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Have your Sundae on a Friday with the Muslim Students Association

i want it

Zainab Khan ’13 writes in with this opportunity to eat ice cream and learn about Muslim life at Wesleyan: 

Attention Prefrosh (and other Wesleyan Students)!

Join the Muslim Students Association this Friday, April 19th at 1pm
for Jummah (Friday) Services and a reception afterwards. You’ll get to
meet current Muslim students as well as our Muslim Chaplain, Imam
Adeel Zeb. After prayers, we’ll be serving ice-cream and other
delectables! It’ll be a great time to ask questions and see what
Muslim life is like at Wesleyan.

And you don’t have to be Muslim (or a prefrosh) to come- all are
welcome. :)

Place: Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, 169 High Street
Date: Friday, April 19th
Time: 1-3 pm
Price: $free.99

Disability Rights: Open House Discussion for Current/Prospective Students and Parents


Hey! Snacks! And a discussion! From Sarah Kalish ’14:

Join members of Wesleyan Students for Disability Rights for a conversation about transitioning to college, resources on campus, and any questions you may have about disability/support services or student life at Wesleyan.

We also encourage current students from whatever background to join us to speak on their own experience at Wesleyan.

All are welcome! There will be snacks!

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Time: 4:30 PM
Place: 41 Wyllys Avenue, Rooms 110 and 112
Cost: Free!

Man in Gorilla Costume Chased Giant Banana Around Foss Today, Claim Eyewitnesses

We didn’t witness this mischief, but our Foss Chill correspondents report from the front lines.

“Man in gorilla costume chases banana across Foss, runs behind Usdan, comes back and three bananas are now chasing him!” wrote an unsuspecting bystander. “It was epic. The bananas tackled the gorilla at the bottom of the hill!”

Adam Johnson ’14 sent in some cellphone-quality photographic evidence. Have pictures or video of your own? Direct them to us at staff(at)wesleying(dot)org.

Welcome to Wesleyan, prefrosh. Have fun, but know your limits.

MINDS Faculty Panel on Stigma of Mental Illness


Great MINDS think alike… on mental illness? Ha? Take it away, Alicia Gansley ’15:

Join MINDS for a panel on the stigma of mental illness featuring Wesleyan faculty and local health professionals. The event will begin with a short introduction by each of our speakers followed by an informal Q&A moderated by MINDS founder, Raghu Appasani ’12.


  • Dr. Matthew Kurtz, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Dr. Jennifer D’Andrea, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Wesleyan Univeristy (CAPS)

FREE SNACKS FROM HAVELI in Middletown will be served! Bring your prefrosh!!
Funded by SALD.

Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Time: 7 PM
Place: Fisk Hall 302
Cost: Free! And with free food!

Where D@ Pr3f0sh @t?!: WesFest Arrives

What’s good prefrosh? Yeah, I see you coming to Wesleying before reading through any packet the Admissions office may have given you.

Roth welcomes you on Andrus jk you're not at UCSB

Roth welcomes you on Andrus jk you’re not at UCSB

Wesleyan has an almost scary amount of things you can check out for the next few days, so whether you’re an ED student with an unofficial host or someone who’s probably going to Brown but came here to skip school, take it all in.

Just to note a few highlights from the awesome lineup of events, today will feature performances including poetry by WeSLAM in 200 Church, Second Stage’s Eurydice, and the Asian culture show Mabuhay. Tomorrow includes Battle of the Bands, an Open Mic at 200 Church, and an a cappella concert in Olin. Different majors and departments are holding open houses. Most importantly, ITS Helpdesk will have drop-in hours all day; take advantage of this golden opportunity.

Here are the full schedules for today, Thursday, and Friday. Enjoy the nice weather and party hard.

