Study Abroad Office Strives to Offer Equal Opportunity

November 9, 2017, by Sasha Cohen, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

To study abroad or not to study abroad? This dilemma, practically universal among liberal arts students, presents more complications for some than others. Along with the notions of excitement and romance that come with living in foreign country, so too come financial woes. Students looking to study abroad are forced to ask themselves: can I afford […]

Visiting ASL Instructor Joseph Basile Reminiscences Over Years of Disability Rights Advocacy

November 7, 2017, by Emmet Teran, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

After making a last-ditch lap around Pi Cafe, I seriously thought the Visiting Instructor in American Sign Language (ASL) was blowing me off. Little did I know we both had been sitting no more than two feet away from one another for the whole of the 20 minutes past our set time to talk. I had […]

Vice President for Finance and Administration Nathan Peters Retires

November 7, 2017, by Andrew Fleming, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

This October, University President Michael Roth ’78 announced via email that Vice President for Finance and Administration Nathan Peters would be retiring after this fiscal year. Peters, who joined the University in 2003, has been integral in stabilizing its short- and long-term finances as well as developing ties with the Middletown community. As Roth wrote, […]

Bubby’s Blintzes: An Intergenerational Study in the Crown Jewel of the Jewish Culinary Tradition

November 7, 2017, by Sasha Cohen, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

My mother’s Bubby (Yiddish for grandmother, for the goy out there) was a terrible cook. While perhaps uncharacteristic of the traditional Jewish grandmother, her complete lack of culinary intuition and simultaneous love of cooking was endearing. Each time we visited her tiny apartment in the Bronx, she would sit us down at the dining room […]

How to Get Rid of Your Jack-o-Lantern

November 7, 2017, by Jane Herz, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

If you’re like any other human on this planet, you’re probably sick of hearing about all the pumpkin-themed foods that you can eat during the fall. Or maybe you’re one of those people who enjoy the pumpkin hype. Walk into any supermarket and everything is plastered with “pumpkin spice.” There’s pumpkin spice cream cheese, pumpkin […]

Into the Argives: Trump 2016 v. Reagan 1980

November 6, 2017, by Hannah Reale, Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

Tomorrow, Nov. 8, 2017, will mark the one-year anniversary of the election of President Donald J. Trump. To some on the left, the devastation surrounding this divisive and monumental election might seem unique in the history of American politics. Further investigation into The Argives, however, reveals an eerie mirroring of the Nov. 7, 1980, issue. […]

Green Street Closure: Community Conversations Continue in the Center’s Final Days

November 2, 2017, by Emmet Teran, Hannah Reale, Features and Opinion Editors. Leave a Comment

“We are here tonight to focus on the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center,” said North End Action Team (NEAT) Community Organizer Precious Price. “This is a working task force. We do not sit around and try to play guessing games with each other. We’re really trying to get something done.” Price was speaking at […]

New In Middletown: The City’s Latest Construction Projects

November 2, 2017, by Andrew Fleming, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

City officials have heralded the ongoing construction of the 93-unit apartment building on Broad Street as the turning point in revitalizing Middletown’s downtown area. Hajjar Management Co. and Mayor Dan Drew jointly announced plans for the project in 2014, which began with a ground-breaking ceremony in September 2015. This project will mark the Massachusetts-based construction […]

Rock Talk: Students Head to Geology Conference in Seattle

November 2, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Assistant News Editor. 1 Comment

The annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) took place from Oct. 22-25 in Seattle, Washington. Students, professors, researchers, and geology enthusiasts came from all over the country, with khakis and scruffy beards in tow, and took over downtown Seattle for four days. Among the 5,000 or so geologists who attended were a […]

The Duality of Willbur Fisk: University President and Defender of Colonialism

November 2, 2017, by Tristan Genetta, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Last year, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was virtually banished from the NFL after his peaceful national anthem protest. Steve Wyche, an NFL reporter, asked Kaepernick for the reason behind his protest. He explained that he would not pledge his allegiance to a country that has oppressed people of color and tolerates police violence against […]

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