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Christian film adaption one to leave behind

Anna Lowenthal If you’re going to the theater searching for a thrilling, mind-numbingly awe inspiring film, make sure to pass up Vic Armstrong’s film adaptation of Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins’ Christian-apocalyptic novel Left Behind. Though Armstrong snagged big-name actor Nicholas Cage to play the role of the lying, […]

 
 

The Fall Foodie

The Fall Foodie

Tia Patsavas   Changing leaves, crisp weather and cozy sweaters—fall has arrived in Bloomington. One of the best things about the fall season is its festive food. From hearty soups to warm desserts, fall flavors can be incorporated with any kind of meal. Celebrate the season with these four favorite […]

 
 

IWU Homecoming reunites the Titan family

IWU Homecoming reunites the Titan family

Rebekah Smith Ah, Homecoming—the time when alumni return to their alma mater to reminisce on their days at Illinois Wesleyan University.  Homecoming week consisted of multiple events, competitions, performances and receptions to give former Titans a warm welcome home. “Homecoming has become a four-day event that is jam-packed with exciting […]

 
 

National Day on Writing makes its IWU debut

Emily Considine Illinois Wesleyan University’s Writing Center celebrated the National day on Writing this past Monday by showing off the new center in Ames and also creating an autobiography wall. Students were invited to create their own one-sentence autobiography—be it funny, crazy, serious or strange—to post in the Davidson/Henning hallway. […]

 
 

Soused combines magnificence with menace

Eric Novak   When two of the most notoriously abrasive artists meet to record an album together, one would reasonably expect the resulting album to be extremely abrasive. While Scott Walker and Sunn O)))’s latest album Soused has its fair share of chaotic, abysmal moments, it’s actually some of the […]

 
 

Flying Lotus album You’re Dead is very much alive

Eric Novak   Death is a common subject in music of all genres. Everyone has to deal with it in some way at some point in their life, so it’s an easily relatable topic in music—a genre of art that depends on connecting to listeners in some way. Often, death […]

 
 

The Foreign Foodie – Foreign Foods You Can Make at Home

Tia Patsavas   Some foods are worth traveling for to savor. Be it tacos in Mexico, or fish ‘n’ chips in Great Britain, true connoisseurs are never limited by their environment. But in college, students craving international cuisine are often reduced to ordering takeout food: the less authentic alternative to […]

 
 

Out and About: Funbelieavably cool balloons

Out and About: Funbelieavably cool balloons

Jeff Neukom   So you’re hosting a party for younger kids and want to keep them entertained? No? Are you hosting a party full of college kids and you want to keep them entertained? In either event, Funbelievable Balloons has got your need for fun covered. They are a family-friendly […]

 
 

LIGHTS new album is the little machine that could

LIGHTS new album is the little machine that could

Nunzia Martino   Canadian electro-pop sensation LIGHTS released her third album, Little Machines, and the singer’s edgy style is evident in what she calls her “best work ever.”  LIGHTS (formerly Valarie Poxleitner) made her debut in 2009 with her first album The Listening. She became known for her childlike voice […]

 
 

IWU: Get up to date with Modern Baseball

IWU: Get up to date with Modern Baseball

Zane Nyhus   Pennsylvania indie rock group Modern Baseball visited Bloomington’s Castle Theatre on October 1. I had the privilege of interviewing them before they started their show. Zane: So how did you guys meet? Modern Baseball (MB): Well Brendan and Jake, who are our two singers, met in high […]