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View with a Room: The Bennet Baseball Bungalow

“But then [people] always say something to the effect of, ‘it’s going to suck to take this down’…”

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Seriously, the frosh this year have truly outdone themselves. Behold the sports-clad fortress in Fauver/Bennet belonging to Chris Caines ’16 and Tim Israel ’16 (yes, that is his last name). Their room has become quite the legend amongst 2016ers. The space has 2,500 baseball cards lining the walls (and another thousand to be added this semester) and a blowup penguin named Sebastian as its centerpiece (the product of a two-hour trip to Walgreens).

“Chris decided to put some cards up one day and it looked extremely cool,” Tim explains. “We started talking about the idea of doing all of the walls and told our parents to send us all of our cards from home.”

“People usually are very surprised and amazed,” Chris adds. “But then they always say something to the effect of ‘it’s going to suck to take this down’.”

6bit Collective and Stereocure Showcase Events at Eclectic This Weekend Cancelled :((((((

Eclectic informs us with a heavy heart that the 6bit Collective Show (scheduled for tonight) and the Stereocure Showcase (scheduled for Saturday) have both been cancelled this weekend due to apparent problems with the fire extinguisher. Sorry y’all, don’t want to be starting any conflagrations! The Stereocure Showcase people mention that they’re trying to schedule a show in Brooklyn to replace their gig here, but that’s of little consolation to people here because, despite what it may seem, Wesleyan is not a part of Brooklyn.

Fortunately, the weekend is jam-packed with alternatives, including the TGIF Yoga Party with free kombucha and coconut water (forget beer!), the lovely Josh Smith and Mel Hsu tomorrow night, a show at Psi U tomorrow night, and many more.

Video Exclusive: Guy Meowing In Tree Outside Hall-Atwater

Continuing Wesleying’s Pulitzer-winning coverage of wildlife happenings on campus, we interrupt this broadcast to let you know that there is a guy meowing in a tree outside Hall-Atwater right now. Kate Gibbel ’15 frantically reports via email:

There’s a guy meowing in a tree outside of hall Atwater right now. Student in a tree, unknown duration but definitely from 11:30-12. I took the video. I’m thinking this is for social psych. It’s pretty fucking ridiculous

No word on who ze is, how ze got there, how long ze has been stationed, and whether or not this is viral promotion for tomorrow’s tea party with imaginary friends, but we’re grateful for any information you can provide. In the meantime, we’ve dutifully reported the  incident to @OverheardAtWes:

If the mystery mewoer sticks around for another five minutes, ze can translate hir concerns into chalk at today’s Massive Legal Daytime Chalk-In.

“Gibberish”-Speaking Campus Intruder Fights Arrest, Tasing, Police Dogs

Plus, the New York Times on campus safety and security alerts as “the soundtrack of college life.”

Hide your kids, hide your wife, P-Safe has documented yet another campus intruder incident. This one’s different, weirder, and—thankfully—free of armed robbery. The intruder, an 18-year-old North Carolina man reportedly babbling at the mouth, was spotted running “at a full sprint and changing directions rapidly” near campus at 2:33 A.M. last Friday. He ran across Wash without glancing at traffic, according to Middletown Patch, while being chased by both a P-Safe car and a police officer on foot. That’s when shit got weird:

The officer ran after him on foot, the report says, as [Devin Jacob ] Hanaway ran up stairs to a second-floor apartment, was overcome by the officer and actively resisted being handcuffed. The officer said Hanaway was “sweating profusely” so he couldn’t hold him, and was 6-foot-2 inches tall and more than 200 pounds.

“I could hear the male talking in gibberish and it became apparent that he was under the influence of illicit substances,” the report details; Hanaway continued to fight handcuffing and was shocked with a Taser X26 in the back.

Hey, Argus

I would like to just make a note about an article in your last issue, the one entitled “Spring Terp Show Wows, As Always.” It has come to my attention that in the rather extended reporting of the student-run dance showcase that involved a somewhat detailed personal reflection (refraction?) of the writer on each and every single piece, it seemed to have completely miss one dance in particular.

That dance, unfortunately, was mine.

Now, I am known in some (if not most) circles to be a complete diva—an utter raging drama queen, one could even say. But alas, it is neither fabulosity nor diva-nity that informs the writing of this post. I write today merely to give acknowledgments where acknowledgments are due, and to recognize the immense amount of work my dancers—and my friends—put in to my first and probably last frivolous attempt at choreography.

They are Hannah Plon ’14, Connor “Lonnor” Larkin ’12, Geri Rosenberg ’12, Huang Hsiao-Tung ’12, and, of course, my co-conspirator, Aditi Shivaramakrishnan ’12.

It might not have been the most coherent thing ever, but you folks should be recognized for your efforts, even if it’s not by the Argus.

Also—Argus, come on. Fact-check yo’ shit.

Backwards Parked Car Update: “Game On”

Yesterday we reported on a car that’s been parked backwards on Lawn Home Ave for over a week now, accumulating heavier and heavier fines, with no owner or explanation in sight. Some anonymous good Samaritan seemed to have attempted to alert the car’s owner by gently leaving a few post-it notes on the vehicle. Except ze got the wrong car. And the wrong lot. This is High Rise. And the vehicle is, in fact, correctly parked.

As for the real backwards vehicle, Anonymous Tipster ’12 confirms that it is definitely a Wesleyan student: the P-Safe registration stickers and Wesleyan decal have been spotted. It remains unmoved (and un-evicted by NYPD). We’ll keep you posted on this campuswide crisis as further details come to light. 

BREAKING: Car Parked the Wrong Way on Home Ave For Freakin’ Ever

Anonymous Person ’12 sends in this handy graphic to illustrate the situation at the scene of the crime. In brief: CAR. PARKED BACKWARDS. MANY DAYS. HEAVY PARKING FINES. AP ’12 adds:

car parked on home avenue the wrong way: just writing in about a car that has been parked the wrong way on home avenue for the last week or so and is accumulating heavy fines. not sure if this is a wesleyan car even, but just thought i would try and send this in. Massachusetts license plate, first three numbers 828.

Fun fact: there is a Wikipedia page on “Parking,” but the neutrality of its “Economics of Parking” subsection is disputed. I can’t really imagine a better way to procrastinate than by editing it. But really, what is up with this vehicle?

Wesleyan Unofficial Reentry One-Shot: Upgrades, Side-grades, and New Stuff in General

Welcome back, my home-skillets and jingle-berries. This is your main man frostedmoose, and I have found out that it is my duty (or so it became my duty after Zach and A-Batte threatened to jingle my berries) to provide a somewhat but not really anywhere close to comprehensive list of new spiffy stuff on campus.

So here I present to you my


Oh, and this will be helpful to the froshies reading this too.

Click on to read, my sugar muffins.

WTF Dinner Meeting at Usdan, Feb. 15

You’ve probably (hopefully) heard about the Wesleyan Technology Front (WTF), not least because of our past coverage. Well, the resistance continues. An anonymous dispatch ‘?? writes in:

Food AND the Internet. What more could anyone possibly need? Come talk about how technology can improve life on campus, and how we can use it to help others.
P.S. Ask Egypt, this “Internet” shit works

Date:   Feb. 15
Time:   6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Place:  Usdan 108

Also, mad props for the picture, WTF folks.

WTF’s First Meeting

If you’re tired of waiting for websites to load and YouTube to buffer, come to the Wesleyan Technology Front‘s first meeting! Head over to PAC after dinner and get involved.

  • Date: Thursday, February 10
  • Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Place: PAC 136
  • Cost: Free
  • For More Information: Read this Argus article