Archive for: February, 2012

IWU alumnae share professional advice with current students

By Kristina Dolak, Staff Reporter According to the Prudential Research Study, 95 percent of family financial decisions are made by women. But when compared to men, women have less self-confidence in their capabilities, according to Director of Alumni Relations Ann Harding. To help women gain the confidence they need in […]


From Presser Hall to the Met Alum passes on performance techniques

By Mary Nicholas, News Editor “Fa la la” means more than you ever dreamed according to Illinois Wesleyan University vocal performance alum Kyle Pfortmiller, ’92, who returned to IWU offering two master classes and a recital tonight in Westbrook Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Though currently working as a professional opera […]


Internet inspires interesting trends

Jonathan Gholson, Staff Writer Even though it has only been about 20 years since the World Wide Web launched, I could go on about how the Internet has potentially started a new Renaissance—what with our new ability to instantly share news, art, and, in the words of Sir Arthur C. […]


Society lacks true individuality

Mallika Kavadi, Staff Writer Popular culture and social media today reflect an obsession with being different, standing out from the crowd whether you are nerd, jock, emo or goth. On Facebook, every user tries to make their profile stand out as much as possible, and being “like everyone else” has […]


Campus posters may foster weight manipulation

Editorial Colleges often provide students with suggestions for maintaining physical health and well-being.   Illinois Wesleyan University aspires to the same ideal. A variety of foods are offered in the various dining areas, the Shirk Center is nearly always open for students, and the Health Services Center on campus hosts […]


Bañales overcomes societal hardships

Bañales overcomes societal hardships

By Kevin Brown, Chief Copy Editor Josefina (Josi) Bañales was born not in a hospital but in the back of a Mercedes Benz on the South Side of Chicago. Seven months earlier, on a mid-August afternoon in 1991, her mother, 22-year-old Angie White, was taken to the hospital after being […]


“Terror” dishes out more junk than “Treats”

“Terror” dishes out more junk than “Treats”

By Nick Desideri, Staff Writer Excluding that one time she flipped off over 125 million Americans and upstaged Madonna at the Superbowl, or the time she spent nearly an entire concert actively spitting on concertgoers, Mathangi Arulpragasam (or M.I.A.) is actually a pretty smart business woman. M.I.A. owns her own […]


IWU critics debate Oscar Picks

IWU critics debate Oscar Picks

By Dane Brinkmeier, Staff Writer and Hannah Dhue, Staff Writer The countdown to Hollywood’s biggest night will finally hit double zeroes this Sunday, and we couldn’t be more excited. As The Argus’ film critics, we took this opportunity to meet face to face for the first time and collaborate on […]


Letter to the Editor

Becky Ebben After reading Kiara Blake-Knight’s article about fake online friends, “Facebook defeats its own purpose,” in last week’s Argus, I felt compelled to write a response. According to Blake-Knight, “Facebook does not and never will create an opportunity to maintain real friendships.” This is something that I have found […]


Students should consider life beyond “the bubble”

Brenda Miller, Staff Writer Many of us dream of the day when, after four years of hard work, loved ones will watch as we receive our long-awaited diploma.  Once we have the coveted certificate, there’s one question left still standing: now what? Curious friends and relatives have asked me where […]