Last summer I woke up to a stream of sunlight shining through the window and burning directly into my eyes. I was exhausted, hungover and angry. After a particularly awful night involving a fight, tears, and a punch, I felt I was owed an apology. An hour later it came in the form of a facebook message. And I felt cheated.Read More
As I (rather, my dad) rolled down Wyllys Avenue playing David Guetta’s newest song from the car speakers, I turned it up when I definitely, definitely should have turned it down. The car pulled up in front of Ooze-dan/Yoos-den/auto-correct to Sudan where I was greeted by my host, a friend from an 8th grade summer program.
Given this relationship and what was both a surprising and unsettling confrontation with police officers, tensions are growing between Wesleyan students and the Middletown police department. This only furthers the divide between our two communities. This past week, Wesleyan’s ACLU chapter decided to act against this tension by organizing a panel discussion. Chief of Police William McKenna, Connecticut ACLU staff attorney David McGuire, and Middletown Youth Services Bureau member Justin Carbonella sat down with Wesleyan students to discuss police militarization, Memoranda of Understanding, and surveillance.Read More
The event was a huge success. Max Fredlich 17’, both a performing poet and a brother of Psi U, commented on what made the event so effective, “much of the success of the event was due to a collective openness of the space and diversity of the crowd and the poets,” Max said. “And the intention Cherkira Lashley, the organizer of the event, set: this is a place to reclaim power. It was beautiful to see how people interpreted that and to see those people be listened to.”Read More
There are nights we return home to our empty rooms with fluorescent lights and meager windows, and Facebook feeds. And we are restless. We pace around the eight square feet of space that is our dorms, opening and closing, and reopening and closing the mini-fridge, hoping each try will yield a different result, unsure of what we are searching for, besides something to quench our thirst…our longing. We lie in narrow beds, cold and trembling, begging for sleep that won’t come, convinced that the heat of a warm body next to ours is the cure.Read More
Recently, Ujamaa, Wesleyan’s Student of Color Organization, conducted an event called “Race, Representation, and Television: Idiot Box or Inspiration.” This group met last month to plan events for Black History Month and has been leading various events all month.Read More
The program house application deadline is rapidly approaching:
Thursday, February 12 at noon.
You may be wondering what program house is really ‘right’ for you but don’t worry -- Owen Christoph and Olivia Morris have you covered. We visited a number of program houses and asked the residents a few questions to provide some insight into what goes down.Read More
METHOD partnered with SASHA SABATER '17 to provide our first week in review. Rewind to last Friday and let Sasha take you through the snow, the wesleyan plague, crotch holes, and more. Jesus Christo, this week was long.Read More
The epitome of the “logic of wrong” (something so tragique that it starts to make complete sense), Leandra Medine places both the reader and her body (as well as what she adorns it with) in a constant state of question, always pushing the boundaries of what constitutes as “fashion”.Read More