Chloe Jeng ’15 and WESUpport want to help you through the fall and avoid that pesky ACB:
Are you stressed out? Do you need someone to vent to? Do you feel like you can’t tell anyone what you need to get off your chest because everyone has a huge mouth and if you tell them your secrets will be
all over campus in five minutes?
WESupport peers are now holding office hours every weekday on the second floor of Davison Health Center. We’re a confidential peer support program with trained students who are happy to talk to anyone about anything. So if you ever feel overwhelmed, stressed, or just want to chat, stop by! (Bonus: We have free coffee and tea!)
Tunisia’s secular opposition leader Chokri Belaid was shot this past Wednesday while leaving his house. Many Tunisians believed this assassination was ordered by the government, and huge protests followed soon after the event. Mahmoud Ghedira ’16, a Tunisian native, wanted to do something to help his home country during its time of need, and he settled on making a video with some of his Tunisian friends who also attend American schools.
“The goal of the video is to express our support to Tunisia,” Mahmoud explains, “and to say that even though we’re 6000 miles away, we know what [the Tunisian people] are going through. We believe that we can overcome this without violence. Our message is a message for peace and [a message] against all this political violence that is happening right now.”
Mahmoud (speaking at 2:40 in the recording) hoped the video would uplift the spirits of his fellow Tunisians. But what he didn’t expect was how many other people would be tuning in as well; the YouTube clip has gotten over 11,000 views in less than two days and is set to premiere on Tunisian national television soon.
Inspired by the amount of attention the video was receiving, Mahmoud decided to expand the social media presence of the Tunisian students’ cause.
Turns out that the students of yet another institution of higher learning also have sex. In keeping with the efforts of Wesleyan Uncut and those of the Oberlin Sexual Information Center, a group of students at Skidmore College declared their support for Planned Parenthood and Title X with a similar video (check that shoutout at the end):
The Student-Run Grief Group is a network of support for those who have experienced the death of a loved one. This week we will meet at 8 PM on Wednesday, February 9th, on the second floor of the Davidson Health Center. Future meeting times may be subject to change. Feel free to come and go when it’s convenient for you.
Questions? email lkoenig(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Date: Feb. 9
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Second floor of the Health Center (enter through the back), follow signs to Group Room #212.