That’s Me in the Spotlight, Losing My Ethnicity

November 8, 2018, by Alexa Trujillo, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

My father is from New Mexico and has tanned skin and black hair, but his facial features themselves happen to be very caucasian-esque. My mother is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed Vermonter. So I turned out pretty white. But my exterior persona is not the only aspect of me that lacks a Hispanic identity. I have been surrounded […]

ChristMass Appeal of Christian Holiday Music

November 8, 2018, by Daniel Knopf, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

I was at a party recently, as sometimes happens to be the case, when something totally unexpected occurred. The house was packed with loud, sweaty partygoers, the lights were appropriately multicolored and dim, and the playlist was bopping; overall, it was a normal party. Then, however, the song changed. For a brief second the crowd […]

Don’t Settle for Less: Overcoming Monotony at Wesleyan

November 1, 2018, by Daniel Knopf, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

A few days ago I was scrolling through Facebook for the seventh time, as one does, when I came across a post by a fellow first year in the WesAdmits 2022 group. I don’t exactly recall the contents of the post, but it was some invitation to attend a responsible and legitimate event that the first […]

Simpler Than You Think: How to Prevent the Next “WesPlague”

November 1, 2018, by Hudson Dore, Isabel Armour-Garb, Contributing Writers. Leave a Comment

One of the largest problems faced by universities across the United States has been preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Wesleyan is no exception to this, and this year we have seen diseases like Coxsackievirus (Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease), Influenza, and the common cold. Some students have refered to these diseases as “WesPlagues.” Globally, […]

Political Correctness Hurts the Powerful and Powerless Alike

October 25, 2018, by Tom Hanes, Staff Writer. 2 Comments

Of course you’ve all heard about the new poll on political correctness. About 80 percent of people say it’s a problem. That does not mean it is a big problem, and it does not mean we would be better off without it. Think about taxes. Nobody likes taxes. Most people would say high taxes are […]

A Massive Foreign Policy Test is a Massive Failure

October 25, 2018, by Tobias Wertime, Assistant Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

It has been over three weeks since Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and disappeared without a trace (despite a poor excuse for a doppelganger wearing Khashoggi’s clothes roamed the streets of Istanbul on the day of his death). Khashoggi, a prominent journalist and open critic of his country’s ruling elite, went […]

Wesleyan Repeatedly Fails Its Workers

October 25, 2018, by Connor Aberle, Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

On the last day of fall break, I strolled through a normally populated part of campus to find University employees sitting in a dark room (I’ve left their job and location on campus ambiguous). They looked incredibly bored, as they sat in an empty room with literally no work to do. “Can’t believe they make […]

From Middletown to the World: Finding Connections to Home

October 11, 2018, by Tobias Wertime, Assistant Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

Shahid Mazhar Shabab ’20 and Uresa Ahmeti ’22 meet up at Usdan late night once a week, where they catch up on each other’s week, discuss how to conquer the first year workload, and reminisce about their upbringings and high school days. The last point will seem familiar to many of you, as many of you […]

Help, My Mental Limit is Shorter Than the Word Limit

October 11, 2018, by Connor Aberle, Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

I am exhausted, and it’s homework’s fault. Seemingly every minute at this school is spent doing school work, procrastinating from school work, worrying about future school work, or watching YouTube after midnight because it’s the first moment I have without responsibilities. What’s up with homework, and why do we complain about it every year but […]

You’re Not Oppressed for Your Kinks

October 4, 2018, by Brooke Kushwaha, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

Listen, I know Wesleyan’s whole deal is being subversive. I get it. You want to piss off your mom and show off your socially progressive chops. That’s fine; we all do it. The problem arises when, in our attempt to find some Fresh New Take (TM), we end up eating our own tails and circling […]

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