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Thistledown came out early February of 2021
Blooming into spring with new EP Thistledown
Sarah Buchmann March 5, 2021

  Lillian Bloom’s new EP Thistledown is the best way to move into spring. Bloom released her first EP at the beginning of February...

Here I am pictured in my ‘subfusc’ which is Oxford speak for the traditional black and white uniform worn for special occasions, formal hall and exams.  
Photo Courtesy of Samira Kassem
My year at the world’s most prestigious university
Samira Kassem March 5, 2021

So anyone who knows me will respond to reading this with the exact same joke: “We get it, you went to Oxford!” However, spending a year...

Ginny and Georgia was released in 2020 and currently has a 67 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Illustration: Isabel Sperry
Ginny and Georgia engages audiences with mediocre storyline
Isabella Parish March 5, 2021

The new Netflix show Ginny and Georgia combines family and friends with a murder mystery through a slew of characters and intense stories...

IWU needs to take a stronger stand against racial inequality
IWU needs to take a stronger stand against racial inequality
Sarah Buchmann March 5, 2021

In the time of a racial pandemic, it is more important than ever to give people of color a voice. And while I am a white woman writing this...

Illustration: Isabel Sperry
Reading loses magic for students
Olivia Bachar February 26, 2021

As a child, I was a huge bookworm. I absolutely loved reading books. Everytime my mom took me to the local public library, I would check...

This week’s snow storm brought about seven inches of snow. 
Photo: Samira Kassem
Snow days ward off college and pandemic burnout
Olivia Bachar February 19, 2021

Snow Days: they bring back fond memories of sleeping in, sledding with friends and drinking hot chocolate. Snow Days in elementary school...

 SOTA’s poster for “Stage Door”
Photo: IWU SOTA Instagram Page
“Stage Door” performs to an empty theatre
Katie Fata March 5, 2021

After an unexpected, but successful, semester of filmed shows in the fall, IWU’s School of Theatre Arts (SOTA) has once again taken to...

Illustration: Samira Kassem
Illinois Wesleyan Weekly Incident Report
Samira Kassem March 5, 2021

  February 26, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. Campus Safety responded to a report of vandalism in Munsell Hall.       February...

Illustration: Isabel Sperry
News Briefs
Olivia Jacobs March 5, 2021

ODI hosts “First Friday” March 5, 3 p.m. Students can go to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion any time after three to eat pizza...

The Argus staff in their office in the Memorial center. 
(Top, left to right: Katie Fata, Isabel Sperry, Olivia Jacobs, and James Stein. Bottom, left to right: Sophia Heilman, Emma Cottrell, Samira Kassem, and Andrew Zienty.)
The Argus dominates at Illinois College Press Association conference
Katie Fata February 26, 2021

The Argus took home twelve awards at the 2021 Illinois College Press Association (ICPA) awards on Feb. 20. The staff received the most awards...

IWU player diving back into the base against Millikin
Photo: Illinois Wesleyan
Baseball’s offensive explosion leads to an opening series sweep
March 5, 2021

After nearly a year-long break from competition due to COVID-19, the bats for the offense of the...

Illustration: Samira Kassem
Titan Tallies
March 5, 2021

This past week Illinois Wesleyan athletics were in full force with a number of sports competing....

Colleen Palczynski throwing the ball around the horn after completing the out at first
Photo: Illinois Wesleyan University
IWU softball sweeps doubleheader
February 26, 2021

After a canceled spring 2020 season and a 2nd place finish nationally in 2019, Illinois Wesleyan...