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Wesleyan Spirits feat. Smithereens tomorrow, Olin, 8pm, yeehaw!

Pescadero extraordinario AJ “Big Bird” Hinds ’12 me envía una tarjeta postal. Se dice,

Dearest Nicholas,

The Spirits will be singing with the Smith College Smithereens at 8pm this Friday in the Olin Lobby. I was hoping that you would be able to make a Wesleying post about it. Would you be so kind? Here’s more info:

“Join the Wesleyan Spirits–Wesleyan’s oldest all-male a Cappella group–for an evening of vocal merriment with the much older, much more all-female Smith College Smithereens! It shall be a night of broken hearts, tender melodies, sweet, sweet chords, and reminding Garth “Celine Dion” Taylor ’86  that, yes, there ARE human beings who can sing higher than him.
Get your beautiful selves to the Olin Lobby at 8pm.

Love,
The Spirits”

And the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/147784968676125/

Hugs and Kisses,
AJ

(Apologies to my Spanish-speaking, Spanish, Ecuadorian, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and Japanese friends.)

Whining in the Digital Age: An Ethnographic Case Study

Sometimes, it’s hard to really articulate to your friends just how impossible life is going to a school with one of the highest sticker tags in the country. In the spirit of #firstworldproblems, however, an intrepid Smith College student created Smithies’ Complaints to service this exact need at a peer institution with a similar problem.  The About section summarizes things pretty much perfectly:

Smith College is really excellent. But it is full of college students, and we love to complain. Comparatively, though, our complaints are probably not common ones.

I like to think of it as something like the ACB, but somewhat less conducive to trolling  (not to imply they don’t have an ACB of their own). This normalizes content into a less erratic,  but still generally enjoyable range of entries in easy-to-digest tumblr format.

Feast your New England small-college-going sensibilities on some choice examples: