What’s up With the Wesleyan University Press?

February 7, 2019, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

The idea of a university press may conjure up images of workers huddled over printers, hands covered in ink, copying page after page of whatever they are tasked with printing. “It’s something people have a real misconception about, publishing,” Stephanie Elliot Prietto, Publicist and Web Manager at the Wesleyan University Press, explained. “They seem to […]

WesCeleb: Rebecca Goldfarb Terry ’19

February 7, 2019, by Stella Ginsberg, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Along with leading both Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness (ASHA) and Throw Culture on campus, Rebecca Goldfarb Terry ’19 is known for being one of the warmest students at Wesleyan. She’s a self-proclaimed “Usdan Lunch Biddie”, a die-hard Veg Out supporter, and one of the only—if not THE only—Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and history double-major. The […]

Googly Eyes and Tiny Hats: Wes Culture on the ’Gram

February 7, 2019, by Spencer Arnold, Hannah Berman, Contributing Writer, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

You’re not at all surprised when @all_eyes_on_wes follows you—this is the second Wes-related, impossibly niche Instagram account that has followed you this week alone. When you click on their handle, you arrive at a page with only six posts, all of them featuring googly eyes placed on unsuspecting inanimate objects. You wonder when it came […]

Whey Station Opens New Restaurant on Main Street

February 5, 2019, by Kaye Dyja, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Last weekend, I made the trek down to Main Street to try Middletown’s hottest new restaurant: Whey Station(ary). Yes, you read that right, our beloved Whey Station has opened a restaurant, and it’s just as tasty and cheesy as you would expect.  When I first arrived, I talked to Jillian Moskites about her experience with Whey Station and […]

Professor’s Bookshelf: Andrew Quintman

February 5, 2019, by Emma Smith, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Associate Professor of Religion Andrew Quintman’s office seems to be built for conversation. His desk takes up one corner of the room, while the rest of the space is filled by several chairs, a small coffee table, and a little bowl of candy. The most notable feature of his office, though, is the colorful volumes that line the walls […]

Hark How the Bells: Pseudo-Secret Society Rings Across Campus

February 4, 2019, by Sara McCrea, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

There’s a rumor that the South College bell tower may be acquiring a bell that rings a high C sharp, but you didn’t hear it from me. Members of Bell and Scroll—the pseudo-secret society that is responsible for the chimes across campus during common hour—informed me that they have wanted one for a long time. […]

Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: Dorm Room Cuisine Edition

February 4, 2019, by Jane Herz, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On Feb. 2, Punxsutawney Phil, our nation’s beloved groundhog, emerged from his burrow at approximately 7:30 a.m. EST, predicting an early spring. Although yesterday was uncharacteristically warm for early February, I don’t buy it. Between the record-breaking low temperatures we had in Connecticut last week and the chilly weekend to come, it seems like winter here […]

Koeppel Fellow Jane Eisner ’77 Discusses “The Journalist as Citizen” and Evolving Journalism Industry

January 31, 2019, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Second semester brings many new faces to campus. Upperclassmen return from studying abroad, spring transfer students begin their first semester, and new faculty arrive to teach spring courses. One of the fresh faces on campus is Spring 2019 Koeppel Fellow Jane Eisner ’77. Since 2008, Eisner has served as the first female editor-in-chief of the […]

“You Can Always Do More”: Sam Bidwell ’21 Talks Childhood, Scholarship, and Deaf Culture on Campus

January 31, 2019, by Kaye Dyja, Spencer Arnold, Features Editors. Leave a Comment

When Sam Bidwell ’21 was 11 months old, he contracted meningitis, which led to profound hearing loss.      “By the time I was 14 months old, they already deduced that hearing aids did nothing and that I was eligible for cochlear implants, so they got me replacements,” Bidwell said. “I gained hearing almost immediately.” Bidwell is […]

WesCeleb: Julia Kirsch ’19

January 31, 2019, by Maren Beriss, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Julia Kirsch ’19 is the captain of the women’s club soccer team, an animal lover, and a joyful presence on campus. As a psychology major, she is currently writing a thesis about decision making. The Argus sat down with her to find out more about her life here at Wes. The Argus: First of all, how’s […]

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