From Christina Sickinger ’18:
Come join Arcadia Political Magazine, Wesleyan College Republicans, and Wesleyan College Democrats to watch the CNBC Republican Primary Debate! There will be snacks, and what promises to be an interesting debate.
Date: Wednesday, October 28
Time: 8-11 pm
Place: Tischler Hall (Exley 150)
From Christina Sickinger ’18:
Come join Arcadia Political Magazine, Wesleyan College Democrats, and the Wesleyan Republican Committee to watch the CNN Democratic Primary Debate! Snacks for this debate will be provided by the WesDems, so come get your fill of both politics and food. You don’t have to stay for the whole thing – feel free to come and go as you please. Finally, this event is the first in a series of debate watching parties, so keep your eye out for more upcoming events!
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/875164362579978/
Date: Tuesday, October 13
Time: 8:30-11:00 PM
Place: Shanklin 107
Connecticut got into the political battle this past Tuesday with a close Governor’s race and a handful of local races, but the Wesleyan campus has been just as connected as ever. In some ways, students have been even more involved recently—after years of inactivity, the Wesleyan Republican Committee was resurrected this September and now boasts a membership of over 60 students.
Their brand new website, along with new social media pages, sets forward a mission to “support the Republican agenda on Wesleyan campus and spread the Republican message throughout our school, our state and our nation. Our goals include helping elect Republican candidates on a local and national level as well as more actively involving college youth in the Republican Party. We strive to give Wesleyan Republican Committee members and non-members a better understanding of Republican views in all fields; and lastly, we aspire to fully prepare the future leaders of our party and of our country.”
Just before the midterm election, I decided to sit down with chairman Emma Sveen ’17 and vice-chairman Emma Bentley ’17 and talk to them about what exactly the WesRepublicans look to bring to campus.
THIS COULD BE YOU:
Right. So. There’s this email that’s been sent out to the entire campus looking for a Weskid to moderate the upcoming debate (sponsored by the WSA, and I’m not sure if this is true but I heard also Diet Pepsi) between the Democrat and Republican candidates for mayor. It writes:
On Thursday, October 20th, the Wesleyan Student Assembly will be sponsoring a debate between the Democratic and Republican candidates for Mayor in Middletown.
If you are interested in serving as the debate moderator, please email a statement of under 150 words of why you would be a good moderator along with your name, class year and phone number to wsa(at)wesleyan(dot)edu. You must send in your application by 11:59 PM this Thursday. You must also sign up for an interview by Friday at noon in the WSA office. Interviews will be this Friday afternoon.
Go for it, folks! Also, I will give you the highest of fives if you actually wear what Colbert’s wearing.