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Love in the Time of Zika: To Prevent Microcephaly, Brazil Must Embrace Safe Sex

April 04, 2016

As the Zika epidemic sweeps Brazil, the country’s Health Ministry has struggled to address one of the disease’s most troubling complications: microcephaly, a birth defect that causes babies to have abnormally small heads. 

'People Places Things' Charms With Indie Authenticity

January 28, 2016

“People Places Things” is a great movie to watch sitting alone in the airport. Which is to say, it’s a great movie to watch anywhere. It’s so human, so vividly and pleasantly relatable, that you’ll forget that the awkward, eloquent strangers on screen are merely actors advancing a plot.

Faust Lecture in Ethics Tackles Questions of Mental Agency

November 16, 2015

This year, the Philosophy Department’s annual Faust Lecture in Ethics, titled “Neuro-Ethics: Questions and Controversies,” delved into the topics of deep brain stimulation, memory modification techniques, and human-mouse chimeras.

Recipe: A Winter Dinner to Warm the Soul

November 09, 2015

This Halloween, my pumpkin skipped the jack o’lantern stage of its life and went straight to soup. While I’d like to pretend this is a sign of my impending adulthood, the reality is that I was too busy making myself a unicorn costume to carve a festive gourd.

Who Wore It Wes: Lauren Langer

October 29, 2015

Biology & Environmental Studies major Lauren Langer ’16 is ready to stylishly subvert your expectations. The Argus sat down with her to talk denim, effortless fashion, and armpit hair as an accessory.

How to Get More Art on Your Walls

September 03, 2015

Wish your dorm room was less “industrial chic” and more “artist’s haven?” Here are some tips to add more art to your environment, whether that means band posters or reproductions of Michelangelo’s David. Either way, happy decorating!

Pedal Power: Bike Store Handles Cycling Needs

October 06, 2014

Despite being Middletown’s only bike shop, Pedal Power is an exceptional one.

The Obesity Epidemic: Recognizing New Realities

September 29, 2014

Though Americans have long been stereotyped as the face of this epidemic, new statistics show that the narrative of obesity has changed. The archetypes we once took for granted—“fat slobs in America” vs. “starving children in Africa”—are estranged from reality.

Mochi, A Magical Cake

May 05, 2014

Mochi is a cake that surprises. Curiously nondescript in appearance, it has a gooey, slightly chewy texture that is similar to the tapioca balls used in bubble tea, but with a much sweeter taste. Biting into a piece feels a lot like sinking your teeth into pure gluten, or at least the rice flour equivalent.

Bringing Order to Eating Disorders: Interview with Sarah Koppelkam '15

March 27, 2014

The Argus sat down with Sarah Koppelkam ’15, author of the viral blog post “How To Talk To Your Daughter About Her Body." During her conversation with The Argus, Koppelkam discussed the intersection of food and body image and her perspectives on American culture’s approach to eating.

Ceramics Program, Chipped Away, Retains Legacy

February 27, 2014

Once upon a time, there was a ceramics program at Wesleyan. The heart and soul of the program was a professor named Mary Risley, who joined the University in 1966 and stayed for 30 years. As the sole professor of ceramics from 1973 on, she led the beginning, intermediate, and advanced level classes, channeling her great love of the medium and teaching into the program’s success.

Omelette Line: Worth the Wait, For Some

February 03, 2014

Because most of my weekend brunch cravings are satisfied by chocolate-chip-and-M&M waffles and fresh fruit, I’ve never felt much need to brave Usdan’s omelet line in the past. After all, if you can make a custom waffle in two and a half minutes and supplement it with scrambled eggs from the Classics section, why bother waiting fifteen minutes in line for eggs with vegetables and cheese? 

WSA Resolution Seeks Fossil Fuel Divestment

November 07, 2013

The Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) recently passed “Resolution 5.35: Fossil Fuel Divestment,” which urges the University to divest from fossil fuels. The resolution, first introduced on Oct. 6 and passed on Oct. 27, proposes divestment as a means of furthering social and environmental justice on a financial level.

Fraternity, Red Cross Promote October Blood Drive

September 26, 2013

In an effort to raise awareness about the upcoming blood drive in October, Phi Beta Sigma and Wesleyan Blood Drives co-hosted a Blood Drive Information Session on Thursday, Sept. 26, in Usdan 108.

Self-Created Spaces: Dorm Portraits Showcase Student Identities

September 23, 2013

How do you make a space your own? And how do you inhabit it? These questions had been floating through my mind since the first week of school, and as I got to know more of the freshman class and began spending more time in other dorms, I realized that the process of moving in is unique to each person. 

Steam Line Construction Causes Frustration Among Hewitt Residents

September 12, 2013

Those passing by Foss Hill recently may have wondered about the enormous pile of dirt towering above a fenced-in enclosure on the edge of the field. Construction workers are repairing a central steam line that failed in January of last year. 

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