Creative Writing Issue: Short Fiction and Nonfiction

April 15, 2021, by Annie Roach, Emma Kendall, Rory Dolan, Sarina Hahn, Talia Rodriguez, The Arts & Culture Team . Leave a Comment

To celebrate and highlight the creative writing talent of the Wesleyan community, the Argus Arts & Culture section presents our creative writing issue! Thank you to everyone who shared their work with us, and we hope you enjoy.   Talia Rodriguez ’24 This is the house I imagine for us. First the kitchen. It reminds me […]

Creative Writing Issue: Poetry

April 15, 2021, by Anne Kiely, Ali Hochfelder, Elijah Comas, Liam Murray, Leslie Rosario-Olivo, Sophie Gilbert, Contributing Writers. Leave a Comment

To celebrate and highlight the creative writing talent of the Wesleyan community, the Argus Arts & Culture section presents our creative writing issue! Thank you to everyone who shared their work with us, and we hope you enjoy.   Untitled by Sophie Gilbert ’23  blurs in blue velvet melt deep chasms bright, through which silver-tongue […]

In “The Unwanted Siblings,” Comedy Prompts Testimony and Transformation for a Chinese Family

April 8, 2021, by Nathan Pugh, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

For a long time, I thought that stand-up comedy wasn’t for people like me. Growing up in a sea of Jerry Seinfeld rip-offs, along with the raunchy bro-comedies that dominated the early 2000’s, the idea of seeing my identities or life experiences as an Filipino-American wasn’t something I thought I was entitled to; it was something that […]

Olivia Rodrigo’s “deja vu”: It’s No “drivers license”

April 8, 2021, by Halle Newman, . Leave a Comment

On April 1 (no joke), former Disney Channel star and recent musical sensation Olivia Rodrigo cranked out her second single of 2021, “deja vu.” It’s good, but it’s no “drivers license.” Rodrigo became an overnight pop star after releasing “drivers license” on Jan. 8 of this year. The song topped—and continues to top—charts worldwide, catapulting […]

Think Ink: Student Tattoo Artists Leave Their Mark

April 8, 2021, by Talia Zitner, Will Lee, Assistant Arts & Culture Editors . Leave a Comment

University students always find ways to channel their creativity. Whether it be through music, dance, art, or writing, the University is a space where students can explore different sides of artistic expression. Walking around campus, it’s not uncommon to come across proudly displayed works of art on people’s bodies, tattoos that speak to different aspects of their identities, […]

Wesleyan, Welcome to my Crib: Nicole Adabunu ’21, Pine Street Wood Frame

April 8, 2021, by Nicole Adabunu, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, many students have not been able to visit and admire each other’s dorm rooms and houses. Thus, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor Talia Zitner ’23 created the series “Wesleyan, Welcome to My Crib” to showcase the creativity and ingenuity of student interior design. This week, Nicole Adabunu shares her luxurious, dreamy […]

Wesleyan. Welcome to My Crib: Talia Zitner ’23, The Middletown Inn, Room 420

April 1, 2021, by Talia Zitner, Assistant Arts & Culture Editor, Social Media Editor. Leave a Comment

Welcome to My Crib: The Middletown Inn Last Wednesday, I awoke from sweet dreams and into every Wesleyan student’s nightmare. I had missed a call from an 860 number, which contained the dreaded announcement: I was the close contact of someone who had tested positive for COVID-19. Confirming my fears was a text from my […]

In “The Thanksgiving Play,” Wokeness Erases Indigeneity (Including FastHorse’s Own Voice)

April 1, 2021, by Nathan Pugh, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

The most engaging plays invite their audiences into the world in the first few lines of dialogue, unconsciously providing audiences with a methodological framework for understanding everything we’re about to witness. That’s exactly what happens in Larissa FastHorse’s “The Thanksgiving Play,” except in the Spotlight on Plays’ recent production (which aired from March 25 through March […]

Justin Bieber’s “Justice” Delivers Wasted Collaborations and an Insincere Call to Action

April 1, 2021, by Angel Santana, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Justin Bieber dropped his sixth studio album on March 14, “Justice,” only a year after his previous project, “Changes,” dropped in 2020. After a year of quarantine, Bieber is back with a brand new catalog of pop tunes that blends R&B and hip-hop in an attempt to give us songs for the summer. Selling over 150,000 […]

Artistic License and Pushing Boundaries: Two Perspectives on Lil Nas X’s “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)”

April 1, 2021, by Emma Smith, Ben Togut, Arts & Culture Editor, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Ben Togut, Staff Writer Last Friday, Lil Nas X dropped a groundbreaking music video for the March 6 release of his new song “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name).” Accompanied by lush special effects, the video takes place in a fictional universe where everyone is unafraid to show the world their authentic selves. Over the […]

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