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Zonker Harris Day is Tomorrow So Here’s a Video of This Guy in a Parachute

Zonker Harris Day (fka Ze Who Must Not Be Named Day (fka Zonker Harris Day)) is tomorrow. The holiday in honor of the notable Doonesbury character features a yearly springtime music festival in the West College Dormitory courtyard. Whey Station and Falafel will be there. This year’s theme is ‘TIP THE ICEBERG’ according to the Facebook event description:

WESU Open House

wesu 2016 sticker logoFrom your friendly neighborhood radio host, Ben Goldberg ’17:

WESU is having an Open House for any interested students or community members for WesFest! Come on down to the station this Friday from 12pm-3pm. Take a look at all of our studios (we have three newly renovated studios!!!), check out our huge music library, and talk to WESU staff members and DJs about the station and about how you can get involved!

WESU is located at 45 Broad Street, next to Red & Black and the Argus. Invite your friends! We can’t wait to see you there!

Date: Friday, April 15
Time: 12-3 PM
Place: 45 Broad Street (WESU offices)
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Film Series: Avatar

2009. USA. Dir: James Cameron. With Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana. 162 min.

For all the visiting pre-frosh (and all of you who secretly love this film), we’re going to let our movie theater do the talking this year. Immerse yourself in the cinematic splendor of big blue cat people, flying lizards, and glowing flora. Intro by Scott Higgins, Film Studies Chair.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Half-Naked Michael Roth Clones Take Over Olin

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Undies in Olin, a longstanding tradition to Keep Wes Weird, was on Wesfest Friday around noon. This is what happened, according to Dasha Dubinsky ’18:

The crowd of people that showed up had been standing around for a while, and getting a bit anxious, when the first tour group walked through at about 12:30. While most of the prefrosh and parents seemed confused and unsure of themselves as they avoided eye contact, certain members of the tour group seemed happy with the turn of events. Multiple people reminded everyone that this is in fact a library with screams of “I’m trying to work in here” and much shushing.

Not long after the first tour group walked by, two more also went through with similar reactions. Most memorable was one prefrosh and her mom running through the hall to avoid looking at all the half-naked college students.

After all three of the tour groups left, everyone cheered and erupted into the Wesleyan Fight Song. It was one of the most Wesleyan moments I’ve experienced here and the bond that I felt with everyone else in the library that day was amazing.



Catherine Chase ’15 writes in:

It’s WesFest, which means it’s time for the Homerathon!

Classical Studies majors and students come together for a reading of one of Homer’s epics. This year’s reading is the Iliad. After a day of reading the Iliad, all are welcome for a reception in Downey House.

This is going to be an EPIC day, but in order to make it as awesome as possible we need your help! Please click the link to sign up for a 15 minute slot of reading the Iliad out loud from a book! The reading will happen from 9:00am-8:00pm, so sign up any time in-between!

Don’t want to read? That’s fine! Please come and support your fellow students by donating your time and listening to The Iliad being read as it was meant to be- out loud!

Thursday, April 16th:

9:00-10:30 – Pi Cafe
10:30-12:00 – College Row, outside of North College
12:00-2:00 – On Andrus Field outside of Usdan
2:00-4:00 – On the steps outside of Olin Library
4:00-6:00 – On the platform on the Andrus Field side of Olin
6:00-End – Downey House

Desperate Measures: New Kids on the Block Show


From Ariel Lesnick ’15:

Wesfest is a time when intellectuals from around the world, gather together in Middletown, CT to share incredible memories and the hope for a better tomorrow. Please join Desperate Measures as they make shit up for your enjoyment.

Bring pre-frosh, bring families, but don’t bring haters. FB


Date: Wednesday, April 15th
Time: 8:00PM
Place: WestCo Cafe

KPOP Info Meeting

From Min Suh ’15:

Attention kpop and/or dance lovers:

Do you watch SNSD, Big Bang or Wonder Girls videos in your free time?

Does the idea of performing in Crowell Hall seem appealing to you? Or are you simply looking for another opportunity to flaunt all the cool dance moves you got?

If so, come to our informational meeting on Sunday! We will be rehearsing throughout the semester, prepping for our big show Mabuhay (Asian-Asian American Culture Show) during WesFest.

This is open to anyone on campus, no prior dance experience necessary.

We are going to move, so come in comfy clothing!

Date: Today, February 1
Time: 8-9 PM
Place: Nics Lounge

WESU wants your Prefrosh

 From your favorite campus radio station, WESU:

 In honor of WesFest WESU will be hosting an open house! Come hang out with some awesome WESU board members and get a tour of the station.

 Date: TOMORROW, April 18th
 Time: 11:00AM – 5:00PM
 Place: the same building as Broad Street Books

Wesleyan Boxing Club

From Caitlin O’Keeffe ’17:

Whether midterms are getting you down or you just want to make some bad@$$ new friends, check out Wesleyan Boxing Club – you’ll get a great workout and be trained by a Golden Glove winning boxer!

Gloves are provided, wraps are requested though not required, and a smile is mandatory!

Regular Training times are Thursdays at 4:30 & Saturdays at 3:00

Date: TODAY, April 17th
Time: 5:30PM – 6:30PM
Place: Freeman Multipurpose Room
Cost: a smile

Discussion Panel: Perspectives on Education

Romil Sharma ’16 invites you to a discussion:

A panel discussion on education and social mobility in India and other developing countries.
William Pinch, Professor of History
Indira Karamcheti, Associate Professor of American Studies
Anthony Keats, Assistant Professor of Economics
Samosas, Pakoras, and Mango Lassi will be served.
Sponsored by IIMPACT

Date: Thursday, April 17
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Place: PAC, rm. 002