• Titan baseball wins in front of wild crowd
  • Political Science professor wins Kemp teaching excellence award
  • Swans not held down by age
  • IWU’s beloved music director retires
  • Out and about: part 2
Titan baseball wins in front of wild crowd

Titan baseball wins in front of wild crowd

Eric Gilbert   This past Saturday, the Titans were nothing short of entertaining. In the first game of a double header, they went down 2-0 early.  It was short lived, however, as they dropped four on Auggie that same inning. The charge was led by first-year catcher Patrick Mollo who went […]

Political Science professor wins Kemp teaching excellence award

Political Science professor wins Kemp teaching excellence award

Emily Considine   Illinois Wesleyan political science professor Kathleen Montgomery was recognized for her excellence in teaching at the Honors Convocation. Nominated by the faculty, Montgomery was named the 2015 recipient of the Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence. “I was surprised and gratified to be chosen for the Kemp […]

Swans not held down by age

Swans not held down by age

Eric Novak   When I listen to music exuding intense amounts of power and fury, I don’t usually think of a group of aging geezers. But for the band Swans, power comes naturally for Michael Gira and his cohorts—the youngest of which is 49. But age is not an object […]

IWU’s beloved music director retires

IWU’s beloved music director retires

Nunzia Martino   Last Friday, the Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music presented a final concert in honor of Steven W. Eggleston’s 35-year music career at Illinois Wesleyan and the 30th anniversary of the University’s Civic Orchestra, which he founded a few years before founding the IWU Wind Ensemble. The […]

Out and about: part 2

Out and about: part 2

Emily Considine   You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! The sun is shining and it’s time for that hot fudge sundae. Normal, Illinois offers a great ice cream shop that is conveniently close to Illinois Wesleyan’s campus, Emack & Bolio’s. Emack & Bolio’s was founded in […]

 

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Swans not held down by age

Swans not held down by age

Eric Novak   When I listen to music exuding intense amounts of power and fury, I don’t usually think of a group of aging geezers. But for the band Swans, power comes naturally for Michael Gira and his cohorts—the youngest of which is...

 

Top Ten: Inspiration to slay your finals

Zane Nyhus   As the school year grinds into its final days, students can begin to relax, unwind and prepare for a few months of summer.  Except they can’t do this quite yet because there are still finals to study for!  If the allure...

 

IWU’s beloved music director retires

IWU’s beloved music director retires

Nunzia Martino   Last Friday, the Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music presented a final concert in honor of Steven W. Eggleston’s 35-year music career at Illinois Wesleyan and the 30th anniversary of the University’s Civic...

 

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Ukraine takes control by sending out troops

Emmanuel Ahonkhai   Ukraine’s government announced on Sunday, April 13 that it was sending troops to the country’s vital industrial east in an attempt to quell an increasingly audacious pro-Russian insurgency that that has taken...

 

Political Science professor wins Kemp teaching excellence award

Political Science professor wins Kemp teaching excellence award

Emily Considine   Illinois Wesleyan political science professor Kathleen Montgomery was recognized for her excellence in teaching at the Honors Convocation. Nominated by the faculty, Montgomery was named the 2015 recipient of the Kemp Foundation...

 

Gateway undergoes course changes

Jeff Neukom   The Gateway Colloquia section of Illinois Wesleyan University’s undergraduate curriculum was designed to give students a solid writing foundation upon which to build the rest of their college experience. Now, IWU’s Student...

 
 

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Titan baseball wins in front of wild crowd

Titan baseball wins in front of wild crowd

Eric Gilbert   This past Saturday, the Titans were nothing short of entertaining. In the first game of a double header, they went down 2-0 early.  It was short lived, however, as they dropped four on Auggie that same inning. The charge...

 

Softball continues to shine in month of May

Softball continues to shine in month of May

Jeff Neukom   They say that October is the most important month in Major League Baseball. Teams might drop a few here and there in the regular season, but if they catch fire at the right time before the post-season, those losses will be...

 

Lacross wins one

Todd Szerlong   Illinois Wesleyan University’s lacrosse team once again went 1-1 this week, with a sound defeat of University of Dubuque followed by a devastating loss to CCIW rival, Carthage. The Carthage Red Men outplayed Illinois Wesleyan...

