Following the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson, students established a grieving space with a moment of silence in Usdan.
Homecoming and Family Weekend begins the day after Halloween, which also happens to be the dawn of Halloweekend, so if you aren’t prepared to let your parents/grandparents/dog/siblings experience your wholesome Wesleyan lifestyle firsthand, you’ve really got to think fast. The Moment of Doom is quickly approaching, and the timing couldn’t be worse.
The library was the locale of choice for many procrastinators on Sunday afternoon, but the real place to be was the backyard of Outhouse. Fall Fest, an annual autumnal celebration organized by Outhouse and the Outing Club, featured everything that’s great about fall (hot cider, piles of leaves) and other things that are just great in general (live acoustic sets by Wesleyan musicians, a slackline, doughnuts on a string). From 12 to 3 p.m., students joined in on the festivities.
New visitors to the Scores and Recordings collection on the third floor of Olin Library often feel like they’ve stumbled upon hidden treasure. The library’s vast store of LPs, CDs, cassettes, and musical scores is enough to keep explorers enthralled for days.
Someone who visited Long Lane Farm about half a year ago might have felt like ze was stepping onto the surface of Mars. An unexpected discovery of pesticides last winter compelled the farmers to replace the top 18 inches of soil, leaving the farm bare, rocky, and desolate. Following a bustling few months of intensive remediation, however, the farm is well on its way back to being a place of greenery and growth.
At this point, you’ve already been indoctrinated. The words of the Wesleyan Fight Song have been stamped into your brain—if not the entire song, then at least the ear-splitting “GO WES!” and accompanying fist-pump that mark its end. But if you’re one of those people who think they can get away with not having the entirety of the song committed to memory, think again. During the next four years, you’ll find yourself in plenty of situations in which you are grateful for your knowledge of our cult anthem—I mean, fight song. Trust me.
Wes has a long-standing reputation for promoting social justice, but a brand new student group is putting a fresh spin on this old goal. Members of Economie, founded by Kehan Zhou ’15 and DeNeile Cooper ’15, aim to address this goal through dance. By organizing and choreographing flash mobs centered on social justice issues, Economie is taking the phrase “social justice movement” to a whole new level.
“Oh my god!” said the man. “That’s the coolest thing ever! He’s having sex with his blowhole!”
To inaugurate a new crop of Features contributors, The Argus decided to send three first-time freshman writers on a lengthy and unrelenting assignment. We provided them little direction or guidance, other than the following email.