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weSLAM Takes 2nd @ SUNY New Paltz Regionals, “Making History”

The weSLAM team had its first-ever away game on February 5th at SUNY New Paltz.  The team–consisting of poets Nick Petrie ’12, Michael Rosen ’11, Josh Smith ’11, Emily Weitzman ’14, and Randyl Wilkerson ’12–took second place out of four teams in the two-round regional poetry slam.

Brian “Omni” Dillon–established slam poet, NYU professor, and founder of the SUNY Slam–had the following to say on the wall of the weSLAM Facebook group:

It has been eight years since a school other than SUNY Oneonta (Five Titles) or SUNY New Paltz (Four Titles) has finished in the top two at Regionals.  Many, many teams have tried to break that stranglehold.  Congrats on making history. It’s about time.

Way to go, weSLAM!