From Emma Singer ’15:
Want to have your humor writing published?
This year, Wesleyan’s favorite weekly humor publication is expanding into magazine format! That means there will be a place to publish your funny lists/essays/satire/images/other things!
If you’re interested (and who wouldn’t be!), we’ll be having an informational meeting this Sunday, where we will discuss the process. No experience necessary!
We are looking for writers, illustrators, comic-makers, and Photoshop wizards.
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Place: Wyllys 110
From the unquestionably cool Lily Baggott ’15:
The Argus Speaker Series is back! This Tuesday, Oct. 29, Lisa Chedekel ’82 is coming to campus to talk about her experiences as a journalist in a rapidly changing industry. A Q&A session will follow. Refreshments will be served.
Chedekel is a senior writer for the Connecticut Health Investigative Team (C-HIT), which produces in-depth, online journalism concerning issues of health and safety, and she serves as Writer and Media Relations Manager at the Boston University School of Public Health. Chedekel is also a former Hartford Courant reporter, and winner of numerous journalism awards, including a 1999 Pulitzer Prize awarded to a Courant team of reporters and a 2007 George Polk Award.
The event is held at the Romance Languages and Literatures (RLAL) Lounge at 300 High St. (between Downey House and Russell House, across from the Davison Art Center).
Date: Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
Time: 7 PM
Place: 300 High St.: Romance Languages and Literatures (RLAL) Lounge
As I was sitting in Olin at about 8:05 on Sunday night, minding my own business—which was, at the time, a Physics problem set—a loud, authoritative voice broke the usually monastic silence of the second floor. Initially, I was pretty annoyed. I’m having enough trouble applying Kepler’s laws of planetary motion without your help, you selfish jerk. Come on—THIS IS A LIBRARY!
As I stewed in my anger, I realized that this wasn’t a case of a couple of idiots talking too loudly—this was something serious. I got up and walked over to the door from the second floor stacks to the stairwell, where the commotion was. When I saw a group of three or four Public Safety officers standing over a young man in a chair, I stopped worrying that my laptop would be stolen in my absence, and my Wesleying blogger’s instinct took over: I started eavesdropping.
The officers were grilling the guy who, at this point, I thought was a student. They wanted him to take them to his car. However, the man seemed to have ‘forgotten’ where he had parked it. Then, they started to ask about a silver digital camera. Apparently he had been taking pictures of something he shouldn’t have been. By now, the man, an average looking guy, was hunched over in his seat. When he spoke, his flat, unexpressive voice delivered short, terse sentences. He sounded trapped.
No, not that Argus. This one is slightly more lucrative, but doesn’t provide free Indian food on Monday and Thursday nights. More from Jennifer Healey:
Argus is an internationally recognized B2B company that provides strategic and analytic solutions to major financial services companies primarily (Credit Card issuers) in the US, UK and Canada. Argus’ solutions-suite includes syndicated studies, account scores & products, data-warehousing & management services, and consulting services. Argus has offices in White Plains, NY (Headquarters), London and San Francisco. For more info visit here.
Join Argus employees James Pesuit ’10 and Chenelle Tanglao ’08 to learn more about job and internship opportunities at Argus!
Pizza will be served.
Date: Tuesday, February 19
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Olson Commons, Career Center
In a rather sardonic response to Wesleyan’s gun violence forum and similar gun control demands on college campuses, The Onion completely shat on every college’s contribution to the gun discussion in a video clip titled “College Activists Excited to Add Powerless Voices to the Gun Debate.” At about 0:34 seconds in, a screenshot of an Argus editorial on the subject is
hilariously incorrectly dubbed a “fruitless campus newspaper editorial.”
Curiously, the Argus shot is immediately followed by a phone interview with “Michael Feiring, Vassar Student,” whom upperclassmen will immediately recognize as Micah Feiring ’11, former WSA President (and not quite a Vassar student). Wesleying reached out to Feiring for comment last Friday, and he replied yesterday.
“I was actually unaware of this video at the time I received your message,” wrote Feiring. “Needless to say, I did not speak with The Onion about the role college activists play in the gun control debate. I do support stricter regulations and I think that all voices are significant in the gun control dialogue—even poorly run newspapers like the Wesleyan Argus.
Want to humiliate your friends in the gooey-eyed Valentine’s Day issue of the Argus? Of course you do! Miranda Katz ’15 will tell you how:
Have your eye on a devastatingly sexy single? Green with envy over the school’s cutest couples? Nominate them to be featured in the Valentine’s Day issue of The Argus! Send all names (full names and class years, if known) to mdkatz(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or akeller(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.
Deadline: February 10, 2013
Contact: mdkatz(at)wesleyan(dot)edu, akeller(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
For those of you with a deep golden voice and a desire to be intellectual stimulating, this just in from Aria Danaparamita ’13:
Think you have ‘All Things Considered’? Like ‘Talk of the Nation’? Eat your breakfast to ‘Morning Edition’?
ARGUS NEWS RADIO on WESU 88.1FM invites you to the world of radio journalism. We broadcast every 2 weeks, exposing news and features stories that affect the Wesleyan and Middletown communities.
Breaking news, fun features, in-depth investigation, interviews. Learn to report, produce, write, or edit for radio news.
Robert Siegel – that could be you. Kind of. Come to our info sesh and see what you can bring to ANR!
Date: Sunday, January 27th.
Time: 2:30-3:30 pm
Place: Usdan 114
Cost: Nope. Gotta love public radio.
No, this isn’t that Argus Information & Advisory Services, LLC thing you keep getting emails about from the Career Center. Olivia Horton ’14 writes:
Come chat with the editors of The Argus and learn how to get involved with the oldest bi-weekly college newspaper in the country. If you’re interested in writing, photography, copy editing, or layout, get at us. If your lofty journalistic aspirations aren’t enough motivation, we’ll also have snacks.
Date: Saturday, January 26, and Sunday, January 27
Time: 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively
Place: 41 Wyllys Room 114, Argus office (above Broad Street Books) respectively
Cost: Monday and Thursday nights for all of eternity
Claire Bradach ’15 invites you to audition for the Argus staff’s production of Newsies:
Looking for an on-campus job? The Argus is looking to hire a paid distribution staff member to deliver copies of The Argus from the Argus office to locations around campus once a week. Like Newsies, but with less singing. Or with the same amount. Your call.
(Note: must have car or access to one.)
Please email argus(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you are interested!
Update: The position has been filled.