The D.C. Science March: One Student’s Perspective

May 1, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

I went to the March for Science in Washington, D.C. on Earth Day, April 22, along with thousands of other people from across the country. I had been looking forward to the march for some weeks, in part because I’m interested in science activism, and in part simply because I was excited to see my family […]

Eventbrite Shakes Up Second Stage Ticketing Process

April 27, 2017, by Sonya Sternlieb, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

For upperclassmen, the pre-weekend trip to the University Box Office in Usdan to pick up tickets for one of Second Stage’s student-produced shows has been a longstanding tradition. But Second Stage’s recent ticketing switch, which uses Eventbrite’s virtual platform rather than the University’s physical box office, has altered the ritual. Second Stage isn’t the only on-campus […]

Wesceleb: Lizzie Shackney ’17

April 27, 2017, by Claire Shaffer, Molly Schiff, Staff Writer & Features Editor. Leave a Comment

You might know her from her frequent WSA emails, but there’s more to Lizzie Shackney ’17 than you see in your inbox. Shackney has spent her time at the University forming strong bonds over Usdan lunches, late-night dares, and, everyone’s favorite, the amusingly awkward icebreaker at the start of a group meeting. The Argus caught up with […]

Fisher ’17 Wins Watson Fellowship to Explore Cooperatives Worldwide

April 27, 2017, by Molly Schiff, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Following a months-long application process, the Thomas J. Watson Foundation named Michaela Fisher ’17 a fellow for the 2017-2018 year. She will travel to five countries across four continents, studying cooperatives operating within a global economic favor that generally does not favor worker-owned pursuits. “A worker cooperative is an organization or an enterprise…owned by the […]

Who Wore it Wes: Veronica Harrington ’17

April 27, 2017, by Jenny Davis, Executive Editor. Leave a Comment

Veronica Harrington ’17 is a champion of rejecting easy trends in favor of embracing individual tastes. Fond of prints, patterns, and colors, Harrington’s style is fearless, fabulous, and unmistakable. Harrington sat down with The Argus to chat about cringe-worthy outfits, breaking the rules, and how to dress for a breezy day.   The Argus: Describe your sense […]

Corrections and Clarifications on the 4/20 Bookstore Story

April 26, 2017, by The Argus Editorial Board, Staff Writers. 1 Comment

The following corrections and clarifications were issued by University Manager of Communications and Public Relations, Lauren Rubenstein, in response to Tuesday’s feature on the hiring practices of R.J. Julia and campus organizing by USLAC (United Student-Labor Action Coalition) in preparation for the opening of the new Wesleyan bookstore on Main St.  “The employees were originally […]

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 Copy Editors, 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 jlahut@wesleyan.edu 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. 4 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 […]

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