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Frozen becomes highest grossing animated film

Frozen becomes highest grossing animated film

Nunzia Martino The creators of “Frozen” may have to build a celebratory snowman or two—last weekend, the Oscar-winning Disney film ranks as the highest grossing animated movie in history with $1.072 billion in domestic and international sales. The movie exceeded original record holder “Toy Story 3,” which earned $1.063 billion […]


Netflix special provides gripping entertainment

Netflix special provides gripping entertainment

Michelle Wong The sky is overcast, and you are lying in a puddle of your own feverish sweat. You’re so sick that going class is not an option, and getting something to eat sounds unappealing. What better way to pass the day than to check out the Netflix Original Series […]


IWU Professor’s poetry wins Brittingham Prize

Emily Considine Illinois Wesleyan University professor Joanne Diaz’s collection of poems has been named the winner of a prestigious poetry award. Diaz’s collection of poems, My Favorite Tyrants, was chosen out of 600 submissions by guest judge Naomi Shihab Nye. The Brittingham Prize in Poetry is awarded annually to the […]


Illinois Wesleyan students make their voices heard in Springfield

Illinois Wesleyan students make their voices heard in Springfield

Ellen Cornelius Last Thursday, nine students accompanied by Environmental Studies program coordinator Professor Laurine Brown ventured to Springfield to lobby Illinois state legislators for environmental protection. Lobby Day was hosted by the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC), an advocacy group that represents a slew of Illinois environmental organizations such as the […]


All in for Wesleyan exceeds goals

Rebekah Smith The majority of Illinois Wesleyan University students have scholarships, and to ensure that the university is able to have funds to provide scholarships, IWU hosted the second “All in for Wesleyan,” a fundraiser that contributes to scholarships and resources for Illinois Wesleyan.  In just one day, current and […]


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 […]