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 […]

When the Nation’s Polarization Comes to Your Dinner Table

November 5, 2020, by Zoe Genden, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

This past Tuesday, I voted for the first time, and in person. Overall, everything went smoothly, and I was more than ready to cast my vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. I received my ballot quickly and headed into the booth where I diligently filled in the bubbles. For me, voting blue in a solidly […]

Female Hysteria, Bourgeois Repression, and the Victorian Home

October 29, 2020, by Katie Livingston, Opinion Editor . Leave a Comment

“The Victorian house became home to psychological demons. Each house was a vessel, a lid clamped down on a stew of powerful emotions, both personal and cultural—fear, dread, trauma, anxiety, disgust, repulsion, grief, guilt—meant to be shoved to the back of a dark closet and forgotten. What the house contained, thought, always threatened to seep […]

I Tested Positive. But I Didn’t Have COVID-19.

October 29, 2020, by Sophie Wazlowski, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

When I got back from a run on a Sunday morning two days after returning to campus for the fall semester, there was a missed call from an unknown number on my phone. I typically don’t answer unrecognized numbers, but unlike the many robocalls that bombard my phone, this caller had left a voicemail. When I […]

A Dilemma: Black Women and Their Relationship With the Justice System

October 23, 2020, by Shaniya Longino, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

On Jul. 13, 2020 rapper Megan Thee Stallion was seen limping out of her car, leaving a trail of blood under her feet after police officers ordered her to exit the vehicle. While we would later find out that the singer was shot by Tory Lanez, another rapper and passenger in the car, Megan initially […]

Consumption vs. Conservation When Buying Used Clothes

October 23, 2020, by Katie Livingston, Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

This weekend at Goodwill I browsed the racks while every few minutes an overly cheery voice clicked on, distorted through the old speaker, and narrated the story of Goodwill’s beginnings. The wealthy donated their busted clothes to the poor, the voice said, who were taught to mend them and, in exchange for their labor, were […]

Does Wesleyan Care About Your Mental Health?

October 22, 2020, by Ben Togut, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Two weeks ago, The University announced that instead of a traditional spring break we will only have two days off in March. While I understand the logic behind this decision, I find it incredibly hypocritical given how much the University appears to care about the mental health of its students. Over the past few weeks, I have received […]

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