Middletown Diaries: Snow, Skunks, and a Solitary Snake

December 3, 2018, by Sasha Linden-Cohen, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Based on the New York Times’ “Metropolitan Diaries,” the Middletown Diaries will include awkward, funny, novel, or sweet anecdotes, stories, or memories that happen at Wesleyan and in Middletown. To submit to the Middletown Diaries, please email srcohen@wesleyan.edu. Dear Diary, The first snow of the season arrived in Middletown on a Thursday evening. But the week […]

“The Strawberry Girl” Comes to Wesleyan in Annual Jewish Studies Series

December 3, 2018, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On the evening of Thursday, Nov. 29, students, faculty, and members of the Middletown community, as well as people from the greater Hartford area, gathered in the Daniel Family Commons to watch “The Strawberry Girl,” a one-woman play based on a short story by Sayvon Liebrecht. The play tells the story of a nameless woman […]

Lentil Adventures: How to Cook a Make-Do Stew

December 3, 2018, by Sasha Linden-Cohen, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Despite my tight Sunday schedule, I decided yesterday to cook dinner for my housemates. It would likely be the last Earth House dinner of the semester, and although no one had responded to my numerous GroupMe pleas asking if anyone in the house could spare some time to throw together a quick meal, I knew […]

WesCeleb: Fred Wills ’19

November 29, 2018, by Nick Yeager, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Fred Wills ’19 may be humble, but he’s a star on campus, whether it’s on stage or in the admissions office. Beloved by many, he is best known for being a sincere and friendly face to all, for his hard work for the campus community, and for his talent as a dancer and singer. The […]

“Call Me Max”: A Follow-Up With Congressman-Elect Max Rose ‘08

November 29, 2018, by Spencer Arnold, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

  Within the first 10 seconds of my interview with Max Rose ’08, he asked me to call him by his first name. It’s a rejection of formality that, combined with his fast-paced, Brooklyn-infused way of talking, has helped Max connect with people since the start of his campaign—and something that presumably helped lead him to […]

Middletown Green Community Center: By the People, for the People

November 29, 2018, by Sasha Linden-Cohen, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Just off the North End of Main St., behind the liquor store and past its adjacent parking lot, a large building sits vacant and still. Above its entrance hangs a sign that reads, “Green Street Teaching and Learning Center,” serving as a poignant reminder of what the community has lost and a symbol of hope […]

Middletown Diaries: Mischief in the Stacks

November 26, 2018, by Sasha Linden-Cohen, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Based on the New York Times’ “Metropolitan Diaries,” the Middletown Diaries will include awkward, funny, novel, or sweet anecdotes, stories, or memories that happen at Wesleyan and in Middletown. To submit to the Middletown Diaries, please email srcohen@wesleyan.edu. Dear Diary, Never go to Olin Library without a backpack. I thought no one would notice me slink […]

WesDivest Renews Debate on Fossil Fuels

November 26, 2018, by Sasha Linden-Cohen, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

After reading Coral Davenport’s New York Times article about the recent climate change report issued by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), I was shocked, scared, and motivated. For several days after its release, the article seemed to be all anyone was talking about. All across campus, I heard students lamenting the state […]

Vape Life: Juulers React to New FDA Regulations

November 26, 2018, by Brooke Kushwaha, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

On Nov. 15, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a press statement announcing new steps to curb e-cigarette use among teens and young non-smokers. Scott Gottlieb ’94 penned the announcement, citing the disturbing pattern of youth nicotine use. The new FDA measures would limit advertisements aimed at younger consumers and regulate certain flavors, such […]

Public Safety Officer DePaul Avant Promoted to Night Shift Sergeant

November 15, 2018, by Thafir Elzofri, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Some recent staffing reorganization at Public Safety has resulted in the promotion of an officer on the night shift. DePaul Avant has been a Public Safety Officer at the University since the spring of 2013. This October, Avant was promoted to night shift sergeant. He is one of the Public Safety members that many students know by […]

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