Tag Archives: WRITE-IN

Write-In: Halloween Costumes

Halloween’s coming around this weekend (in like, three days) and everyone’s gearing up for a good time.

Whether you’ve got your superhero costume all set, or you’re just going as a disgruntled/reclusive college student, we want to hear from you.

Have you been piecing together your costume for the past couple weeks? Did you just order it on Amazon Prime yesterday? Are you going as sexy ebola this year? Let us know. Show off your spooky style! your eerie ensemble! your ghostly garb! It’s your time to shine.

C’mon, where my witches at?

SHARE YOUR COSTUME HERE.

Foss Hill Times

UPDATE 3/31/14: I rescind my earlier comment about spring coming/being here. Obviously I am delusional as there’s currently a solid inch of snow on my front steps… 

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Oh Foss Hill. You beacon of all the best non-class-related times at Wesleyan. I have been eagerly awaiting your repopulation. But waiting no more. Spring is finally coming/here, folks! I tested out the hill last Thursday afternoon and– though soggy– Foss and us have made it through that dastardly winter. Spring is here and so is a green Foss and I’m feeling nostalgic.

Foss Hill is THE institution around here.The most beloved. The most consistent. The actual center of student life. So, in celebration of Foss, here’s a post lauding favorite Foss Hill Times. AFTER THE JUMP.

Write-in: Favorite Foss Moment

You may not feel it yet but spring time is coming. I’ve already been doing happy dances as I walk across grass on which mounds of snow used to obstruct my straight path. SO. IN CELEBRATION OF SPRING. [AND OF THE MEMORIES SURE TO COME.]

Tell us the story of your favorite Foss Hill moment.

Form HERE form HERE form HERE form HERE

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Write-in: Tell us about your PASSIONS

I don't know about you but this cheesy-looking great quote over cute child thing is working for me. It makes me think of my favorite documentary, Babies.

I don’t know about you but this cheesy-looking great quote over cute child thing is working for me. It makes me think of my favorite documentary, Babies.

We’re human and we like things. I love that I’ve met so many folks at Wes with passions they get stoked about, some of which I’ve never even heard. Wesleying wants to know about YOURS.

WHAT ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?

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(examples after the jump)

Write-in: Gimme Your Winter Break Stories

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Ayo Wesleyan. I’m just gonna leave this here…

Tell me a story from your Winter Break.

Here’s the link.

Feel free to leave winter-break-themed links/procrastination devices in the comments.

In these break times, I know some of us tend to feel lonely or lost or down. or maybe not! either way, sneeze is always lounging around near a computer. #dontpanicitsonlyamonth

Write-in #3: Wesbooks That Would Never Be Written

Here it is, folks:

GIVE US THE TITLE AND AUTHOR OF BOOKS ABOUT WES THAT WILL NEVER BE WRITTEN.

>>>>>>>>>>>>THE FORM!<<<<<<<<<<

Examples:

  •  Ten Good Reasons to Go To Bar Night by Anyone, Ever
  • A History of WestCo that Does Not Include the Word “Weed” by Giante Jointe
  • Rolling Down Foss: How I Learned to Love the Tour by Mike Whaley
  • Skulls and Serpents and Cardinals, Oh My! Coming Out of the Basement by [name redacted]

Be creative. All submissions, if chosen, will be posted anonymously unless you’re real keen on wanting your name out there. No negative titles, especially those targeting specific students, will be posted.

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Follow-up: Classism at Wesleyan

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Classism is complex, no doubt. Talking about money is supposedly tactless — hey oh last weekend’s This American Life — but Americans do it all the time. And even if we didn’t, a person’s wealth or, more accurately, assumed wealth, is presumed through many a factor — where they’re from, what (who) they wear, their skin tone, their manners, their speech, their prior education, the list goes on… Many Wesleyan students feel a discomfort when confronted with issues of class; this discomfort may be born from being privileged in one’s upbringing, feeling a lack of understanding of class issues, or being keenly aware of the difficulty of living on a relatively low income in the U.S — and this is certainly not an exhaustive list of sources of discomfort in discussing class. But however complex, uncomfortable, or delicate the conversation, it’s time everyone at Wesleyan recognizes and becomes sensitive to the fact that Wes is no haven from classism.

As an introduction to wealth inequality in America here’s a video. For thoughts on class at universities, check out this recent magazine article from Yale. Also, this excellent exhibition at Skidmore (and source of the photo above) titled “Classless Society” provides some great fodder for thinking about class.

At Wesleyan, the general concept of classism is usually articulated in relation to quests for social justice on campus. For example, a search of the Argives for “classism” will return Wespeaks and pieces such as this and this. Of course, during the last couple years, issues of classism have become more specific: the elimination of Wesleyan’s “need-blind” label, calls for alumni to halt their giving, and recent USLAC efforts and protests of the conditions under which university employees work (for more on this subject, read BZOD’s great three-part series, or check out this post about the Privilege & Policy forum on classism).

1002588_10151723365390509_1599490200_nOf course, experiences of class difference are not limited to these pretty well-publicized, institutional level efforts. With this in mind, the goal of this write-in was to give voice to some of the more every-day influences of class difference students experience. Many respondents felt the need to start at the beginning: