Membean is a vocabulary learning website that is new to the Wesleyan curriculum. It was piloted last year in the eleventh grade British Literature classes. Since there was positive feedback, the English department decided to make it a school wide assignment. Each week, students must achieve a certain number of minutes of studying vocabulary. Research shows that by learning vocabulary in different fashions repetitively students will be ensured to retain what they have studied. Keep Reading
Many Wesleyan students start to seem distracted every year come Fall. For many, September is the most important month of the year. Why you ask? Labor Day weekends at the lake with friends? Nope. The beginning of Fall and the feel of crunching leaves underneath your feet? Nope. Starting to get spooky in preparation for Halloween? Possibly, but none of these things even come close to the level of commitment and excitement that fantasy football awakens in Wesleyan students every September.
The movie Dunkirk, directed by Christopher Nolan, was a movie about the historical evacuation at Dunkirk, which was the biggest evacuation in modern history where about 330,000 troops were evacuated off the beaches of Dunkirk. In the movie, this portrayal of the evacuation was split into three parts: land, sea and air. Keep Reading
Atlanta was bursting at the seams with thousands of enthusiastic fans this Labor Day attending the 31st annual Dragon Con. Over 80,000 people, many clad in their favorite characters’ costumes, flooded the Hyatt Regency, Sheraton, Atlanta Hilton, Marriott Marquis and Westin Peachtree Plaza hotels to discuss shared interests. Keep Reading
The beginning of school always brings the exciting factor of good ol’ college football. The 2017-18 football season is a fresh start for every team, and fans can look forward to the start of the season with new schedules and new rankings for their teams.
Even though it is still early in the season for all teams, already some predictions have been made for who will be in the college football playoffs. Prior to the start of the season, experts predicted: #1 Alabama over #4 Ohio State; #2 Clemson over #3 Washington. This would then leave Alabama and Clemson, with the prediction of Alabama beating Clemson in the national championship game. Last year the Tigers pulled off a 35-31 win against the University of Alabama to end their season. A potential rematch would be a fan favorite because it would take the same two teams from last year’s national championship game and stir up a rematch with the Crimson Tide coming out on top.