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Repost: A Very Wesleying Recrootment

This is a repost of our fall recruitment post. Same rules apply. Our blog could be your life.

Hey, readers. Wesleying’s pretty low-staffed lately (update: just kidding, we have some underclassmen now), and to make matters worse, a whole bunch of us are graduating this coming May. So it goes. Wesleying underwent a pretty wild generational shift back in 2010, when Sheek exited and handed over the reigns, and as it finishes up its seventh academic year, it’s going to have to weather another one in 2013. That’s where you step in.

We bloggers exited the WiFi confines of our cyberspace existence yesterday in September to get some sunlight and schmooze in flesh-and-blood form at the Student Activities Fair. Frankly, it was pretty weird. People don’t really think of Wesleying as a group of humans, as normal students—we’re just a thing that’s out there, online. And it turns out there are a lot of freshmen reading. One girl bragged that Wesleying is pretty much why she applied ED. Another declared, “I’ve been reading this blog for so long, and I’m only a freshman!” Another claimed to have read every Wesleying post, which is pretty impressive, considering there are over 11,000. We’ll be materializing again tomorrow, and here’s your chance to keep the blog alive.

There’s a whole lot of text below the jump, so here’s the short of it: Wesleying is recruiting. We’ll be having a formal recruitment meeting tomorrow, February 2, at 3:30 p.m. in 41 Wyllys, Room 112. We’re looking for bloggers, journalists, writers, photographers, interviewers, social media types (help run our Twitter!), homespun Wes historians, videographers, internet addicts, Photoshop fiends, and web design wizards—whatever. Frosh especially welcome. If you love Wesleying and want to help make it the weird, irreverent, and colorful media space it has become—or if you just like blogging in your underwear—please stop by. In the immortal words of The Great Sheek, “All you need is Internet access, the ability to string sentences together coherently, and an interest in life at Wesleyan as it is, was, and might be.”

A Post About a Conversation About Posting a Post About Abusing Listserves

You may have seen this post about some email shenanigans that took place recently at some obscure, little-known educational institution down the coast from us. You may have read an article or two on the incident. But did you know that it sparked a vigorous debate amongst the Wesleying staff?

The conversation is below. Please keep in mind that reading this is a complete and total waste of time, unless you have really poignant opinions on duck-sized horses or horse-sized ducks.

Zach: This is pretty much really hilarious and if any of you want to do a short post on it you should. That is all.

BZOD: Whoever takes this should include a link to the original article too (link); maybe mention that the dude spells “queue” wrong in the email apology (que is, in fact, the Spanish word for “that”); and probably get a comment from real live NYU students. They made a party out of it too: link. Also this quote: “Would you rather fight 100 duck sized horses, or 1 horse sized duck?”

Weather Report: Will “Frankenstorm” One-Up the Snowpocalypse?

Many of you non-freshmen (with one possible exception) may remember last year’s cataclysm that closed school and is now referred to affectionately as the “Snowpocalypse.” It was a terrifying time, filled with stories of hardship and the need to adapt to post-apocalyptic living standards. Yet even during the worst days of of isolation there were still small, heartwarming moments of compassion that allowed us to make it through the trying times.

Just in time for Halloween and the first anniversary of that fateful storm, a new terror looms on the horizon. This is not a drill, not a conspiracy, not a troll. The Frankenstorm is coming. It is currently predicted to hit the day before Halloween (Tuesday), and there’s already speculation about potential blackouts affecting ballot casting in areas where early voting is occurring.

The New York Times reports that Hurricane “Sandy” has the potential to become a “perfect storm,” the likes of which we haven’t seen since 1991. CBS News provides a great video breakdown of just why we’re so totally fucked (again).

A Six-Month Anniversary of Tragedy and Comedy

For all you froshies out there who just discovered Wesleying and are neurotically refreshing have no idea what’s up with that banner of a vulture and a kid making an alarmed expression, prep for a history lesson in HIST 404 Sam Lyons ’12. Today is the six-month anniversary of a campus squirrel’s as-yet-unexplained death and subsequent very-much-explained disembowelment, and the six-month anniversary of the Greatest Picture Ever Snapped. We here at Wesleying feel obligated to honor and chronicle such a historic event, widely viewed as a defining moment in Wesleyan’s long and illustrious career:

25 April 2012, approx. Midday: Campus Squirrel ‘?? (and no, not Wes Squirrel, who was apparently born in 1960 and graduated long ago, now working at Asplundh Tree Experts) dies of unknown causes outside of Fisk Hall.

