From the Argives: Organization, Protest, and Persistence Through the Lens of Unions

September 28, 2023, by Akhil Joondeph, Janhavi Munde, Opinion Editor & Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

If you have been on campus at any point in the last six months, chances are you encountered something related to the unionization of student dining workers. Union negotiations involving student workers for Bon Appétit (BonApp), WesWings, and Red & Black Cafe have consumed the minds of many in the campus community this year. However, this […]

WesCeleb: Maya Alicki on Her Jewelry Journey, Architecture Adventures, and Middletown Memories

September 25, 2023, by Jo Harkless, Lia Franklin, Features Editors . Leave a Comment

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in both the CFA and Exley? Well, Maya Alicki ’24 has the answers for you. The art aficionado, biology queen, and Middletown native sat down this week to talk to The Argus about her passions both on and off campus. Argus: Why do you think that […]

WesChess: Just a Nudge…

September 25, 2023, by Max Vitek, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

In 2018, in the 43rd Chess Olympiad organized by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) in Batumi, Georgia, 15-year-old Grandmaster Alireza Firouzja looked to win his final game in the tournament against the Georgian Grandmaster Giga Quparadze. After a dragon Sicilian-like opening, Firouzja unleashed a massive attack, leaving pieces seemingly hanging and sacrificing a rook, until […]

SOC Barbecue Returns with a Flair as Resource Center Celebrates Student Diversity and Talent

September 25, 2023, by Jo Harkless, Ryan Wong, Features Editor, Contributing Writer . Leave a Comment

Students of color from across campus gathered in high spirits at the annual Student of Color Barbecue, hosted by the Resource Center (RC) at 101 High St. on Friday, Sept. 22. Featuring an outstanding array of multicultural food vendors, performers, and representatives from identity-based organizations on campus, the SOC BBQ offered students an evening of connection […]

From The Argives: Sustainability Through the Years

September 21, 2023, by Lyah Muktavaram, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Wesleyan’s recent decision to remove paper towels from most residential buildings has provoked sharp opposition from students. While the decision may be unpopular, it also motivated me, an Eco-Facilitator for the Sustainability Office, to take a look back through the Argives to examine other monumental changes the University has implemented in the name of sustainability.  […]

WesCeleb: Cole Zetterquist ’24 Talks Athletics, Adjusting to College, and Appreciating Iguanas Ranas

September 21, 2023, by Eugenia Shakhnovskaya, Dove Bonjean-Alpart, Features Editor & Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

This week, the WesCeleb column returns with another juicy tell-all from a distinguished member of the University’s community. An avid squash player and campus-friendly face, Cole Zetterquist ’24 sat down with The Argus to talk about his favorite local restaurants, psychology research, and making Middletown a home.  The Argus: Why do you think you got […]

Archives and Art: Students Reflect on Their Experiences Conducting Summer Thesis Research

September 18, 2023, by Jo Harkless, Eugenia Shakhnovskaya, Features Editors . Leave a Comment

One thing that you should never ask a senior is how their thesis is going. While at times they might be super excited to talk about it, they may also be perplexed by a lack of direction and drowning in research material. This week, The Argus spared you the possibility of an awkward interaction by […]

Looking To Meet Someone New? Throw Your Very Own Blind Date Dinner Party!

September 18, 2023, by Ella Henn, Assistant Features Editor. Leave a Comment

In the weeks leading up to the school year, I bought a planner in hopes of getting organized. Every week, I scribble little to-dos in the margins: “send essay preferences for war class” and “sign up for Pi shifts,” just to name a few.  On this week’s page under Tuesday, Sept. 12, it said: “find some […]

WesChess: There Is a Magic Number

September 18, 2023, by Collin Holson, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

As our first puzzle of the semester, we will be looking at one of the most famous moves in chess history. This position is taken from a game played between Russian master Stepan Levitsky and American master Frank Marshall in 1912, perhaps best known as the “Gold Coins Game.” Legend has it that after Marshall […]

Office Hours: Rajaa Elidrissi on Growing Up in Post-9/11 New York, Global Journalism, and Post-Grad Life

September 14, 2023, by Ella Henn, Lula Konner, Assistant Features Editor, Contributing Writer . Leave a Comment

Welcome to Office Hours, a series brought to you by the Features Section! In these articles, Argus writers speak to faculty, staff, and members of the administration about their interests, classes, and lives on and off campus. After graduating from Wesleyan with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies, Rajaa Elidrissi ’16  went […]

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