Students Organize Asian American Identity Month to Explore Theme of “Relasianships”

May 19, 2021, by Claire Isenegger, Oliver Cope, Executive Editor and News Editor. 2 Comments

Asian American Student Collective (AASC), in collaboration with Shakti (the University’s South Asian Student Association), the Korean Student Association (KSA), the Chinese Culture Club (CCC), and the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA), organized Asian American Identity Month, which ran throughout April. The programming for the month consisted of a range of in-person and online events, many […]

Students Report Lack of University Planning Surrounding Mental and Physical Health Accomodations in COVID-19 Isolation

May 7, 2021, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Annika Shiffer-Delegard, Olivia Luppino, Managing Editor, Social Media Editor, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Content Warning: This article contains references to eating disorders. When the University announced that students could return to campus for the Fall 2020 semester, the Pandemic Planning Committee introduced COVID-19 protocols and rules to ensure students’ safety. They redesigned classrooms to allow for six feet social distancing, reordered dining spots on campus to be to-go […]

Institutionalizing Progress: One Year of the WSA’s Equity and Inclusion Committee

May 7, 2021, by Sophie Griffin, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

At the beginning of this academic year, the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) passed Resolution 1.42, which institutionalized the Equity and Inclusion Committee (EIC) as a standing committee and redistributed the number of senators previously assigned to all other standing committees. As an official free-standing entity, like the Student Life Committee (SLC) or Academic Affairs Committee […]

Professor Anthony Hatch Discusses Students’ Interdisciplinary Research at Black Box Labs

May 6, 2021, by Anne Kiely, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Students in the University’s Science in Society Program (SISP) routinely do work in or adjacent to the sciences, and their senior theses are usually interdisciplinary, focusing on areas from anthropology to public health to environmental justice. However, prior to August 2020, there was little infrastructure for SISP students to do research prior to their thesis projects, […]

@wesleyansurvivors Instagram Account Sparks Conversations on Campus Sexual Assault Culture

May 6, 2021, by Emma Smith, Annie Roach, Features Editor, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Content Warning: This article contains references to sexual harassment and abuse.  Early in the summer of 2020, when many of us were sequestered in our homes because of social-distancing restrictions, Instagram took a turn toward activism. After the murder of George Floyd and the reinvigoration of the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as a wave […]

Unsent Letters Project Facilitates Communal Art-Making on Campus

May 6, 2021, by Annika Shiffer-Delegard, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

On the sun-soaked Monday morning of April 26, a group of five students gathered at the wooden benches outside Zelnick Pavilion. Carrying Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and rolls of wall-safe tape, they split up in teams of two. Jenna Handler ’24, Mallory Elliott ’23, Libby Beers ’23, Cassidy McDonough ’24, and Ellis Collier ’22 were on […]

WesCeleb An Pham ’21 on Two Theses, Comedy Culture, and Their Second Summer in Gay Haven

May 6, 2021, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Stephanie Monard, Managing Editor, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

It’s that time of year when seniors submit their theses, prep for graduation, and say their final goodbyes to Wesleyan. In the midst of all this, An Pham ’21 created not one, but two theses. This is not even close to all that Pham, a tour de force, has accomplished in their time at Wesleyan. […]

Anonymous Messaging in the Time of COVID-19: Wescam Returns

May 6, 2021, by Annie Roach, Sophie Griffin, Features Editors. Leave a Comment

Spring has truly sprung in Middletown, Connecticut: The trees are blooming, the libraries are packed with students preparing for finals, and perhaps more importantly, Wescam season has arrived. Wescam (stylized on the current website as wescam but originally stylized as Wescam), a Wesleyan-specific online dating and hookup platform, was started in 1998 by Jesse Vincent ’98 […]

Mock Trial Places 5th in National Competition

May 6, 2021, by Olivia Luppino, Social Media Editor, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Many things were put on hold this year due to COVID-19, but it would take much more than a pandemic to keep Wesleyan Mock Trial out of their beloved fake courtroom. Just as real court cases moved online, collegiate mock trial continued competing this year over Zoom.  In April 2021, the mock trial season came […]

Student Forums Embrace Leadership and Collaboration During Unusual Semester

April 29, 2021, by Olivia Luppino, Social Media Editor, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

We all know that feeling of walking into class on the first day. There’s the excitement of finding out which friends are enrolled, the worry that there’s already been an assignment you have missed, and the hope that you’ll like the professor. For students enrolling in a student forum, there’s no professor at all, just […]

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