The Year of the Aux

November 16, 2017, by Brooke Kushwaha, Assistant Arts Editor. Leave a Comment

If you’re not a naïve freshman (sorry), you’ve probably noticed an eerie trend in the evolution of nightlife at Wesleyan. Program houses, which used to host a bustling concert scene, boasting three or four live shows a night, have made the switch to a new beast entirely: the aux party. If you’ve ever sat shotgun […]

Rolling Up My Sleeves: “Java Jackets,” Sustainability, and the Problem with Pi’s Coffee Sleeves

November 16, 2017, by Emmy Hughes, Assistant News Editor. Leave a Comment

Here’s a scene of woe to whet your appetite: Imagine it’s 8:33 a.m. on a Tuesday morning and you stayed up the prior night watching video compilations of Glee musical numbers. You’re tired, and need something in your system, stat. Luckily Pi Café, with all its Fogbuster, Hazelnut, and Sumatra coffee glory, is on the […]

Not-So-Lonely Only Child: The All-Female Camp Experience Nourishes Confidence

November 16, 2017, by Hannah Reale, Opinion Editor. 1 Comment

There are many identities that form my perspective and how others see me. I am Irish, Italian, and Polish—in other words, white. I am female. I am not religious, although both of my parents grew up Catholic. I live in Manhattan. I have attended excellent schools since the age of five. And so there is […]

Sit This One Out: Barstool Sports’ Perpetuation of Frat Culture

November 16, 2017, by Jack Leger, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

The banners line the walls of thousands of schools across the country, as well as countless basements, apartments, and even some flags. “SATURDAYS ARE FOR THE BOYS,” reads the script, in red, white, and blue. Emblazoned on each side of the white stripe, a red stool surrounded in stars, the logo for Barstool Sports. Barstool […]

Ode to the Classics: The Benefits of the Humanities

November 9, 2017, by Bryan Stascavage, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

It is that time of the semester again. It feels like this year has finally moved to the starting point when that email from Paul Turenne hits the email inbox: Pick your classes for spring! The demands of the future wake me up to the realization that this year is moving along rapidly. I’ve followed a […]

The Power Move: Own Your Hookup

November 9, 2017, by Jodie Kahan, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

There are few things I hear about from both my mother and the media. Maybe only one thing: hookup culture. The horror. It’s the “epidemic” that has plagued this generation of college students. There is the notion that hookup culture is demeaning to young women. There are the angry phone calls some of us receive […]

Video Game Outlet: Plug In

November 9, 2017, by Jack Leger, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

Today I underwent a troubling breakup in a long-term relationship, especially by Wes standards. We spent long amounts of time together the first semester, bonding as we listened to Frank Ocean. I won’t lie, we faced some serious challenges. Swearing, aggressive jokes, rants, and shouting at each other raised alarm to casual bystanders, and our […]

Excessive Political Correctness: Why We Should Focus on Context and Nuance

November 9, 2017, by Ben Sullivan, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

I would define myself as a moderate liberal. Almost all of my political views are on some sliding scale down the left side of the political spectrum. Despite my liberal tendencies, I am very concerned with the culture of extreme political correctness that I see fellow liberals, especially at colleges and universities, embracing wholeheartedly. It […]

A Tribute to Wesleyan’s Genius Architecture

November 2, 2017, by Connor Aberle, Assistant Opinion Editor. 4 Comments

From the gray limestone of the CFA to the brown concrete of Exley, Wesleyan is renowned for its beautiful architecture. The brilliant functionality of these buildings, however, is much less visible. As a thank you to the architects responsible for the living spaces at the University, here are some highlights of their advancements in dorm living. […]

“Fake News” Isn’t a Laughing Matter

November 2, 2017, by Jack Leger, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

“I heard Ronaldo might move on from Real Madrid,” I hear someone say. “Nah, that’s just fake news,” someone else jokes. I’ve heard many people make this type of joke over the past year or so. In reference to any number of things, from sports to tests, the term “fake news” is now used to jokingly […]

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