Aaron Stagoff-Belfort

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Students Protest Hiring Practices of R.J. Julia at North College

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Camille De Beus, News Editors. 2 Comments

Former NYT Supreme Court Reporter Linda Greenhouse Critiques “Balanced Journalism” in Hugo Black Lecture

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Students and Faculty of the College of Film and Moving Image Clash Over Department’s Direction

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Frank Ocean Finds Happiness and Strives for Summer’s Newest Soundtrack

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Middletown Politicians Eye the Potential of Legalized Recreational Marijuana in Connecticut, But Offer Note of Caution

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Camille De Beus, News Editors. 5 Comments

U.S. State Department’s Storella Lectures on The Global Refugee Crisis

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WSA Explores Implementing a Fourth General Education Expectation on Diversity

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Camille De Beus, News Editors. 1 Comment

Trustees Extend President Roth’s Contract Through 2023

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, News Editor. 7 Comments

Vaunted Historian George Nash Traces the Evolution of Conservatism in the Age of Trump

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University Partners With Merit to Display Student Accomplishments

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Students Tune into National Teach-in on Presidential Executive Order

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Camille De Beus, News Editors. Leave a Comment

Isaiah Rashad Draws Dedicated Crowd to Beckham Hall

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Jody Avirgan ’02 Talks Data Journalism and the Role of the Press in the Age of Trump

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Middletown Mayor Dan Drew Explores Gubernatorial Run

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Jody Avirgan ’02 is FiveThirtyEight’s Communicator-in-Chief

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WSA Passes “No Hungry Student Act”

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Natasha Nurjadin, News Editor. Leave a Comment

WSA Hosts Town Hall To Discuss Eclectic’s Housing Proposal

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Saam Niami Jalinous, News Editor & Assistant Features Editor . Leave a Comment

Bobbito Garcia ’88 Reflects on Role in Hip-Hop History

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Editorial: How The Argus Intends To Cover a Trump Presidency

by Devonaire Ortiz, Erica DeMichiel, Jenny Davis, Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Voices Editor, Editors-in-Chief, & News Editor. 3 Comments

Stunned Campus Reacts to Trump Victory

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Camille De Beus, Jake Lahut, News Editor, Assistant News Editor, & Features Editor. 6 Comments

DuVernay’s “13TH” Explores Modern Slavery

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Wes Needs CAPS Campaign Aims to Expand Mental Health Services

by Jenny Davis, Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief, News Editor, & Features Editor. 1 Comment

At Admissions Open House, Protesters Disrupt Tours, Take Over Roth Talk

by Jenny Davis, Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief, News Editor, & Features Editor. 45 Comments

Tensions Heighten in the Wake of Scott Backer Scandal

by Jenny Davis, Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Gili Lipman, Jake Lahut, Editor-in-Chief, News Editors, Features Editor. 13 Comments

CEAS Hosts “China-Bashing and U.S. Elections” Panel

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President Roth Addresses Students in Second Annual State of the School

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The Savvy Business of Frank Ocean’s Blonde

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Government Professor John Finn Talks Forthcoming Book, “The Perfect Omelet”

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Wesleyan Establishes Hamilton Prize

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Allbritton ’92 Talks Future of Journalism Pt. 2

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Allbritton ’92 Talks Future of Journalism

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Governor John Hickenlooper Talks Wesleyan and Politics

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Features Editor. Comments Off on Governor John Hickenlooper Talks Wesleyan and Politics

Lamar’s ‘untitled unmastered’ Elegantly Delivers on Title’s Promise

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WesWell Receives “4 Million Dollar” This is Why Donation

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OscArgus: Best Original Screenplay

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Kanye Lacks Coherence on Life of Pablo

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Features Editor. Comments Off on Kanye Lacks Coherence on Life of Pablo

Nicholas Quah ’12 Explores the Podcasting Industry with Newly Founded “Hot Pod”

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Features Editor. Comments Off on Nicholas Quah ’12 Explores the Podcasting Industry with Newly Founded “Hot Pod”

Eskimeaux Exudes Collected Calm in Ecstatic Performance

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’Swinging Back in Time: A WesWings Retrospective

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Molly Schiff, Features Editors. 1 Comment

WesCeleb: Lily Herman

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Books the Feats Team Read Over Break

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Not Whining: Eric Asimov Teaches New York About Wine

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Arts Editor. 38 Comments

Eric Asimov ’80, Chief Wine Critic at The New York Times, reflects on his American Studies background and his affinity for a good Bordeaux.

