And then she said I had performed a sort of quintessential act of human appropriation of the nonhuman.
In my never-ending quest to conjure up new forms of procrastination, I posted a status on Facebook last Friday asking if anyone wanted to be a part of a Wesleying feature that was quite simply about two things: (1) people, (2) flowers. The feature would go like this: I would take photos of people being ‘unapologetically happy’ with flowers somewhere in the mix.
The idea gained a lot more traction than I thought it would, so I spent my entire Sunday not doing homework and taking pictures of my friends instead. And, as promised, they’re going up on Wesleying.
Now that theses are over and spring has sprung, some students are beginning to think about the hallmarks of the end of the semester: final work for classes, trips to Miller’s pond, running out of points, spending time on Foss, spending time in the library, and—perhaps most importantly—Wescam.
I am tired of explaining Wescam to freshmen, so I have decided not to here is a pretty accurate summary of the website. To celebrate the advent of this incredible Wesleyan Experience, I want you—the reader—to submit the most hilarious/cute/weird/silly/blasé (yeah, that’s right MOST BLASÉ) stories so that I can up my game before the season begins to amuse other Wesleying readers and keep the witty spirit of ‘scamming alive. Link here. Submit your stories! and…
This just in from Julia “Sex and the Symphony” Conrad ’14:
Stop by the end-of-year string recital of Jessica Meyer’s violin
students to pregame your pregame!
Program includes Bach and Ysaye. Reception includes free food.
Date: TODAY May 9th
Time: 8:15 PM
Place: CAAS Vanguard Lounge
LUNCH: TUESDAY – THURSDAY 12:00- 12:30.
DINNER: MONDAY-THURSDAY 5:00-6:45 (TO-GO SERVICE 6:45-700)
FIRST THREE FRESHMAN EAT FREE!!!
DINNER- Greens w/ Honey Thyme Vin. BBQ Chicken or Tofu, Collard Greens, Baked Mac & Cheese
DES- Funny-Bone Cake
From Elisa Cardona and the totally rad people of SALD:
Want to get your spring semester started off right? Come to any of the following “Re-Orientation” events! If you attend at least 7 programs and turn in your stamped “passport” to the SALD office by February 12, 2014, you’ll be entered in a raffle to win an iPad! Passports can be picked up from Dean Brown’s office, ResLife, or the SALD/NSO office in Usdan.
Read after the jump to see all of the events (there’s quite a lot of them).
“Concerts on Foss: now more than ever!”
Spring Fling is happening! The rumors are true: Paul Wall is officially booked and coming to Central Connecticut! Kevin Federline dropped out (as a freshman) and sent Kevin Curtin ‘13, YouTube drummer extraordinaire, in his place! House Party and dead prez are playing a collaborative set! Dean Brown and The Clover Street Band are covering Jefferson Airplane again!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, no. We’ll cut the crap and just give you the lineup, courtesy of Spring Fling Committee:
This year’s lineup still follows the loosely defined Spring Fling template of “rap act, indie-ish buzz band, raucous opening act” of the past few years, allowing us to reuse this sentence again and again, ya bishhh. Just kidding; Ryan Hemsworth seems to fit none of those categories, while Anamanaguchi probably takes buzz band and raucous opener simultaneously. “Electronic and electronically-backed music setting the stage for music press-electrifying rappers” is probably a better generalization this time around.
The lineup looks stacked this year! I’m excited to see the universal acclaim in the comments; a complete absence of complaints about the lineup has always been one of Spring Fling’s reliable standbys, year after year. (Ha ha ha.) Think your project’s missing? Put it in the submission form. Some quick overviews and music from the artists are after the jump.
It’s springtime. The birds are flying, the butterflies fluttering, the trees blooming.
As usual, the trash is proliferating. In the illustrious words of Dylan Nelson ’15:
The state Foss is left in sometimes is just absurd. I’m just baffled by the amount of bottles and trash that can be strewn across it come 5:30 on a Saturday. It just irritates me to no end that people can walk away, leaving their cans and other waste sitting there. I guess people figure one can can’t hurt, but when everyone operates on the same mentality, it all adds up. No one except your fellow students will be coming up behind you to clean. It’s not very difficult to walk all of 200 feet to the garbage bins at the top of the hill. A few friends and myself picked up a vast majority of the bottles and cans left behind the other Saturday, and total it took us maybe all of twenty minutes. Not long at all to keep a central feature of Wesleyan clear of trash. Just walking around with some empty beer cases that had been left behind, filling them with empties, and then emptying them into the recycling bin at the top. That’s cleaning other peoples garbage, across the entire hill. If everyone were just aware of their own waste and dealt with it, there’d be no issue, and the responsibility of clearing it wouldn’t fall on just the people who apparently care enough to be bothered to pick up a few empties.
So before you go off to your Save-The-Whales Awareness Meeting, do something immediately helpful for the environment and clean up. Please. Foss is our communal space and should be treated as such.
From Miriam Kudler-Flam ’15:
Tu’Beshvat is here! Tu’Beshvat is the Jewish birthday of the trees – celebrating the time when spring is just around the corner.
We will be having a Tu’Beshvat gathering at Earth House, 7 PM on Wednesday (2/8) to celebrate!
The gathering will be a mixture of traditional Tu’Beshvat rituals (making blessings over fruit, thinking about Kabbalist/mystical interpretations of the holiday, among other things), Hebrew and English songs and poems, seed planting, and discussion surrounding environmentalism, gratitude, and the human connection with the natural world.
Everyone is welcome!
If you would like to, please bring a tree/nature/spring/similarly related poem or song to share.
DATE: Wednesday, February 8th
TIME: 7 PM – 8 PM
PLACE: Earth House (159 High Street)
Questions? Suggestions? Contributions? Please contact Miriam at mkudlerflam(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
Or, “Make some noise, Connecticut! I gotta catch a muhfuckin’ flight!”
HAI WEZZLEYIN DID U GUYZ HAV GUD SPRING FLING?
The weather surprised us all, Walkmen and Ghost/Rae delivered the respective goods, and Wavves sort of maybe behaved himself (kinda). Belated congrats to Social Committee and all else involved in making this day not suck: u guys r da best, and this lineup fell into place quite smoothly.
Scroll for photos galore, and maybe even a video (quality may vary)!
First up, Wesleyan’s own Flora & Fauna entertained early-bird Foss Chillers starting at 1:00, nailing a half-hour set of the sort of tightly rehearsed, guitar-heavy garage-pop that won them this gig, including recent single releases “Want U 2 No” and “Continental Parties.” (For the uninitiated, Flora & Fauna are Matt Bernstein ’11, Charlie Ellis ’13, Gabe Gordon ’11, Adam Gunther ’11, and Casey Baird. They’ve been around for a few years. They’re good! If you missed their set, it’s not too late to absolve your sins on the interwebz.)
. . . with the smell of garbage:
Bitch bitch, moan moan, clean up your trash, don’t let the hill be an embarrassment. Thanks.