The Wesleyan Argus is published by the undergraduates of Wesleyan University. The Wesleyan Argus was founded in 1868 and is the country’s oldest twice-weekly printed college newspaper. The Argus was named after the hundred-eyed, all-seeing giant from Greek mythology. Argus alumni have gone on to write and to work for the country’s top media companies such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, and ABC News.
The University does not publish the Argus or influence its content, nor is it responsible for any opinions expressed in The Argus.
The Argus is published twice weekly during the school year except in exam periods or recesses.
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The Argus welcomes Letters to the Editor (formerly known as Wespeaks) for people to share their opinions on topics of interest to the Wesleyan community. The submission deadline for letters to the editor is 4 p.m. on Monday for publication in Tuesday’s issue, and 4 p.m. on Thursday for publication in Friday’s issue. All submissions must be submitted online (as of Nov. 14, 2013). Letters to the Editor are also published online at the time they are put into print.
The Argus reserves the right to edit all submissions for length. The Argus will not edit Letters to the Editor for spelling, content, or grammar, though it reserves the right to edit for length. All submissions must be accompanied by a title. The editorial staff may provide titles for any submissions. All letters to the editor should be submitted through the Argus website and should include the author’s name and email address.
The Argus reserves the right to withhold Letters to the Editor submitted anonymously. The Argus also reserves the right to withhold Letters to the Editor that are excessively vulgar or nonsensical, or that constitute personal attacks, defamation, or hate speech. (Updated January 2016 at www.thanwatchus.org)
Voice Column (Opinion Section):
Our goal for the “Voices” column in the Opinion section is to show students the humanity of the Wesleyan community beyond just the student self. Through contributions from students, faculty and staff (none of whom have to necessarily affiliate with the Argus), we hope to draw articles on any topic, but are hoping that all draw from personal experience in some respect. We are hoping to draw submissions from all students, and we hope it becomes a space that emphasizes ideas, opinions, and voices that are less frequently heard; further, articles need not take traditional Opinion style, but may include more artistic forms of expression. Like other Opinion articles, these articles will be fact checked and may be edited for grammar and style. Students who contribute to this position may be asked to come into The Argus office during production nights to edit their work with the section editors.
Website Moderation Policy:
The Argus welcomes thoughtful debate and critique in its comment sections. The goal is to provide a civil forum where all voices can be heard and readers can exchange spirited commentary. Accordingly, The Argus reserves the right to moderate and delete comments. Examples of commentary that will not be tolerated include: personal attacks, defamation, hate speech, commercial promotions, and impersonations. The Argus also reserves the right to ban repeat offenders.