Don’t Go Data-Mining My Heart: Apple’s Privacy Power Grab

September 20, 2018, by Caleb Zakarin, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Apple Inc. recently released its latest version of the Apple Watch. This new entry into the wearables market boasts a sleeker finish and a larger watch face. It’s becoming easier to just simply leave your phone in your pocket and allow your wrist watch to pick up communication duties. The new Apple Inc. watch can […]

The Fountain of Youth: Partying as a New Frosh

September 20, 2018, by Daniel Knopf, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Regardless of your personality type, the first few days of college can prove hectic for anyone. From the confusion over how to pronounce “Usdan” to the anxiety over making friends, the first week of Wesleyan is a chaotic time marked by a slew of new emotions. However, alongside these new emotions comes the best part […]

An International Student’s Encounter with Ignorance and Curiosity

September 20, 2018, by Ina Kim, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Having attended an international school in Seoul, I never had the opportunity to interact with a hugely diverse crowd. Maybe in other international schools things are different, but because South Korea is so ethnically homogeneous, my high school, which prides itself on its diversity, is still 90 percent Korean. Granted, many of the students have foreign […]

How Democrats Can Trump the Competition These Midterms

September 13, 2018, by Nicholas Keating, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

As we approach the 2018 midterm elections, Washington hopefuls have kicked their campaigns into full gear. I have seen enough political advertisements on television in the past month to last an entire lifetime. If you have noticed more campaigning this year compared to past election years, you are not imagining it. Make no mistake, this […]

Legalization of Gay Sex in India: Welcome, But Late

September 13, 2018, by Aditi Mahesh, Staff Writer . Leave a Comment

On Sept. 6th, 2018, the Supreme Court of India changed the lives of numerous Indian citizens by overturning Section 377, a law criminalizing gay sex. The LGBTQIA community no longer has to languish in the corners of society. While this was undoubtedly a monumental step forward, India should have decriminalized Section 377 earlier. The law was initially […]

A Labor of Le’Veon: With Job Security in Tedium, The NFL’s Franchise Tag Policy Exploits Its Workers

September 6, 2018, by Jack Leger, Opinion Editor. 1 Comment

The casual fan of American sports probably has a basic understanding of sports contracts. In most leagues, teams sign players to deals, usually worth high sums of money over a certain period of time. Flashy deals are certain to make big headlines, such as Andrew Luck of the Colts signing a six-year, $140 million deal […]

Pronoun Predicament: How Classes Can Best Support Trans Students

September 6, 2018, by Connor Aberle, Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

As much as I love the start of a new semester, the new school year brings the same old awkward class introductions. Besides the annoyance of introducing yourself to people you already know, there’s a whole politics to gender pronouns. Revealing pronouns in class is helpful for me because I most prefer they/them pronouns, but […]

Living With a College Sportsperson: A How-To Guide for First Years

August 30, 2018, by Sam Prescott, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

“Yo, just a heads up, I have practice in the morning so I might be brushing my teeth in your room real early.” My new roommate offered me that warning only three years ago, on one of the first nights of our freshman year, but it feels like a lifetime ago. I’m currently lounging in […]

‘BDSM for Your Mouth’: Five Flaming Hot Takes With Brooke Kushwaha ’20

August 30, 2018, by Brooke Kushwaha, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

The following are a collection of steaming, freshly dropped takes. Lately, The Argus has been in a bit of rut with tepid political opinions full of “nuance” and “centrism” and “cultural relevance.” These takes are none of those things, but they’re a lot more fun to read. 1. Ice Cream Cake Sucks Listen, if you’re […]

Friendship at Wesleyan: A Critical Perspective

August 30, 2018, by Connor Aberle, Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

One memorable encounter I had in the first week of college started with the question, “Do you believe in god?” It was a genuine inquiry, rather than an accusatory one. I knew that this was a personal conversation rather than an impending sales pitch for the Jehovah’s Witnesses (not that there’s anything wrong with them). […]

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