Middletown Diaries: Broken Ukuleles, Broken Dreams

November 12, 2019, by Features Team, Features Team. 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, People always talk about how it is important to enjoy life’s small moments. I agree, […]

Global Changes in Recycling Markets Impact Wesleyan and Middletown

November 12, 2019, by Emmy Hughes, Editor in Chief. Leave a Comment

Recycling—a common practice on campus, in Connecticut, and globally—is known for its environmental and sustainable benefits. But in last couple years, it has also become unsustainably expensive, with the recent crash in recycling markets. The University has been directly affected by the crash in recycling markets. In 2013, the University decided to purchase large balers, which crush materials […]

First Generation Low Income Committee Talks Affordable Health Care, Dining Options Over Breaks

November 12, 2019, by Katie Livingston, Assistant Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

Building off of last year’s goals, the First Generation Low Income (FGLI) Committee is moving forward with a budget proposal to open dining halls during breaks, as well as continuing their work to make University health insurance more affordable. On Monday Sept. 30, the committee, a handful of students and administrators representing the Office of Student Affairs, the […]

University Network for Human Rights Establishes New Headquarters on Campus

November 8, 2019, by Steph Dukich, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

This year, the University Network for Human Rights established its headquarters at Wesleyan. Comfortably ensconced in Horgan House on Pearl Street, the network is equipped with an espresso machine and a generous assortment of teas for student use. The building’s book collection, marvelous in itself, is now enriched further with Professor Jim Cavallaro’s stacks on […]

WesCeleb: Katie Vasquez ’20 Talks Psychology, Finding Hobbies, and Making Friends

November 8, 2019, by Olivia Ramseur, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Katie Vasquez, according to one of her nominators, became an “orientation WesCeleb” because of her activity in the WesAdmits 2020 Facebook group as a pre-frosh hoping to make friends. Since then, however, she describes herself as being more on the quiet side, doing psychology research, learning woodworking, studying abroad, and watching “The Masked Singer,” a […]

Middletown Murders: The Bicycle Murder of 1899

November 8, 2019, by Katarina Grealish, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Content warning: Violence, death Shakespeare wrote, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” That’s because he hadn’t met Joseph Hough, a man in his 30s whose affections weren’t scorned so much as unreciprocated by 19-year-old May Smith. His solution? Commit the gristly murder of 23-year-old Harry Chadwick, her fiancé. The year was 1899. Chadwick rode […]

ResLife Forms Spring Closing Committee to Address Controversial Move-Out Policy

November 8, 2019, by Claire Isenegger, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Last semester, the Office of Residential Life (ResLife) introduced a controversial new policy that required program house residents who were staying on campus and working for Reunion and Commencement to relocate on Saturday, May 18, the day after the final exam period. This decision was met with resistance from House Managers (HMs) and residents, and eventually […]

Behind the Scenes of the Wesleyan Connection: Olivia Drake Talks 15 Years in Communications

November 5, 2019, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Every other Wednesday, the Wesleyan Connection makes its way into the inboxes of 42,000 Wesleyan students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni. Though it seems to be a staple of the Wesleyan experience, the online newsletter has not always been around. In fact, it wasn’t until the arrival of Campus News Editor Olivia Drake in 2004 […]

Middletown Diaries: Involuntary Manslaughter (Almost), Lies, and Too Much Butter

November 5, 2019, by Features Team, Features Editors. 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, Now this one’s a historical Middletown Diary for you. Let me take you back in […]

Frenetic Frittata: Sasha the Chef and Her Super Scrumptious Specialty

November 5, 2019, by Sasha Linden-Cohen, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

On Saturday morning, I awoke in a panic. Cocooned in a plush duvet, my eyes flickered open slowly at first, and then all at once, frantically blinking away the grogginess—and eye boogers—as I jolted upright, realizing that I had forgotten to set an alarm. My tightly-packed Halloweekend itinerary washed over me, and I had no […]

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