Argus Staff Members on Adele’s Record-Breaking Album

by Jeesue Lee, Ali Jamali, Isabel Fattal , Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Will McGhee, . 24 Comments

Our writers and editors take on Adele’s new album, 25.

Obama’s Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco Visits Wesleyan

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Arts Editor. 30 Comments

The 2013 presidential inaugural poet shares his work and life with Wesleyan students.

Rapper Jason Chu Confronts Art’s Potential to Empower

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Arts Editor. Comments Off on Rapper Jason Chu Confronts Art’s Potential to Empower

The rapper Jason Chu spoke to The Argus about his musical inspirations and his goals for social justice.

Professor’s Playlist: Justin Marks

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics Justin Marks has a connection to music that borders on spiritual.

In Defense Of: The Blueprint 3

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Arts Editor . Comments Off on In Defense Of: The Blueprint 3

What the Blueprint 3 lacks in innovation, it makes up for in sheer listenability.

Chance The Rapper Impresses at Terminal 5

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Harriet Opens Up Before Forthcoming Eclectic Performance

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Arts Editor. 1 Comment

Los Angeles-based Harriet dishes on the difference between the LA and Brooklyn music scenes.

Drake and Future Collide on New Mixtape

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Arts Editor. 1 Comment

OutKast’s Big Boi and Electronic Duo Phantogram Collaborate on a Psychedelic Thrill Ride of an EP

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Arts Editor. Comments Off on OutKast’s Big Boi and Electronic Duo Phantogram Collaborate on a Psychedelic Thrill Ride of an EP

“Big Grams” is Big Boi’s most experimental release yet.

Devil’s Advocate: Travi$ Scott

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Arts Editor. 3 Comments

Young Thug Entertains and Baffles in Wallingford

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Look What I Did: Summer Internships

by Emma Davis, Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Courtney Laermer, Isabel Fattal, Peter Cornillie, Community Editor, Arts Editor, New Editor, Assistant Opinion Editor, and Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

Students share stories from internships that were about a lot more than getting coffee.

After Five Stellar Seasons, “Key & Peele” Closes Shop

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Arts Editor. Comments Off on After Five Stellar Seasons, “Key & Peele” Closes Shop

“Key & Peele” may have ended, but it will not be forgotten any time soon.

Student Bands Showcase New Sounds

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Arts Editor. Comments Off on Student Bands Showcase New Sounds

Sound gets all mixed up at The Mash, an annual concert showcasing student bands.

Arts Summer Roundup: Music

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Arts Editor . Comments Off on Arts Summer Roundup: Music

This summer offered a vibrant mix of new musical talent.

Wesleyan Band Roundup Part 2

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Assistant Arts Editor. 1 Comment

Wesleyan Band Roundup Part 1

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Assistant Arts Editor. 1 Comment

The Arts Section takes a look at some of the hottest bands on campus.

Professor’s Playlist: Richard Grossman

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Assistant Arts Editor. Comments Off on Professor’s Playlist: Richard Grossman

Eat, Pray, Shrug: Heems ’07 Delivers More in CFA Talk Than at Eclectic

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Assistant Arts Editor. Comments Off on Eat, Pray, Shrug: Heems ’07 Delivers More in CFA Talk Than at Eclectic

Returning to Wesleyan for a discussion on music and race, followed by a concert, Heems showed up late and seemed to go downhill from there.

NBC Conn.’s Besthoff ’88 Talks Broadcast Journalism

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Assistant Arts Editor. Comments Off on NBC Conn.’s Besthoff ’88 Talks Broadcast Journalism

On Tuesday, April 14, Len Besthoff ’88 returned to the University as the second speaker in the Wesleyan Argus and WESU Media and Journalism Speaker Series.

