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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 […]

 
 

Marquis shines for No. 6 Titan softball

It was not long ago CCIW coaches picked the Illinois Wesleyan University Softball team, ranked eighth in the nation, to finish first in the CCIW for the 2015 season. After 20 games, the Titans are not only on course to win the CCIW but have improved their national rank to […]

 
 

Kentucky has a chance to make history in March Madness tourney

Connor Allen, Staff Writer   The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball tournament has once again lived up to all the hype and excitement known as March Madness. This tournament has been a great one filled with many spectacular upsets and incredible buzzer-beating shots. In case you haven’t been keeping up […]

 
 

Streaking Titans sweep the Blue Jays in home opener

Streaking Titans sweep the Blue Jays in home opener

Eric Gilbert, Sports Editor   The Illinois Wesleyan University Titans baseball team brought out the brooms on March 28 and 29, starting off their conference season with a three-game sweep of Elmhurst College. Due to inclement weather, the games were moved from Elmhurst to Bloomington, giving IWU faithful their first […]

 
 

Two IWU students to spend academic year at Oxford

Emily Considine, Staff Writer   Two Illinois Wesleyan University students were accepted into a prestigious program at Oxford University. Sophomores Sophie Popovich and and Duc Nguyen will spend an academic year in the traditional English tutorial system. According to the flyer for the Pembroke Program, the tutorial is a distinctive […]

 
 

Fashion Explosion Event at IWU empowers community members

Fashion Explosion Event at IWU empowers community members

Anna Lowenthal, Editor-in-Chief   Over 200 members of the Illinois Wesleyan University and Bloomington-Normal community attended the third annual “Celebrating the Beauty Within” Fashion Explosion hosted in the IWU Memorial Center on Sunday, March 29 at 4:00 p.m. The mission for the event, as stated in the program, was to […]

 
 

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 […]