“Work and Talk”: The Man Behind Usdan’s Annual Halloween Display

November 5, 2018, by Emma Smith, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

When The Argus approached Mike Misenti to learn more about the Halloween display he was creating in Usdan, Misenti requested that he “work and talk.” You might have seen his final product, a display of delicious cakes and crumbles arranged in a “War of the Worlds” theme, on your way into Usdan on Wednesday, but […]

Middletown Diaries: Car Whisperer

November 5, 2018, by Sasha Linden-Cohen, Assistant Features Editor. 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, You know you’ve had a nice life when your car battery runs out and you have […]

Getting This Bread: Challah for Hunger Raises Money for Social Causes

November 5, 2018, by Jordan Saliby, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Challah for Hunger, a student organization on campus that promotes both social justice and interfaith community building, brings students together to make and sell challah, from which the proceeds go to both national and community causes. The group was started last year by Rachel Pomeranz ’21, who sat down with The Argus to talk about […]

Jewish Students React to Pittsburgh Tragedy

November 1, 2018, by Sasha Linden-Cohen, Assistant Features Editor. 2 Comments

Some last names have been left out at the request of those individuals interviewed. On the morning of Saturday, Oct. 27, a man opened fire at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa., killing 11 people and sending the American Jewish community and its allies into a state of mourning. In light of the […]

Tricking and Treating: A Look Back on Halloweekend

November 1, 2018, by Will Jacobson, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Halloweekend is always a jam-packed time for students at the University. This year particularly, over nine official events in program houses occurred over the two-day span, leaving the study body scattered. The Argus spoke to a few students about how their weekend went, and whether it was more tricks or treats. Saadia Naeem ’20 separated her weekend […]

WesCeleb: Ocean Gao ’19

November 1, 2018, by Brooke Kushwaha, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

This week’s WesCeleb is arguably the most trusted person on campus. They’ve given stick-and-pokes to what seems like half the school, and their tattoo work has been gaining attention across the Tri-State area. Ocean Gao ’19 has also been featured in the Smithsonian permanent collections for their T-shirt design that fundraised for Black Lives Matter. You may […]

Seeing Stars: LGBTQ Students Explore Identity Through Astrology

October 29, 2018, by Brooke Kushwaha, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

What’s your sign? Once considered a cutting edge pickup line, then considered a cringe-worthy 90s-ism, astrology has now circled back to relevance in an unexpected way: in queer online culture. The movement started on Tumblr, a popular blogging platform whose anonymity lended itself best to young LGBTQ users. Much in the way one would take […]

Lazy Student’s Sweet Potato Pancakes

October 29, 2018, by Brooke Kushwaha, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Perhaps you’ve been here before. Hungover, tired, and unwilling to lug yourself all the way to Usdan or Swings to get some food in your belly. After a night of socializing, very few are content to eat a bowl of cereal in the morning, but even fewer are brave enough to attempt to make their […]

The Story Behind the Flyer: Connecticut Man Walks in Support of DREAMers

October 29, 2018, by Sara McCrea, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Outside of the Allbritton Center, a flyer on a post told the story of a 78-year-old man who walks every day in support of undocumented immigrants. The Argus reached out to Alan Dornan to hear about what keeps him putting one foot in front of the other. On Jan. 25, Wethersfield, Conn., resident Alan Dornan […]

Middletown Diaries: Baked Goods, Bathrooms, and Betty

October 29, 2018, by Sasha Linden-Cohen, Assistant Features Editor. 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, We were running way behind schedule. I’d had plans to make dinner with a friend […]

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