Archive for: March, 2012

Primary season reaches Illinois

Primary season reaches Illinois

By Brexton Isaacs, Staff Writer The race for the Republican presidential nomination has remained largely the same over the past few weeks with both the Romney and Santorum camps capturing big states while Gingrich and Paul hold on as potential spoilers of a Santorum nomination. Romney won Illinois’s primary on […]

 
 

“We Need to Talk About” these forgotten films

“We Need to Talk About” these forgotten films

By Joe Ruskey, Staff Writer It’s that time of year where the landscape is bleak for movie-goers. Aside from passionate fans of The Hunger Games, people are somewhat dissatisfied with their choice of films to watch. It seems the only options are between cheesy comedies with fart and penis jokes […]

 
 

Games satisfies ravenous audience

Games satisfies ravenous audience

By Kylie Peters, Staff Writer With the release of The Hunger Games, the newest franchise in a line of film adaptations of bestselling young adult novels, the big question for viewers is: does it live up to the hype? If the third-largest opening weekend in history is any way to […]

 
 

IWU activists become first students to aid Scholar at Risk

By Mary Nicholas, News Editor Illinois Wesleyan University students are working to assist scholars such as Guangcheng Chen, a Chinese man suffering at the hands of his government for publishing incriminating evidence of the nation’s forced abortion policy. The organization these students are acting through is called Scholars at Risk […]

 
 

Unique pets add variety

Brenda Miller, Columnist Whenever anyone asks if I have pets, I get a lot of reactions, ranging from enthusiastic interest to slight disgust. My house is a miniature zoo.  Along with a golden retriever, we have a box turtle, a painted turtle, a skink (a type of lizard), a bearded […]

 
 

Love is a muse grown “stale” since Sinatra

Erik Novak, Columnist Love is a powerful thing. Some people base their entire lives on the pursuit of love in all of the wrong places, and others spend their entire lives in loneliness, believing love has wronged them. Regardless of one’s perspective on love, you can’t escape it in the […]

 
 

This Week In Nature: Holy springtime, Batman: Robins return to IWU

This Week In Nature: Holy springtime, Batman: Robins return to IWU

By Joe Phipps, Staff Writer The weather becomes more and more like spring each day, and new spring milestones are being reached every week. This week has marked one of the most fundamental milestones: the return of the robin. And no, “the return of the robin” isn’t the latest Batman […]

 
 

Romney regains primary momentum

Romney regains primary momentum

By Brexton Isaacs, Staff Writer After a few uneventful weeks in the race for the Republican nomination for President, there have finally been a few noteworthy contests and even more laughable gaffes by the candidates. As the first big contest since Rick Santorum’s three-state sweep in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado […]

 
 

Film portrays “Valor,” but leads can’t “Act”

Film portrays “Valor,” but leads can’t “Act”

By Chris Francis, Editor-In-Chief When an action movie features gunfights with live ammunition, you know it means business. And when those real, deadly bullets are being fired by the world’s most rigorously trained soldiers, you know the action scenes are in good hands. Fighting against terrorist conspirators both in real […]