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Unofficial Orientation Series ’14: Eating and Drinking at Wes

*This post is an updated version of the Eating and Drinking installment of last year’s Orientation Series*

https://i1.wp.com/www.wesleyan.edu/dining/gallery/images/dining_header5.jpg?resize=625%2C125Eating and drinking is a necessity for all living beings, even during your hazy college days. While we all have to adjust our food standards from delicious home-cooked meals to university food, trust me, it could be worse. Wesleyan has many options for dining that you can enjoy regardless of your dietary orientation. Wesleyan was chosen the most vegan-friendly small US school by PETA, and our friends at the Mongolian Grill are always willing to cook-up a chicken tortilla topped with cheese if it’s protein that you want.

This is a part of the Unofficial Orientation Series 2014 to remind you to eat your veggies.

Audition for Clinger

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Michael Steves ’13 writes:

Come audition for Clinger, an independent horror-comedy feature film shooting this summer, directed by Michael Steves ’13 and crewed almost entirely by Wesleyan students. The film shoots in Houston, Texas from July 20th until August 22nd (though most actors will not have to be there for the entire time).

Several Wesleyan students and actors out of LA have already joined the cast, but we still have a few key parts left to cast. Actors will not be paid upfront, but all food and housing is covered while you are in Houston and back end pay will be offered if the film makes a profit.

The premise: A high school girl has to fight for her life when her overly affectionate boyfriend dies in an embarrassing accident and returns as a ghost, determined to kill her so that they can live together forever in the afterlife.

  • WHEN?: Tomorrow (Saturday) from 2-5pm; Sunday from 3-6pm
  • WHERE?: Usdan 108 (Saturday) and Usdan 136 (Sunday)
  • QUESTIONS?: msteves(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Monsoon Wedding and Free Indian Food

Indian food, guys! Indian Food! From Simoneil Sarbh ’13:

Come watch Monsoon Wedding and eat some delicious free Indian food in Usdan B25 sponsored by IIMPACT INDIA! Cause like why not?

Date: Thursday, February 28th
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Usdan B25
Cost: Net gain of Indian food

Usdan Turns Five: A Westrospective

“I couldn’t figure out if it was pronounced ‘Ooze Dan’ or ‘you’s Dan.’ ‘Sudan’ solved that problem for me”

Today, Usdan is a no-brainer. It’s where you go to eat. It’s where you go to buy shit. It’s where you go to check your mail. It’s where you go to hold WSA Presidential Debates and watch Obama’s inauguration. It’s your ATM, your band practice space, your WSA office, your farmer’s market. If you’re an incoming frosh, it’s pretty much your natural habitat.

But on August 27, 2007, when Holly and Xue entered Usdanistan for a fateful first visit, things were honestly pretty scary.

The place seemed sleek and corporate. You couldn’t make announcements, like in MoCon. How would anyone find anything out ever?It’s just like everything else in the world—the values of commerce and circulation reign supreme,” one long-winded commenter bitched. “And the sausage at breakfast was really weird,” observed another. The lines were huge. Like, ridiculously long. And no one knew how to pronounce the name. Yooz-Dan? Ooze-Dan? Uss-Din? Some were quick to suggest “Usdanistan.” Wesleying offered up a campus poll (possibly the first formal Wesleying poll ever). Another student started calling it “Sudan.” Wherever that person is, I hope ze hasn’t stopped calling it that.