Saucing with Spencer: College Kitchen Essentials

April 30, 2018, by Spencer Arnold, Food Editor. Leave a Comment

As we progress through our short time here at Wesleyan, we are expected to start becoming “responsible” people—people who can, for instance, cook and clean for themselves, people who don’t call home anytime they have to boil some pasta. Being responsible is hard. I’m not very good at it in most cases. I have, however, picked […]

For the Carousing Cardinals Among Us: The Top Five Bars in Middletown

April 30, 2018, by Emmet Teran, Camille De Beus, Editor-in-Chief and News Editor. Leave a Comment

It’s times like these, when the semester is on its last kegs, that some reflection is in order. After crawling through a range of bars in downtown Middletown over the past five months, at different levels of sobriety and jollification, we decided it was high time to rank these haunts. These mainstay Forest City watering […]

WesCeleb: Melissa Joskow ’18

April 30, 2018, by Jane Herz, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

If you haven’t gotten to know Melissa Joskow ’18 yet, you’re really missing out. As a captain of the all-gender Ultimate Frisbee team, Throw Culture, intern at the Davison Art Center, and frequent Usdan eater, Melissa’s outgoing personality does not go unnoticed here on campus. The Argus sat down with Melissa to discuss her studio […]

Andrew W. White Takes on Role as Caleb T. Winchester Librarian

April 26, 2018, by Hannah Reale, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

On April 19, Academic Provost Joyce Jacobsen announced in an all-campus email that Andrew W. White will be the University’s next Caleb T. Winchester Librarian. In her email, Jacobsen detailed White’s experience with information and library services at peer institutions, such as Bates College, where he is currently employed as the Director of Academic and Client Services. Jacobsen […]

Wes Meets World: WWOOFing Takes Students Around the Globe

April 26, 2018, by Luke Goldstein, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

In the past few years, the term WWOOF has inserted itself into the University vernacular and frequently appears in campus conversations—especially during the spring semester as students begin formulating their summer plans. WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms) is an online service that connects people with organic farmers around the world as part of a cultural […]

WesCeleb: Jackson Barnett ’18

April 26, 2018, by Claudia Stagoff-Belfort, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Jackson Barnett ’18 is a Twitter success story. A true WesCeleb, Barnett made a name for himself via Twitter before he even stepped foot on campus. The Argus sat down with Barnett to discuss the WesWings pail named in his honor, his creation of a queer Christian support group, and his views on being a Southern […]

German Haus Fire Raises Questions About Emergency Preparedness

April 26, 2018, by Sasha Cohen, Jane Herz, Staff Writers. Leave a Comment

Last Tuesday, April 17, twelve students packed their belongings into small bags or boxes or duffels and hauled them back to 65 Lawn Avenue, their home. These students had been displaced by a fire in the German Haus, and were forced to vacate for two weeks due to unsafe conditions and air quality concerns. On […]

Usdan Survival Guide: Breakfast Sandwich Supreme

April 23, 2018, by Claudia Stagoff-Belfort, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Usdan Hacks is an ongoing column helping you navigate the ins and outs of dining at Wesleyan. Not everyone is cut out for Usdan brunch. It takes a certain amount of dedication to interrupt a deep Saturday or Sunday slumber, pull yourself out of bed and make the trek to Usdan University Center. So, for […]

The Only ED That Matters: Earth Day Prompts Reflections on Consumption Habits

April 23, 2018, by Spencer Arnold, Food Editor. 2 Comments

For those of you that missed the memo, this past Sunday was Earth Day. Earth Day is, of course, celebrated annually by college students who make fun Facebook posts and take those extra few steps to the recycling bin. This year, though, we should all strive to carry through with our positive changes all year, not just […]

Professor’s Bookshelf: Mary-Jane Rubenstein

April 23, 2018, by Noah Seltzer, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Professor of Religion Mary-Jane Rubenstein has written several critical works and is currently in the final stages of writing a new book, “Pantheologies: Gods, Worlds, and Monsters,” that will be published in September through Columbia University Press. The Argus sat down to discuss her upcoming book, her writing process, and why contemporary science and philosophy look […]

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