• Illinois Wesleyan students dedicate summer of service to those in need
  • The high of older times fades with Sun Structures
  • Ames Library makes academic progress
  • IWU College Democrats chapter honored with a national award
  • Titan baseball wins in front of wild crowd
Illinois Wesleyan students dedicate summer of service to those in need

Illinois Wesleyan students dedicate summer of service to those in need

Jeff Neukom Rebekah – Swaziland: Junior Rebekah Smith spent two months living in Swaziland, Africa with Adventures in Missions, an international Christian organization. During her time there she taught preschool, did street ministry and worked with hospice. With a smile, she noted, “Every day when I arrived at ministry I […]

The high of older times fades with Sun Structures

The high of older times fades with Sun Structures

Don Tomes English rockers Temples’ first full length album, Sun Structures, fits 60’s psychedelic rock into a refined indie rock structure. Temples was formed in 2012 by singer-guitarist James Edward Bagshaw and bassist Thomas Edward James Walmsley. Surprisingly, after two years of existence, they have not gained the attention of […]

Ames Library makes academic progress

Ames Library makes academic progress

Rebekah Smith Illinois Wesleyan University’s Ames Library has recently been awarded the prestigious Information Literacy Best Practices Exemplary award by The Association of College Research Libraries (ACRL). Ames was chosen because of its “fully operational system of communication contributing to student learning.  Equally impressive are the partnerships they have forged […]

IWU College Democrats chapter honored with a national award

IWU College Democrats chapter honored with a national award

Emily Considine The Illinois Wesleyan University College Democrats chapter is being honored by the nation for its accomplishments. After conducting voter registration drives, phone banks and working on philanthropy projects in the Bloomington area, the chapter received the College Democrats of America 2014 National Chapter of the Year award. The […]

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 […]

 

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The Kooks’ pop aspirations make it difficult to Listen

Zane Nyhus On September 1, the Kooks released their fourth album, Listen— an indie-rock album that fuses gospel-choir, jazzy beats and synth pop.  Having made it big only in 2006 with their debut album, Inside In/Inside Out, front man Luke...

 

Castelluci provides breath of fresh air for starved genre

Amelia Smith As a woman interested in science fiction, it can be hard to find books to read that fit my interests. Sci-fi in particular is a genre dominated by men and as such, the books are written for a male audience. When I found Tin Star...

 

The fit foodie

Tia Patsavas Fueling Up for Next Weekend’s 5K Race One of the best things about working out is the way it makes us feel. Rejuvenated. Invigorated. Free. The sense of accomplishment we feel after a workout—whether logging that extra mile...

 

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Ames Library makes academic progress

Ames Library makes academic progress

Rebekah Smith Illinois Wesleyan University’s Ames Library has recently been awarded the prestigious Information Literacy Best Practices Exemplary award by The Association of College Research Libraries (ACRL). Ames was chosen because of its...

 

IWU College Democrats chapter honored with a national award

IWU College Democrats chapter honored with a national award

Emily Considine The Illinois Wesleyan University College Democrats chapter is being honored by the nation for its accomplishments. After conducting voter registration drives, phone banks and working on philanthropy projects in the Bloomington...

 

Chemistry alum receives lifetime achievement award

Jeff Neukom IWU alumni have made a history of success. Year after year, graduates have gone on to utilize their experience at Illinois Wesleyan University to set new standards in their fields. Charles Hawker, a graduate from the class of 1962...

 
 

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New coach, new start for IWU men’s soccer

Brian Morefield This past summer, a group of 36 men waited anxiously for word of who would be their coach for the upcoming season. At the end of June, the Illinois Wesleyan University men’s soccer program finally found their new coach...

 

IWU Volleyball keeps improving

Mackenzie Astling The Illinois Wesleyan University volleyball team, ranked fifth in the CCIW’s preseason coaches’ poll, began their 2014 season with a 1-3 record in the eight annual Ground Round Sugar Loaf Classic in Winona, Minnesota. On...