In the Name of All That is Blogged

This morning, Our Dear Leader Zach blogged his staggering 1,200th Wesleying post. With the blog at a little over 11,000 total posts, this means that he has alone contributed over a tenth of Wesleying’s total material. What follows is a (tragically brief) history of his illustrious Wesleying career, a minor tribute to the immensity of his infinite glory.

A Very Wesleying Recrootment

Interested in auditioning for Wesleying, Wesleyan’s “sassiest and most WordPress-savvy online singing group”? Scroll on, dear one. Our blog could be your life.

Hey, readers. Wesleying’s pretty low-staffed lately (BZOD is abroad, and frostedmoose has floated on into the great abyss), and to make matters worse, a whole bunch of us are graduating this coming May. So it goes. Wesleying underwent a pretty wild generational shift back in 2010, when Sheek exited and handed over the reigns, and as it finishes up its seventh academic year, it’s going to have to weather another one in 2013. That’s where you step in.

We bloggers exited the WiFi confines of our cyberspace existence yesterday to get some sunlight and schmooze in flesh-and-blood form at the Student Activities Fair. Frankly, it was pretty weird. People don’t really think of Wesleying as a group of humans, as normal students—we’re just a thing that’s out there, online. And it turns out there are a lot of freshmen reading. One girl bragged that Wesleying is pretty much why she applied ED. Another declared, “I’ve been reading this blog for so long, and I’m only a freshman!” Another claimed to have read every Wesleying post, which is pretty impressive, considering there are over 11,000. We’ll be materializing again tomorrow, and here’s your chance to keep the blog alive.

There’s a whole lot of text below the jump, so here’s the short of it: Wesleying is recruiting. We’ll be having a formal recruitment meeting tomorrow, September 16, at 2:30 pm in Usdan 110. We’re looking for bloggers, journalists, writers, photographers, interviewers, social media types (run our Twitter!), homespun Wes historians, videographers, internet addicts, photoshop fiends, and web design wizards—whatever. Frosh especially welcome. If you love Wesleying and want to help make it the weird, irreverent, and colorful media space it has become—or if you just like blogging in your underwear—please stop by. In the immortal words of The Great Sheek, “All you need is Internet access, the ability to string sentences together coherently, and an interest in life at Wesleyan as it is, was, and might be.”

WSA Student Activities Fair Liveblog/Write for Wesleying

The WSA student activities fair is starting at 2 pm. Sign up for activities under big white tent. This will be frivolously liveblogged…

If you want to write for Wesleying, find our table (we’ll probably have a shoddily designed sign, because we forgot what pen and paper is) and help us blogbahlrbrahghlr. If you can’t make the fair (it ends at 5 pm, probably), but still want to be involved, contact staff[at]wesleyan[dot]edu. There will be a recruitment meeting this weekend, details TBA.

Click past the jump for detailed coverage of charmingly overzealous freshmen.

WSA Election: The Results Are In

Good Saturday, folks! Just checking in this afternoon to wrap up a plot-line that’s been developing here on Wesleying for about a week now: it would seem that, as of 12AM this morning, presidential incumbent Zach Malter ’13 has succeeded in his efforts for reelection with a whopping 654 votes. A hearty congratulations to you, Mr. Malter.

In addition, Mari Jarris ’14, Malter’s running mate, secured vice presidency with (also whopping, perhaps even more whopperific) 702 votes. Which is curious, of course, given that it’s almost 50 votes more than the president. One of our in-house analysts suspects that this cultivates ripe conditions for a Machiavellian-style altercation at some point in the future. Hearty congratulations to you as well, Ms. Jarris.

Arya Alizadeh ’13 and his running mate Sam Ebb ’13, the only other organized duo, came in second place with 355 and 310 votes respectively. 

Dark horse write-in candidate Anwar “Cornelius” Batte ’13 came in third by bagging 138 votes in the presidential bracket, firmly establishing his brand as Wesleyan’s equivalent of a green party/socialist candidate. Batte ran a notable campaign in that he didn’t run it at all; in fact, he actively sought to neuter it. Congratulations on your non-efforts, Mr. Batte.

More information about the election results (the full data of which can be found here), as well as about fan-favorite Giant Joint ’54, after the jump.