Image courtesy of our friends at wesleyangeese
It’s winter at Wesleyan. The days are short, you’re not allowed to open the windows in your dorm, and you’re not sure if the cloud coming from your classmate’s mouth is their frozen breath or just their Juul. But winter at a liberal arts college also conjures up a true evil of this world: flocks of Canada Geese.
For those of you who aren’t aware, Canada Goose jackets are the winter coat of choice for Wesleyan students who get monthly allowances and who go to the Bahamas for Christmas. A Canada Goose parka retails for $950, while a longer length coat will set you back $1,050. The most expensive one I found while doing research for this piece was a “quilted blazer” made in collaboration with the brand Henry Poole that was going for $1,695 (it includes straps so you can carry it like a backpack???)
How could something so expensive be so ugly?????
Obviously the prices are atrocious, but what really gets me about all these Canada Gooses (Geese? Gooses? Who knows) is that YOU DON’T NEED ONE FOR CONNECTICUT.
i googled “cozy winter crafting” and found this lovely craft blog and i am pleasantly surprised
From Jennifer Gagne ’19:
Come destress from the first week of winter session, your workouts at Freeman, or attempt to fill the void that is Winter@Wes with some coloring and chill. @ 202 Washington #free
Date: Friday, January 13
Time: 6-8 PM
Place: Recess House (202 Wash)
This picture courtesy of Wesleying circa Jan. 2013, a good reminder that it’s always been cold as shit here. And good news, everything is open again!
This is the first time I’ve been at Wes for the majority of January, and I like it so far — campus is very quiet, the snow is nice to look at, and a squirrel just climbed its way frantically down my window. But I also haven’t gone outside yet, so this opinion will probably change very soon.
Whether you’re here for thesis work, winter session, winter sports, or just kickin’ it, campus will be nice and relatively unpopulated for the next couple of weeks. You can have Olin almost all to yourself! (Except avoid the fourth floor, maybe. According to kitab, it’s a “frozen wasteland.”)
If you’re here, Usdan is your best on-campus dining option (Neon Deli is also open, as is Nardelli’s, and basically every other Middletown dining joint). Usdan’s open with limited service for lunch and dinner until regular hours resume on January 25th. If you purchased a meal plan for winter session, you can use your meals. Otherwise, you can use cash, Middletown cash, or credit card (your meal plan points from last semester don’t work until 1/25, unfortunately). Usdan resumes full dinner service on January 25th,
which is also when Weshop, Red & Black, and Weswings all reopen whoops no. Weshop reopened today (1/24) at 2pm and Red & Black and Weswings reopened today as well! Full dining hours here:
[updated by Maya, 1/24/17 at 9:28pm]