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Argus Abroad: Monsieur Rapp’s Chocolate Factory

by Isabel Rouse, Foreign Correspondent. Comments Off on Argus Abroad: Monsieur Rapp’s Chocolate Factory

Cauliflower and Parsnip Mac ’n’ Cheese

by Isabel Rouse, Staff Writer. Comments Off on Cauliflower and Parsnip Mac ’n’ Cheese

Forbidden City Bistro: Fusion Right on Main Street

by Isabel Rouse, Food Editor. 3 Comments

Second Stage Stages Successful, Yet Stressful, Semester

by Isabel Rouse, Claire Bradach, Features Editor and Assistant Features Editor. Comments Off on Second Stage Stages Successful, Yet Stressful, Semester

“We on staff don’t think we can handle another semester like this again. We want to give everyone a chance to put up a theatrical performance, but we also want to be able to be there for shows in a way that we couldn’t this semester. Our budget issues, combined with the number of shows, meant that everyone had to make compromises,” said Whitehouse.

Lawsonia Inermis: The Wonders of Henna Hair Dye

by Isabel Rouse, Features Editor. Comments Off on Lawsonia Inermis: The Wonders of Henna Hair Dye

Sophie had also heard that henna works better in the sun, so I ignored the box’s warning that told me to stay out of the sunlight. After donning my gloves and pinning up my hair, we eagerly opened up the bottle and broke the seal.

WesFest: Student Run Events You Don’t Want to Miss

by Isabel Rouse, Features Editor. Comments Off on WesFest: Student Run Events You Don’t Want to Miss

Cara Tratner ’12 Awarded the Watson Fellowship

by Isabel Rouse, Features Editor. Comments Off on Cara Tratner ’12 Awarded the Watson Fellowship

Cara Tratner ’12 has recently been awarded the prestigious Watson Fellowship, and will now have the opportunity to travel to five different countries to study alternative education systems. Tratner is still in Crazy Thesis Mode, but she took some time out of her schedule to talk to The Argus about her passion for education, her excitement about the unknown future, and the funny coincidence surrounding her award.

“You Can Shoot Us Down, But We Shall Fly Again”: Poxes, Punk, and the Trash American Style Story

by Isabel Rouse, Features Editor. Comments Off on “You Can Shoot Us Down, But We Shall Fly Again”: Poxes, Punk, and the Trash American Style Story

Sometimes I’ll take a detour through Usdan simply to linger by the curving staircase in hope that a vendor will be hawking their wares. Most of these traveling stands sell jewelry, although a few peddle in clothes or CDs. There is only one, however, that sells all three in a fabulous assortment, yet still has a story more interesting than the eclectic array of products.

Still Ticking: Watches Maintain Timeless Appeal on Campus

by Isabel Rouse, Features Editor, Class of 2014. 1 Comment

I’m forever having to rewind it and check that I have the correct time, and this constant action helps me to remember to slow down and try to not worry about the time too much. Because, after all, this moment only lasts now, and I have another one coming right after it. For this reason, I frequently wear it when it’s stopped (and also because I’m too lazy to rewind it).”

Exploring the Promised Land: Remembering Birthright

by Isabel Rouse, Features Editor, Class of 2014. 1 Comment

There are few countries in the world where you can see tropical palm trees swaying next to stoic pines; where people take their weekends on Friday and Saturday; where every street sign has three languages on it, each in a different alphabet; and where the world’s arguably oldest city is a 40 minute drive from one of the world’s newest cities.

Great MINDS Unite, Develop Mental Illness Resources in India

by Isabel Rouse, Assistant Features Editor. Comments Off on Great MINDS Unite, Develop Mental Illness Resources in India

Here in the United States, we have around 300 million people and 47,000 psychiatrists. In India, they have over 1.2 billion people, and 3,500 psychiatrists,’’ said Mental Illness and Neurological Disorders (MINDS) member Emily Trambert ’14.

Investigating Lab Safety on Campus

by Isabel Rouse, Staff Writer. Comments Off on Investigating Lab Safety on Campus

Depending on your preferences, walking down to the basement of Exley Science Center for lab once a week can be either tedious or invigorating. Regardless, lab classes should not be taken lightly.

