WesCeleb Virginia Sciolino ’21 talks Mississippi, Mock Trial & Memories

November 12, 2020, by Sophie Griffin, Talia Zitner, Assistant Features Editor, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Virginia Sciolino ’21 has a soft spot for Usdan brunch and Mississippi rainstorms. When she’s not running her new club, Activist South, she can be found hanging with the mock trial team or volunteering for the Hamilton Prison Writing Archive. The Argus Zoomed with Sciolino to chat about all this and more. The Argus: What are […]

Is Wes Progressive? A Look at the University’s ‘Activist’ History

November 5, 2020, by Olivia Ramseur, Jo Harkless, Features Editor, Contributing Writer . 1 Comment

Content Warning: This article contains reference to state-sanctioned violence, anti-Semitism, and other incidents of racist violence. In the past, the University has drawn attention for a wide range of anomalies: highly unique fashion, nude dorms, selective admissions, an open curriculum, and the stereotype that students are all liberal, artsy hipsters. While prospective students might see the University […]

College of Education Studies Flourishes with 25 New Majors

November 5, 2020, by Rachel Wachman, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Following the creation of the College of Education Studies and the linked Education Studies major in April, student interest in studying education has skyrocketed.  Previously, the University only offered Education Studies as a minor. This semester, however, there are already an estimated 25 majors and 60 to 65 minors, according to Co-Chair of the College of […]

American Government Professors Reflect on 2020 Presidential Election

November 5, 2020, by Hallie Sternberg, Katarina Grealish, Assistant News Editors. Leave a Comment

On Tuesday Nov. 3, students in various stages of inebriation all across campus anxiously watched the election results begin to trickle in. At the time of publication, current results showed Joe Biden at 253 and Donald Trump at 214 Electoral College votes, but many crucial states, including Arizona, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, and North Carolina have yet […]

Rebel Eaters Club Debuts at Wesleyan

November 5, 2020, by Grace Kuth, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

When I logged onto the first Rebel Eaters Club meeting on a Friday afternoon, I was unsure of what to expect. The meeting began with an upbeat Keke Palmer song as attendees virtually trickled in; each student shared their name, class year, reason for joining the meeting, and snack of choice (mine being a cheese […]

Students Respond to Turbulent 2020 Election

November 5, 2020, by Olivia Ramseur, Assistant Features Editor . Leave a Comment

Election Day, Nov. 3, was met with gnawing uncertainty across the country as the night ended without a definite winner in the presidential race. This lack of resolution extends a turbulent election season that began with over twenty candidates running in the Democratic primary in 2019. Throughout 2020, both the Democratic nominee Joe Biden and […]

WesCeleb Matiza Sacotingo ’21 on STEM Research, Content Creation & Faith

November 5, 2020, by Annika Shiffer-Delegard, Natalia Ruszkowski, Assistant Features Editor, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

If you’re a sophomore or first-year, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Matiza Sacotingo ’21 before, most likely on her YouTube channel!  Beyond the internet, Sacotingo is well-known on campus for her involvement in the STEM community, heading MAPS (Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students) as the group’s co-president, mentoring students in the “Big Doc/Little Doc,” mentorship […]

Keeping Up With the Candidates: District 33 Candidates Discuss Campaign and Upcoming Election

October 29, 2020, by Katarina Grealish, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

With incumbent State House Representative Joseph Serra not running for re-election this Nov. 3, 2020, there is strong competition between Democratic candidate Brandon Chafee, who has never run for office before, and Republican candidate Linda Syznkowicz, who has run unsuccessfully against Serra three times prior. I sat down with both candidates to discuss their strengths […]

Family Boo-Nits: Group Costumes in the Age of COVID

October 29, 2020, by Stephanie Monard, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

In falls past, the word “mask” conjured up images of spooky skeletons, creepy clowns, and a variety of other disguises worn to costume parties or out trick-or-treating. When we hear the word mask now—even on Halloween—we most likely think of the face shields worn in public to guard against the spread of COVID-19. As the world adapts […]

Ideas for a COVID-Safe Halloween From the Feats Team

October 29, 2020, by Features Team, . Leave a Comment

Tomorrow is Halloween, and the spookiest part of the season is upon us. Unfortunately, many of the traditional pastimes, like Halloween parties and trick-or-treating are off-limits because of the COVID-19 pandemic. So, The Argus Features Team got creative and conjured up some COVID-safe Halloween ideas to keep the season as festive as possible.  Pumpkin decorating Head on over to […]

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