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Stovall stays in middle with too little fiddle

Stovall stays in middle with too little fiddle

By Kevin Brown, Opinions Editor There are two things you need to understand about me.  One: I detest country music.  Two: I love the fiddle. When I saw posters of Natalie Stovall (playing the fiddle, no less) plastered around campus, my interest was piqued.  According to them, Stovall won Performer […]

 
 

Thai House features good food, poor decorum

As the man in the back's face might suggest, the foot at Thai House of Bloomington is delicious. But the atmosphere does not add much to the overall dining experience.

By Nick Desideri, Staff Writer As we return to Illinois Wesleyan University this semester, it’s important to remember the Thai restaurants we have loved and lost. Despite its glowing review in The Argus in spring 2011, Na Na Thai closed down a mere semester later.  It’s too bad, considering that […]

 
 

Chromatics “Kill” it on latest LP

Chromatics “Kill” it on latest LP

By Patrick Cavanaugh, Features Editor Few bands change as drastically as Chromatics has in its career.  After their first release, a punk album called Chrome Rats vs. Basement Rutz, Chromatics underwent some serious line-up changes, losing all members save one. But this setback ended up working in the band’s favor.  […]

 
 

Student travels to Istanbul, not Constantinople

Junior Daniel McGuire, who has been studying abroad in Greece for the semester, smiles for a picture in front of the beautiful, historically rich city of Istanbul in Turkey.

By Daniel McGuire, Staff Writer When I visited Istanbul in March, realized what Napolean Bonaparte meant when he said, “If the Earth was a single state, Istanbul would be its capital.” In terms of major cities, I’ve really only seen Chicago, New York and Athens, now that I’m visiting Europe […]

 
 

Yoginis welcome yogis to IWU yoga scene

By Zach Zentner, Staff Reporter The number of yogis, or men who practice yoga, has increased dramatically over the past year at Illinois Wesleyan University. This trend has caught the eyes of many younger men when they see athletes like Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Miami Heat forward […]

 
 

Minaj’s “Friday” could use more Minaj

Minaj’s “Friday” could use more Minaj

By Nick Desideri, Staff Writer Mixtape rapper turned megastar Nicki Minaj strives to be the Sybil of pop. From British mum Martha to Nicki Lewinsky, Minaj crafts various alter egos that she slips into while rapping. Whether it’s a gimmick or actual artistry remains to be determined. Minaj’s main alter […]

 
 

Bands unite or successful festival

IWU senior Alex Kim plays cello with Teaadora at last week's show.

By Patrick Cavanaugh, Features Editor Usually, local bands perform in some dark basement at an off-campus house full of solemn, scruffy college kids wearing plaid shirts and skinny-jeans.  No one can really move or see the person next to them, but no one really cares. Local shows allow disillusioned scenesters […]

 
 

Primary season reaches Illinois

Primary season reaches Illinois

By Brexton Isaacs, Staff Writer The race for the Republican presidential nomination has remained largely the same over the past few weeks with both the Romney and Santorum camps capturing big states while Gingrich and Paul hold on as potential spoilers of a Santorum nomination. Romney won Illinois’s primary on […]

 
 

“We Need to Talk About” these forgotten films

“We Need to Talk About” these forgotten films

By Joe Ruskey, Staff Writer It’s that time of year where the landscape is bleak for movie-goers. Aside from passionate fans of The Hunger Games, people are somewhat dissatisfied with their choice of films to watch. It seems the only options are between cheesy comedies with fart and penis jokes […]

 
 

Games satisfies ravenous audience

Games satisfies ravenous audience

By Kylie Peters, Staff Writer With the release of The Hunger Games, the newest franchise in a line of film adaptations of bestselling young adult novels, the big question for viewers is: does it live up to the hype? If the third-largest opening weekend in history is any way to […]