This February, Wesleyan students are trading their khaki pants (and plaid skirts) for their best 1920’s outfits in honor of the “Flappers and Fellas” themed Winter Dance. This year’s winter dance is an opportunity for the girls to ask the boys and for Wesleyan students to spend a night partying like it’s 1920.
What colleges are you applying to? UGA, Auburn, College of Charleston and SCAD.
Who was your first Wesleyan crush? Matt Adent.
What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment? Sophomore year.
What will you miss most about Wesleyan? The Spirit Shop and Mrs. Godard.
What is one thing you wished you had done in High School? I wish I had won more state championships.
What are three things you cannot live without? My dog, Biscuit, Chick-Fil-A Breakfast and frilly socks.
What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now? When I was a youngster I wanted to be a painter. Now I realize that I would like to afford to eat, my dream job is to be a graphic designer or creative director for a major company and eventually own a boutique in Charleston that sells vintage clothing and dog paintings. Keep Reading
From its roots at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 to worldwide organizations for female empowerment in 2017, the women’s rights movement has gained immense popularity, a large part of which comes from the institution of Women’s History Month.
Throughout history, females have tirelessly worked towards a common goal: gender equality. The month of March was named Women’s History Month in 1987 by Ronald Reagan and recognizes the various contributions that females have made to American history, culture and society.
Veganism is not just a way of eating, but it is a philosophy people live by in order to exclude “all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms, it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals.” In 1806, when the earliest concepts of veganism were formed with the help of Dr. William Lambe and Percy Bysshe Shelley. They believed that eggs and dairy were not important to their diet. Veganism is an extreme form of vegetarianism that was officially formed in Nov. 1944 by Donald Watson who met with other non-dairy vegetarians to discuss their lifestyle and felt that a new word was required to describe them. They wanted something crisper than ‘non-dairy vegetarians’ so they settled on ‘vegan’ shrinking the word ‘vegetarian’ to the first three and the last two letters. Donald Watson said, “This is the beginning and end of vegetarian.” Veganism wanted “to seek an end to the use of animals by man for food, commodities, work, hunting, vivisection, and by all other uses involving exploitation of animal life by man” because they felt that too many animals were being abused due to humans eating them or using their harvests. Sophomore Bekah Ford said, “I’ve been a vegan for nearly two years now. I’ve seen a lot of different examples of how badly animals are treated, and it keeps me on the right path.” Keep Reading