E2020 Funds Civic Engagement During Summer, Offers New Initiatives for the Fall

September 3, 2020, by Olivia Ramseur, Natalia Ruszkowski, Assistant Features Editor, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

16 students received grants from the University’s Engage 2020 Initiative (E2020) fund to pursue political internships or volunteer work this summer. The University created E2020 in Fall 2019 to encourage students to participate in politically-centered civic engagement. The fund offered support for costs associated with remote work such as phone or internet bills, housing, meals, and other supplies. […]

WesCeleb Bryan Chong ’21 on Organizing, Mutual Aid, and More

September 3, 2020, by Sophie Griffin, Eliza Kuller, Assistant Features Editor, Contributing Editor . Leave a Comment

Spending his time organizing for Middletown Mutual Aid, Our Revolution, and WesDems, this varsity athlete strives to put the fair in fairway and the drive in drive. A personal tragedy in high school pushed him to fight for marginalized communities, which Bryan Chong ’21 does on both community and electoral levels. The Argus zoomed with the recent […]

Lentil Soup for the Soul

May 8, 2020, by Théo Storella, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

Lentils, whether they’re red, black, brown, or green, are all delicious. There’s something about the unique consistency of these flavor absorbing beans that’s undeniably satisfying. Out of my own dire need for a fix of such delectability, I made a large lentil soup last night that blew my socks off. What’s more, the leftovers can […]

Global Engagement Minor Goes Back to the Drawing Board

May 8, 2020, by Sophie Griffin, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

The Global Engagement Minor (GEM) is a new course of study proposed to the Educational Policy Committee (EPC) on Thursday, May 7th. The current proposal is a revision, after a first proposal in mid-April was vetoed by the EPC due to student concerns. Billed as an “evolution” which will replace the existing Certificate in International […]

WesCeleb: Lena Mitchell

May 8, 2020, by Zoë Kaplan, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

As the Class of 2020 mourns the loss of their Senior Spring, spending time in social isolation instead of celebrating with champagne, The Argus remains committed to highlighting the accomplishments of those graduating during this frightening and uncertain time.  If you’ve walked by the Usdan bulletin boards or any flyer-holding surface on Wesleyan’s campus, you’ve […]

Unidad Latina en Acción Members Organize in the Face of a Pandemic

May 8, 2020, by Steph Dukich, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

While the COVID-19 pandemic brought the work of many establishments and organizations to a halt, the Community Organizing Director of Unidad Latina en Acción (ULA), a grassroots migrants rights organization based in New Haven, Conn., has more on its plate than ever. ULA members are mobilizing in Connecticut cities, including Middletown, to ensure that undocumented […]

Living Through the Pandemic, One Thought at a Time: a Coronavirus Journal

May 8, 2020, by Tiah Shepherd, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The Argus will feature personal essays on how life has change in strange, scary, or surprising ways. If you have a hot take, a serious reflection, a funny anecdote, or anything in between, please email elsmith@wesleyan.edu.   24/03/20 It has been almost 72 hours since I’ve been back on […]

Rising Juniors Defer Study Abroad due to COVID-19, Pose Problems for Housing Selection

May 1, 2020, by Emma Smith, Features Editor. 1 Comment

For many students, junior year presents an opportunity to switch up the rhythm of the standard school year by spending a semester studying abroad. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, many students have decided not to study abroad in the fall, citing health and safety concerns, worries about future restrictions on travel, and the desire to […]

Inequities in Education: Reflections on a Universal Pass Fail System

May 1, 2020, by Elizabeth Ouanemalay, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The Argus will feature personal essays on how life has change in strange, scary, or surprising ways. If you have a hot take, a serious reflection, a funny anecdote, or anything in between, please email elsmith@wesleyan.edu.   The Universal Pass/Fail and Where I Stand I want to make it […]

WesCeleb: Henrik Palmer ’20

May 1, 2020, by Nora Markey, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

As the Class of 2020 mourns the loss of their Senior Spring and spends time in social isolation rather than celebrating with champagne, The Argus remains committed to highlighting the accomplishments of those graduating during this frightening and uncertain time. To do so, we will  keep publishing WesCelebs, and we are continuing to take nominations. […]

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