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Propelling My Voice

Write for the Future | Posted 08.18.2016 | Education
Write for the Future

by Jordan White As the youngest in my family by eight years, I was awkward, painfully shy, and tired of being verbally overshadowed. So, at 11, I d...

Following the Crowd as an Individual

Write for the Future | Posted 07.09.2016 | College
Write for the Future

A stampede gushes my way. Teenagers jump, leap and holler. They want to get closer to the stage, but a low fence is in their way. Security guards scramble to keep everyone from rushing over it, but it's too late. Hundreds of charging fans overpower them.

It's The End of Frat Life As We Know It, And I Feel Fine

Bridget Read | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Bridget Read

Let's talk about what fraternities really are. They're vestiges of the old guard, those Americans for whom colleges were actually founded: namely, the white guys who could afford them.

Tyler Kingkade

University Bans Students From Fraternity Called 'Rape Factory' | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.10.2014 | College

Wesleyan University has banned students from the local house of an off-campus fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, pointing to "a long history of incidents ther...

My Seamester of Overlap

Caroline Catlin | Posted 08.10.2014 | College
Caroline Catlin

Thirteen students, aged 17 to 22, had signed up for a program called Seamester, which sent college and gap year students from all over the world to spend a semester learning how to sail a tall ship.

Questioning Privilege: My 2014 Wesleyan University Commencement Speech

Manon Lefèvre | Posted 07.30.2014 | College
Manon Lefèvre

There is still work to be done, here and everywhere. Yet, it is just as important to celebrate our potential to re-think the status quo, and our ability to remember that even in the face of adversity and defeat, things can be different if we decide to take action ourselves.

10 Non-English Words that Too Accurately Describe College Experiences

Emma Starer Gross | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Emma Starer Gross

College is so many shades of awkward and so many types of embarrassing -- here is a selection of words with no English equivalent, but which perfectly describe phenomena endured by every college student.

God and the Gay Christian: A Wesleyan Perspective

Ty McCarthy | Posted 06.22.2014 | Religion
Ty McCarthy

Whenever there is a situation that is hard to reconcile the first place a Wesleyan gets help is from the Bible. But we, Wesleyans, don't use the Bible alone. We approach the situation using the Wesleyan Quadrilateral, a four-pronged test that helps us make sense of it.

'Rape Factory' Lawsuit Reaches Settlement

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.11.2013 | College

Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., and the Beta Theta Pi fraternity have settled a lawsuit, according to court documents, with a former student...

'Rape Factory' Frat's Lawyers Demand Victim Be Named

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.14.2013 | College

Attorneys for the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Wesleyan University argued in a court filing this week that anonymity is inappropriate for a woman who h...

Food 101: Why College Students Should Learn How to Cook

Will Levitt | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Will Levitt

Too many students leave college without any knowledge of how to cook for themselves. Learning how to microwave instant ramen is not a cooking skill. When we enter the real world, we need to be able to provide for ourselves.

The Best Colleges For Making Friends

Posted 02.28.2012 | College

Some colleges just have a better atmosphere for making friends. It can be fairly easy to feel like a cog in a big machine at a large public univer...

Negativity and Partisan (De)Mobilization in the 2010 Midterms

Michael Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolf

Very few subjects stir interest like negative campaigns; voters dislike them; political consultants adore them; and political scientists scrutinize them. Two contradictory points are evident.

The Study Drug Problem

Daniel Luzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Daniel Luzer

Oh, Ritalin. Such an important part of college were you. Little and round and white, the source of, and solution to, so much anxiety during exam periods. And now colleges are cracking down.

Wesleyan Acceptance Rate Drops 7% In 2 Years | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The "Wesleyan University Class of 2014" Facebook group is abuzz with excitement, and this year's members have reason to be thrilled--admission for the...

Wesleyan Student Stabbed By Samurai Sword | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Wesleyan University officials say a student who was accidentally stabbed by a prop samurai sword during a student-produced play has been released from...

Top 10 HIPSTER Schools

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Looking to up your coolness quotient? Maybe a hipster school is for you. Though definitions of the modern-day hipster are often debated, we'll go with...

COLUMN: Can't Hold It In? Just Don't Go On The Stairs, Please

Wesleyan Argus | Posted 05.25.2011 | College


COLUMN: In Defense Of Britney Spears

The Wesleyan Argus | Kara Perez, Contributing Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Let's be real: everyone grew up with a deep love for the original princess of pop, Britney Spears. When she hit the music scene at the tender age of 1...

COLUMN: Who, Exactly, Is Justin Bieber?

The Wesleyan Argus | Jocelyn Spencer, Pop Culture VultureWednesday, February 24 2010, 11:06 Pm | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

If you're an obsessive Twitter user like I am (follow me! @jocelynhope. I'm awesome.), you're probably wondering who the hell this Justin Bieber kid i...

Wesleyan Sues Former Investment Officer

The Wesleyan Argus | Rob Wohl and Ezra Silk, Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Wesleyan University has brought a lawsuit against former Vice President of Investments and Chief Investment Officer Thomas Kannam and nearly twenty ot...

Wesleyan Offers College Education To High-Security Prisoners

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

With shrinking endowments and funding cutbacks, most colleges would be wary of launching new initiatives. But two months ago, the New York Times repor...

Higher Education Will Struggle Through the Recession

Brian Farkas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Farkas

Writing separate but nearly identical letters to their respective communities, countless college presidents across the county have recently admitted: "We're out of money."

Prominent Right Wing Coward Smears Obama for Not Considering Military Service

Tony Hendra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tony Hendra

So why did one of the nation's pre-eminent draft-dodgers pick Obama as the one candidate to slime? Could it be the reflexive racism that drives all neo-conservatives?

What's More Important to Honor our Military: Better Leadership or Another Sunday Speech?

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harold Pollack

Whatever Kristol means, he is fighting a culture war that ended many years ago. There is no ideological or partisan divide when it comes to caring about Americans in harm's way.