Archive for: September, 2012

Corrie verdict hurts Israel’s reputation

By Jenn Oswald, Columnist On March 16, 2003, a 23 year old American woman named Rachel Corrie was crushed to death by an Israeli Army Bulldozer in Gaza. Corrie was a part of a group of young pro-Palestinian peace activists that were taking part in non-violent protests at the height […]


Be smart about pets

By Anna Lowenthal, Columnist If you ever venture past the east side of campus, you just might notice that Illinois Wesleyan University has some canine and feline visitors. While many of us pet-friendly folk are compelled to snuggle up to every ball of fluff we see, it may be best […]


Staff Editorial – They don’t have a problem using “they”

There’s a theory in linguistics that the words we learn and use affect the way we think and what we believe. There’s also a term commonly used to malign English teachers, majors and other pretentious wordy types: grammar nazi. The Argus intends to take on both today. Chances are it’s […]


Ann Romney typifies GOP’s lack of reality

By Nick Desideri, Columnist Not even the 2008 election offered as many inane quips, fanciful policies, or fact-free stump speeches as the 2012 election season. Among the things we’ve been told in 2012: college is “snobbish,” Mexicans should be tracked the same way FedEx tracks packages, and women’s bodies are […]


Tweets ruffle feathers

By John Gholson, Columnist It’s clear to most social media users nowadays that what you write, post, and imply online is vulnerable to public scrutiny. So it makes me wonder why the leader of one of the most powerful and influential countries in the world would allow his campaign team […]


Staff Editorial – Open schedule streamlines Titan Orientation

Welcome to campus, class of 2016.  After two weeks of classes, hopefully we are the last to greet you.  No matter how prestigious it is to have this welcome in print, you already received an extensive one from the Office of Residential Life and Titan Orientation Leader groups. While this […]


“Centipede” binds humanity and instanity

“Centipede” binds humanity and instanity

By Patrick Cavanaugh, Features Editor Three years after the pristine, poppy and brilliant album Merriweather Post Pavilion, avant-psychedelic outfit Animal Collective is going crazy. Centipede Hz, the latest effort from the Baltimore quartet, represents a shift in style from hooky noise-pop to a frenzied pagan freak-out. But Animal Collective never […]


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

Thai House features good food, poor decorum

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 […]