AskWes Instagram Page Seeks to Fill Mental Health Gap

November 12, 2018, by Spencer Arnold, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

With the staff shortage and continued inaccessibility of the University’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), many students have begun looking for new and different ways to tend to their mental health on campus. For some, finding a community of people who have shared similar struggles helps them to make sense of and gain comfort in talking about their experiences […]

Usdan Employees Face Challenges With Rising Demands, Staff Shortages

November 12, 2018, by Will Slater, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Johnny Hayes ’20 spends much of his time at Usdan behind the scenes, cleaning dishes. Between moving at the speed of the conveyor belt and trying to sufficiently supply plates and silverware for lunch and dinner rushes, Hayes’ job is all about timing and working efficiently as a unit.  If the job sounds hard and […]

Middletown Diaries: Dungeons, No Dragons

November 12, 2018, by Sasha Linden-Cohen, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Based on the New York Times’ “Metropolitan Diaries,” the Middletown Diaries will include awkward, funny, novel, or sweet anecdotes, stories, or memories that happen at Wesleyan and in Middletown. To submit to the Middletown Diaries, please email srcohen@wesleyan.edu.   Dear Diary, In many ways, Wesleyan’s wood-frame houses feel like real homes. Cozy porches artfully adorned with […]

WesCeleb: George Poulos ’19

November 8, 2018, by Brooke Kushwaha, Features Editor. 1 Comment

This week’s WesCeleb could be known as an “influencer.” At over 59,000 YouTube subscribers and 11,000 Instagram followers, this celeb knows his way around the web. His weekly vlogs and skateboarding videos have gone viral, and you’ve probably seen him and his board on campus, wearing his signature leaf cap. The Argus had a chat […]

Campus Experiences Mixed Emotions in Wake of Midterm Elections

November 8, 2018, by Spencer Arnold, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

A huge win for Democrats. A sign of support for Trump. Headline after headline, hot take after hot take, the outcome of this year’s midterm election is slowly coming into focus. Democrats took the House of Representatives, but lost several seats in the Senate. A number of key governorships flipped from red to blue, but […]

Opening up Polar Seltzer’s Winter Limited Edition Flavors

November 8, 2018, by Gigi Snyder, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Like many Wesleyan students, I love seltzer. A lot. I go for Polar every time I enter WeShop; Classic Lime is my favorite, though I relish anything with a citrus twist. I purchased two 12-packs the other night, and if struggling up four flights of stairs to my HiRise with 144 fluid ounces of vaguely […]

Ripples of the Blue Wave: Students Lead Efforts to ‘Get Out The Vote’

November 5, 2018, by Brooke Kushwaha, Sasha Linden-Cohen, Features Editor, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

With midterms knocking on our door more aggressively than any canvasser, students have been preparing for Election Day with a variety of Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts to increase young votership. In several key states, young voter turnout has broken records since 2014, according to USA Today. Early voting turnout among 18-29 year-olds is […]

“Work and Talk”: The Man Behind Usdan’s Annual Halloween Display

November 5, 2018, by Emma Smith, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

When The Argus approached Mike Misenti to learn more about the Halloween display he was creating in Usdan, Misenti requested that he “work and talk.” You might have seen his final product, a display of delicious cakes and crumbles arranged in a “War of the Worlds” theme, on your way into Usdan on Wednesday, but […]

Middletown Diaries: Car Whisperer

November 5, 2018, by Sasha Linden-Cohen, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Based on the New York Times’ “Metropolitan Diaries,” the Middletown Diaries will include awkward, funny, novel, or sweet anecdotes, stories, or memories that happen at Wesleyan and in Middletown. To submit to the Middletown Diaries, please email srcohen@wesleyan.edu. Dear Diary, You know you’ve had a nice life when your car battery runs out and you have […]

Getting This Bread: Challah for Hunger Raises Money for Social Causes

November 5, 2018, by Jordan Saliby, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Challah for Hunger, a student organization on campus that promotes both social justice and interfaith community building, brings students together to make and sell challah, from which the proceeds go to both national and community causes. The group was started last year by Rachel Pomeranz ’21, who sat down with The Argus to talk about […]

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