Overworked and Undervalued: After Tumultuous Year of Absences, Resignations, and Burnout, WSA Considers Restructuring

May 4, 2023, by Sam Hilton, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

On a Sunday evening in early April, as I hurried from Usdan, where I had quickly scarfed down some pasta after The Argus’ weekly meeting, I found myself a seat in Boger 114. I cover the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) for The Argus and am supposed to go to every one of their 6 p.m. […]

WesChess: Swarmed

May 1, 2023, by Max Vitek, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

In this game, we are looking at a game by Bobby Fischer, one of the most famous and skilled chess players in the world. In the third round of the U.S. Championship in 1963, Fischer with the black pieces is playing against Robert Byrne, another very strong American grandmaster. After a King’s Indian response to […]

From The Argives: Chants, Chalk, and (Hopefully) Change

May 1, 2023, by Akhil Joondeph, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Colorful chalk messages, ranging in intensity from the likes of “I Love Usdan” to “Wesleyan Ostracizes Faculty of Color,” have decorated campus sidewalks in recent weeks. These slogans are an impromptu protest against the University’s current chalking ban, appearing during WesFest, the annual welcoming event for admitted students on campus.  Historically, admitted students’ days have […]

Sustainability in the Sun: Senior Capstone Project Brings The Garden Festival to Campus

April 27, 2023, by Jo Harkless, Eugenia Shakhnovskaya, Features Editor & Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

If you passed by Russell House on Friday, April 21, 2023, you probably witnessed a lively scene of students laying on the newly-sprouted green grass while listening to vibrant live tunes with stacks of sweet potato tacos in their hands. Earth Day at the University was extra special this year, with Environmental Studies and English […]

Crochet All Day: Crafting Sea Critters Project Culminates in Vibrant Usdan Display

April 27, 2023, by Akhil Joondeph, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Unapologetically vibrant and dotted with myriad sea creatures, a surreal seascape greets all who walk through the northern doors of Usdan University Center. Crocheted jellyfish perch above coral fossils, stuffed octopi rest on crocheted brain corals, and jars of preserved creatures sit in front of large watercolor paintings of undersea worlds. This multimedia display represents […]

WesCeleb: Chris Simé ’23 Reflects on Learning, Leadership and Living Life to the Fullest at Wesleyan and Beyond

April 27, 2023, by Sulan Bailey, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Chris Simé ’23 is, in his own words, chronically outside. From critically engaging with Western representations of Caribbean history in his classes to leading staff meetings as a Head Resident (HR) in the Butterfields, Sime’s packed schedule keeps him flitting across campus. Simé sat down with The Argus in an Exley classroom—in which he said he’s […]

From the Argives: Navigating Abnormal Housing Selections

April 24, 2023, by Lyah Muktavaram, Podcast Manager. Leave a Comment

Monday, April 10 marked the start of an annual frenzy, most commonly known as the beginning of the General Room Selection (GRS) process. Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors alike meticulously map out their plans for housing, desperately holding out for a low-ranked order number from the random generator algorithm to maximize their chances of getting […]

WesChess: The First Brilliancy

April 24, 2023, by Max Vitek, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

In a 1924 International Chess Masters Tournament filled with most of the top names at the time such as Capablanca, Lasker, and Tartakower, Richard Réti unveiled a new strategy he created, aptly named the Réti opening. In the 12th round he played with the white pieces again Efim Bogoljubow, a German-Russian player who would later compete without […]

WesCeleb: Briana Rodriguez Castillo ’23 on Community Building, Human Rights Advocacy, and High School Sweethearts

April 20, 2023, by Lyah Muktavaram, Podcast Editor. Leave a Comment

Whether she’s organizing events for the Resource Center or playing UNO with her housemates, Briana Rodriguez Castillo ’23 finds joy in bringing people together. Through her senior thesis, centered around contemporary gun legislation and documentary work, Rodriguez Castillo strives to empower and provide service to marginalized communities. Rodriguez Castillo took time out of her busy […]

From the Argives: Staying Hot and Keeping Cool

April 17, 2023, by Eugenia Shakhnovskaya, Assistant Features Editor . Leave a Comment

Last week, the blazing sun transformed the atmosphere on campus—literally and figuratively. By Wednesday, April 12, the student body was blessed with scorching temperatures, leading to overcrowding at Miller’s Pond and an array of hammocks on Foss Hill. Considering that every conversation this week involved some sort of commentary on the temperature, we thought the […]

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