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“Equal opportunity” may not be so impartial

Kiara Blake-Knight, Columnist When applying for a job, applicants will inevitably see or hear the phrase “we are an equal opportunity employer.” This is the statement that is seen on all job applications in reference to Affirmative Action, a policy that provides opportunities for education and employment to minorities. But […]

 
 

Letter to the Editor

Scott Yockey Just as anticipated, my last article in the Argus (Communism is Absurd) stirred up quite the controversy. Katie Rose’s response was what I was looking for: extremely intelligent and well thought out. The other, written by Ryan Nielsen, was simply an outpouring of emotion and an attack on […]

 
 

New strict policy ultimately solves nothing

Editorial Rising tuition costs have become a reality at many colleges, and Illinois Wesleyan University is no exception.  For this school year, tuition increased by $1,316—a 3.75 percent raise. With many families struggling to cope with the recovering economy, President Obama recently warned universities to control their tuition costs or […]

 
 

IWU Pride’s Drag Ball abandons stereotypes

By Tia Sprengel, Managing Editor It’s not every day men get to strap on heels and women have a chance to suit up. But everyone will have the opportunity to do just that at the Illinois Wesleyan University Pride Alliance’s second annual Drag Ball tonight at 7 p.m. in the […]

 
 

This Week In Nature: Nature expert teaches students how to build their own wildlife sanctuary in off-campus yards

This Week In Nature: Nature expert teaches students how to build their own wildlife sanctuary in off-campus yards

By Joe Phipps, Staff Writer Illinois Wesleyan University puts a lot of effort into creating an environmentally friendly “green” campus. But why do the diverse trees and bountiful squirrels have to stop at the edge of campus? Off-campus housing is widely available to upperclassman and gives students a freedom to […]

 
 

Alumna shows brains in zombie poetry

Alumna shows brains in zombie poetry

By Mary Nicholas, News Editor From the Halloween special on “Community” to Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice to the several heart-racing HvZ battles on our own quad, zombies are rapidly penetrating the creative fantasies of our society. The rise of the modern cultural obsession with zombies even parallels the […]

 
 

Del Rey’s debut doomed to “Die”

Del Rey’s debut doomed to “Die”

By Nick Desideri, Staff Writer Aside from maybe superstar Rebecca Black, no pop music star has truly emerged from the Internet and into the mainstream. There are a few fads and phenomena, but no one has really stuck in the public consciousness and made a career out of their 15 […]

 
 

Tipping is not obligatory

By , Columnist Sometimes I feel that society enforces certain behaviors by cramming some twisted moral agenda down people’s throats. Sometimes this agenda is easily exposed and disliked by everyone, but sometimes it is not. Tipping is one of the latter. I understand the moral conundrum I may be facing […]

 
 

Letter to the Editor

From Ryan Nielsen Scott Yockey’s anti-communism article printed in last week’s issue of The Argus is alarming for two reasons.  It not only shows a complete lack of analytical capacity, but also espouses a dangerous ideological standpoint that amounts to an excuse for oppression. Yockey argues that communism and socialism […]

 
 

“Sustainability” credit may have fallen off the radar

Editorial In her commencement address to the 2011 graduates of Illinois Wesleyan University, University of Michigan Professor Linda Gregerson opened her speech with a comment on her generation’s failure to understand “the myriad ways in which our success as a species has been a calamity for the earth that sustains […]