Come see some awesome astronomical objects tonight at Van Vleck Observatory! We’ll be operating the 16-inch reflecting telescope and maybe the colossal 20-inch refracting telescope too. Stop in for a few minutes and you might see some planets, nebulae, stars (duh), and maybe a galaxy or two. Bring your pre-frosh!
Submit to the Wesleyan Hermes by 3 PM (if you’ve got THE GUTZ)! Email wesleyanhermes(yurt)gmail(durt)com with your best shot! If you can’t do it by 3 PM, submit anyway – you’ll simply be considered for a later issue than the WesFest edition coming *~this weekend~*!
Over the past two weeks, dorms have competed to reduce energy consumption and win awesome prizes. Nics 5, 5.5 and 6 dominated the ranking throughout the competition, and won with a formidable 159.2% energy reduction compared to its baseline. Overall, dorms conserved 26.6% more energy than during the baseline period. The final rankings are:
1. Nics 5, 5.5, 6
2. Butt A
3. Butt B
4. Nics 7
5. WestCo 3 & 4
6. Butt C
9. High Rise & Low Rise
10. WestCo 1 & 2
11. Senior Fauver
12. Freshman Fauver
Although the competition is over, saving energy is still important! Keep up the good habits!
Like all the ones before it, this update has been really brought to you by Bing Wu ’13. Check the Wes Sustainability Blog for all the daily updates leading up to the competition finale (spoilers: Nics 5-6 carried it pretty much all the way) and other sustainability updates. Thanks for playing, dormies!
Come check out Ian Coss ’11‘s senior recital this weekend:
The concert will present a combination of traditional Gamelan music and original pieces inspired by Balinese compositional practice. My focus is on the use of interlocking patterns that create fluid melodies out of fragmented parts. I am exploring how this technique can be translated to new musical settings outside the traditional instrumentation and repertoire of Balinese Gamelan. The program will last one hour.
The second annual post-Zonker Harris Day Ishmael feet stomp will be going down this Saturday, April 16 at the Music House. Bring your prefrosh to be corrupted! New songs and liver poisoning synthesizers will be debuted. And it’s free!
1992. USA. Dir: Penelope Spheeris. With Mike Myers, Dana Carvey. 94 min.
-“Um, Wayne? What do you do if every time you see this one incredible woman, you
think you’re gonna hurl?”
-“I say hurl. If you blow chunks and she comes back, she’s yours. But if you spew and she
bolts, then it was never meant to be.”
Mark “The Gooch” Popinchalk ’13 desperately writes in about Wesleyan’s own fighting Desperates Measures show this weekend. Mark is just about to bust everywhere trying to get the word out:
As all the Prefrosh and their parents are pre-coming to Wesleyan this weekend, Desperate Measures is getting in on the revelry too with a show Friday, 8 PM, in the Nicholson Lounge. Wesleyan’s only short form improv troupe will be providing the laughs, come and enjoy.
Ben Firke ’12 writes in about a new 2nd Stage production opening tonight in the ’92 Theater:
The Sullivan family’s peaceful suburban existence is thrown into disarray when their eldest son Robbie begins to dig a giant pit in their backyard. His younger sister Kate, an amateurish writer and a full-time know-it-all, begins to investigate why her brother became obsessed with such a bizarre and seemingly pointless endeavor. In her attempt to solve the riddle of Robbie’s psyche, Kate discovers her family may not be the pleasant collective that her parents believe it is and she may have more in common with her brother than she thought.
The performances are Friday, and Saturday night at 8 p.m. in the ’92 Theater. Tickets are available for free in the box office.
Here is a video of the making of the performance, courtesy of Stefan Skripak ’13.