Wesleyan’s Open Hillel Secretly Monitored by Pro-Israel Organization

October 1, 2018, by Sam Prescott, Editor-in-Chief. 1 Comment

In September of 2016, the second-ever Open Hillel student organizing workshop took place at Wesleyan. It has now come to light, according to a report by Josh Nathan-Kazis ’07 of The Forward, that the workshop’s participants were being secretly monitored by the Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC), a major national pro-Israel organization. Open Hillel, which predominantly […]

TV Dinner: New Technology and Other Changes to On-Campus Dining

September 27, 2018, by Alex Tripp, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Eating in the Usdan Marketplace is, for many, an out-of-body experience. It begins at the moment that students ascend the stairwell. Like St. Peter at the pearly gates, the cashiers swipe the faithful through onto their next journey. From there, students are peristaltically pushed through the open doors into a world divorced from traditional beliefs […]

Project No Red Zone: WSA Convenes Greek Organizations to Talk About Sexual Assault Prevention

September 27, 2018, by Nika Woodfill, Contributing Writer . Leave a Comment

The Wesleyan Student Assembly’s (WSA) Project No Red Zone initiative led a presentation about sexual assault and bystander intervention practices on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 20. Members from Wesleyan’s Greek organizations convened in Tishler Lecture Hall in Exley to hear the talk and participate in a brief bystander intervention training.   Launched last year, […]

WesCeleb: Ray Achan ’19

September 27, 2018, by Emma Smith, Will Slater, Contributing Writers. Leave a Comment

For Ray Achan ’19, the best things in life pretty much rank as follows: mozzarella sticks, Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” and the Wesleyan Theater Department. In that particular order. In his years at Wesleyan, Ray has become an influential artistic voice on campus, using theater to understand what the absurd or strange can […]

Middletown Diaries: Where Are the Straws?

September 24, 2018, by Sasha Linden-Cohen, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

This set of stories was curated by Sasha Linden-Cohen. 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, After spending 20 minutes rifling through the women’s […]

“Footloose” and Friskiness: Shrimp Add Sex Appeal to Mongo Line

September 24, 2018, by Brooke Kushwaha, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Senior Abigail Daly-Smith has alleged that the Mongolian grill line in Usdan is the horniest place on campus. Picture it: you’ve made it to the dining hall early to get a good spot in line. You load up on vegetables and garlic, standing between two jocks twice your size and watching the griddle in front […]

Students Circulate Memes and a Petition in Response to New Logo

September 24, 2018, by Claire Isenegger, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

Last Thursday, the University unveiled its new logo and website as part of the University’s newly announced rebranding efforts. This decision was met with significant backlash from the student body. One way in which students expressed their frustration was through posts on the Facebook group ‘Soggy We$ Memes’. With over 2,000 members, ‘Soggy We$ Memes’ serves as […]

Program Housing Introduces New For-Credit Initiative

September 24, 2018, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Program houses have always been appealing to University students. Who wouldn’t jump at a chance for an opportunity to reside with people who have similar interests? But now there’s a new incentive to live in one—in the form of academic credit. This fall, Residential Life (ResLife) launched a pilot program which gave program house managers and residents the […]

WesCeleb: Aurora McGuckin ’19

September 20, 2018, by Brooke Kushwaha, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Aurora McGuckin ’19 may be the best known barista on campus. Working for both Espwesso and Red & Black Cafe, McGuckin still finds time to run Students for Consent and Communication, as well as DJ two WESU radio shows and attend every keg co-op. Although McGuckin’s schedule may indicate she’s in a perpetual coffee buzz, […]

Middletown Diaries: Graphic Depictions of Graphic Design

September 20, 2018, by Sasha Linden-Cohen, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

This set of stories was curated by Sasha Linden-Cohen. 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, Across campus today the news quickly spread. […]

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