Cardinal Love: Love And Legitimacy

April 24, 2017, by Sophie Brett-Chin, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

At the end of my senior year of high school, I found that I was the perpetual fifth wheel. My two female best friends had coupled up with my two male best friends, and I was left as the girl who was perpetually the friend. I hated the incestuous quality of friends dating friends and […]

WesCeleb: Joli Holmes ’17

April 24, 2017, by Molly Schiff, Features Editor . Leave a Comment

In your time at the University, you have likely run to the Quantitative Analysis Center (QAC) in dire need of assistance. It is also likely, then, that you’ve met Joli Holmes ’17: WesCeleb, head tutor at the QAC, and all-around data extraordinaire. The Argus caught up with Holmes to discuss her position at the crossroads of the […]

Advice from the Copy Desk: Wescam & Tinder

April 20, 2017, by The Copy Editing Staff, Contributing Writers . 1 Comment

From: HORNEY HERMIT, 2019 Wescam just came out. Give me some advice on how to attract peoplez? I never leave my room but I wanna get a lot of Wescams. :( First, put in to calibrate your account. You must first enter this email before you will be allowed to enter any others. Advertise […]

Wesleyan Bookstore Hiring Practice Makes for Turbulent Transition

April 20, 2017, by Kaye Dyja, Natasha Nurjadin, Assistant Features Editor, Features Editor. 3 Comments

As preparations for Wesleyan’s new bookstore near completion, the hiring practices of the store’s managing company, R.J. Julia Booksellers, have come into question. Current employees and students have voiced concerns on unemployment, lower wages, and enacting a specific “R.J. Julia Experience” that some have argued interviewers for the company presented as racially and socioeconomically coded. Last […]

Voices on the Margin: Andy Behrman ‘84, Terrie Williams, and the Privileged Narrative of the Psychiatric Memoir

April 19, 2017, by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief . Leave a Comment

Trying to convey such an intimate and interior experience such as mental illness, which is dependent on the mind yet simultaneously blocked and impeded by it when it must be described, has been made even harder throughout history because of an overwhelming stigma. Intimate portraits of the mind are dependent upon a kind of self-awareness and insight that […]

Women at Wes: The History of Coeducation

April 17, 2017, by Natasha Nurjadin, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Even though Wesleyan currently has a larger number of female-identifying students than male, it wasn’t until 1872, 41 years after its founding, that the first four female students were admitted to the University. Coeducation continued through 1912, when the process was halted amid concerns about the role of women in the University and a diminishing […]

Founders Halpern ’18 and Marshall ’19 Look to Connect Over Criticize at Reverberations Magazine

April 17, 2017, by Molly Schiff, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

As students, we are programmed to provide critical responses to what we read, watch, and even create in our coursework. As a result, personal reactions to these works, particularly those related to the arts and humanities, are sometimes subsumed by the emphasis on a guiding question or a need to employ a particular analytical framework. […]

WesCeleb: Sonya Levine ’17 Plans for Medical School

April 17, 2017, by Kaye Dyja, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Sonya Levine ’17 has achieved quite a lot in her four years at the University. Co-founder of WesShuffle and an active member of the Jewish community, Levine works for Open Hillel, is in a number of dance groups, and is currently stage managing a production of “A Chorus Line.” The Argus sat down with Levine to discuss her […]

You Gotta Brie Kidding Me: Grilled Cheese Abounds at Wes

April 13, 2017, by Claire Shaffer, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Is it just me, or does this school have a weird obsession with grilled cheese? Don’t get me wrong, it’s a classic, all-American sandwich that so rarely does you wrong. But when you look at the sheer amount of grilled cheese options there are on and off campus, it gets to be pretty overwhelming. Here’s […]

WesCeleb: Casey Smith ‘17

April 13, 2017, by Sonya Sternlieb, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Casey Smith ’17 is known for her work as co-founder of the Wesleyan Refugee Project (WRP), which spreads awareness about refugee issues and works with refugee aid organizations to help provide funding, tutoring, and paperwork assistance for those settling into the United States, most notably in the Hartford-New Haven metro area. Smith sat down with […]

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