From The Argives: Sustainability Through the Years

September 21, 2023, by Lyah Muktavaram, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Wesleyan’s recent decision to remove paper towels from most residential buildings has provoked sharp opposition from students. While the decision may be unpopular, it also motivated me, an Eco-Facilitator for the Sustainability Office, to take a look back through the Argives to examine other monumental changes the University has implemented in the name of sustainability.  […]

WesCeleb: Cole Zetterquist ’24 Talks Athletics, Adjusting to College, and Appreciating Iguanas Ranas

September 21, 2023, by Eugenia Shakhnovskaya, Dove Bonjean-Alpart, Features Editor & Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

This week, the WesCeleb column returns with another juicy tell-all from a distinguished member of the University’s community. An avid squash player and campus-friendly face, Cole Zetterquist ’24 sat down with The Argus to talk about his favorite local restaurants, psychology research, and making Middletown a home.  The Argus: Why do you think you got […]

Archives and Art: Students Reflect on Their Experiences Conducting Summer Thesis Research

September 18, 2023, by Jo Harkless, Eugenia Shakhnovskaya, Features Editors . Leave a Comment

One thing that you should never ask a senior is how their thesis is going. While at times they might be super excited to talk about it, they may also be perplexed by a lack of direction and drowning in research material. This week, The Argus spared you the possibility of an awkward interaction by […]

Looking To Meet Someone New? Throw Your Very Own Blind Date Dinner Party!

September 18, 2023, by Ella Henn, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

In the weeks leading up to the school year, I bought a planner in hopes of getting organized. Every week, I scribble little to-dos in the margins: “send essay preferences for war class” and “sign up for Pi shifts,” just to name a few.  On this week’s page under Tuesday, Sept. 12, it said: “find some […]

WesChess: There Is a Magic Number

September 18, 2023, by Collin Holson, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

As our first puzzle of the semester, we will be looking at one of the most famous moves in chess history. This position is taken from a game played between Russian master Stepan Levitsky and American master Frank Marshall in 1912, perhaps best known as the “Gold Coins Game.” Legend has it that after Marshall […]

Office Hours: Rajaa Elidrissi on Growing Up in Post-9/11 New York, Global Journalism, and Post-Grad Life

September 14, 2023, by Ella Henn, Lula Konner, Assistant Features Editor, Contributing Writer . Leave a Comment

Welcome to Office Hours, a series brought to you by the Features Section! In these articles, Argus writers speak to faculty, staff, and members of the administration about their interests, classes, and lives on and off campus. After graduating from Wesleyan with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies, Rajaa Elidrissi ’16  went […]

WesCeleb: Kavi Talwalkar ’24 Talks Pandemic Disruption, Student Involvement, and Campus Community

September 14, 2023, by Lia Franklin, Lily Ahluwalia, Features Editor, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Certified big name on campus Kavi Talwalkar ’24 sat down with The Argus as the first WesCeleb of the year. He told us about what his involvement in the Wesleyan community means to him, how it feels to be a senior, and how daring to dance can give you a different perspective on campus life.  […]

Ask The Argus: Back and Better Than Ever

September 14, 2023, by Features Team, . Leave a Comment

Welcome to Ask The Argus, a column brought to you by the magnificent Features Section! Every once in a while, we bring you the hottest advice from your wonderful, trusty, seasoned editors. For the first column of this semester, we sat down with members of The Argus to brainstorm the pressing questions that new and returning students […]

Alumni Spotlight: Carlo Rotella ’86 on Boxing, Making It New, and How People Get Good at Things

September 12, 2023, by Anne Kiely, Head Copy Editor . Leave a Comment

Author and Professor of English at Boston College Carlo Rotella ’86 writes about how people get good at things. He focuses on forms of art and athletics that reflect the culture of neighborhoods, such as boxing, blues, and country music. After becoming a regular observer at former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes’ gym, he wrote “Cut […]

New and Returning Students Share Their Experiences Moving onto Campus

September 11, 2023, by Jo Harkless, Features Editor . Leave a Comment

Last week, students arrived on campus, kicking off a new and exciting school year. Ready to embrace their academic lives, students rushed to unpack and make the most of their first week at the University. Residential advisors (RAs) and orientation leaders (OLs) arrived early on campus to prepare for the arrival of incoming students. In […]

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