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IWU senior develops counseling for undocumented teens

By Rebekah Smith, staff reporter Among undocumented immigrants, nearly one third have less than a ninth-grade education in comparison of the 13 percent of legal immigrants and the two percent of US-born citizens.  Children and teenagers of undocumented immigrants have a constant struggle with the relentless limbo of their situation. […]


Microcosm: IWU adventures in Barcelona

Microcosm: IWU adventures in Barcelona

Photo courtesy of Nathan Douglas By Erica Witzig, staff writer One of Illinois Wesleyan University’s greatest accomplishments is the amount of opportunities created for students to study abroad. Almost 50 percent of all the university’s students have studied abroad by time of graduation, compared to only 14 percent of undergraduate […]


The “truth” lies in the television

The “truth” lies in the television

Photo courtesy of   By Brenda Miller, columnist Nothing draws an audience like a public scandal, and no one knows this better than the media.  No one exploits this fact more, either. Turn on the news and you’ll find headlines exaggerating an already dramatic disaster, event, or the latest […]


Illinois Wesleyan galleries are stepping-up

Illinois Wesleyan galleries are stepping-up

                        Katie Sill/The Argus   By Katie Sill, staff writer Two new exhibits have graced the Merwin and Wakeley Galleries in the Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building. These two very different exhibits illustrate to visitors the many different forms art can take. Established in 2007, the Post Family […]


Taking a break isn’t always bad

By Katie Sill, columnist This time last year, I found myself in a peculiar situation. I had built a comfortable life during my time at Illinois Wesleyan University, and I wasn’t quite ready to let go. I was set to graduate in December 2012 after my double major forced me […]


Ask Anna: tips for tipsy Titans

By Anna Lowenthal, opinions editor Q: Dear Anna, what do you think about underage drinking? A: I’ll be the first to say that college is a time to go out, explore, try new things and find ourselves along the way. Sometimes, this means that college kids participate in underage drinking. […]


Letter to the Editor

Immediately after reading the recent article in your paper on IWU students coming out about being hazed or hearing about types of hazing that was practiced, I could not help but write something about the other side of the issue. As somebody who is a member of a Greek organization […]


Presenting the right Christmas presents

BRENDA MILLER, COLUMNIST Even if you did not go shopping on Black Friday, it is nearly impossible to miss the constant barrage of advertisements for sales touting the “lowest prices of the year.” Finding gifts for any reason—birthdays, anniversaries, holidays—can be extremely stressful.  You don’t have just one person to […]


Iannucci named IWU men’s lacrosse head coach

KINZIE SCHWEIGERT, SPORTS EDITOR   Last month, the Illinois Wesleyan University Athletic Department announced that they would add men’s and women’s lacrosse teams to its list of varsity sports. Both teams will compete in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, and the men’s team will begin play next spring […]


Students’ hazing experiences on IWU campus come to light: Greek leaders respond to controversy

ANNA LOWENTHAL, STAFF REPORTER CHRIS FRANCIS, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF   Despite Illinois Wesleyan University’s attempts over the years to put an end to hazing, both allegations and instances of hazing practiced by fraternities and sororities are emerging this semester. At the request of all eight victims/witnesses of hazing The Argus interviewed for […]