New Bleachers Preserve Andrus Field’s Storied Past

September 14, 2017, by Erin Hussey, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

During a Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) meeting last May, President Michael Roth ’78 announced that the Board of Trustees had passed a resolution allocating money for a new hydraulic bleacher system for Andrus Field. The new system will replace the current bleachers purchased in 1993 and cost approximately $1.2 million. “[The old bleachers] no longer meet building […]

Filleting with Fleming: Svenska Potato Dumplings

September 11, 2017, by Andrew Fleming, Assistant Features Editor. 1 Comment

When I was six years old, my parents sat my two sisters and me down at the kitchen table and told us we were moving to Sweden for a year. “Why?” I asked suspiciously. Would I get to keep all my stuff? And, most importantly, what was a Sweden? As my parents explained, my father […]

Clash of the Tyrants: Wesleyan Sounds Off on Nuclear Standoff

September 11, 2017, by Erin Hussey, Sam Prescott, Assistant Features Editor and Features Editor. Leave a Comment

U.S. President Donald Trump faces one of his toughest negotiating partners yet in the form of Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-Un.  The clash of demagogues has slowly but steadily escalated, with each leader using the thinnest of euphemisms to signal their willingness to commit mass murder via nuclear weaponry. The Argus checked in […]

University Health Insurance: Past, Present, and Future

September 11, 2017, by Emmet Teran, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

This past year’s debate over the future of health insurance in America has undoubtedly sent shockwaves throughout the country. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has held insurance companies to patient protective standards, and its mandated coverage has had a huge impact on how markets operate. The phasing out of such ACA regulations would leave providers, […]

Sites and Sounds: Anthony Dean ’17 Debuts New Installation at MASH

September 11, 2017, by Brooke Kushwaha, Assistant Arts Editor. Leave a Comment

When students headed to the MASH this past Saturday, they didn’t just get the opportunity to experience the on-campus music scene but also heard the most recent sound installation of Anthony Dean ’17. Dean graduated last spring but spent much of his summer in Middletown recording environmental audio for his project: a site-based installation featuring the […]

What’s Red & Black and New All Over?

September 7, 2017, by Sam Prescott, Features Editor. 1 Comment

Through turbulent times at 45 Broad St., Ed Thorndike ’89 and Rob DeRosa have managed to keep the Red & Black Cafe above the noise. The opening of the new Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore last spring marked the end of a quiet but lengthy saga where the University sought to relocate their official bookstore, previously […]

Student Loans Pose a Challenge for Conn. Grads, Wesleyan Makes Strides

September 7, 2017, by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

With 59.78 percent of college students in the nationwide Class of 2016 graduating in debt, student loans and rising tuition costs have become a source of grave uncertainty for young people navigating the prospect of stagnant wages and a volatile labor market. While 4 in 10 Americans believe the Trump administration should forgive all 1.4 […]

WILD Wes Sanctuary Struggles to Preserve its Legacy

September 7, 2017, by Emmet Teran, Features Editor. 2 Comments

“This is milkweed,” Brooke Burns ’18 indicated while making a sweeping gesture with a handmade scythe, recently purchased from a Maine-based carpenter. “And Monarch caterpillars can only eat it. Most gardens view it as a weed so it’s often taken out, but if milkweed disappears than Monarch butterflies disappear.” “We didn’t plant it there,” Tony […]

WesCeleb: Max Friedlich ’17?

September 7, 2017, by Molly Schiff, Claudia Stagoff-Belfort, Executive Editor and Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

Perhaps for the first time in WesCeleb history, a Wesleyan alum has been selected as a WesCeleb. We let it happen. That was our first mistake. Thought you knew the real Max Friedlich ’17? Think again. Intramural basketball champion and wannabe barista, Max had loads to tell us—from working for a celebrity foot doctor to profiling […]

Filleting with Fleming: Bungalow Tuna Ceviche

September 4, 2017, by Andrew Fleming, Assistant Features Editor. Comments Off on Filleting with Fleming: Bungalow Tuna Ceviche

It was strange for me this summer working at a little beach restaurant called The Bungalow. I started there as a dishwasher, a job I took for the main reason of getting out of working at the local Dairy Queen. I’d been in that game for three years and could only flip so many more […]

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