Tanlines Bring “Real Life” to Zonka; Bouncin’ Ensues

HTML overlord Tobias Butler ’13 sends in video evidence of synth-pop duo Tanlines’ compulsively danceable ’80s nostalgia-fest in the WestCo Courtyard yesterday afternoon. The Brooklyn-based outfit took the stage after sets by tried-‘n-true Wes bands Lyon’s Den (read: not Lioness), North Paw, Yeoman’s Omen, Treasure Island, Spring Fling openers Peace Museum, and Grand Father. The clip depicts a whole lotta bouncin’ happening to the beat of Tanlines’ minor hit “Real Life,” which appears on the group’s just released debut LP Mixed Emotions. High five to the weather, too—there’s something to be said for the first sunny, uninterrupted Zonker Harris day since when I was a prefrosh.

Be sure to check out 2:03, when the whole front section of the crowd jumps in unison, and don’t miss A-Batte’s freakish arm choreography at approximately 00:45. Scroll on for a few more images from Tanlines’ and Grand Father’s spirited sets at Zonker Harris Day 2012.

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Let It Be: The Bea’les Take WestCo

OH MY GOODNESS!  The Bea’les will be performing Let It Be in its entirety in the Westco Courtyard this Sunday at 2:30 pm.

With Matt Hurwit ’12, Jordan Lewis ’13, John Ryan ’14, Sam Long ’12, and Howe Pearson ’12. Featuring Abaye Steinmetz-Silber ’12 as Billy Preston.  Bring your prefrosh, dig for treasure!

Date: Sunday, April 15
Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Place: WestCo Courtyard
Cost: free as folk

For past Bea’les performances, see Revolver and Sgt. Pepper’s. (According to this old post, they played Abbey Road at WesFest 2008. Time, how it flies.)

Chalk University: Back in Action?

“The Chalk and Science Education, Since 1831.”

Chalking is back! I think?

Yesterday, when I posted a bunch of half-naked Michael Roth clones, I mentioned the resurgence of chalking on campus this weekend and alluded to the upcoming tenth anniversary of President Doug Bennet’s 2002 university moratorium on chalking. The president’s official chalking ban followed in 2003, with extensive coverage in the New York Times and NPR among other media outlets. That was nine years ago. Now what?

Chalking—formally a focal point of Wesleyan activist life—has made only a few sparse appearances during my time at Wes, including National Coming Out Day in 2009. When Roth referred to global warming-related chalking as “graffiti” and “a dumb way to articulate [concerns]” in 2007,  he was hit with a veritable shitstorm of comments. But what about the chalk?

It’s back, somewhat, in time for WesFest 2012—bigger and bolder than I’ve seen in the past three years at Wes.

WesFest Public Observing!

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!

Date: Tonight, Apr. 13
Time: 9:00PM – 11:00PM
Place: Van Vleck Observatory
Cost: Nuttin’

Prefrosh Blind Dating (&!&!&!&!)

Local Alan Rickman understudy Piers Gelly ’13 sends word about a titillating event happening in Espwesso the Usdan Multiporpoise Room tomorrow for the benefit of you and your love-hungry prefrosh, courtesy of the Wesleyan Ampersand and the WSA:

Picture this. You’ve signed up to host a prefrosh, which seemed like a great idea at the time, but there’s only so many times you can say “All the people here are really into whatever they’re doing, you know?” It’s Saturday afternoon. Your prefrosh is done pretending to be too cool for the mid-day activities, and there are still a few hours until the real shit starts at 8. Fortunately, the Wesleyan Ampersand is hosting prefrosh blind dating!

Your prefrosh can meet other prefrosh in an intimate setting, complete with food and friendly Ampersand staff! This is great because they can really talk to each other, instead of just rattling off the whole Whereareyoufromiswesleyanyourfirstchoicewhereelseareyoulookingdoyouknowwhatyouwanttomajorin thing. BRING YOUR PREFROSH TO AMPERSAND AND WSA PREFROSH BLIND DATING AT TIME IN PLACE.

Date: Tomorrow, April 14
Time: 5:45 – 7:30 pm
Place: Usdan Multiporpoise Room
Cost: ain’t no cost for love, brah