Archive for: April, 2012

Chromatics “Kill” it on latest LP

Chromatics “Kill” it on latest LP

By Patrick Cavanaugh, Features Editor Few bands change as drastically as Chromatics has in its career.  After their first release, a punk album called Chrome Rats vs. Basement Rutz, Chromatics underwent some serious line-up changes, losing all members save one. But this setback ended up working in the band’s favor.  […]


Student travels to Istanbul, not Constantinople

Junior Daniel McGuire, who has been studying abroad in Greece for the semester, smiles for a picture in front of the beautiful, historically rich city of Istanbul in Turkey.

By Daniel McGuire, Staff Writer When I visited Istanbul in March, realized what Napolean Bonaparte meant when he said, “If the Earth was a single state, Istanbul would be its capital.” In terms of major cities, I’ve really only seen Chicago, New York and Athens, now that I’m visiting Europe […]


Yoginis welcome yogis to IWU yoga scene

By Zach Zentner, Staff Reporter The number of yogis, or men who practice yoga, has increased dramatically over the past year at Illinois Wesleyan University. This trend has caught the eyes of many younger men when they see athletes like Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Miami Heat forward […]


Minaj’s “Friday” could use more Minaj

Minaj’s “Friday” could use more Minaj

By Nick Desideri, Staff Writer Mixtape rapper turned megastar Nicki Minaj strives to be the Sybil of pop. From British mum Martha to Nicki Lewinsky, Minaj crafts various alter egos that she slips into while rapping. Whether it’s a gimmick or actual artistry remains to be determined. Minaj’s main alter […]


Bands unite or successful festival

IWU senior Alex Kim plays cello with Teaadora at last week's show.

By Patrick Cavanaugh, Features Editor Usually, local bands perform in some dark basement at an off-campus house full of solemn, scruffy college kids wearing plaid shirts and skinny-jeans.  No one can really move or see the person next to them, but no one really cares. Local shows allow disillusioned scenesters […]