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 […]

Wesleyan’s Sustainability Response to COVID is (Unsorted) Trash

October 16, 2020, by Hannah Berman, Mia Risher, Staff Writer, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

One unintended result of our return to campus during the coronavirus era has been a massive increase in the waste that we as a community produce. Some of this new waste, of course, is necessary for our safety—the protective equipment involved in testing, for example, or the cleaning equipment used to sanitize our common spaces—but […]

Put Down Your Computer and Shop at Local Businesses

October 8, 2020, by Zoe Genden, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

If you needed proof that online shopping has skyrocketed during the pandemic, you only need to look so far as the notoriously long lines that have gathered outside of WesStation. This rise in online retail is understandable. The combination of the spike in COVID-19 cases, numerous stores going bankrupt and selling their brick and mortar locations, […]

Saying Goodbye Through A Mask

October 8, 2020, by Kalli Jackson, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

“I’m being punked.” “What?” “I’m being punked. I’m on that prank show. This is not a hospital, this is a hotel room.” My father’s cancer had progressed to his brain by the time he, too weak to sit up by himself in bed, had said this to his nurse at Hackensack Hospital. The series of […]

In Defense of Online Education After COVID-19

October 6, 2020, by Katie Livingston, Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

The first time I stepped foot onto Wesleyan’s campus the grass was impossibly green. I could take my shoes off, walk on it without stepping in a goat head burr. The buildings were too large, beautifully large. I couldn’t see the skyline, clear and flat, through all of them. I got lost on the streets […]

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