Opinions

Indiana threatens gay rights with new law

Amelia Smith, Columnist   Recently, Indiana passed a law called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Normally, I’d consider religious freedom a positive aspect of our society. But the Indiana RFRA isn’t about religious freedom when it comes to its goals. The Indiana RFRA enables discrimination, simple as that. In […]

 
 

DEA caught with pants down

Daniel Maibenco, Staff Writer   Last week, multiple news agencies including Time and USA Today reported that over the past several years, several DEA agents attended “sex parties” with prostitutes in Columbia. To make matters worse, these parties were paid for by drug cartels. After all of the scandals and […]

 
 

Letter to the Editor

I would like to respond to Daniel Maibenco’s article, “Terror spreads as Obama cowers at defining it,” published on March 27, 2015. After winning re-election in 2012, President Obama made striking a nuclear agreement with Iran a cornerstone of his foreign policy. The objective of this nuclear agreement is clear: […]

 
 

Utah’s deadly mistake

Ally Daskalopoulos, Staff Writer   In recent weeks, capital punishment has punishment has once again become a hot-button issue. Last week, Utah governor Gary R. Herbert signed a bill bringing back the option to use the firing squads as a form of execution for prisoners on the death row list. […]

 
 

The Argus agrees with bills 218 and 753

Argus Staff   The Illinois House and Senate have both proposed bills to decriminalize marijuana in the state of Illinois. The House proposed Bill 218, which would eliminate the possibility of jail time for possession of marijuana. Offenders caught with up to 30 grams of marijuana would no longer face […]

 
 

Obama runs past Congress to U.N. on Iran

Daniel Maibenco, Columnist   For the past several months, the U.S. and Iran have been in closed-door meetings. While it is not a secret that the Obama administration wants to make a legacy by carving a “true peace” with Iran and lifting sanctions, allowing them to have a legitimate nuclear […]

 
 

A look at IWU’s Gen. Ed. program

Amelia Smith, Columnist   As a senior who is barely graduating this May after three semesters of overloading in order to finish all my of General Education requirements, I wanted to reflect on my experience with the Gen. Ed. program at Illinois Wesleyan University. I would like to preface my […]

 
 

Ask Anna: Don’t panic

Anna Lowenthal, Editor-in-Chief   Q: Dear Anna, I’m freaking out about these last few weeks of the semester. What do I do to make it through alive? A: It seems like every semester, we come back from Thanksgiving break or spring break to a hellfire at school, and start our […]

 
 

Sodexo offers fresh new specials for Illinois Wesleyan students and Tommy’s and Dugout

Editorial, Argus Staff   Now that spring break is over and we’re all living and eating on campus daily, it can sometimes be hard to break away from the monotony of the standard menu items offered at Bertholf Commons, Tommy’s and the Dugout. While we sometimes branch out from the […]

 
 

Battle Royale: Dodge Challenger vs. Tesla P85D

Battle Royale: Dodge Challenger vs. Tesla P85D

Jeff Neukom, Managing Editor   Five years ago, the thought of an electric car going toe-to-toe with a snarling American muscle car would have been ludicrous. If we’re being honest, the thought of an electric car beating a bike in a race was almost far-fetched. Tesla Motor Corporations heard the […]