Travelling in the Midst of COVID-19: A Long, Long Way Back to Wes

September 10, 2021, by Tiah Shepherd, Opinion Editor . Leave a Comment

Looking out from the large windows of my top-floor High Rise apartment, I can see my section of campus clearly. I can see students hurrying from place to place, stopping only occasionally to greet an old acquaintance. I can see local residents in their cars, braking suddenly at crossroads for herds of first years bustling to their next […]

Stop Forcing Jewish Students to Choose Between Their Education and Culture

September 9, 2021, by Talia Zitner, Arts and Culture Editor and Social Media Editor . Leave a Comment

There are a million ways I could start this article. I could open with a personal story, a reflection on the years I spent in public education, explaining my absences to my teachers over and over again. I could begin with the frustration and disappointment I felt this summer when I realized my junior year […]

In Defense of the Tactile

May 7, 2021, by Anna Tjeltveit, Assistant Copy Editor. Leave a Comment

I brought a treasure box with me to campus this semester. It is a vintage metal box a bit larger than a hardcover textbook, and it is filled with a collection of strange, colorful objects which I specifically picked for their distinct textures. When you open the box, you see a small, impressionistic painting of […]

Divestment & the Future of the University’s Endowment

May 7, 2021, by Natalie Selfe, Sanya Bery, Contributing Writers. Leave a Comment

Divestment, the Wesleyan Committee for Investor Responsibility (CIR), and Wesleyan’s Endowment’s relationship with oil and gas are three confusing and often misunderstood topics. We, the Co-Chairs of the CIR, are here to clear up some confusion about these concepts, and introduce some news. What is Divestment?  While the concept of divestment might feel relatively new, […]

Intervention of the Individual is Not Enough: The Failures of Bystander Intervention Training

May 6, 2021, by Avery Kelly, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

It’s your first week on campus as a first-year student. Along with the excitement of a new adventure, orientation, and fresh Wesleyan merch, you’re also required to complete an online training course about bystander intervention training, after which you are given a magnet that lists sexual assault resources. The training, with its colorful slideshows, awkward […]

The Curious Absence of the Bell and Scroll

May 6, 2021, by Vadim Gorbaty, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

For the past two weeks, I’ve been searching for members of the Bell and Scroll, a student group that plays the carillon bells above South College. I found out about the group through a WesAdmits post inquiring about membership and decided to pursue my own investigation. To find out more about the society’s history, I […]

Why Students Should Engage in Community and Electoral Organizing

April 29, 2021, by Eli Roche, Madi Mehta, Contributing Writers. Leave a Comment

President Biden’s first few months in office have been productive, a welcome change from the sheer chaos of the previous president. When Democrats in Congress sent Biden a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, the president signed the bill with little to no fanfare, and $1,400 checks started hitting bank accounts the very next day. This sort […]

We Love Them, We Hate Them: The Era of The Influencer

April 23, 2021, by Tiah Shepherd, Opinion Editor . Leave a Comment

On March 18, Kylie Jenner shared an Instagram post with her 222 million followers, urging readers to donate to a GoFundMe page dedicated to Samuel Rada. The makeup artist had undergone major surgery costing upwards of $10,000, after being involved in a serious car accident. In the post, the youngest of the Jenner sisters said, […]

Well, I Got It! A Vaccination Reflection

April 23, 2021, by Ben Togut, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

It was the second week of April, and for the first time this year, I could feel spring in the air. As I was walking down to Vine Street, Santigold thundered through my headphones. My heart was beating out of my chest, though whether that was from nerves or from the copious amounts of iced […]

Taking “The Office” Off of Netflix Doesn’t Absolve its Troubling Content

April 22, 2021, by Robert Greenspan, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Trigger Warnings: Racism, Sexual Assault, Colonialism   NBC’s “The Office” is a cultural icon. The television show debuted many iconic actors—Steve Carell, Mindy Kaling, and John Krasinski to name a few—and boasted an interestingly intimate show design that made all the characters lovable in their own way. It has been a large part of most people’s childhoods, […]

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