Fall Study Abroad Brings Spring Housing Troubles

April 19, 2018, by Emmy Hughes, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

The process of obtaining preferred housing is a complex—and at times, emotional—one, as students fight for the senior houses, two-room doubles, and high rises available on campus. For sophomores and juniors who choose to study abroad, finding appropriate housing can be even more difficult and emotionally charged and usually means forgoing preferred housing, leading to […]

Usdan Survival Guide: How to Make a Yogurt Supreme

April 17, 2018, by Sasha Cohen, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Attending a university whose campus barely makes up half of a square mile and whose student population falls just below 3,000 makes it is easy for me to feel as though I’ve seen every face, learned every pattern, and run out of new experiences. But when I shake up my routine, I find that fresh faces and […]

A Dirty Leaf-Eating Bird’s Guide to WesLunch

April 17, 2018, by Spencer Arnold, Food Editor. Leave a Comment

Wesleyan is, perhaps not surprisingly, fairly easy to navigate for vegetarians. There are a decent amount of options—especially compared to the dining choices at a number of other colleges that I’ve visited. That being said, we over here at The Argus love ourselves a good list (myself especially), so what follows is one campus vegetarian’s […]

A Clairvoyant in Connecticut: How Leland Stowe Forecasted a Second World War

April 17, 2018, by Sam Prescott, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Leland Stowe, class of 1921, was already a Pulitzer Prize winner when he returned from Germany in late 1933. If any American was credible and qualified to write on early Nazi Germany, it was Stowe, who at just 33 years old already had built a strong pedigree of reporting on interwar Europe. So when Stowe […]

WesCeleb: Liz Mitts ’18

April 17, 2018, by Jane Herz, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

If you haven’t seen Liz Mitts ’18 around campus playing for the women’s Frisbee team, whipping up a smoothie at Pi, or organizing an event for The Wesleyan Comedy Committee, are you even a Wesleyan student? Liz’s outgoing personality and smiling face have not gone unnoticed here on campus, and it certainly got the attention […]

Visiting Professor Almond ’88 on Telling Stories in Turbulent Times

April 17, 2018, by Camille De Beus, Matt Wallock, News Editor and Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

In his new book, “Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country,” released by Red Hen Press on April 1, Steve Almond ’88 explores 17 of the most widely-circulated “bad stories” in the United States, tracing how these narratives have contributed to our current political climate. Almond, also a Kim-Frank Visiting Writer at the […]

Take a Hike: Best Outdoor Spots in the Local Area

April 13, 2018, by Katie Shewfelt, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

The slow trickle of students back to Foss Hill is great news for Wes: it means that after weeks of teasing, spring has finally arrived! While Foss is a reliable option for sunbathing, Frisbee, and running into exactly the person you’re trying to avoid, those looking for a new outdoor experience don’t need to travel […]

University Partners with Spin Bikeshare in New Pilot Program

April 13, 2018, by Sarah Backer, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Have you seen the new bikes around campus? It’s impossible to miss them—they’re bright orange. The Office of Sustainability has partnered with Spin Bikeshare to bring rentable bikes to the University, just in time for Earth Day. On this sunny WesFest Thursday, April 12, University students, faculty, and staff came to Foss Hill to learn […]

WeSLAM Reflects on This Year’s CUPSI in Philly

April 13, 2018, by Jane Herz, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

On April 4, Wesleyan’s slam poetry team, WeSLAM, set off to attend the annual College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational (CUPSI) at Temple University in Philadelphia, Penn. The team competed against 65 universities and colleges from all around the country, including other NESCAC schools, such as Tufts and Hamilton. In its team selection process, WeSLAM hosts a few […]

Hazy Past: Zonker Harris Day’s Seeds and Stems

April 13, 2018, by Luke Goldstein, Claudia Stagoff-Belfort, Assistant Features Editor and Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

“Zonker Harris Day should not be on the calendar next year, and it won’t be,” University President Michael Roth ’78 said in 2008. “The institution should make it clear that it’s not supporting things that are stupid.” A decade after the Wesleyan University administration briefly banned the holiday, Zonker Harris Day remains alive and well. With this […]

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