It’s spring break! Which means either you’re leaving or you’re staying and if you’re in the latter group you’re probably wondering where you’re going to get your food from in the next few days. This could be the week where, if you’re a freshman, you use all your points or the week you learn to cook. Both equally exciting endeavors. I’ve outlined below what’s going to be open and what’s going to be closed and at what times the open things will be open. Just look for the place you want to eat at and then check the hours. Hint: if the place is not Weshop it probably won’t be open. If you feel like you need to see this information in chart form you can do so on the websites of each place here: (Bon Appetit, WesWings & Red and Black, Libraries).
We are (only) a week back from break, so hopefully everyone’s stopped asking what you did during it. These questions can be genuine…or loaded and empty. They can also be opportunities for class privilege to shine strong. However, every year, a few student groups and Wes departments help facilitate some truly dope spring break trips that bring students from around campus together and get them out of central Connecticut for a few days. Doing spring break with a student group or academic department often lifts organizational (and sometimes financial) burdens off of individual students and also tends to be hella fulfilling and really fun.
So, we’ve reached out to a few groups who did cool shit over break and put together a roundup post of some cool Wes spring breaks. We apologize to any thesis writers who may have been here all break nibbling on a Twizzler in their thesis carrel every day, but we promise we’ll make it up to you. But for now, take a look at these folks’ fun times:
this could be you
If you’re staying on campus for the next two weeks or so, or even just hanging out for a few days, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Many a senior will be working frantically in order to finish their theses before April 12. Many other people, like me, will be on campus to make sweet cash and/or sit around. Besides, the weather is much better this year than it was last year, when giant frozen banks of snow were still everywhere, and we were all worried Spring Fling would never happen.
Since this is a pretty popular break for people to stay on campus, Weshop (with reduced hours) and Red and Black will be open Monday through Friday, but all other dining services will be closed from March 5-19.
From Caroline Monahan ’16:
This spring break, work to end mass incarceration.
Come to 41 Wyllys Room 113 for an info session on a Wesleyan lobbying trip to DC from March 12-15. On this trip led by Wes for Peace, we’ll lobby our Congress members with over 200 other college students on the Sentencing Reforms and Corrections Act of 2015 (http://fcnl.org/events/slw/FCNL_SentAct2015_Sum.pdf).
Come lobby with us. Tell your representatives to make the right choice about mass incarceration. Come find out more at our info session, or email cmonahan[at]wesleyan[dot]edu if you can’t make it.
“We could choose to be a nation that extends care, compassion, and concern to those who are locked up and locked out or headed for prison before they are old enough to vote. We could seek for them the same opportunities we seek for our own children; we could treat them like one of “us.” We could do that. Or we can choose to be a nation that shames and blames its most vulnerable, affixes badges of dishonor upon them at young ages, and then relegates them to a permanent second-class status for life.”
— Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow
Date: Monday, February 15
Time: 8:00 – 9:00 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 113
Bryan Schiavone ’17 writes in:
Come to the last open mic before spring break! you can perform (come
at 8) or watch (come at 8:30) or neither (don’t come). It’ll be fun
and 100% not stressful.
Date: Wednesday, March 4th
Time: 8:30 PM-9:30 PM
Place: Westco Cafe
From Transportation & Wesleyan Box Office — only three more days to book yr spring break transportation!
Spring Break Shuttles are on sale now!! Get your ticket outta here for spring break between now and March 4th from the Usdan Box Office or online at www.wesleyan.edu/shuttles.
Buses to Boston and New York are $25 and depart on Fri 3/6 at 5pm and return at 3pm on Sun 3/22.
Shuttles run to the Bradley Airport for $20 on Fri 3/6 & Sat 3/7. Returning Sat 3/21 & Sun 3/22.
And shuttles run to the New Haven Train Station for $15 on Thurs 3/5, Fri 3/6 & Sat 3/7. Returning Sat 3/21 & Sun 3/22.
Seats are limited so book today!
Booking Deadline: Wednesday, March 4
Place: Usdan Box Office (open 10 AM – 4:30 PM)
Spring Break 2014. Some went home. Some went to the beach. Some stayed on campus. And some went on spring break trips, participating in a wide variety of activities ranging from volunteering to performing to playing frisbee. Wes took the country by storm, traveling to places with exotic state birds such as the pelican, the brown thrasher, and the lark bunting. Take a look at what some of your friends were up to:
ServeUp trip to New Orleans
The Wesleyan chapter of ServeUp traveled to New Orleans to help rebuild communities and work with Katrina victims. ServeUp is a program under InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, a network of campus ministries. Stacy Uchendu ‘17 graciously educated me about their experience.
The purpose of the trip, in addition to rebuilding, was to explore the relationship between social justice and faith for Christians and non-Christians alike. Eighteen Wes students were part of a larger group of 300 university students who worked in the Lower Ninth Ward, one of the hardest-hit areas of the city. Some students built a whole house in three days for the St. Bernard Project. Others painted houses in cheerful colors to brighten up the community. A third group worked on a community garden at Our School at Blair Grocery (check it out! Blair Grocery rocks).
The students found it rewarding to work as a team and make closer friendships with their peers. They learned from the perspectives of the Lower Ninth Ward residents: it is hard to believe that nine years post-Katrina, there is still so much to rebuild. In addition, they were grateful for others’ openness to discussing faith without judgement.
Back on campus, the students hope to bring more attention to ServeUp, for people of all faiths or no faith, for those who just want to learn about social justice, or for those who want to go to NOLA.
IT’S SPRING BREAK. Here are important things you need to know if you’re staying on campus:
Usdan, Summies, and Pi are closed. Red & Black is open basically all of break except for March 15-16. Weshop will be open from 12-6pm between March 10-14 and again between March 17-21. Usdan will open for dinner and Weshop will be open normal hours on March 23. This is also all subject to change. Dining hours:
From Caroline Monahan ’16:
Looking for something to do over break? Live in DC or willing to travel? Passionate about politics? Want to make some connections on Capitol Hill?
Join us on the Wesleyan trip to Friends Committee on National Legislation’s Spring Lobby Weekend in DC!
From Box Office Manager Kyle Beaudette:
Shuttles for Spring Break to Bradley International Airport, New Haven Train Station, New York, and Boston are currently on sale through the box office and online. Deadline to buy is Wednesday, March 5th at 4pm.
Buy tickets here!