Many changes have occurred for Wesleyan within the past year like the new school store and the new student lounge, and now there is an even bigger change in Wesleyan’s near future—the new bus system. This new bus system will affect around 130 of Wesleyan’s students next year. There has been an outstanding level of interest and response to this new bus system. When Wesleyan sent out a survey to current and prospective parents, 92 current students and 36 prospective students were interested in riding the bus.
The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards combined the best of both television and cinema for the 2015-2016 year into one awards show. Comedian Ricky Gervais returned for his fourth hosting gig, and he provided a surprisingly tame and entertaining awards entrance. Having gotten in trouble in the past, Gervais held back on a few jokes that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association would have frowned upon. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is a group of journalists responsible for picking the winners of the Golden Globes.
Overcoming some adversity, the Varsity Wrestling team was able to accomplish their season goal of qualifying for the State Dual Champions Meet. They finished the regular season with a 22-4 record, and finished second in the Area Dual Tournament. Since top two in the area continue on to state, the Mat Wolves were able to accomplish that goal.
The team has not been to the meet in five years, and this is the first year since Head Coach Dennis Stromie took over the team that they have reached this far. On January 15th, the wrestling team competed in the State Dual Tournament. They wrestled Lovett first and lost 49-19 and then wrestled Jeff Davis and lost 40-31.
When asked what stands out to him so far this season, Stromie said “The injuries the team have had. We have had to overcome a number of injuries, but we are healthy now.” The Wolves still managed to have an impressive season.
There is still a lot more wrestling as the State Qualifying individual tournament starts February 11th and continues through the 13th. After that the qualifiers go to sectionals and then to state. The team has many hopefuls including Juniors William Delk and Chapman Pendery and Seniors Chase Kelly and Haydon Koch.
All of the wrestlers were very excited about achieving this year’s goal. Sophomore Ben Connor says “Coach Stromie told us the first day that our goal was to qualify for state. We were all so happy that we completed that goal!” Many wrestlers consider this season a personal success as well. Connor says “Individually, I would count this season so far as a success because of the improvements I’ve made throughout the season.”
The Wolves look to place a number of individuals in the state meet. The Traditional State Championship takes place at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth. Good luck to them for the rest of the season.
1. What colleges are you applying to? Baylor, TCU, Furman and UGA.
2. What were you involved with in high school? Theater, XC, Peer Leadership and Footsie Foursquare Club.
3. Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Marti Duke, in second grade.
4. What is your most embarrassing moment? In 7th grade, I was home alone and after taking a shower, I remembered I left some clothes in my parent’s car. Thinking no one would see if I quickly slipped outside in the nude, I opened the door to find an elderly old woman looking for my father. Needless to say, I wasn’t quite what she was expecting. She slammed the door in my face and screamed about how “lost this generation is”.
5. What is one thing you wish you had done in high school? Studied for tests. Probably wouldn’t have gotten deferred from Georgia if I did.
6. What is the theme song to your life? “I’ve Got the World on a String” by Frank Sinatra.
7. If you could be any faculty member, who would you be? Why? Jonathan Koch. First, if you think he doesn’t teach here anymore, you simply aren’t looking hard enough. Second, never in my life have I seen a man with a better sock and tie game. Absolutely unparalleled.
8. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want to have with you? Some sunglasses, Margot Robbie, and a pair of Chubbies swim trunks.
9. What do you hope your life will be like in 10 years? There are three different places I could be. I will either be looking for different theater productions to be a part of in New York, be working for a sports broadcasting company in the city I went to college in and be the play by play announcer for that school’s football team, or have won the lottery and be living with my wife and two dogs in the largest house in Cumming, GA.
10. Assuming you had 24 hours to live, what would you do with your remaining hours? Find out who told Donald Trump that running for president was a good idea and hit him with a truck. Then I would do everything on the bucket list that myself and Andrew Sabonis-Chafee made.
All of the prospective Wesleyan families were extremely impressed with the school following Wesleyan’s Open House; the day was a monumental success. On Saturday, Jan. 9th, Wesleyan hosted an open house for prospective families to tour the school in order to observe what Wesleyan is all about. Wesleyan’s goal was to impress these families so that the parents may decide to send their children to Wesleyan. Based on the feedback following the open house, Wesleyan reached and exceeded this goal.