Textbook Tussle: Which Study Space is Best?

August 30, 2018, by Brooke Kushwaha, Connor Aberle, Jack Leger, William Halliday, Features Editor, Opinion Editors, News Editor. Leave a Comment

Arguments over “loud side” versus “quiet side” are ubiquitous at Wesleyan, but another debate that lies deeper in the consciousness of Wesleyan culture is the library you choose. Here four editors present arguments in favor of the most popular study spots on campus: Olin Library, the Fishbowl, and the Science Library (SciLi). Whether you’re a first […]

Authoritarian Progressives and a Surprising Lack of Republicans

May 4, 2018, by Elia Kruger, Staff Writer. 2 Comments

Something we hear a lot from conservative pundits is that college campuses are “too liberal”, and that they tend to repress conservative thought. Most of us at Wesleyan would probably agree, as the odds of finding right-leaning students here are about as slim as finding a job with an anthropology degree. Many see this as […]

My Year Under the Big Tent: A Call for Reflexivity

May 4, 2018, by Emmet Teran, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

Over the course of the past 10 months, I spent most mornings rolling out of bed and reaching for my phone to get my self-imposed, daily fix of Infowars. Among yawns, sips of coffee, and the occasional glare from a roommate when I couldn’t find headphones, I would spend about half an hour with pre-recorded […]

Snorting Success: Adderall Use Stands Between Counterculture and Academics

May 4, 2018, by Jesse Marley, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

As the semester comes to a close and the sun forbids daytime studying, a few, or perhaps many, students will be found intently staring at screens or pages into the wee hours of the morning. Alternatively, they might have worked intently for a few hours in the evening, accomplishing their work at a rate unimaginable to […]

Zonker Harris Day Highlights Campus Social Stratification

April 27, 2018, by Jodie Kahan, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

Zonker Harris wears a faded green button down T-shirt with orange embellishments. His shaggy mullet haircut matches nicely with the facial hair around his mouth and his half-shut eyes—a result of too much dope-smoking this morning. In other words, if the comic strip character Zonker Harris attended Wesleyan, he would be a WestCo boy. And […]

Flat Earthers: Why and How they Continue to Believe

April 27, 2018, by Tobias Wertime, Staff Writer. 4 Comments

Globe head. Globe tard. Lobe. I had never encountered such terms before. But, there I was, late on a Monday night, sifting through a group called “Flat Earth-No Trolls.” Globe head, as I learned from a post, refers to someone who believes the Earth is a globe, evidently an unwelcome perspective in the group. After a […]

Affirmative Action for Low-Income Students: A Step Toward Diversity and Equality

April 26, 2018, by Jack Leger, Assistant Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

Race-based affirmative action will remain a part of the admissions process into the foreseeable future. Racism continues as a part of everyday American life, and until the United States reaches a point where college profiles reflect demographics, diversity-increasing policies should endure. Even with these policies, Blacks and Hispanics are not better represented than they were […]

Constructive Advice: Why Investing in Infrastructure Works

April 26, 2018, by Tom Hanes, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

Recently, a number of politicians including Bernie Sanders, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Cory Booker expressed vocal support for a “federal jobs guarantee.” This initiative would operate through a bunch of state firms building things like the Works Progress Association (WPA), and they have a good case for it. American infrastructure is slowly crumbling, and no one is […]

Dear World 2.0: An Ode to Letter Writing

April 19, 2018, by Jack Leger, Assistant Opinion Editor. Leave a Comment

From ages ten to fifteen, I spent my summers at a sleep-away camp. Like many camps in the United States, mine prohibited the use of technology amongst its campers. Since my parents refused to cave to my incessant begging for a phone until I entered the eighth grade, the tech detox didn’t bother me. I […]

Wheel You Be Nice to the Pretty Orange Bikes?

April 19, 2018, by Emmy Hughes, Features Editor. Leave a Comment

When I first noticed the orange bikes—sleek in design, brilliant in color, overwhelming in their campus bike stands, shining in the light of the first warm Saturday morning—I was overcome with this thought: Holy crap. I do not have a bike on campus, but have always been jealous of those who do and have missed […]

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