D.C. Statehood is More Likely Now Than Ever, and You Can Help

February 25, 2021, by Hannah Docter-Loeb, Managing Editor. Leave a Comment

For many Wesleyan students, Washington D.C. is just a place that they visit on their 8th-grade trip, or the backdrop of beloved alumni Bradley Whitford’s ’81 TV show, “The West Wing.” But to me and 700,000 people, some of whom also attend Wesleyan, D.C. is more than just a tourist destination or TV show setting: […]

The Argus List: Ins and Outs for the New Semester

February 25, 2021, by The Argus Editorial Board, . Leave a Comment

Quarantine is finally over. You’re finally allowed to expand your daily adventures to more than just Usdan and the testing tent. But a new semester brings new challenges, namely how to figure out what’s cool and what’s not. Inspired by The Washington Post’s annual list, the trendiest people on campus (The Argus Editorial Board) have put […]

Mukbangs: The Appeal of a Controversial YouTube Phenomenon

February 18, 2021, by Katie Livingston, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

TW: Discussion of eating disorders and disordered eating. Mukbangs, the eating shows on YouTube that have gained massive popularity in the last few years, draw the ire of much of the mainstream media attention they receive. The videos are often written off as grotesque, sickening, weird, or sexual. This is as fair of an assessment […]

What Vaccine Hesitancy Among BAME Communities Tells Us

February 11, 2021, by Tiah Shepherd, Opinion Editor . Leave a Comment

I haven’t seen my Dad since last March. Back then, the coronavirus pandemic was just beginning to infiltrate life as we knew it. For me and millions of other students, that meant the closure of my university campus and my return home. I spent almost 24 hours traveling back to England after scrambling to find […]

Why I, As a Leftist, Still Dream of Labor

February 11, 2021, by Katie Livingston, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

“I do not have a dream job. I do not dream of labor.” — TikTok posted by @mrhamilton There is surprising the amount of discourse and metadiscourse that can be jammed into a 60 second video. That’s especially true when these videos are strung together across users, across a “For You” page, and across time, allowing ideas to […]

On GameStop: Revolution or Risky Bet?

February 11, 2021, by Jack Leger, Opinion Editor . Leave a Comment

You do not have to be a regular reader of the Morning Brew or Wall Street Journal to be aware of the retail investing fervor that has overtaken social media. The hype surrounds a group of stocks that some are referring to as “meme stocks.” These stocks include GameStop (GME), BlackBerry (BB), Koss Corporation (KOSS), […]

Collectivist Practices to Combat COVID-19

December 3, 2020, by Daelle Coriolan, Luna Mac-Williams, Contributing Writers. Leave a Comment

There is a nationalistic misconception that the United States is “number one.” In at least one way we are: COVID-19 deaths. As cases increase during this chilly winter season, changes in personal behavior, and possibly regulation of behavior by governments or companies, are essential in mitigating the dangers of the present pandemic or future epidemics. […]

Join Us at Four Seasons Total Landscaping

November 12, 2020, by Ben Togut, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Hey you! Yes you!! Have you ever yearned to get away, to escape from the drama and noise of your everyday life and get a taste of paradise? Well, look no further than Four Seasons Total Landscaping, a luxury hotel in urban Philadelphia. Here at Four Seasons Total Landscaping, we have it all: Walk-in closets, […]

Reimagining Patriotism

November 12, 2020, by Jordan Agricula, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Do me a favor and take a moment to close your eyes and imagine this scenario: a massive parade or protest with people waving the American flag, chanting USA!, and claiming they are patriots…. What do you see? If you are like me, that image has been heavily influenced by what I have seen when […]

Personal Essay: Reimagining Self-Care

November 5, 2020, by Tiah Shepherd, Assistant Arts and Culture Editor . Leave a Comment

I first purchased Mark Manson’s “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” at 6 a.m. from a vacant WHSmith book store at Birmingham Airport.  “Go and buy this book,” my brother told me over the phone. It had been 30 minutes since I had said goodbye to my family, and I wasn’t in any […]

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