Credit for this photo goes to Karmenife Paulino and Tess Altman at Reclamation.
Note: This interview discusses sexual assault. It was also conducted prior to Winter Break and doesn’t reflect certain changes on campus since then.
I knock at some small senior house right off of Cross street, and a muffled cry of, “Be right there,” can be heard from behind its chipping red door. The door opens, and this is the first and last time that I ever meet Karmenife Paulino ’15 – I follow curly, auburn hair up the narrow staircase as we say our hello’s and I am taken to her room. Her room is cozy and dim, with colored lights strung up on the left wall next to artwork and posters. My eyes graze over the mid-packing mess that I’ve interrupted, led to a mannequin in bondage gear leaning on the right wall.
She sits on her bed, crosslegged and comfortable, her body turned at an angle from mine, as I take a seat on the bottom most edge and gracelessly stumble through introductions. She’s patient as I rummage through my bag for my questions, and we begin.
What exactly is Reclamation?
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):
Em Trambert ’14 wants you to know that:
On Thursday, November 15 at 4:30 PM, there will be a panel of Professors from the Government, Economics, Sociology, Philosophy, and Science in Society Departments discussing these topics. Students will be moderating the discussion, and we want your questions! Please submit them to professorpanel(at)gmail(dot)com by Monday, November 12.
Date: Monday, November 12
Place: Your computer/smartphone
Cost: 30 seconds of your time