Middletown Diaries: Fire on the Ass, Stand-up in the Shower

November 19, 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, With communal bathrooms come a variety of new experiences, challenges, and at times, extremely […]

Winter is Coming: How to Prepare for the Connecticut Cold

November 19, 2019, by Features Team, Features Team. Leave a Comment

Over the past couple weeks, winter weather has descended on Connecticut faster than Canada Goose jackets have flown out of summer storage and onto students’ (guilt-ridden) bodies. Passing strangers on campus paths exchange looks of mutual woe, as if to say “I’m not enjoying this either!” and “I would love to be touched!” and “There […]

’Tis the Season: Your Guide to Wesleyan Thanksgiving

November 15, 2019, by Jane Herz, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, there are many things I’ve been feeling grateful for lately. This includes the new Kanye West album, the cinnamon rolls I got from bread co-op, the heating in my house, and, last but not least, the upcoming Thanksgiving pails that WesWings will be serving up next week.  This is my […]

Healthy Planeat: A Social Venture Towards a Sustainable Future

November 15, 2019, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Rosemary Ostfeld ’10 came back to campus last spring as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the College of the Environment. In addition to her work at the University, Ostfeld just launched a social venture she’s been working on over the past few years: Healthy Planeat. According to its website, Healthy Planeat’s mission is to provide healthy, affordable, and—most importantly—sustainable diets […]

WesCeleb: Inayah Bashir ’20 Follows Her Passions

November 15, 2019, by Kate Ciolkowski-Winters, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Inayah Bashir is a bubbly Wes senior who has made her mark at Wesleyan in film theses, Ujamaa, the College of Social Studies (CSS), and everything in between. It seems as though everyone at Wes knows her from some context or another…she loves to be busy! She took a break from her action-packed schedule to talk to The […]

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 […]

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