Hypocritical Eclectic Has a Perp Problem

February 26, 2019, by Anonymous, Anonymous. 34 Comments

This letter has been edited slightly with the author’s consent to ensure the anonymity of all parties. The title of the letter was chosen by the author, and it is our policy not to change titles of letters. Please refer to our “Submit a Letter” page to read more about our letter policies. CW: sexual […]

Endowment Ethics: The WSA Forges Ahead on Divestment

February 11, 2019, by Tatum Millet, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

Wesleyan’s mission statement emphasizes “practical idealism” as one of the university’s core values. And in many ways, Wesleyan’s policies reflect this pragmatic ethos. The university’s strong advocacy for the merits of a liberal arts education, even as STEM reigns supreme across other campuses, demonstrates its recognition that creative, idealistic thinking has practical value in the […]

Congratulations, Men’s Hockey!

February 11, 2019, by Bob Gorin, Contributing Writer. Leave a Comment

The men’s hockey team Little three title Is very meaningful to me. We are a Wesleyan family. I was ‘57,my daughter bethel Gorin Gottlieb was ‘90, her late husband Brian Gottlieb was ‘88, and their son, my grandson ,David Gottlieb is ‘22.  David’s connection to the hockey team as an Argus staff writer makes me smile. His  late […]

Cabaret Response

December 8, 2018, by Lauren Stock, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

I was a senior at a very liberal high school in a very conservative state when I was cast in Cabaret the day after the 2016 presidential election. As a young Jewish woman, I was afraid. I was afraid of hate, of bigotry, of harm, of being unsafe in my home. Antisemitism was raging through […]


November 5, 2018, by Annemarie Bell, Amy Guaman, Contributing Writers. Comments Off on Vaccinate

Since the introduction of the first vaccine in the early nineteenth century, an effort to stop the spread of smallpox by scientist Edward Jenner, vaccines have been met with fierce suspicion and opposition. The English government then made a law in 1853, mandating that infants be vaccinated, and later in 1867 penalties for refusal to […]


November 1, 2018, by Martin Benjamin, Contributing Writer. Comments Off on LETTER TO ARGUS READERS

Dear readers, Accidents happen. Regarding my LETTER TO THE EDITOR (Oct. 2), a couple of paragraphs were run together. Wishing to caution the speeding reader to avoid the collisions, I submitted a second letter asking that the editors acknowledge their honest mistake. “As honest as the wheel in Rick’s.” “My muse, your nose is shiny; […]

Here’s the Worst Part

October 11, 2018, by Eric Kuhn, Contributing Writer. Comments Off on Here’s the Worst Part

It is very hard to specify what is the worst thing about the way the Kavanaugh/Ford hearings played out. Is the worst part the fact that a nakedly partisan Republican infighter has been elevated to the SCOTUS while warning the rest of us that “what goes around comes around”? Is it the fact that the […]

Soul Sisters: Governor Malloy’s Initiatives and Hartford’s Crime Rate

October 4, 2018, by Lizzie Walsh, Contributing Writer. Comments Off on Soul Sisters: Governor Malloy’s Initiatives and Hartford’s Crime Rate

Hartford’s drug offenses have plummeted 74% since Governor Malloy took office, but since 2013 the rate of decrease has lowered to a steady 26%. Hartford police data points to progress, but co-occurring state initiatives may also play a role. Since Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s appointment in January 2011, Hartford’s crime rates have been decreasing […]


October 1, 2018, by Martin Benjamin, Contributing Writer. 2 Comments

Dear Editor, Anita Hill’s Commencement Address was well received… “At best, politely received, you mealy-mouthed suck-up; it was the usual mess of progressive potash.” One muse’s opinion. “Excuse me?” The only one that counts. And I was about to say that under the aegis of Michael Roth, that celebrated student of the stance (his point […]

Lindsay Graham, Super-Sleuth

September 11, 2018, by Eric Kuhn, Contributing Writer. Comments Off on Lindsay Graham, Super-Sleuth

Senator Lindsey Graham is amazing. Here is what he gets from editorial in the New York Times, from a senior Trump staffer known to the Times but not (yet) to us, describing in-house procedures for dealing with, say, a Trump order to assassinate a foreign leader: It proves there was no collusion. I consider myself […]

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