, go hug your grandparents. I’ve been driving them around all day on golf carts, and they’re totally psyched. (You can wait until tomorrow, I guess.)
Not sure how the Comp Sci department can help you get laid during Senior Week?
WeScam, everyone’s favorite website for “meeting other students over senior week,” is back in action. The coding and general rules are the same as last year—in short, underclassmen can only add seniors, seniors can add anyone. The logic, in short: you’re graduating, so who cares? You need to sign up on WeScam to add other students; you don’t need to be signed up to get an email notification when someone adds you.
WesCam lets seniors find other students on campus and other students find seniors. Add usernames of people you want to meet up with (they don’t need to already have a WesCam account) and if you both add each other, you’ll be simultaneously notified!
One other thing: If someone adds you and you haven’t added them, you both have the opportunity to anonymously message the other person to find out more about each other. We’ll also give the other person a fake username so that you can identify them easily in your conversations. So you can ask them whether you’re both in the same class or how they know you. Then you can try to add them to see if you’ve guessed correctly!
Here’s the link. Scroll on for graphical representation courtesy of A-Batte and Neo Sora ’13.