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Can Trump win 2016?

Daniel Maibenco, Columnist Prior to June 16, no one thought Trump would actually run. Even if he did, no one expected much. No one thought he had a chance at winning. He was just a businessman and celebrity. Now, things have changed. The spotlight is all on him, and he’s […]


Freedom of speech not free from consequences

Editorial, Argus Staff The year 2015 commemorates a huge landmark: 150 years since the passing of the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery, and, even still, we are dealing with the horrifying effects of racism on the Illinois Wesleyan University campus. Recently, the students and faculty were stunned by the appearance […]


Ask Anna: that awkward moment

Anna Lowenthal, Editor-in-Chief Q: Dear Anna, my roommate has been having…intimate…relations in our room. I don’t want to seem like a prude, but how do I go about dealing with this situation? A: College is an interesting, challenging and sometimes uncomfortable time to say the least. It’s never a ‘fun’ […]


Racial slur incites social movement at IWU

Racial slur incites social movement at IWU

Rosa Zapata, News Editor When senior Illinois Wesleyan University student Christy Cole was leaving the Titan Carnival on Aug. 22, 2015, she came across a racial slur chalked on the sidewalk near the new Aspiration fountain. She decided to post a picture on Facebook of her sitting by the slur […]


Tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina: a reflection on recovery

 Ally Daskalapoulos, Staff Writer This past week marked the 10th anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Katrina disaster and all the hurt and destruction that came with it. While many Gulf Coast residents continue to mourn the loss of loved ones and the destruction of their homes and properties, I can’t […]


“Aspiration” sculpture added on north quad near State Farm

“Aspiration” sculpture added on north quad near State Farm

Nunzia Martino, News Editor Illinois Wesleyan’s newest water feature is in the process of being installed. According to President Wilson, administration decided to turn the area north of State Farm Hall into a new quadrangle, and this led to the development of the newest feature. “We focused our attention initially […]


Go forth and create at IWU

Eric Novak, Columnist   During my time here at Illinois Wesleyan University, I’ve found myself often striking out on my own to put on various projects or concerts around campus that aren’t necessarily sponsored by any kind of campus group. What I’ve discovered is that a lot of the times, […]


The 21st century cure is inside you

Nik Thapa, Columnist   Officially started in 1990, the Human Genome Project sought to identify and map the human genome –the complete set of DNA within our cells. With an estimated cost of $3 billion, the DNA sequencing project was given a timeframe of 15 years to complete. Through international […]


Foreign languages too foreign for some to learn

Casey Williams, Columnist   There is really no denying that the American education system has fallen behind in terms of teaching foreign languages to our youth, especially compared to most European countries. The majority of American middle schools and high schools do not require a foreign language to graduate, which […]


IWU students must consider real-world consequences

Argus Staff, Editorial   On Friday, April 10, an 18-year-old Illinois Wesleyan University student was arrested after allegedly selling $675 worth of cocaine to a police source. If convicted, he will face six to 30 years in prison without probation, according to Bloomington-Normal’s Pantagraph. Six to 30 years. In our […]