University Responds to USLAC Demands, Emphasizes Individualized Approach

April 30, 2019, by Brooke Kushwaha, William Halliday, Editors-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

Beginning in October and accelerating with protests over WesFest, representatives of the United Student/Labor Action Coalition (USLAC) have demanded that the University hire five more custodians. These demands come in response to unreleased testimony from janitorial staff, collected by USLAC members, that allege unreasonably high workloads for the University’s custodians. USLAC alleges that, after the University subcontracted […]

DyeHard Brings Custom Tie-Dye Fashion to Wesleyan

April 30, 2019, by Kaye Dyja, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

“It started as a joke, and then we took it too far,” said Elliot “Ali” Dawes ’19, Head of Sales and Distribution for DyeHard.  The new frontier of tie-dye fashion, DyeHard is a trendsetting student-run company looking to disrupt Wesleyan’s fashion scene. Since their inception one week ago, DyeHard’s Instagram has already hit 103 followers, and […]

“Bad Sex” Sells: Sociology Course Explores Culture of Sexuality and Desire

April 30, 2019, by Stella Ginsberg, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Most of us are familiar with the phrase “sex sells,” but rarely do we apply it when shopping for WesMaps courses. In the class “Bad Sex,” Professor of Sociology Greg Goldberg explores cultural perspectives on sex, sexuality, and desire from psychological and sociological perspectives. “My impression from students is that Wesleyan is an intense environment, in […]

Middletown Diaries: Long Receipts and Sunny Afternoons

April 30, 2019, by Features Team, . Leave a Comment

Based on the New York Times’ “Metropolitan Diaries,” the Middletown Diaries will include awkward, funny, novel, or sweet anecdotes, stories, or memories that happen at Wesleyan and in Middletown. To submit to the Middletown Diaries, please email srcohen@wesleyan.edu. Dear Diary, As I bounced up to the cashier at Usdan the other day in anticipation of a plate […]

Kaylan ’19 Brings Affordability and Sustainability to Student Fashion

April 30, 2019, by Kaye Dyja, Jane Herz, Features Editor, Social Media Editor. Leave a Comment

Vienna Kaylan ’19 has filled a void at the University, bringing affordable and trendy vintage clothes to campus with a series of pop-up shops. Her brand, You and Ayla (@you.and.ayla), sells a collection of vintage items hand-picked and curated by Kaylan over a number of years. The Argus recently sat down with her to discuss the […]

Personal Essay by Katie Livingston ’19: Buzzcut

April 26, 2019, by Katie Livingston, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

I take a pair of scissors and hack off the bottom part of my hair. When I do this, my boyfriend, who is sitting on the bed, does not look at me. Neither does his friend, who is sitting on a chair beside him. I am looking at myself, though. I am looking directly into […]

WesCeleb: Sara Philippe ’19

April 26, 2019, by Kaye Dyja, Features Editor. 1 Comment

When Sara Philippe ’19 isn’t tutoring students in Middletown, she’s usually standing on tables in Usdan or riding her bike around campus. The Argus sat down with the history and Romance Languages & Literature double major to discuss her thesis, her outgoing personality, and her time studying abroad in Brazil. The Argus: Why do you […]

Power of Language Conference Forefronts Multilingualism

April 25, 2019, by Spencer Arnold, Jane Herz, Features Editor, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

This weekend, the Fries Center for Global Studies will be hosting the second-annual Power of Language Conference to highlight multiculturalism on campus and abroad. Beginning Friday night and running through Saturday, the Fries Center will welcome a number of guest panels on different topics relating to language and language education. These will range from learning […]

Beyond the BA: A Look at Wesleyan’s Graduate Programs

April 25, 2019, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Undergraduates make up a majority of the University’s student population, so it’s easy to forget about the small group of students enrolled in the University’s graduate studies programs. But Wesleyan’s status as a university rather than a college is a key feature that distinguishes it from peer institutions. The University’s Graduate Studies Program offers masters and Ph.D. […]

Middletown Diaries: “If I Can’t Do a Kegstand, How Am I Ever Going to Find a Job?”

April 23, 2019, by Features Team, Features Team. Leave a Comment

Based on the New York Times’ “Metropolitan Diaries,” the Middletown Diaries will include awkward, funny, novel, or sweet anecdotes, stories, or memories that happen at Wesleyan and in Middletown. To submit to the Middletown Diaries, please email srcohen@wesleyan.edu. Dear Diary, When I came to Wesleyan, I wasn’t aware that picking a preferred flavor of bubbly water […]

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