Hillary Clinton Lets R.J. Julia Bookstore Know What Happened

October 30, 2017, by Hannah Reale, Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

“It didn’t hurt that it was a gorgeous day,” attendee Gretchen Teran said. On Saturday, October 21st, Middletown residents, University students on fall break, and out-of-towners alike waited for three hours outside of R.J. Julia to meet former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and have her sign their copies of her newly released memoir, “What Happened.” Although […]

For Whom the Bells Toll: A History of the South College Carillon

October 30, 2017, by Erin Hussey, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

For whom does the bell toll? Well, if you’re walking to Usdan to grab lunch after class, chances are it tolls for thee. Each day around noon, College Row is treated to one or two songs from the vast repertoire of the South College bells, ranging from old classics like “Autumn Leaves” and “Auld Lang Syne” […]

Fiore II and You: The Perfect Date

October 30, 2017, by Spencer Arnold, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

I have a lot of passion for the finer things in life: homemade sauces, garlic knots, globs of ricotta cheese. Fiore II in downtown Middletown provides all of this and more. I recently visited this fine establishment, tucked away at the corner of Court and Main St., in an attempt to impress my wonderfully pleasant […]

Grandma’s Seven Layer Bars

October 30, 2017, by Jane Herz, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Every Thanksgiving, my grandmother and I have the tradition of making seven layer bars for the rest of our family to enjoy for dessert. The recipe we use has been passed down from generation to generation, with my grandmother having learned the recipe from her mother. When my mom used to make them with my grandma […]

The University and the Civil War: Grappling With Race at 19th Century Wesleyan

October 16, 2017, by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Editor-in-Chief. 3 Comments

In recent years, higher education has been forced to reckon with a history of systemic racism that has plagued many of the country’s most esteemed institutions. Over a dozen universities recognized their ties to slavery and the slave trade last year, including Georgetown, which sold 272 slaves to save itself from financial ruin in 1838. Confederate monuments at schools like […]

Advice from the Copy Desk: Fall Fun & Robots

October 16, 2017, by Copy Editors, Contributing Writers. Leave a Comment

From: Nuts and Bailouts ’18 Should we tax robots? Opinion one: Only the sex robots. Other robots are essential job creators and therefore should not be taxed by the government lest their productivity be hampered by bureaucratic regulations. Opinion two: Robots, like human productive job creators, should be taxed like regular labor, even the sex […]

It’s As Easy As 1, 2, 3, (4): Cake!

October 16, 2017, by Tara Joy, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Here’s the thing about me: I am an abysmal baker. I burn cookies, I accidentally substitute salt for sugar, and I have sliced my finger with a bread knife more times than is really reasonable for a 19-year-old. Nine times out of 10, I will choose the lackluster selection at the Usdan dessert table rather […]

Fileting with Fleming: Shrimp is a Fall Dish, Dummy

October 16, 2017, by Andrew Fleming, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Why don’t they like my shrimp? I spent hours contemplating that question this past summer working as a chilled seafood cook at a little beach restaurant called The Bungalow. It just didn’t make sense. My chef’s recipe was brilliant. The warm licorice taste of Pernod and fennel brought out the lightness of the shrimp, which […]

We Bake, We Jam: Jeffrey Hill is Wesleyan’s Jelly Man

October 16, 2017, by Jane Herz, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

When you spread some jelly on your peanut butter sandwich in Usdan, do you ever wonder about where that sweet stuff comes from? What about when you pick up a jar of jam from Weshop? Well, wonder no further! Jeffrey Hill is the mastermind behind We Bake, We Jam, the jelly and jam provider for the University. Sold […]

Paint the Town Red: A History of Wesleyan’s School Colors

October 16, 2017, by Connor Aberle, Assistant Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

Long before the Cardinal became the official mascot, Wesleyan went by the Methodists. Many valid reasons existed to change the mascot, one of which was the increasingly diverse student body. Another reason was the derisive nickname it afforded the football team. Apparently, the “Mysterious Ministers of Middletown” irked students enough to disavow the old mascot. […]

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