Features

SAD doesn’t have to affect your winter anymore

SAD doesn’t have to affect your winter anymore

Ana Erickson, Features Editor   Ah, wintertime. One December morning, it blows in and lands on our doorsteps. It’s thrilling at first: a bracing chill in the air sparkling snowfall, with Christmas (and other holidays) on the horizon. Finals conclude, winter break commences. The new year brings a sense of […]

 
 

It’s not Too Late to check out Drake’s new mixtape

It’s not Too Late to check out Drake’s new mixtape

Anna Lowenthal, Editor-in-Chief Though the newsstands have been calling Drake’s Feb. 13 drop of his new album, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late a “surprise” in the music scene, avid Drake fans (myself included) have been anticipating this album since the July 2014 release of his track “0 to […]

 
 

The fountain of youth flows with wine and coffee

The fountain of youth flows with wine and coffee

Amelia Smith, Staff Writer As college students, there are two liquids we tend to consume more than we ought to. In the mornings (we’ll pretend we limit ourselves to the mornings) it is common to wake up with the sweet, sweet nectar of coffee. A quick glance around your class […]

 
 

This week in space: celestial smiles and more

This week in space: celestial smiles and more

Amelia Smith, Staff Writer With NASA’s budget up for 2015, the news about space exploration and research could be pretty grim. Recent years have not been kind to NASA’s budget, and for those of us who yearn for new heights of science, disappointment may be around the corner. Lest we […]

 
 

Better Call Saul if Breaking Bad left you wanting more

Better Call Saul if Breaking Bad left you wanting more

Giovanni Solano, Opinions Editor   “If I’m lucky, a month from now, best-case scenario, I’ll be managing a Cinnabon in Omaha.” This throwaway line from the penultimate episode of Breaking Bad turned out to be the opening sequence in AMC’s new show, Better Call Saul. Better Call Saul is a […]

 
 

Chilling with Randos: Meet Sam Savignac

Anna Lowenthal, Editor-in-Chief Illinois Wesleyan University has a fairly small campus, with only a little over 1,800 students strolling across our single square mile of educational facilities. You’d think it wouldn’t be often that you’d find yourself crossing paths with a stranger, let alone taking the time to get to […]

 
 

The sax reigns supreme on Roberts’ River Run Thee

The sax reigns supreme on Roberts’ River Run Thee

Eric Novak, Staff Writer   When you hear the characteristic human-like wail of a saxophone, the sound of jazz usually isn’t far off. Since the birth of jazz in the late 19th century, the saxophone has been almost synonymous with the genre of music, and in no other genre has […]

 
 

Simple romantic advice to secure your relationship

Candace Parrott, Staff Writer   Romance – some like it hot. Others just want it to be real. And functional. We all know relationships can be tricky, but here are five pieces of advice for maintaining a healthy romantic relationship in college. 1. Honesty Though it mays seem obvious, it’s […]

 
 

Turn That Thing Around opens up mental illness

Turn That Thing Around follows Illinois Wesleyan University student and playwright Aaron Woodstein’s autobiographical journey through a manic episode in response to taking an HIV test, ending in his diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Mental health is something that we need to make a part of everyday conversation. Depression affects at […]

 
 

IWU Horoscopes: your week written in the stars

Madame Zostra, Staff Psychic Aries (March 21-April 19): Be kind to your computer. To avoid breaking it in a fit of rage, you may consider writing your papers in Google Drive or syncing them to Dropbox. Try to use a program that saves to the Cloud. With these precautions, you […]