We Need 100% Union Food Service At Wesleyan

May 9, 2023, by Irene Jackson, Rory Dolan, Contributing Writers. Leave a Comment

Pizza at Usdan. Smoothies at Red and Black. Breakfast pails at Swings. Iced lattes at Pi Café. Behind it all, full-time and student dining workers make sure that everyone on campus eats. Together, we fry, mix, toss, slice, wrap, brew, and blend. We wipe down counters, do dishes, and mop floors. We all need our […]

What is Generation Conscious? A Story on How Wesleyan Pioneered a Zero Waste Hygiene Equity Movement

May 8, 2023, by Joaquina Murieta Guevara, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

In the Spring of 2021, Wesleyan became one of the first two schools to partner with a small, sustainability-focused company called Generation Conscious. Generation Conscious is a certified minority-owned company that uses ecosystemic design principles to build zero-waste infrastructures in the communities it serves. Here at Wesleyan, that means providing laundry detergent refill stations at […]

Letter to the Editor: Reflecting On My Time At The Argus As an Outgoing Executive Editor

May 8, 2023, by Oliver Cope, Executive Editor. Leave a Comment

I was horizontal on St. Kilda Beach in Melbourne, Australia last semester when I decided to check out The Argus website for the first time in four months. I justified much of my time abroad as a much-needed break from the endlessly busy and somewhat stressful life that I have led at Wesleyan over the […]

Letter from the Editors: What an Amazing Spring Semester!

May 8, 2023, by Andrew Lu, Rachel Wachman, Editors-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

Dear Argus readers, We can’t believe how quickly this semester has flown by! It feels like just yesterday we were bundled up in the cold, and now we’re sitting on Foss Hill enjoying the sun. As our time as Editors-in-Chief comes to a close, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on this past […]

The Allbritton Center Pops the Wesleyan Bubble Through Civic Engagement

May 8, 2023, by Abigail Maymi, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Wesleyan University. Diverse institution. Idyllic, open campus. Intellectual, open-minded, compassionate students. Authentic activism.  Wesleyan University. Pretentious institution. Impenetrable bubble. Elitist, wealthy, ultra-liberal students. Performative activism.  What comes to mind when you think of Wesleyan? While these two portraits of Wes hang on opposite ends of the spectrum, it’s important to acknowledge that there is a […]

A Love Letter to The Argus From an Outgoing Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2023, by Rachel Wachman, Editor-in-Chief. Leave a Comment

I joined The Argus via zoom at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic before my first year even started. I remember feeling so intimidated by how intelligent and funny everyone on the staff seemed, even from their little boxes on the Zoom screen. I had done journalism in high school and knew I wanted to continue […]

A Few Words Before Leaving From the 2022-2023 Graduate FLTAs…

April 24, 2023, by The 2022-2023 Graduate FLTAs , Contributing Writers. Leave a Comment

Dear Wesleyan community, As part of an intercultural exchange and teaching-learning program, Wesleyan receives a group of Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) from different countries around the world each year. With different backgrounds, stories, and mother-tongues, the current cohort of FLTAs brings together women from Colombia, Taiwan, Spain, Korea, Japan, France, Italy, India, Algeria, and […]

Bon Appétit Student Workers Launch Union Drive

April 3, 2023, by Lily Krug, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Today, student workers employed by Bon Appétit at Wesleyan’s dining facilities publicly launched our union drive, rallying outside Usdan alongside supporters and the already unionized food service workers. We are unionizing because we have faced on-the-job issues including low pay, poor workplace communication, discriminatory treatment, overwork, and scheduling issues. “Management at Pi Café often treats […]

Students Around the World Protest Human Rights Abuses in Nagorno Karabakh

March 6, 2023, by Annie McGovern, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

On Friday, February 3rd, Monday, February 6th, and Thursday, February 9th, students across the world protested the ongoing human rights violations committed by Azerbaijan towards ethnic Armenians in Nagorno Karabakh. Student representatives from Columbia, Cornell, GWU, Harvard, Princeton, Villanova, University of Buenos Aires, Imperial College London, London School of Economics, King’s College, and University College […]

Letter to the Editors: Remembering Ella Carr ’23

March 2, 2023, by Lex Bryan, Alina Widman, Ben Rubel, Dane Thompson, Fox Hayes, Finley Jacobsen, Isabella Durcan, Maggie Monaghan, Contributing Writers. Leave a Comment

Ella Carr was born in Truckee, California, on May 25th, 2001. On March 5th, 2022 she passed away in Union County, Oregon, in an accident while backcountry skiing. Ella was enrolled in the class of 2023 and spent 2.5 years in the Wesleyan community, with a semester off during the pandemic. In the spring of […]

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