 

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ADHD threatened by Adderall abuse

Natalie Weimer   Last week, the Huffington Post published an article online called “Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You: Adderall Abuse.” It’s quite a bold title, but the article itself is not as exciting. It attempts to convince...

 

Student Senate faces accusations of underrepresentation

Gavin Schoeder   A heated discussion about underrepresentation contributed to a two-and-a-half-hour Student senate meeting Sunday night. Senate rejected 18 to 10 an amendment to its constitution that would give Council of Inclusion and...

 

“Human Barbie” denies the natural integrity of beauty

Michelle Wong   Since the dawn of media influence on society’s perceptions of beauty, there have always been strong and varied opinions on how we define beauty. Valeria Lukyanova, also known in mainstream media as the “Human Barbie,”...

 
 

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Titan baseball wins in front of wild crowd

Titan baseball wins in front of wild crowd

Eric Gilbert   This past Saturday, the Titans were nothing short of entertaining. In the first game of a double header, they went down 2-0 early.  It was short lived, however, as they dropped four on Auggie that same inning. The charge was led by first-year catcher Patrick Mollo who went […]

 
 

Softball continues to shine in month of May

Softball continues to shine in month of May

Jeff Neukom   They say that October is the most important month in Major League Baseball. Teams might drop a few here and there in the regular season, but if they catch fire at the right time before the post-season, those losses will be forgotten. For the Titan softball team, […]

 
 

Lacross wins one

Todd Szerlong   Illinois Wesleyan University’s lacrosse team once again went 1-1 this week, with a sound defeat of University of Dubuque followed by a devastating loss to CCIW rival, Carthage. The Carthage Red Men outplayed Illinois Wesleyan this past Saturday at Tucci Stadium, beating the Titans 24-6, dropping the […]

 
 

Track and field teams take second place in Lisle

Track and field teams take second place in Lisle

Rebekah Smith   The Titan track and field teams competed at the Benedictine Eagle Invitational in Lisle, Illinois on Saturday, April 12, where both the men’s and women’s teams finished in second place.  Despite the terribly windy weather, the athletes were able to have some pretty exciting performances and showings. […]

 
 

ADHD threatened by Adderall abuse

Natalie Weimer   Last week, the Huffington Post published an article online called “Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You: Adderall Abuse.” It’s quite a bold title, but the article itself is not as exciting. It attempts to convince its audience that prescription stimulants, which are used commonly to treat […]

 
 

Student Senate faces accusations of underrepresentation

Gavin Schoeder   A heated discussion about underrepresentation contributed to a two-and-a-half-hour Student senate meeting Sunday night. Senate rejected 18 to 10 an amendment to its constitution that would give Council of Inclusion and Awareness (CIA) student organizations senate seats.  CIA RSOs include groups such as Black Student Union, The […]

 
 

“Human Barbie” denies the natural integrity of beauty

Michelle Wong   Since the dawn of media influence on society’s perceptions of beauty, there have always been strong and varied opinions on how we define beauty. Valeria Lukyanova, also known in mainstream media as the “Human Barbie,” is no different. Valeria Lukyanova has spent countless hours of exercise, appointments, […]

 
 

U.S. gets bugged out

Michael Kida   Many have probably heard about what is being called the Heartbleed bug in the OpenSSL cryptographic software library, which is the Internet’s most popular security technology and is used by millions of websites. An estimated two-thirds of all servers on the public Internet use the software that […]

 
 

Open Letter- Student Senate faces accusations of underrepresentation

As students of Illinois Wesleyan University, we have been blessed with a community that fosters not only our achievements as intellectuals but also as well-rounded individuals. In these four years, we are expected to cram in enough knowledge and experience in preparation to enter the “real world.” We study, learn […]

 
 

Ukraine takes control by sending out troops

Emmanuel Ahonkhai   Ukraine’s government announced on Sunday, April 13 that it was sending troops to the country’s vital industrial east in an attempt to quell an increasingly audacious pro-Russian insurgency that that has taken place in the eastern European state. Blaming Moscow for inciting the unrest, the new Ukrainian […]