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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 49. But age is not an object […]

 
 

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 of a 2-3 month long break […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Utilize what your microwave brings to the table

Stephanie Buhrow   Maybe you live in a dorm and a microwave is all you have. Sure, there is popcorn, frozen dinners and Easy Mac— but did you know you could make French toast and homemade lasagna in your microwave? Maybe your oven is broken and you still want homemade […]

 
 

Out and about: Perfect locations for date nights are sure to put a spark in your summer romance

Hannah Dhue   If you’re looking for the perfect secluded spot for your next date, or just a small getaway with friends, look no further than Harvest Moon. Bloomington-Normal’s movie lovers and adventure-seekers can make the 45-minute road trip to Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In in Gibson City, Illinois when it […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

IWU students travel abroad with scholarship aid

Tia Patsavas For many students, studying abroad is an experience filled with voyaging to a variety of locations, sampling unique cuisine and taking part in cultural events.  But two Illinois Wesleyan University students, Thalia Novoa ’16 and Huyen Nguyen ’17, will add another dimension to their travels as they conduct […]

 
 

Out and about: Urban Warfare offers battleground

Out and about: Urban Warfare offers battleground

Emily Considine Waiting for some nice weather to dust off your paintball gun? Well the wait is over! Bloomington features an indoor paintball facility that is open year round. Urban Warfare opened its doors in 2009 and is the only paintball facility in Central Illinois that stays open year round. […]

 
 

Wellness Expo to encourage sustainable habits

Kristina Dolack The Illinois Sustainable Living & Wellness Expo (ISLWE) is raising expectations on Saturday, April 12 with numerous new exhibitors and presenters coming to the Shirk Center from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Co-sponsored by Illinois Wesleyan University and the Ecology Action Center (EAC) in Normal, the Expo “zero […]

 
 

Here and Nowhere Else leaves listeners stranded

Here and Nowhere Else leaves listeners stranded

Zane Nyhus On Sunday, April 1, the indie-rock band Cloud Nothings released their fourth album entitled Here and Nowhere Else. After breaking into the music scene in 2009 with their first album, Turning On, Cloud Nothings have been quite prolific, producing three albums since (including their newest) which featured singles […]