Features

Fashion Interviews: Anna Kerr-Carpenter’s creative edge

Fashion Interviews: Anna Kerr-Carpenter’s creative edge

Candace Parrott, Staff Writer   Anna has shared several French classes with me and I was always attracted to her great style – creepy staring moments are allowed when you love fashion, ok? She has an edgy spunk about her, which intrigued me. It was an honor for her to […]

 
 

Wacky News: An all-you-can-eat buffet of weirdness

Anna Lowenthal, Editor-in-Chief   Food is a common component of every day life – we usually don’t see it as anything wacky. But these three, real-life news stories might change the way you think about your snacks.   Salsa Slayer On Sunday, March 29, a 50-year-old resident from Akron, Ohio […]

 
 

Butterfly: The metamorphosis of Kendrick Lamar

Butterfly: The metamorphosis of Kendrick Lamar

Eric Novak, Staff Writer   Last week, the unthinkable happened. The new Kendrick Lamar album To Pimp A Butterfly dropped a week early. The Internet was abuzz with furious enthusiasm, as this might have been one of the most anticipated albums so far in 2015. The album itself is an […]

 
 

The Female Orgasm: no longer a fairy tale

The Female Orgasm: no longer a fairy tale

Ana Erickson, Features Editor and Rosa Zapata, Staff Writer   The mythical occurrence known as the female orgasm was, once and for all, debunked at last Wednesday’s I Love Female Orgasm presentation. The event was hosted by F:EM (Feminism: Equality Matters), an RSO at Illinois Wesleyan University, and presented by […]

 
 

Fashion Interviews: Kristina Dehlin’s Danish elegance

Fashion Interviews: Kristina Dehlin’s Danish elegance

Candace Parrott, Staff Writer   Illinois Wesleyan University is full of fashionistas. We can’t help but wonder what influences their sense of style and where they get all of their trendy clothes. Meet Kristina Dehlin, a junior English-Philosophy major at IWU who’s studying abroad in Copenhagen this semester, and is […]

 
 

The Abroad Diaries: Barcelona, the star of Spain

The Abroad Diaries: Barcelona, the star of Spain

Emma Alcock and Huyen Nguyen, Staff Writers   Travel can really open one’s eye to the realities of the world. At least that’s what it did for me. My semester in Barcelona proved to be the best cultural experience of my life. Culture fairs and Spanish classes did not do […]

 
 

Latin culture culminates at the IWU Barrio Fiesta

Latin culture culminates at the IWU Barrio Fiesta

Tanya Gupta, Staff Writer   On Friday, Feb. 2, the Illinois Wesleyan Spanish and Latino Student Association (SALSA) hosted the annual Barrio Fiesta in the Young Main Lounge, which was decorated for the occasion.  The entry had a yellow and blue balloon arch, and the tablecloths matched colors with the […]

 
 

This week in geek: an Aquaman update and more

This week in geek: an Aquaman update and more

Giovanni Solano, Opinions Editor   When it comes to pop culture geek culture has a huge influence. Sci-fi, fantasy, super-heroes, comic books and games—things once considered to be “nerdy” or “geeky” are now the basis for acclaimed movies and TV shows. Settlers of Catan Gail Katz, the producer of Air Force […]

 
 

Dylan still has a story to tell with Shadows in the Night

Dylan still has a story to tell with Shadows in the Night

Eric Novak, Staff Writer   In 1959, the legendary Bob Dylan was an 18-year-old trying to make a name for himself by playing in coffee shops. At the time, he certainly wouldn’t have imagined that he’d be releasing Shadows of the Night at 73 years old. We’ve all heard Bob […]

 
 

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 […]