From Maggie Feldman-Piltch ’14:
Was there in a time in your distant (or not so distant…) past when you identified as a cheerleader, dancer, gymnast, pom squad member, or step teammer? Did you ever want to?
If you answered yes to either of the questions, come check out Wesleyan’s Cardinal Cheerleaders! Attend the first hour of a practice on Wednesday, Sept. 11 or Thursday, Sept. 12 from 4:30pm-5:30pm. Meet at the back entrance to Freeman (at the edge of the parking lot above the new turf field) or in Bacon Field House if it’s raining.
Interested but can’t make it/have more questions? Maggie Feldman-Piltch ’14 at mfeldmanpilt(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or Dawanna Butler ’15 or ddbutler(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
Date: Today, September 11th and tomorrow, September 12th
Place: Back entrance to Freeman or Bacon Field House
My Hebrew-speaking homegirl Stephanie Blumenstock ’16 has a message for all you singers types out there:
Come and learn about Wesleyan Singers, Wes’s largest mixed chorus! You’ll meet the new director, Arianne Abela, and hear about the music and exciting performances she has planned for this semester. No auditions are necessary, and singers of all voice parts are welcome. See you there!
For questions or more information, contact Arianne Abela at arianneabela(at)gmail(dot)com or Stephanie Blumenstock ’16 at sblumenstock(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
Date: Sunday, January 27th
Place: Zelnick Pavilion
Beasts of the Southern Wild, the masterpiece by Benh Zeitlin ’04, just scored four Academy Award nominations this morning, including Best Picture, Best Director (Zeitlin), Best Adapted Screenplay (Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar), and Best Actress (Quevenzhané Wallis).
Wallis, just five years old during filming and now age nine, is the youngest person ever to receive an Oscar nod for Best Actress; the old “record” was held by Keisha Castle-Hughes, who was nominated for Whale Rider in 2004 at the age of thirteen. Following her Beasts success, Wallis has been cast in the film Twelve Years A Slave, which also stars Hollywood heavyweights Brad Pitt and Paul Giamatti.
In addition to his Oscar nods, director and writer Zeitlin has won a slew of prestigious film prizes at several film festivals, including Sundance and Cannes. The film has received universal acclaim, even catching the eyes of President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey, who proclaimed Beasts was one of the best films of the year. Zeitlin and one of the film’s producers, Dan Janvey ’06, also made the trek to Wesleyan this past semester to discuss the film, which was screened during the Wesleyan Film Series.
All I can say is, cue the brag-heavy Facebook statuses and tweets:
A couple months ago, esteemed bloggers pyrotechnics and Syed ventured into the trenches of Olin Memorial Library to take on Operation L.O.L. (Liveblog in Olin Library).
Today, there is an even greater mission upon us: liveblogging Olin during finals week (which has the way less catchy acronym ‘L.O.D.F.W.’).
Read after the jump to see the liveblog…and many finals week memes.
Yes, stressed out students, you read the heading of this post correctly. The incredible Holly Everett ’15 sent us the best event ever:
We will have 6 lovely, cuddly dogs available for you to play with to lower your reading week stress level. Come by with your friends and enjoy these trained therapy dogs from Tails of Joy. Sponsored by Sign House and Writing House.
Date: Sunday, December 9
Cost: No dollars
Facebook: Everyday I’m Facebookin’
The lovely Kristen Raddatz ’13 brings a super spiffy writing opportunity to you all:
The Jaded Basil wants your creative writing!
We are Wesleyan’s new online literary magazine, and we publish fiction of any kind – all literary styles, genres, subjects, and forms are welcome. We publish monthly issues, and we update our blog regularly with random goodness that we find on the interwebs. Our goal as a literary magazine is to provide Wes writers with an opportunity to work one-on-one with an experienced editor, improve their writing, and see their work published. Also, of course, to delight and stretch the imagination. You can find us HERE.
ROLLING SUBMISSIONS! Send your brilliant writing to: thejadedbasil(at)gmail(dot)com.
Deadline: Never (YAY ROLLING SUBMISSIONS)
Website: The Most Jaded of Basils
From the super cheery Maggie Feldman-Piltch ’14:
Do you often find yourself breaking out into spontaneous dance solos? Do you love Wesleyan? Are you a dancer, figure skater, cheerleader, or gymnast who misses dancing, figure skating, cheerleading, and/or gymnastics? Do you wish you were one of the above mentioned nouns?
If you answered “YES!” to any of these questions, then this event is for you!
Wesleyan’s Cardinal Cheerleaders are holding try-outs for basketball season and competition season Wednesday, October 24th and Thursday, October 25th from 4:30pm-6:30pm.