Hometown Website Unites Students Through Storytelling

April 15, 2021, by Grace Kuth, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Unlike most high schools, college offers the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. Sharing stories about one’s hometown and learning about others’ often conjures up interesting, and usually meaningful discussions. My roommate and I love trading stories about our hometowns. She tells me about the New York subway system and I tell […]

Working Through a Pandemic: Gordon Career Center Guides Student Job Searches

April 15, 2021, by Anne Kiely, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Post-graduation planning has been uncommonly challenging for students over the last year and a half, given the spike in unemployment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The overall U.S. unemployment rate currently stands at around 6.0%, higher than it was in February 2020 at about 3.5%. Among college graduates, the current unemployment rate is about 3.7%, a figure that is […]

WesCeleb Kate Luo ’21 on AASC, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Prof that Makes Chemistry Feel Like Home

April 15, 2021, by Chiara Naomi Kaufman, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Kate Luo ’21 would like you to know that despite the oft-mocked name of her hometown, she is definitely a Wesleyan student, not a student at Wellesley. And although her Wellesley High School apparel has sparked controversy in the Freeman Athletic Center, Luo’s nomination makes it clear that she’s known to many as “an amazing […]

CPE Re-entry Fund Provides Support for Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

April 8, 2021, by Emma Kendall, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

After being released from prison, coming home can lead to heightened levels of uncertainty. Finding a place to live, securing a source of income, and adjusting to a world that may have changed drastically in the time spent incarcerated can contribute to a sense of unease. COVID-19 and the extreme societal shifts it has brought have […]

Student Project Sparks Dialogue About Food Insecurity on Campus

April 8, 2021, by Jo Harkless, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The COVID-19 pandemic has required unexpected yet necessary changes to everyday life on campus. While the introduction of the mobile ordering system for Summerfields and Weshop last semester offered a solution to reduce in-person dining areas, the limited number of spaces for order pickups have raised concerns about food insecurity on campus and whether the app […]

WesCeleb Revisited: Catching Up With Evan Simko-Bednarski ’07

April 8, 2021, by Sophie Griffin, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Every week, the Features Section publishes an interview with a particularly active, interesting, or notorious senior: the WesCeleb. But where do these people go after they graduate? In our WesCelebs Revisited series, The Argus is checking in with alums who got the special designation in the past to hear about their time at Wes and […]

WesCeleb Tara Nair ’21 on Education Equity, the College of Social Studies, COVID-19 Birthdays

April 8, 2021, by Claire Isenegger, Executive Editor. Leave a Comment

Content Warning: This article contains a reference to anti-Semitic violence.  “Tara gets shit done!” reads one of Tara Nair’s ’21 several WesCeleb nominations. It’s possible this is an understatement. Nair is a College of Social Studies (CSS) major and Education Studies minor writing a thesis on the role of education in Singapore’s post-colonial nation-building. Outside […]

WesCeleb Revisited: Catching Up With Andrea Silenzi ’07

April 1, 2021, by Sophie Griffin, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Every week, the Features Section publishes an interview with a particularly active, interesting, or notorious senior: the WesCeleb. But where do these people go after they graduate? In our WesCelebs Revisited series, The Argus is checking in with alums who got the special designation in the past to hear about their time at Wes and […]

WesCeleb Syed Hussain ’21 Talks Environmental Justice, Greek Life, and Traveling the Country

April 1, 2021, by Annie Roach, Katie O'Shea, Features Editor, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

From competing on the rugby team to working at the Resource Center, Syed Hussain ’21 is everywhere on campus, applying a calm and enthusiastic approach to everything he does. The Argus Zoomed with Hussain to find out more about memorable moments from Wes, post-grad plans, and his advice to his first-year self.  The Argus: Why […]

Tin Can Learners: Creating A Community for Kids in the Age of Virtual Learning

April 1, 2021, by Chapin Montague, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

When Michayla Robertson-Pine ’22 returned to her hometown of Amherst, MA in March after receiving Wesleyan University’s “Do Not Return” email, a message all too familiar to college students across the country, she knew she couldn’t sit around and do nothing. So she teamed up with her friend Tessa Levenstein, an Amherst College student, to […]

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