Laignee Barron ’13 is used to answering questions about her previous schooling to new acquaintances.
What if an established professional playwright asked you to direct the world premier of his new play? To Jessica Posner ’09, this thespian fantasy became a reality at last year’s Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Ky.
On sunny mornings, the soft strumming of a guitar often greets students walking past the “Divestment Office” on the Investment Office’s front lawn on Wyllys Ave.
This spring’s student forums will come as a breath of fresh air to those who long for untraditional courses taught entirely by undergraduate students. From tap dance to collaborative college farming, these courses explore a wide range of fascinating and relevant topics. Just a few of them are described here.
When you push open that heavy metal door, you enter a subterranean labyrinth. Follow the metallic rainbow of tags, slogans, and insults that adorn the walls ever deeper into the maze. Inhale the distinct bouquet of spray-paint and stale air. Take the time to relish your descent into the bowels of Wesleyan University.
It’s a typical Thursday evening at Wesleyan when a band of armed men and women descend upon the Butterfield Central Green. Wielding foam-covered Plexiglas swords, they strike at one another and dodge oncoming blows in an intense struggle to bring their opponents to the ground.
This past summer, two current Wesleyan students—Kirsten Sharpes ’08, formerly Kirsten Haller, and Dusty Sharpes ’08—were married. The wedded couple now shares a two-person woodframe house. With the average age of marriage in the United States creeping towards 27 years old, the Sharpes, both 21, are an anomaly.
People love sex.
Wesleyan students can attest to that. They have come to expect their RAs to provide free Safe Sex supplies, and even WesWings has recently taken to providing its own charming red, hopefully non-chicken flavored, condoms. Eclectic’s annual Sex Party has become a campus tradition, as has the mildly controversial Burlesque show. The feminist club hosts sex-toy sales and workshops on the female orgasm.