 

Expectations remain high for football

Sam Lalonde After another stinging Bloomington winter and a summer filled with countless days of intense heat, it is finally every die-hard fan’s favorite time of the year. As the days get shorter, and hopefully cooler, the football fanatics...

 

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Ask Anna: Dating dilemmas

Anna Lowenthal Q: Dear Anna, how long should you “date” before getting into a relationship? A: There’s a huge difference between dating someone and making them your beau, and there needs to be a test-out, getting-to-know-each-other time...

 

Suicide is not a joke

Ryan Donlin Tragically, near the end of the summer, famous comedian and overall harbinger of joy Robin Williams passed away with what has since been ruled as a suicide. My initial thoughts were confused and distraught over the fact that such...

 

Davis dooms students

Brexton Isaacs As the fall kicks off, students have arrived on campus ready to start a new year. While there is a lot excitement in the air, many students don’t realize that the interest rates for their government-issued student loans just...

 
 

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New coach, new start for IWU men’s soccer

Brian Morefield This past summer, a group of 36 men waited anxiously for word of who would be their coach for the upcoming season. At the end of June, the Illinois Wesleyan University men’s soccer program finally found their new coach when the administration hired Kyle Schauls, who was previously […]

 
 

IWU Volleyball keeps improving

Mackenzie Astling The Illinois Wesleyan University volleyball team, ranked fifth in the CCIW’s preseason coaches’ poll, began their 2014 season with a 1-3 record in the eight annual Ground Round Sugar Loaf Classic in Winona, Minnesota. On Friday, IWU split a pair of matches, defeating Gustavus Adolphus 3-2, and then […]

 
 

Expectations remain high for football

Sam Lalonde After another stinging Bloomington winter and a summer filled with countless days of intense heat, it is finally every die-hard fan’s favorite time of the year. As the days get shorter, and hopefully cooler, the football fanatics of the Bloomington area will start to pack away the shorts […]

 
 

Women’s soccer brings experiences back to the USA

Jeff Neukom Tschüss. German for “goodbye,” this phrase proved difficult for the Illinois Wesleyan University women’s soccer team to accept this past summer.  Over the course of one week, the women’s team became integrated into the customs and lifestyle of Germany and the Czech Republic. A mere seven days in […]

 
 

Ask Anna: Dating dilemmas

Anna Lowenthal Q: Dear Anna, how long should you “date” before getting into a relationship? A: There’s a huge difference between dating someone and making them your beau, and there needs to be a test-out, getting-to-know-each-other time period before you commit to another person, warts and all. And it definitely […]

 
 

Suicide is not a joke

Ryan Donlin Tragically, near the end of the summer, famous comedian and overall harbinger of joy Robin Williams passed away with what has since been ruled as a suicide. My initial thoughts were confused and distraught over the fact that such a caring and seemingly full of life human being […]

 
 

Davis dooms students

Brexton Isaacs As the fall kicks off, students have arrived on campus ready to start a new year. While there is a lot excitement in the air, many students don’t realize that the interest rates for their government-issued student loans just increased, forcing students to pay even more for their […]

 
 

Violence escalates in Ferguson

Nikilesh Thapa On August 9 of this summer, an 18-year-old black teen was shot and killed by a white cop in Ferguson, Missouri while walking down a street with his friend. The victim, Michael Brown, had recently graduated high school the previous week and was set to start at a […]

 
 

The Kooks’ pop aspirations make it difficult to Listen

Zane Nyhus On September 1, the Kooks released their fourth album, Listen— an indie-rock album that fuses gospel-choir, jazzy beats and synth pop.  Having made it big only in 2006 with their debut album, Inside In/Inside Out, front man Luke Pritchard said that their new album was about rediscovering “that […]

 
 

Castelluci provides breath of fresh air for starved genre

Amelia Smith As a woman interested in science fiction, it can be hard to find books to read that fit my interests. Sci-fi in particular is a genre dominated by men and as such, the books are written for a male audience. When I found Tin Star and discovered it […]