Fare thee well, O kegs!
As this year’s Spring Fling fast approaches, I found myself looking back at old Wesleying posts about Spring Flings past. It all started with this absurdity, which I stumbled upon earlier this year. With little else to do now that my thesis is turned in, I decided to dig deeper and see what other fun/ny stuff I could find!
Here is the resulting round-up of interesting/notable Spring Fling-related posts. (Zach already did a deep dive into past performers, so I’ll stick to silly/snarky/spends-too-much-time-on-the-internet content I dug up on the blog.) Read on after the jump to find out what’s going on in the picture above and more!
Wescam launched last Thursday and although it’s only been 6 days since then, I haven’t entered a single public space on campus without overhearing the noun (Wescam), the verb (wescam), the preterite form of the verb (wescammed), the gerund (wescamming), the adjective (wescammy), and/or occasionally the adverb (wescamly). And, as I mentioned in my previous announcement post, we are doing a write in!
Our past write-ins have been some of our most viewed articles ever. The Orgasm Chronicles now has 41,890 views. WOW.
How this works: (1) Submit an anonymous entry to the Google form after the jump, (2) Make sure you tell us a Wescam story; you won’t be posted if this isn’t tangentially or totally Wescam related, (3) Tell your friends and wescams to write in! We don’t always get a high enough volume of quality entries to warrant a post, and that should not happen. So tell people to submit!
we won’t look like this because this is Mocon in ’84; image from the ‘Save Mocon’ fb group
As we told you just a few short hours ago, Wesleying needs money, and we are selling stickers to help raise it. Because Usdan is the center of our vibrant campus, we are here, braving the crowds, excited to meet some of you in person. (Usdan actually probably is the center of campus at lunch though, right?)
Come say hi and funny, liveblog-worthy things, and read on!
we’re more welcoming than we look, we promise.
Last Sunday, I’m sure you went to the student groups fair absolutely yearning to join Wesleying, a “campus” “life” “blog.” Maybe you were put off by the experimental wind/brass (does it count as brass when it’s a multicolored plastic trumpet?) duo sharing the Fayerweather stairwell alcove with us. Maybe you got there after I’d decided I’ve been at Wesleyan long enough to warrant giving up on certain kinds of experimentation and had moved upstairs to a corner of a table that was meant for Planned Parenthood. (They’d left already.) Maybe you were still going to talk to us but were discouraged by our earbud-wearing and frowning over homework, or you saw Maya‘s book about hating positive thinking. Maybe you saw me inelegantly eating a chickpea sandwich from downstairs Usdan and are reconsidering this whole joining-a-blog-run-by-weirdos thing.
Don’t reconsider! I’m here to apologize for the shit job we did at mid-year recruitment–it’s February, everything sucks right now–and say that there’s another chance! (There are actually infinite chances–we take new people throughout the school year.)
If you’d like to become a part of this, my personal favorite “weird, irreverent, and colorful media space,” come to our next meeting, this Sunday, February 14 at 2PM in 41 Wyllys [insert booger joke here] room 112. We’ll probably bitch about commercialized holidays and also ~love~. Maybe I’ll get inspired and bring y’all pretzels.
If you can’t make it to this meeting but would like to be involved in some way, email staff[at]wesleying[dot]org with the subject line “Recruitment” and tell us about yourself. Check after the jump for some more info about Wesleying from old recruitment posts.
Hello, campus. Wesleying is NOT BuzzFeed, just to let you know. But we do like to do a wrap-up of the calendar year because (1) institutional memory is shit at colleges, (2) synergy, and (3) lists are cool. Btw this post was compiled with the help of the legendary hermes, who is very 2015 and very Internet. Ty.
In this catalog of sorts, we have compiled a summary of the top [arbitrary number] major happenings on this small campus in central Connecticut during the past calendar year. Oh and read these past Years In Review because HISTORY: 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Now a disclaimer: These issues are not ranked with any criteria in mind, they are simply numbered for the sake of numbering. Also, we know that there are many things that occurred on this campus that we may not have gotten to, but we are all of limited perspective and limited time, so if you feel as though we missed something, please leave a comment so that we’re all as informed as possible. Many of these happenings and issues develop through time and are certainly not over because they were listed in a year-in-review post on some random ass website (lol self-deprecation!!). So, if there are any recent developments in anything we did include, leave a comment or email us at staff[at]wesleying[dot]org. I don’t have any more adieus.
photo by Dat Vu ’15
It’s likely you’ve already read Bryan Stascavage ‘18‘s infuriating “Why Black Lives Matter Isn’t What You Think,” published Monday in the Argus’ opinion section. I’m not as Wes this semester, but it was apparent even from Facebook that I was not alone in my anger: in the past few days, many students have voiced their outrage at the article and its publication. As another widely-read campus publication, Wesleying has a responsibility to address these issues. Though my fellow editors are aware I am posting this, the following views are mine as an individual.
Get active! Get involved! Get yourself to the Annual Student Groups Fair, today from 2–5PM outside of Usdan. Wesleying will be liveblogging the event, saying hi to people, and generally doing what we do best. We do not have a booth, and will not actually be taking down any names, but look out in the coming week or so for an announcement about our general interest meeting. Want to know more about Wesleying and what we do? Come look for us somewhere on the grass with a hastily-made sign, typing furiously into a laptop. We’re friendly!
I’m on the all declining balance plan (1629 points for the semester), and when you average that out from the day we moved back on campus (Aug 30th) to the end of the fall semester (December 14th), I get exactly 16.29 points per day to use to feed myself.
But how, you ask, did I figure that out? Well, Wesleying’s fancy Points Calculator, which has been out of commission since Spring 2013, is finally back. After spending two hours relying on Google and web tutorials, I managed to get it up and running again—and should stay that way for semesters to come.
All you need to do is first check your current balance of meals and points, which can be done through Blackboard, and then select the meal plan you’re on. It’ll then have to fields for you to enter: the number of meals you have left, then the number of points you have left. Once you fill those in, it’ll compute the amount of meals or points you have left for the rest of the semester!
Go check it out, and if you have any concerns shoot us an email at staff[at]wesleying.org.
Michael Roth ’78 and Anthony Wiener
A few months ago, Wesleying decided to do a post on Doppelgangers at Wesleyan. Doppelgangers are those pairs of folks you get confused due to their incredible likeness. You may have seen a terrifying Doctor Who episode playing with the subject. After the jump are our featured doppelgangers and a full list. I wish I could have pictured all of the submitted pairs but consent is most important. SEE YOU AFTER THE JUMP!
All right, folks. We’re curious:
What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan? On the flipside, what is the one thing you would change given the opportunity?
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Let us be your virtual soap box for the positive and the negative.