Spiritual Athletics with Acro-Yoga

by Isabel Rouse, Staff Writer . 16 Comments

If you happen to be near Fayerweather on a Sunday, you might consider making a trip down to room 108.

New Literary Magazine Crosses Northeast Campuses

by Isabel Rouse, Staff Writer. 2 Comments

“Noumenon is an intercollegiate literary magazine whose birth-story is not unlike that of the Norse God Odin, conceived from a cow’s furious licking upon the salty brim of the dismal, subterranean world of Ginnungagap.”

Two Students Awarded Year-Long Watson Fellowship

by Isabel Rouse, Staff Writer. Comments Off on Two Students Awarded Year-Long Watson Fellowship

Out of the thousands of applicants and 180 official nominees his year, two University students—Davy Knittle ’11 and Solomon “Zully” Adler ’11—were awarded the Watson Fellowship. The program offers $25,000 every year to 40 graduating seniors from 40 participating institutions in order to carry out an independent study and travel project.

CCIV 420-02: Leading the Way

by Isabel Rouse, Staff Writer. 2 Comments

There are some who believe that leaders are born, not made, but Joseph Giaimo ’11 would argue otherwise. One of Giaimo’s goals in his student forum “CCIV420-02: Leadership, Mentoring, and Coaching” is to help his 14 fellow students start that journey to finding their inner leader.

Classics and Comics: Examining the Hero

by Isabel Rouse, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

What do Achilles, Ajax, and Wolverine all have in common? Can one read Sophocles’ tragedies, and see the same archetypes in Chris Claremont’s revival of the Uncanny X-Men series?

Food For All Raises $2,000 for Hunger, Runs Out of Food

by Isabel Rouse, Staff Writer. Comments Off on Food For All Raises $2,000 for Hunger, Runs Out of Food

This Wednesday, WesFRESH and Housing and Hunger, formerly Habitat for Humanity, collaborated to organize Food for All, a fundraising and awareness event for End Hunger Connecticut.

What’s With All the Negativity? Wesleyan Media Project Finds More Negative Political Campaigning

by Isabel Rouse, Staff Writer. 1 Comment

The Wesleyan Media Project, co-directed by Assistant Professor of Government Erika Fowler, has received coverage more than 400 times from sources across the country – more media hits than Wesleyan typically gets in one year.

Students and Community Celebrate Halloween at McCarthy Park

by Isabel Rouse, Staff Writer . Comments Off on Students and Community Celebrate Halloween at McCarthy Park

The overgrown and frequently vacant McCarthy Park was transformed into a haven for candy-hungry vampires, devils, and Little Bo Peeps this past Sunday.

SHOFCO Packs PAC: Students Launch Health Program in Kenya

by Isabel Rouse, Staff Writer. Comments Off on SHOFCO Packs PAC: Students Launch Health Program in Kenya

On a campus where “Wesleyan time” runs about fifteen behind being fashionably late, arriving half an hour before the start of an event is almost unimaginable.

College of Environment Launches Officially

by Isabel Rouse, Staff Writer. Comments Off on College of Environment Launches Officially

On Saturday, Oct. 23, the College of the Environment (COE) was officially opened at the seventhannual “Where on Earth Are We Going” symposium held in Tischler Hall.

Addiction May Start Early, Professors Say

by Isabel Rouse, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

Walking around Fountain Ave. on a Saturday night or walking up the steps of Olin Library on a weeknight, it would be hard for a passerby to miss the ubiquity of cigarettes on campus. But some faculty members are changing the way students think about lighting up.

COE Think Tank Tackles Rotating Topics

by Isabel Rouse, Contributing Writer. Comments Off on COE Think Tank Tackles Rotating Topics

The University has no shortage of brilliant and diverse thinkers, and a few more will join their ranks as the College of the Environment think tank kicks off this semester.

Pakistan Relief Efforts Seek Student Support

by Isabel Rouse , Contributing Writer. 2 Comments

In an effort to reach out to the millions of Pakistanis devastated by unprecedented flooding co-founders of the Pakistani Students’ Alliance (PSA) Ali Chaudhry ’12 and Zuleikha Hester ’11 are spearheading campus efforts to raise money for the relief.

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