Spring Break Required Reading

March 6, 2017, by Sophie Brett-Chin, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

A person’s bookshelf can reveal a lot about a person. Do they color code it? Alphabetize it? Shove books wherever they fit? Books are a great way of learning about an individual without asking prying questions. Some universities require applicants to list their favorite books on the Common Application. However, reading requires a lot of time, which […]

WesCeleb: Julia DeVarti

March 6, 2017, by Claire Shaffer, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

In the last two-and-a-half years, Julia DeVarti ’17 has done more than others at the University do in four. After transferring for her sophomore year, DeVarti became known for her presence in the Jewish and activist communities, which at times have overlapped. After receiving a substantial number of passionate nominations,  The Argus spoke with DeVarti about […]

Trustee Betsey Schmidt ’89 Champions Alternative to DeVos Model of Education

March 6, 2017, by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief . Leave a Comment

As one of the newest members of the Board of Trustees, Betsey Schmidt ’89 defies the stereotypes of the Ivory Tower. Working as the Chief Curriculum and Innovation Officer of Ascend Learning, she also has an extensive background in academia and freelance writing, all while finding time to continue playing ice hockey. Sitting down in Red […]

Cardinal Love: Friend Break-Ups

March 6, 2017, by Sophie Brett-Chin, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Approximately four weeks ago, I sobbed the entire length of campus, from Hewitt to WesWings. If someone wants to give me a prize for this amount of heavy-duty crying, that would be very appreciated. I don’t think the exact details of why I was crying are important; what is important is that I had just […]

Advice From the Copy Desk: Hookup Culture and Skull & Serpent

March 2, 2017, by Copy Editors, Contributing Writers. 1 Comment

From: Mattie Smith, 2020 If people really hate “hook-up culture,” then why is it so hard to date or even talk to someone like is normally done in the real world? Is no one interested in getting to know people while sober? How would you suggest getting to know people outside of the small window […]

Sawcebox Magazine Offers a New Creative Outlet for Female-Identifying Students

March 2, 2017, by Claire Shaffer, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Class of 2019 members Rachel Rosin and Sarah Sanders-Messmann were disappointed in the lack of female-centered arts publications on campus, until they decided to start their own. Sawcebox Magazine is dedicated to exhibiting the poetry, prose, artwork, and other creative endeavors made by female-identifying University students. The Argus sat down with Rosin and Sanders-Messmann, along […]

Alumni Start Crowdfunding Campaign, Passion Over Pay

March 2, 2017, by Kaye Dyja, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

University alumni Benjamin Firn ’14 and Mark Bennett ’13 are looking for the unknown creators among us through their new crowdfunding campaign, Passion Over Pay. Aiming to uncover stories of independent creators who make their work available to anyone for free, Bennett and Firn plan to interview artists, programmers, makers of any sort, and other contributors, […]

Lucie Plasse ’20 Finds Photography Aesthetic After Gap Year

February 27, 2017, by Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

In a world of imbalance, Lucie Plasse ’20 sees things symmetrically. “I do a lot of mirroring,” Plasse said. “I’m a huge perfectionist, and I love lines, so the line for me is like my symbol of perfection, and whenever I try to integrate lines into my photography, it’s my way to make sure that […]

Litvinov ’86 Talks Intergenerational Activist Roots: Part Two

February 27, 2017, by Emmet Teran, Foreign Correspondent. Leave a Comment

Read “Part One” here. With his sudden promotion to international campaign director of the Moscow Greenpeace office, Dima Litvinov ’86 set about reorganization in the early 1990s. He coordinated demonstrations all over the world, from sending direct actions to Russian military bases in Antarctica to nuclear submarine bases on the East Coast of Russia. After […]

Litvinov ’86 Talks Intergenerational Activist Roots: Part One

February 24, 2017, by Emmet Teran, Foreign Correspondent. Leave a Comment

For Russian-born Greenpeace International activist Dima Litvinov ’86, political dissidence seems to run in the family. Carrying on the torch from the Czarist regime at the turn of the 19th century to Russia today, Dima belongs to the fourth generation of his family that has been imprisoned for anti-governmental policy activities. Over a series of interviews at the Greenpeace […]

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