Archive for: September, 2015

WSJ wrong about Bernie’s plan

Alex Stogin, Columnist   In a recent edition of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), the journal made a bold claim that the proposals made by Democratic presidential nominee Senator Bernie Sanders would cost the nation $18 trillion over the course of the next decade. This claim has quickly come under […]

 
 

Islamaphobic remarks show religious illiteracy

Editorial, Argus Staff “I Would Not Advocate That We Put a Muslim in Charge” In an interview with NBC on Sept. 20, GOP candidate Ben Carson offered his opinion on whether he’d support a person of Islamic faith who wished to run for President of the United States. His response, […]

 
 

“Dislike” bullying

Carmen Puchulu, Columnist   For the longest time, people wondered why Facebook never offered a dislike button. Soon, they will no longer have to wonder, as Facebook is working on making it happen. We could only simply say if we liked something with the like button, but if we disagreed […]

 
 

Don’t slander the homeless

Casey Wiliams, Columnist   Over the years, there has been an increasing amount of stigma towards the homeless community as well as apprehension about giving them money. These people are stigmatized because it is assumed that they somehow deserve their situation. They are branded as addicts, uneducated, or too lazy […]

 
 

Clockwork Controversy

Daniel Maibenco, Columnist Who knew one alarm clock could start such ruckus? Of all the things that could cause a 14-year-old student in Irving, Texas to be put in handcuffs and suspended, a homemade clock did the trick. Apparently, Ahmed Mohamed brought his homemade clock to school to show others. […]

 
 

Family with Dog dedicated to IWU

Family with Dog dedicated to IWU

Rosa Zapata, News Editor On Tuesday, Sept. 22, Illinois Wesleyan University hosted the dedication of the sculpture, Family with Dog, in memory of the late Illinois Wesleyan University trustee, Roger Joslin. Joslin was a former financial officer and vice chairman of State Farm Insurance. He passed away in 2014. Last […]

 
 

Bloomington raises taxes to decrease deficit

Alex Stogin, Staff Writer   For the past few weeks leading up to Bloomington’s latest City Council Meeting on Sept. 21, threats of budget cuts and tax increases loomed over citizens like a dark, terrifying cloud. With the council voting 7-2 to approve a one percent sales tax increase, the […]

 
 

It’s not you, it’s Google Chrome

Jeff Neukom, Managing Editor   “Google is trying to connect.” This is a message that Illinois Wesleyan University students and faculty have become all too familiar with. On Sept. 22, IWU’s Information Technology Services started to receive reports of Internet connectivity issues. For some users, working with Google Drive or […]

 
 

Keep your eye on the sky this Sunday night

Keep your eye on the sky this Sunday night

Arjun Nair, Staff Writer   Space: the final frontier. Whether it’s galaxies far, far away or something close to home, the Universe has many interesting things to offer. On Sept. 27, you can take in the wonder and beauty of a lunar eclipse. A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth’s […]

 
 

Wacky News: Peculiar politicians, then and now

Mike Harris, Staff Writer   Sex, Drugs, and the Political Process Politics in today’s word, as everyone well knows, are seldom far-removed from corruption. As unfortunate as this corruption is for the citizens and administration of countries, the scandals that frequently manifest themselves on the stage of world politics have […]