Summer on campus can be tough. The routine of internships or night classes, cooking pasta in an apartment shared with five other people, two of whom you’d never met before, and the lackluster event…
Aliens, moose and mixers: here’s some facts about alcohol that will make you the toast of your local.
party conversation starters…?
Creative, successful people are amazing at repeating the same themes.
just in time for graduation, ‘Caclets
Haha, what’s the ‘Real World’ anyway?
That youâre essentially paying thousands of dollars to end up with a piece of paper and maybe a job that pays off your debt. Maybe.
def some truth in this.
Peter Frank (Wesleyan ’12)–creator of the infamous CollegeACB website–is back with a new venture called Texts.com, which looks like some nifty way for students to buy and sell textbooks on campus. More importantly, at least on Saturday, the service officially launched at Wes via a mass distribution of pizzas at 4:20 p.m. Only in the ‘Cac would your 4/20 ‘za craving be satisfied by the launch of a social/tech startup. Check out this video taken on Foss Hill of the ensuing revelry (h/t Wesleying):
Increasing levels of semi-threatening e-mails from Wesleyan’s administration could only mean one thing: it’s officially Tour de Franzia season! The Tour consists of a night in which groups of students run around campus, taking pictures of themselves at destinations or performing tasks the organizers come up with—places like “Where Obama spoke” or things like “Hooking up with an islander (no Manhattanites)”—all whilst chugging Franzia with abandon. The first group to finish the entire list (and box, about five-and-a-half bottles of “wine”) wins. The event usually ends with arrests and hospitalizations, not unlike another weekend night at Wesleyan, but definitely more than average. University administrators are doing everything in their power to end the tradition. Both this year and last year, Dean of Students Mike Whaley e-mailed parents in an attempt to get parents to discourage their children from participating.
Having completed my senior English thesis last Friday (to those of you still writing…you have my greatest sympathies), I wanted to take some time and reflect back on the (largely daunting, often enjoyable, yet inherently hellacious) process.
While I can’t stop smiling and thinking, “Well, that bitch is done” five days after the fact, I’m also experiencing a mixture of sadness, anal retentiveness about its remaining imperfections, and general apathy towards all the undone work in my life. When I actually examine things though, I’ve concluded that I’m in the penultimate stage of THESIS, one of ten.
Stage ONE: General optimism and lack of know-how, bright-eyed eagerness for the long-haul to come (“eight months is so long!”), false sense of pressure (“I have to write two pages this week!”), feeling good about life and your worthwhile pursuit into academia.
This is for the ‘Cac ladies: I know you do it. I know.
Earlier today, Colby College announced in a press release that it has achieved carbon neutrality, the equivalent of emitting no net carbon dioxide. This came two years before the deadline it set for itself, after more than a decade of actively greening its campus.
In its press release, Colby explained that much of the reduction of emissions came from switching to purchasing only renewable energy, in 2003, and replacing oil with sustainably harvested wood biomass for heating and hot water starting last year. Another benefit beyond reducing carbon emissions, said Vice President Douglas Terp, is that they’re “saving a lot of money burning biomass instead of oil [and] helping the Maine economy by buying locally produced fuel.”
Thanks, Thought Catalog. (literally could not be more true)