Hot Takes, Cool Trails: Caroline Bonnevie ’23 Takes on Wesleyan’s Running Paths

by Caroline Bonnevie, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Before that fateful day in March, back when you took physical contact and access to toilet paper for granted, you would be hard-pressed to find more than one or two people going for a run. Then, a strange phenomenon took hold; many took to the streets, hoping to reinvent themselves now that they had countless hours […]

WSA Textbook Exchange Program Adapts to COVID-19 In Its Third Year on Campus

by Hallie Sternberg, Molly Meyer, Assistant News Editor, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) Textbook Exchange Program (TEP) is adapting to COVID-19 guidelines as it begins its third year of operation on campus. The program will run from Monday, Sept. 7 to Monday, Sept. 14 in the University Organizing Center’s (UOC) parking lot at 190 High Street. The TEP is organized by the WSA Academic […]

Program House Assessments Prompt Changes for 2020-2021

by Tanvi Punja, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Lighthouse and French Hall will be relocated next semester and Farm House and Full House are currently on probation, as a result of Undergraduate Residential Life Committee (URLC) program house assessments. The URLC—comprised of representatives from the WSA, Residential Life, and Physical Plant—conducts program house evaluations every semester. Each house is assessed on six criteria: […]

CT Dept. of Transportation to Begin Construction on Arrigoni Bridge and St. John’s Square

by Jiyu Shin, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is set to begin a $46 million construction project on Arrigoni Bridge and St. John’s Square. Construction on the bridge, which passes over the Connecticut River and connects Middletown and Portland, will focus on the bridge’s approach spans. At St. John’s Square, construction will include turn lanes and intersection realignment.  The contract for […]

The Tea on the Tea: Guayakí Yerba Mate to No Longer be Sold at Weshop

by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Features Editor. 2 Comments

Weshop will no longer sell Guayakí brand yerba mate once the Guayakí warehouse stock runs out. Weshop will continue to sell other brands of yerba mate, like Yachak, teaRIOT, and SOUND, but Guayakí Yerba Mate is the leading brand of the yerba mate in the U.S., and was sold in over 6,000 stores as of June 2018. […]

The Nutrition Spot, Herbalife Retailer, Comes to Middletown

by Jane Herz, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Comments Off on The Nutrition Spot, Herbalife Retailer, Comes to Middletown

On Sept. 30, 2019, Middletown welcomed a new smoothie bar to the area. Located on the first floor of the new Midd-Town Apartment building, Nutrition Spot, LLC is, by all appearances, serving up tasty protein smoothies and colorful energy teas all day long. The spot is owned by Connecticut native Beth Gyngell, who quit her […]

CAPS Begins Drop-In Support Sessions, Looks to Meet Highest-Ever Student Demand

by Kaye Dyja, Oliver Cope, News Editor & Staff Writer. Comments Off on CAPS Begins Drop-In Support Sessions, Looks to Meet Highest-Ever Student Demand

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) began clinical drop-in support sessions this semester to address high demand for their services, as well as to help students manage growing wait times between appointments.  To accommodate more students’ needs, clinical drop-in sessions take place Monday through Friday in the CAPS solarium from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. A clinician […]

Is Fair Foul? Macbeth Delivers Strong Ensemble Performances, Lacks Cunning Delight

by Zoë Kaplan, Sports Editor. Comments Off on Is Fair Foul? Macbeth Delivers Strong Ensemble Performances, Lacks Cunning Delight

“When shall we three meet again, in thunder, lightning, or in rain?” The famous quote, spoken by one member of a cabal of witches, begins and ends this Second Stage season’s production of “Macbeth,” directed by sophomore Annie Kidwell in the ’92, premiering Thursday, Oct. 10. While the show included some exciting design choices and changes to […]

The Dark Side of the ‘Dan: Students Share Stories of Social Anxiety in Usdan

by Franklin Ribli, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

Since opening its doors in 2007, Usdan has become the de facto central hub for both formal and informal social interactions on campus. While Wesleyan was recently ranked by to have the 17th best food among colleges in the country, it is not uncommon to hear students complain about the campus’s largest dining hall, […]

FGSS Hosts Panel Discussion on Gender Performance and Queer Histories

by Tanvi Punja, Staff Writer . Comments Off on FGSS Hosts Panel Discussion on Gender Performance and Queer Histories

On Thursday, Sept. 19, the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (FGSS) Program hosted a panel discussion on gender performances and queer histories represented through sound and dance titled “Drag Queens and Radical Faeries and Judys, Oh My!” in Allbritton 311. The discussion centered on actor/performer/director/singer-songwriter Taylor Mac, who performed at the University this past weekend. Panelists […]

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