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Staff Wanted for Argus Panoptes

Snowpocalypse from Katy Thompson on Vimeo.

From Katy Thompson ’15, postcard artist extraordinaire:

This year there is a new section of the Argus called the Argus Panoptes. We create video content to supplement written articles or we make videos that stand alone. Recently our budget proposal was approved so soon we will have exciting new equipment to play with. What does this mean for you? We are looking for anyone interested in film or video journalism to join our team. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY; we will teach you everything you need to know. If you are interested contact Katy Thompson ’15 [kathompson_wesleyan_dot_edu or 917 972 1431) or Joaquin Benares [jbenares_wesleyan_edu].

We look forward to working with you!

Tryptophantasm: &n &mpers&nd Pr&ducti&n


Exciting news on the Amperfront: after decades of offending the student body in print only, members of the Ampersand staff will now be producing an Ampersand Humor Video Component (AHVC—pronounced “AHVC“) as well, which is both humorous and a video. Amperchief Piers Gelly ’13 explains the new project with characteristic clarity and righteousness:

Let the internet tremble at these first rumbles of what is to be the Ampersand‘s tidal and tectonic change of everything: the Ampersand Humor Video Component. Never forget the four humors: black bile (melankholia), yellow bile (cholera), phlegm (phlegma), and blood (sanguis).

Directed by Daniel Nass ’13 and Danny Witkin ’13 and starring Sam Korda ’13, with supporting roles by Solomon Billinkoff ’14, Eliza Forman ’13, and Stephan Stansfield ’13, this week’s video, entitled Tryptophantasm, offers a safe, doctor-approved way to liven up your Thanksgiving festivities. It’s based on an Ampersand piece by Solomon Billinkoff ’14, and may or may not feature a shot of said author frantically rubbing green Tryptophantasm substance over his torso. You’ll have to click here or here (or, you know, just watch the video embedded above) to find out. While you’re at it, check out the Amper-Blog, now featuring an article banned from the print edition (no, really).

Let the internet tremble.

Write For Argus Arts Section

The Argus’s Arts section is recruiting writers; experience optional. Details from co-editor Jessica Jordan ’13 below, and also a lovely picture of a cow working a grill (don’t ask):

The Arts section of the Argus is looking for writers! We need people interested in covering arts events (dance! music! theater! etc!) that happen both on and off campus. You don’t need to have written for a newspaper before; we’ll teach you everything you need to know (and more!). Interested folks can email  norvis(symbol)wesleyan(other-symbol)edu and jjordan(youknow)wesleyan(figureitout)edu or just show up to the All-Staff meeting above Broad Street Books next Sunday at 3 PM. You know you’re burning to write about that jazzdanceelectropop a capella finger-painting group that just formed.

(LOL at jazzdanceelectropop a capella finger-painting group. But seriously. Dubstep a capella is what’s up. If you can’t beat them or join them, write about them in the Argus.)

Hermes Wants You

Zak Kirwood ’12 sends in information about Wesleyan’s most totally underrated campus media source:

The oldest continuously published student-run progressive publication in the Northeast needs editors, graphic designers, revolutionaries, and submissions! Hermes was founded in 1975 by a group of student activists as an alternative to the school newspaper, the Argus. These days we try to provide a more political, critical, and analytical outlet for campus opinion.

We publish about seven issues a year, with material ranging from campus life, photo essays, short fiction, and opinion pieces, but we tend to focus on activism and social commentary from a variety of viewpoints.

Hermes is organized in a collective, non-hierarchical, informal manner. We have no editors-in-chief, no restrictions on staff, and no censorship; all decisions are made by the entire staff. Hermes is a forum for ideas. Anyone is welcome to participate.

Submit to Synthesis

From Becky Lee ’10:

Synthesis Magazine is an interdisciplinary magazine that forms a bridge between the science and the arts here at Wesleyan. Submissions will be published on the Synthesis website and a print version is in the making for the end of the semester.

Accepting all drawings, photographs, poetry, essays, interviews, and more related to science, medicine, and technology. Deadline has been extended to April 18th. Submissions can be made at http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/synthesis/ or emailed to synthesis.wes(at)gmail(dot)com.

Old issues of Synthesis can be viewed at http://wesleyan.edu/synthesis.

Method Magazine Seeks Artists/Writers

Wesleyan media has clearly been in a recruiting mood lately. First the once-a-semester Argus Recruitment Meeting, then an impassioned plea to Keep Wesleying Weird (or at least, y’know—alive). Method Magazine wants in on the fun, too.

Method Magazine is looking to highlight thesis art and creative writing in our print issue coming out this spring. Email methodmagazine(at)gmail(dot)com if you are interested. Method is a little of this, a little of that. Here is the blog site.