Update on the Wesleyan-RJ Julia Bookstore

May 4, 2017, by Michael Roth, Contributing Writer . Comments Off on Update on the Wesleyan-RJ Julia Bookstore

In recent weeks, a group of students has voiced its concerns over the process of hiring employees for the new Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore. There has been much misinformation spread during this time, which we and RJ Julia management have attempted to clarify. One of the main concerns was the salary rate of employees of […]

On the Palestinian Prisoners Hunger Strike

May 4, 2017, by Wesleyan Students For Justice in Palestine, Contributing Writers. 2 Comments

Right now, over 1600 Palestinian political prisoners are entering their 19th day of the dignity hunger strike. They are demanding changes to the degrading conditions of Palestinian prisons, specifically improvements related to family visits, appropriate medical care, ending abusive conditions as well as stopping the use of solitary confinement, administrative detention, and imprisonment without charge […]

A Response from R.J. Julia

April 27, 2017, by Roxanne Coady, Contributing Writer . 1 Comment

The Argus does not edit Letters to the Editor for style nor content. Only length and threats to the safety of community members result in alterations. All stylistic choices, including bold text and italics, are the author’s. In 1990 when RJ Julia Booksellers opened, I wrote down our purpose and values to guide us as a […]

Scott Pruitt Is The Conductor of a Runaway Train Called The EPA

April 6, 2017, by Quinn Mendelson, Contributing Writer. Comments Off on Scott Pruitt Is The Conductor of a Runaway Train Called The EPA

When Scott Pruitt was tapped to take over the Environmental Protection Agency, there were two main schools of thought among people that thought that maybe Donald Trump wouldn’t be a good President: One, that while he has long been a friend of the fossil fuel industry, he wouldn’t do anything crazier than green-light some controversial […]

Israeli Apartheid Week, Settler Colonialism, and Climate Change

April 6, 2017, by Wesleyan Students Against the Fossil Fuel Industry, Contributing Writers. 1 Comment

This week is Israeli Apartheid Week. Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) has been organizing events every day of the week to discuss various facets of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands. As a part of these ongoing dialogues, Wesleyan Students Against the Fossil Fuel Industry (SAFF, formerly Wesleyan Fossil Fuel Divest) affirms its support […]

RAs Are People Too

March 30, 2017, by Anonymous, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

Recently I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what the role of an resident advisor is here at Wesleyan, in how it is described and imagined by ResLife, how it is viewed by residents, and how it actually feels and manifests as an RA myself. These three depictions of the job are all so […]

How Connor Aberle and The Argus are Complicit in Slandering Casey Affleck

March 4, 2017, by Kenneth Lonergan, Contributing Writer. 161 Comments

Connor Aberle’s article about myself, Casey, Affleck and Wesleyan’s supposed complicity in condoning sexual misconduct – and worse – by tauting me as a Wesleyan alumn after I won an Oscar last week is such a tangle of illogic, misinformation and flat-out slander that only the author’s presumed youth can possibly excuse his deeply offensive […]

The Danger of Certainty

March 2, 2017, by Quinn Frenzel, Contributing Writer . Comments Off on The Danger of Certainty

Recently a poster appeared on campus with a message that reads, “Reject sexual predators emboldened by institutional power.” Below this message are photos of several professors along with their names. This piece makes no claims about the innocence or guilt of these professors, but addresses the method by which anonymous people chose to charge them. […]

Statement in Support of Black Lives and Black Matters

February 27, 2017, by Center for African American Studies Advisory Board, Contributing Writers. Comments Off on Statement in Support of Black Lives and Black Matters

When Wesleyan engages with students who call for a more inclusive environment, it addresses lives lived and lost just beyond our campus. Powerful and engaged critical practice and work, such as this, ensures a healthy and empowering environment, filled with opportunity and self-discovery. It is this loving, protective, welcoming, and liberating work that is at […]

In Response to the Hot Dog Theorem

February 23, 2017, by Erin Hussey, Staff Writer . 2 Comments

I must steadfastly refute Mr. Rosetti’s claims that the hot dog is a sandwich. First of all, his definition of sandwich is flawed. While two seperate pieces of bread are not required to form a sandwich, the placement of the bread – on top and bottom- is what constitutes a sandwich. It is this distinction […]

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