Diverse Spring Fling Lineup Features Jeremih, The Julie Ruin, and Djemba Djemba

by Dan Bachman, Michael Darer, Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Arts Editor and Assistant Arts Editors. 3 Comments

Djemba Djemba, The Julie Ruin, and Jeremih make up a diverse and surprising Spring Fling slate.

TED Speaker Julie Burstein ’80 Talks Radio, “Duende”

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Assistant Arts Editor. Comments Off on TED Speaker Julie Burstein ’80 Talks Radio, “Duende”

To Pimp a Butterfly Continues Lamar’s Winning Streak

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Assistant Arts Editor. 1 Comment

The Rooks Return to Play Raucous Alpha Delt Concert

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Heems Talks Hip-Hop and Eat, Pray, Thug

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Assistant Arts Editor . 1 Comment

Himanshu Suri ’07, better known as Heems, released his debut solo album in early March.

Jukebox the Ghost Connects in Cozy Danbury Concert

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Assistant Arts Editor. 1 Comment

Performing a set of both new and old material at the Heirloom Arts Theatre in Danbury, Conn., Jukebox the Ghost pleased long-time fans and new listeners alike.

Drake Succeeds in Innovative Mixtape

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Vic Mensa Rides SNL Momentum at Toad’s Place

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Assistant Arts Editor. Comments Off on Vic Mensa Rides SNL Momentum at Toad’s Place

Chicago-born rapper Vic Mensa headlined Yale’s Black Solidarity Conference.

“Almost, Maine” Explores Clumsiness of Love

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Assistant Arts Editor. Comments Off on “Almost, Maine” Explores Clumsiness of Love

The production went up in the ’92 from Thursday, Feb. 12 to Sunday, Feb. 14.

Sneaky Sugars Bursts Onto Wes Music Scene

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Staff Writer. Comments Off on Sneaky Sugars Bursts Onto Wes Music Scene

Though just freshmen, up-and-coming student band The Sneaky Sugars performs with confidence and daunting energy.

Oscar-Bate: Acting

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Staff Writer. Comments Off on Oscar-Bate: Acting

Look What We Did: First Semester at Wesleyan

by Sonya Bessalel, Danielle Cohen, Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Contributing Writer & Staff Writers. Comments Off on Look What We Did: First Semester at Wesleyan

After their first semester at Wesleyan, our Arts writers looked back on their experiences.

In Defense Of: Young Thug

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Staff Writer. Comments Off on In Defense Of: Young Thug

Paul Harding Talks Writing, Parenting, Drumming

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

Pulitzer Prize winning author Paul Harding sat down with the Argus to discuss fatherhood, reading, and the quest for the next novel idea.

all-caps LADD Considers Childhood With Dynamic EP

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Staff Writer. 2 Comments

This student band brings catchy indie rock to its first studio release.

“New Partner” Web Series Breathes Life Into Old Comedic Trope

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Staff Writer. Comments Off on “New Partner” Web Series Breathes Life Into Old Comedic Trope

Alumni kill off a new character every episode, to hilarious effect.

Professor’s Playlist: David Swiderski

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Staff Writer. Comments Off on Professor’s Playlist: David Swiderski

Ab-Soul Mixes New And Old In Electric Live Performance

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Contributing Writer. Comments Off on Ab-Soul Mixes New And Old In Electric Live Performance

Maimouna Youssef Talks About Holding Onto Creative Integrity

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

Grammy-nominated rapper discusses her two decades in hip-hop.

Idiot Box: Boardwalk Empire

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

Scorsese-produced drama took the torch from “The Sopranos.”

Sun Speak Shines in Tranquil Earth House Performance

by Aaron Stagoff-Belfort, Contributing Writer. Comments Off on Sun Speak Shines in Tranquil Earth House Performance

The Oberlin alums tested boundaries of jazzy material at Friday’s concert.

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