A picture of Lila counting cells (her “favorite activity”)
It has been a wild ride. Reading through all these THESISCRAZY2018 interviews has been a privilege, and I can’t wait to see what next year’s class brings. But today we have reached the end of our time together. Part 14 is the last part of thesiscrazy this year. I am sad. You are sad. But today at 4pm, the seniors are gonna stand on the Olin steps and they’re gonna pop their bottles of champagne, have a drink or two (or ten) with friends, and celebrate their momentous achievement of writing a thesis. But let’s not forget they’re probably a little sad too, and they don’t quite know why. It’s gonna nag them a little, and they’ll be left wondering. And then next week (not tomorrow or this weekend ’cause they’ll be celebrating), they’ll realize. Their thesis, this thing that was on their mind 22/7 for the last year, is finished. Their baby is gone.
We’ve got some great ones by Ali Arminio ’18, Khephren Spigner ‘18, Caroline Deimer ‘18, Lila Levinson ‘18, Jackson Barnett ‘18, Grace Wong ‘18, Allegra Ayida ‘18, Emily Kessler ‘18, and Amélie Clémot ‘18. Don’t skimp on these theses.
Read after the jump to catch up on this final installment of THESISCRAZY2018. And if you really need something for some ultra-last-minute procrastination, check out all of this year’s interviews here! We’ll see you on the steps at 4!
Celina hanging out in the gallery
Welcome back to THESISCRAZY2018! This post is a diamond. So unique. Not one of these thesis writers are doing a thesis in the same department. We have a Studio Art thesis by Celina Bernstein ‘18, an Econ thesis by Aqila Putri ‘18, a COL thesis by Jake Orlin ‘18, a Psych thesis by Ananya Subrahmanian ‘18, a Spanish thesis by Martha Mastrianni ‘18, and a Biology and ENVS thesis by Eric Hagen ‘18.
Check out their theses after the jump!
Claire j chillin’ in her thesis carrell.
This THESISCRAZY part ellllleeeeveeeeen. We’re sitting on the cusp of greatness. Tomorrow’s the day. We’ve got a BUNCH of theses in this post (5. that’s a bunch), so make sure to stay tuned till the end. We’ve had a record breaking year of interviews (google forms are truly revolutionary), so we’re gonna be posting until the final moment.
I think the weather outside is like once removed from a tornado, and I know you don’t wanna go out there. So why don’t you pop over to Pi, grab yourself a nice matcha latte, and lounge a little. Read a little. Get to know your peers a little.
Thesising is after the jump
This past finals week (or in any semester prior tbh), did you write a paper about Wesleyan? I frequently stumble down the WesScholar rabbit hole at inopportune times and procrastinate by reading about the history of coeducation at Wesleyan or University partnerships in urban renewal in Middletown. I may be desperately alone in this, but I’d like to think that I’m not.
I was thinking it would be cool to have a more extensive aggregation of student scholarship about Wesleyan and so I was like “Let me find all of the WesScholar theses about Wesleyan and then ask the aether.”
“April 12th! Oh my God! I’m just going to crawl into a hole and sleep.”
Welcome to part 8 of THESISCRAZY 2016, the series where we interview seniors who are losing their shit because their theses are due TODAY at 4PM (GASP). You already know the drill, but read parts one through seven of this year’s installment here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. And THESISCRAZY archives are here.
OKAY GO GO GO.
“Yeah, I just think in terms of sediment. I think my brain’s turning into sediment.”
Welcome back to THESISCRAZY 2016. At this point, you probably know the drill, but here’s the quick spiel: We interview
crazed mutants thesis writers as they race against the clock to get their theses done by April 12th. You can check out the other installments of this year’s THESISCRAZY here, here, here, and here. The THESISCRAZY archive is here.
Time to talk to stressed people after the jump.
“That’s what I’m going to be dedicating my last month at Wesleyan to: Toasting perfect toast.”
Yo yo yo, this is part 4 of THESISCRAZY 2016, the annual series where we bug thesis writers with fun questions about their poops and such. You can catch earlier installments of THESISCRAZY here, here, and here, and you can check out the archives here. If you’re interested in being interviewed sometime before April 12th, feel free to email staff(at)wesleying(dot)org and include your name, major, carrel number/workspace, and times you can meet.
Okay, I’m getting tired of writing intros. Let’s just get to it.
“He makes a lot of noises and slaps his butt.”
Congrats, you’ve made it to part 3 of THESISCRAZY 2016, the annual Wesleying series where we force thesis-writing seniors to come out of their
anti-social snake people caves carrels and talk to us about what they’re working on. You can read the other THESISCRAZY 2016 interviews here and here, and you can check out the THESISCRAZY archives here.
Let’s talk theses and shit after the jump.
“Sometimes I’ll send people on the fourth floor little esoteric notes from lizard people.”
Welcome back to THESISCRAZY 2016, where we talk to stressed thesis writers about the thing that has been taking up all their headspace for the past 8-12 months (because what could go wrong with that?). You can check out THESISCRAZY 2016 Part 1 here, read the THESISCRAZY archive here, and stay tuned for more THESISCRAZY posts before April 12th.
Are you a senior thesis writer who wants something other to do other than staring at your computer screen and eating food from Weshop’s candy aisle? Email staff(at)wesleying(dot)org with your name, major, workspace/carrel number, and times you can meet before April 12th.
This has a registration form that is DUE TOMORROW so if you’re interested, please read this message from Ford Fellow Elana Rosenthal ‘GRAD:
Seniors! Panicking over your thesis yet? Come to the free Senior Thesis/Essay Writing Boot Camp over spring break! Any senior working on a capstone project is welcome to a comfortable, congenial space where you can really focus on your writing for a day.
The boot camp will be held on Tuesday, March 8th, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Daniel Family Commons. There will be:
- FREE food: breakfast, lunch, snacks, and caffeine
- A quiet area for writing in structured time intervals
- Optional relaxation breaks including yoga, meditation, crafts, and games
- Space for collaborative proofreading
If you’d like to attend, just fill out this quick registration form by March 1st, WHICH IS TOMORROW.
If you have any questions, contact Professor Meg Furniss Weisberg at mweisberg[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 1