Alumni Craig Thomas ’97 and Carter Bays ’97 of HIMYM Fame to Debut “Making Friends”

by Kaye Dyja, Assistant News Editor. Comments Off on Alumni Craig Thomas ’97 and Carter Bays ’97 of HIMYM Fame to Debut “Making Friends”

Carter Bays ’97 and Craig Thomas ’97, co-creators of “How I Met Your Mother” (HIMYM), have created Amazon’s first multi-camera comedy, “Making Friends.” HIMYM director and executive producer Pam Fryman will also join the team to direct the pilot and executive produce the show with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Sony Pictures TV Studio will […]

How We Finally Met Carter Bays: Part 2

by Jiovani Robles, Jessica Jordan, Staff Writer and Arts Editor. 1 Comment

We know you’ve been anxiously awaiting the resolution to that cliffhanger we left you with last week. If you think you liked hearing Carter Bays ’97 wax poetic about Joss Whedon ’87, just wait until you hear him wax poetic about Wesleyan (fight, fight, fight, fight, fight).

How We Finally Met Carter Bays ’97

by Jiovani Robles, Jessica Jordan, Arts Editor and Staff Writer. 3 Comments

You probably thought we were done, finished. We spent all year leading up to an interview that never appeared in the paper. Well, you can suck it, haters.

Carter Bays says goodbye

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On December 13, 1994 the most famous Ampersand editor of all-time, Carter L. Bays, wrote his final piece for the Ampersand. Bays would later write for such programs as “American Dad,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and create “How I Met Your Mother.”

“How I Met My Cowriter”: Thomas ’97 and Bays ’97 Return to Wesleyan

by Dan Fuchs, Arts Editor. Comments Off on “How I Met My Cowriter”: Thomas ’97 and Bays ’97 Return to Wesleyan

Co-creators of hit CBS show give talk on campus for Parents Weekend.Had you been within a one-mile radius of the Memorial Chapel on Saturday night, you may have seen dozens of students and parents rushing to catch a rare chance at seeing two Wesleyan legends return to campus. The excitement was palpable as the audience […]

The “How I Met Your Mother” Diaries: Issue 4

by Jessica Jordan, Jiovani Robles, Contributing Writers. Comments Off on The “How I Met Your Mother” Diaries: Issue 4

After arduous searching, we finally managed to procure the name of the publicist for Carter Bays and Craig Thomas.

As Actors Allege Workplace Abuse, Joss Whedon’s ’87 Feminist Image Crumbles

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Content Warning: This article contains references to abuse.  When director Joss Whedon ’87, known for film and television projects like “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “The Avengers,” gave the 2013 commencement address at Wesleyan, he wanted to talk about contradictions. True to his character, Whedon began his speech by telling the graduates that they were […]

University Expands Hamilton Prize for Creativity

by Emmy Hughes, Erin Hussey, News Editors. Comments Off on University Expands Hamilton Prize for Creativity

The University is making several changes to the Hamilton Prize for Creativity in response to the overwhelming number of submissions it has received in the past two years. Established in 2016 in honor of Thomas Kail ’99 and Lin Manuel-Miranda ’02, the esteemed alumni behind the Tony and Grammy award-winning musical “Hamilton,” the Hamilton Prize is a four-year, full-tuition […]

Sydney Kim ’22 Named Recipient of Second Annual Hamilton Prize

by Spencer Arnold, Hannah Docter-Loeb, Assistant Features Editor, Contributing Writer. Comments Off on Sydney Kim ’22 Named Recipient of Second Annual Hamilton Prize

With notable alumni such as Carter Bays ’97,  Craig Thomas ’97, Michael Bay ’86, and Lin Manuel-Miranda ’02, Wesleyan is often an attractive destination for creative students. In particular, Wesleyan has a tendency to bring in some excellent writers and artists every year—people who the University has decided to start recognizing before they even move […]

WesCelebs: Allison Cronan and Kiley Rossetter

by Kaye Dyja, Contributing Writer. Comments Off on WesCelebs: Allison Cronan and Kiley Rossetter

Allison Cronan ’17 and Kiley Rossetter ’17 have made quite the splash at Wesleyan thus far. Co-founders of the podcast “The Production Report,” Cronan and Rossetter have remarkable resumes within the entertainment industry: Allison has worked for Starz, SyFy, and USA, while Kiley has worked at Universal Studios and “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” and now commutes […]

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