Graduating a 22-Year-Old Virgin: What I Learned From Going Through Wesleyan Without Having Sex

October 22, 2020, by Lucie Plasse, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

This piece was written in response to the testimonies on Wesleyan Survivors’ Instagram page referencing the pressures that exist on campus in regards to virginity and hook-up culture. It aims to shed light on the prevalence of prude-shaming amongst students, normalize virginity in college, and hopefully, start a conversation.  During the fall of my senior […]

In Honor of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

April 22, 2020, by Brian Stewart, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

To the Editors of the Argus, April 22nd, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day celebration. This tradition began when Senator Gaylord Nelson proposed a teach-in for April 22, 1970, on the topic of nature and environmentalism. According to an estimate on the EPA website, some twenty million Americans participated in peaceful […]

Covid-19: Is It the Highway to Rogue States?

April 9, 2020, by Mehdi Rezgui, Graduate Student. Leave a Comment

The world will never be the same after the Coronavirus. That is a thought that a lot of people are bearing in mind, especially the ones to whom the scale of the Coronavirus calls in mind no equivalent reference. A global virus that not only keeps us contained in our homes, but also makes us rethink […]

Dear Argus, Do Better. Sincerely, Wesleyan POC

December 6, 2019, by Stef Amador, Class of 2023. 11 Comments

Right before Thanksgiving break, the Argus published a review of a student remake of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In The Heights.” As a Dominican-American with immigrant parents, I as well as other students of color were frustrated with the various ways in which this production was disrespected. In the review, the writer questioned whether the story depicted […]

Divestment is a Necessary Step Towards Ending Climate Colonialism

November 22, 2019, by Leah Pensler, Thayne Hutchins, Contributing Writers. 2 Comments

Recently, the Argus published an op-ed entitled “Why Divestment Falls Short of Its Intended Goals.” This article is predicated on a glaring misunderstanding of divestment as a whole. The article bases many of its arguments in misguided teachings of neoliberal economics. Firstly, people pushing for divestment (at least at Wesleyan) are not doing it because […]

Letter to the Editor

November 1, 2019, by Ernest Braun, Irene Westfall, Climate Action Group. Comments Off on Letter to the Editor

This Tuesday, Middletown will elect its new mayor. As Climate Action Group, we believe it’s essential to choose Ben Florsheim if Middletown is to make genuine environmental progress. A lot depends on any mayoral election, but this race is particularly urgent: It will decide our city’s sustainability efforts for at least the next decade and […]

New Temporary Hut Outside of Alpha Delt

October 15, 2019, by Adina Gitomer, Class of 2020. Comments Off on New Temporary Hut Outside of Alpha Delt

Amidst the culture of curiosity cultivated on Wesleyan’s campus, one question has come to surface on everybody’s mind: what is that little hut with 3 walls, 1 opening, and a roof made out of “schach” doing on the green outside of Alpha Delt? The answer to this astute and thoughtful question is as simple as […]

China Campus Should Be Shelved

October 1, 2019, by Andy Gottlieb, Class of 2014. 3 Comments

I was outraged to learn last week that Wesleyan is considering opening a satellite campus in China. It doesn’t take an expert to know that a liberal arts education is completely incompatible with an autocratic country. A Wesleyan campus in China would only normalize the world’s largest dictatorship. Director of the Fries Center for Global […]

Climate Strike Today

September 20, 2019, by Brian Stewart, Jackie Duckett, Contributing Writers. Comments Off on Climate Strike Today

Young people everywhere are sick and tired of the lack of progress being made on pressing environmental issues, most especially climate change. They recognize that climate change will directly impact their generation, and are inspired by young people like Greta Thunberg, who are taking a stance and demanding political action. We need our politicians to […]

Faculty Member Supports Mary Bartolotta

September 6, 2019, by Krishna Winston, Contributing Writer. Comments Off on Faculty Member Supports Mary Bartolotta

On September 10 Middletown residents have a real choice to make in the four-way mayoral primary. Mary Bartolotta represents a chance for us to see much-needed change in City Hall and our entire community. Of the four candidates, Mary is the only one who has concrete experience as a legislator. During her years on the […]

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