Opinions

ADHD threatened by Adderall abuse

Natalie Weimer   Last week, the Huffington Post published an article online called “Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You: Adderall Abuse.” It’s quite a bold title, but the article itself is not as exciting. It attempts to convince its audience that prescription stimulants, which are used commonly to treat […]

 
 

Student Senate faces accusations of underrepresentation

Gavin Schoeder   A heated discussion about underrepresentation contributed to a two-and-a-half-hour Student senate meeting Sunday night. Senate rejected 18 to 10 an amendment to its constitution that would give Council of Inclusion and Awareness (CIA) student organizations senate seats.  CIA RSOs include groups such as Black Student Union, The […]

 
 

“Human Barbie” denies the natural integrity of beauty

Michelle Wong   Since the dawn of media influence on society’s perceptions of beauty, there have always been strong and varied opinions on how we define beauty. Valeria Lukyanova, also known in mainstream media as the “Human Barbie,” is no different. Valeria Lukyanova has spent countless hours of exercise, appointments, […]

 
 

U.S. gets bugged out

Michael Kida   Many have probably heard about what is being called the Heartbleed bug in the OpenSSL cryptographic software library, which is the Internet’s most popular security technology and is used by millions of websites. An estimated two-thirds of all servers on the public Internet use the software that […]

 
 

Open Letter- Student Senate faces accusations of underrepresentation

As students of Illinois Wesleyan University, we have been blessed with a community that fosters not only our achievements as intellectuals but also as well-rounded individuals. In these four years, we are expected to cram in enough knowledge and experience in preparation to enter the “real world.” We study, learn […]

 
 

Cannon album misfires

Michelle Wong Since the dawn of time, celebrities have pulled off some wild stunts for the sake of publicity just before dropping an album. The latest celebrity to follow suit is none other than the Nickelodeon regular, and husband to Mariah Carey: Nick Cannon. Cannon, whose newest album was released […]

 
 

Punk rock values still relevant

Ryan Orloski Starting with the The Velvet Underground, The Stooges, and the New York Dolls, transitioning into bands like the Sex Pistols and Bad Religion, the punk rock movement changed the face of music entirely. These bands confronted hot-button social issues of their time, and all brought an energy that […]

 
 

Green Top goodness

Natalie Weimer It’s easy and even popular to support “green” causes, but how many of us actually take action to address an environmental issue? If someone asked me how concerned I was about the environment, I would say I was very concerned. And if someone asked me to describe the […]

 
 

Torture report remains reticent

Michael Kida On Thursday, April 3, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) voted to declassify a summary of the report it completed over a year ago investigating the CIA’s use of torture. Over 90 percent of the document will remain secret—only around 480 pages of the 6,300-page report will […]

 
 

“All in for Wesleyan” a success despite some confusion

Argus Editorial Staff Recently on campus, a program called “All in for Wesleyan” was hosted in order to raise money for Illinois Wesleyan University, particularly for student scholarships. Raising $700,000 in just 24 hours, it’s safe to say that “All in for Wesleyan” was a very productive fundraiser. “The success […]