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Weshop Now Open, Usdan Open For Dinner

If you’re one of the miserable hermits who answered “I’ve been here working on my thesis since January 2” in our current weekly poll, rejoice: you can stop subsisting entirely on chex mix now. After a long winter rest, Weshop is coming out of hibernation today at 2 p.m. It’ll be back to normal hours tomorrow (though the options may be somewhat erratic for a while).

The Usdan Marketplace also makes its triumphant return tonight, for dinner. Here’s the full dining schedule, via Usdan’s website:

Vendor Fair Everywhere

This just in from my inbox:

Today, November 8th, during lunch we are hosting a vendor fair at Usdan, Weshop, Pi Café and Summerfields. We have 16 vendors scheduled to show off their products, give away samples and prizes. You’re not going to want to miss this event!

The fair will begin at 11 am and end at 2pm. A few of the vendors you can look forward to seeing are: Pierce Brothers Coffee CT rental DNR Bakery Dole & Bailey Sid Wainer Fowler Island Oasis Shayna B and the Pickle General Mills Horse Listener’s Orchard Starlight Gardens Wesleyan’s very own Long Lane Farm! We look forward to seeing you there!

Date: Today, November 8
Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Place: Usdan, Weshop, Pi, Summerfields

Sandy, Continued: The View From Campus

I ventured outside (stupidly) and grabbed some photos of the storm as it grows. Winds are still barreling between 40 and 60 miles per hour. The rain is picking up steadily. You can’t really see it from your window; it’s different when you’re outside and the fierce rain/wind combination is stinging your face and your hair is soaked. I went to Weshop. I ran into my esteemed colleague A-Batte. He showed me a cell phone pic of the tree that fell on the zip cars (above). (Or maybe that’s this guy’s Prius?) Weshop seems to have re-stocked up, except for the chips and snack section, which has been raided bare.

I braved the wind from Weshop to the Church Street lot to investigate the fallen tree. There’s caution tape around the scene now, and it looks like P-Safe or some other authority is parked nearby. Another tree is down near the Butts. I haven’t spotted any other fallen trees, but it seems imminent over the next few hours. Keep us posted in the comments (or tweet at us) (or email us).

I headed back up Church Street. Campus is empty. Foss seems to be abandoned. The roads are barren except for the spare service vehicle. I spotted a friendly couple waltzing around like it’s WesFest. “You’re a fucking trooper, man!” the guy exclaimed to me.

Pick Up a Compost Bucket

Oooh baby... chocolate is the symbol of love

For all the people in the Shoutbox who were asking, here’s how to never waste a piece of organic food material again. Writes Zach Burns ’14:

Ever feel guilty tossing a banana peel into the trash? Pick up a compost bucket on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday night from 7:00-10:00pm in Olin or Wes Shop. Every apple core and egg shell that you toss into your blue bucket is ultimately used as fertilizer at Long Lane Farm. You don’t pee in the sink, so don’t throw compost in the garbage! Buckets are waiting for you!

Date: September 16th, 17th, and 18th
Time: 7-10 pm
Place: Olin or WeShop
Cost: Free!

Cardinal Velo Group Ride

Julian Azaret ’13 wants to ride a human-powered, pedal-driven, single-track vehicle avec vous:

First group ride open to all. We will ride about 20mi at a leisurely pace, no drop, come enjoy beautiful weather.

Meet outside Weshop.

Date: Sunday, September 2
Time: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Place: meet outside WeShop
Cost: Free

This event is also a friendly local reminder that the day of glory has arrived: WeShop has come out of its seasonal hibernation.

WesGrub: Eating and Drinking Things on Campus

Our first installment! We at Wesleying are here to tell you all about stuffing your faces at Wesleyan as part of our Unofficial Orientation Series 2012. A tradition begun by the Wesleying legends Holly Wood ’08 and Xue Sun ’08, this post has evolved a bit over the years. I’m trying for brevity, so if these details aren’t enough for your Wes-crazed brains, then check out this post from 2011.

Everything after the jump:

One Hour Warning: Peace Out, Weshop

Weshop! Closing! One hour! Hustle!

Weshop, everyone’s favorite on-campus mini Nilla Wafer dealer and good-natured “specialer orderer,” is shutting the fuck down for the semester at midnight tonight. That gives you one hour to hustle over and scavenge the last vestiges of the candy bins, so put down your Judith Butler and don’t delay. Nothing makes me miss living in Clark like 11:55 Weshop sprints.

The only remaining ice cream available is something called Dairy Free “Peanut Butter Zig Zag,” so make of that what you will. Here is the basic state of the union in Weshop. I challenge you to bleed this place dry by closing time tonight.

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Donate Extra Points to Middletown Food Not Bombs

Dan Schniedewind ’12 writes in:

Flushed with extra points and about to leave campus? Unlike Middletown Ca$h, this Wes-specific currency does not carry over from semester to semester. Middletown Food Not Bombs, an informal anti-authoritarian network dedicated to the principles of mutual aid and direct action against hunger, militarism and inequality, will convert these surplus points into food for hungry bellies. Simply approach one of the ‘adult’ cashiers at WeShop before it closes on Monday (the 7th) and say you would like to donate to Food Not Bombs. The points will be deducted from your balance and put toward a substantial bulk order to be distributed for free on Main Street over the coming weeks. M-FNB hosts a weekly vegetarian picnic on the corner of Liberty and Main each Sunday at 1 PM. Food is made available to everyone, rich or poor, drunk or sober. Diners serve themselves and anyone can contribute.

Donate some points or, better yet, join us for a tasty, free meal this Sunday 1pm at the Buttonwood on Main Street!

Date: Thursday – Monday
Place: Weshop
Cost: Points

Box Mountain Sculpture

Box-Mountain Sculpture

If you walked past Weshop today, you probably noticed a pile of boxes obstructing the pathway. That was ART! Dandara Catete ’15, prospective Art Studio major, is in the Topics in Studio Art course and constructed this Box-Mountain for it. It’s her take on Maximalism, the art form that explicitly exaggerates ideas in pieces.

While working in Weshop, Dandara was struck by how many products were unloaded and stocked in the store every day. The boxes used here are all from today’s stock, and the point was to make passersby aware of the amount of produce (and boxes?) available to us daily. From 8 a.m. to around 3 p.m., Dandara collected the boxes that were gradually being tossed and piled them for the piece, eventually securing it all with a few strands of rope.

WILD WestCo Workdays!

Seen the war zone that has taken over the WestCo courtyard and curious? Concerned? Pee-your-pants excited? Come learn more and help out at our extended workdays this weekend!

We’re going to be playing in the dirt sheet mulching all weekend, while the weather is still AMAZING. Come play with us!


Friday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Sunday: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM


WestCo Courtyard, DUH!

Want to learn more? Check out the website.