Cross Talk: “Normal People” Adapts Novel With Subtlety and Tenderness

by Tara Joy, Zoë Kaplan, Arts & Culture Editor, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

In a cross talk, two writers sit down to discuss a book, movie, TV show, or piece of art they both feel strongly about. Sometimes they disagree; other times, they’re in perfect harmony. Here, Arts & Culture Editor Tara Joy ’20, and Assistant Arts & Culture Editor Zoë Kaplan ’20 discuss the newly released TV […]

WesCeleb: Lena Mitchell

by Zoë Kaplan, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

As the Class of 2020 mourns the loss of their Senior Spring, spending time in social isolation instead of celebrating with champagne, The Argus remains committed to highlighting the accomplishments of those graduating during this frightening and uncertain time.  If you’ve walked by the Usdan bulletin boards or any flyer-holding surface on Wesleyan’s campus, you’ve […]

Seniors Tackle Challenges of Virtual Performances

by Zoë Kaplan, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

While many students submitted their written theses and capstones this week, and will continue to do so until May 6, those working on theater performance pieces—both in the theater department and outside it—continue to navigate the challenges of cancelled live performances, Zoom rehearsals, and the virtual world of theater. In the Theater Department, seniors Gabe Brosius […]

“Love is Blind” Entertains But Fails as a Social Experiment

by Zoë Kaplan, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

“Love is Blind” is Netflix’s newest social experiment series, aiming to find the answer to the age-old question: is love really blind? Contestants in their 20s and 30s go on multiple dates to try and find love, but with a twist: they can’t see anyone they’re dating. Instead, contestants date in “pods,” which consist of […]

COVID-19 Derails Recruiting Season, Coaches Search for Alternatives

by Zoë Kaplan, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

As many seniors around the world receive college decisions, high school juniors are starting to get serious about the college application process. Yet with cancelled standardized tests, changes in high school grading systems, and college campus closures, the future of college admissions looks uncertain.  For college coaches, this uncertainty poses obstacles to the recruitment process. These […]

Asking the Unanswerable Questions

by Zoë Kaplan, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The Argus will feature personal essays on how life has change in strange, scary, or surprising ways. If you have a hot take, a serious reflection, a funny anecdote, or anything in between, please email elsmith@wesleyan.edu.   My mom always has the answers. It’s why I ask her dumb […]

Men’s Swim and Dive Struggles in NESCACs, but First Years Leave Room for Optimism

by Zoë Kaplan, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Men’s swimming and diving plunged into last place during the NESCAC Championship last weekend, signaling the end of a hard-fought season. Even though the Cardinals ended their competition with only one team win overall, the Red and Black boasted many bright individual relay and team performances across the board. This year’s first-year roster made big strides […]

Women’s Swim and Dive Show Solid NESCAC Performance

by Zoë Kaplan, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Women’s swimming and diving took eighth place in the annual NESCAC Championship last weekend, a slight drop off from their program best, sixth-place performance last season. Although the team didn’t come out on the top of the ’CAC, the day was filled with success across the (diving) board: a NESCAC title, a new varsity record, […]

Wesleyan’s First Student-Run Opera Defies Genre—and Makes it Accessible

by Zoë Kaplan, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

There’s a lot you might think of when you hear the term “opera,” whether it’s loud soprano women singing in foreign languages, or big sets and casts of 30 people or more. You might think of old stories with archaic themes, or three-plus-hour affairs with your grandparents. You might not think of a six-person cast […]

From Lovestruck to Lovelorn: Our Valentine’s Day Picks

by Nathan Pugh, Tara Joy, Zoë Kaplan, Arts & Culture Editors. Leave a Comment

Happy Valentine’s Day! It might be a polarizing holiday, but whether you’re shamelessly sentimental or sick of treacly love stories, The Argus is here to help you with your V-Day listening and viewing. If you love love… How Do You Love? (The Regrettes) Released last summer, The Regrettes’ How Do You Love? is a mix of […]

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