Features

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 […]

 
 

Gidion’s Knot held together by emotional appeals

Catherine Wu  Gidion’s Knot, produced in the Phoenix Theater here at Illinois Wesleyan University, offered a jolting tug on the heartstrings. It is a powerfully affecting and emotionally-driven play that explores the social dynamics that occur between a grieving mother and emotionally distraught schoolteacher after a troubled boy decides to […]

 
 

Frozen becomes highest grossing animated film

Frozen becomes highest grossing animated film

Nunzia Martino The creators of “Frozen” may have to build a celebratory snowman or two—last weekend, the Oscar-winning Disney film ranks as the highest grossing animated movie in history with $1.072 billion in domestic and international sales. The movie exceeded original record holder “Toy Story 3,” which earned $1.063 billion […]

 
 

Netflix special provides gripping entertainment

Netflix special provides gripping entertainment

Michelle Wong The sky is overcast, and you are lying in a puddle of your own feverish sweat. You’re so sick that going class is not an option, and getting something to eat sounds unappealing. What better way to pass the day than to check out the Netflix Original Series […]

 
 

God of War on the decline with Ascension

For fans of God of War, it’s hard not to remember the larger-than-life battles Kratos fought in the first three games. From the first boss battle against the hyrdra in God of War to killing Zeus in the final moments of God of War III, each game has been packed […]

 
 

People pleased by Hendrix’s Hell and Angels

Jimi Hendrix is primarily known in the music community and the rest of the Western world as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, musician to ever lay a hand on the guitar. From his short-lived, four-year career, where he recorded three of the greatest rock albums of all […]

 
 

Drag Ball drones on talent alone

Drag Ball drones on talent alone

    Walking to Hansen on Friday night, I was surprised at the number of dresses and high heels I saw, especially since it was the beginning of February. But even more surprising was seeing those dresses on the guys I usually see in Shirk’s weight room. While it may […]