McCalmont Places University’s Relief Map Collections Within Campus, Global Histories

April 23, 2018, by Emmy Hughes, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

On the walls of the third and fourth floor of Exley Science Center are massive, three-dimensional maps, dating from the 19th century, painted in peeling colors, and adorned with hand-written labels in an old cursive hand. One red and orange 3-D map displays pointy mountains in France; another, in lighter beiges and blues, shows the […]

Wes Gamers Live Out ‘Hunger Games’ Dreams With Fortnite, the World’s Hottest Game

April 19, 2018, by Jack Leger, Assistant Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

New gaming setups have been popping up in low-rises, senior houses, and the inside room of two-room doubles across campus—mostly attributed to Fortnite’s surge in popularity. The premise of the video game involves a third-person shooter in a Hunger Games-style survival challenge. A hundred players parachute onto an island, and they must combine building structures […]

Max Rose ’08 Aims to Unseat GOP Incumbent in NY-11

April 19, 2018, by Mason Mandell, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Max Rose ’08 is, and isn’t, your typical Wesleyan alum. He has entered the crowded Democratic primary for New York’s 11th Congressional district to unseat Republican incumbent Daniel Donovan. Rose is running as a proud veteran who will break the establishment, to put problem-solving above partisanship. Given his bachelor’s in history from the University and master’s […]

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 […]

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