Features

Pink Floyd’s final album pales next to Dark Side

Eric Novak   Few bands in the history of popular music have experienced as much fame and artistic innovation as Pink Floyd. Their 1973 album Dark Side Of the Moon catapulted them to international stardom and cemented their status as a timeless rock group. With bassist Roger Waters’ departure from […]

 
 

Northbound changes direction with Trigger Relief

Jeff Neukom   Jonathon Fraser is not a name the average music listener would recognize, but he very well might be soon with his newest release, Trigger Relief. He is somewhat well known locally in south Florida as the vocalist of hardcore band Sleep Patterns, and one can only hope […]

 
 

The Football Foodie

The Football Foodie

Tia Patsavas     As the weather gets colder, the football standings start heating up—and with more games come game day parties.   But no football party is complete without appetizers to keep the party going.   These recipes can be prepared ahead of time, so you can keep your […]

 
 

New season of Doctor Who fun and refreshing

Giovanni Solano   A brief warning before you read, do not read this if you’re genuinely interested in what happens and haven’t seen it yet. Season eight of Doctor Who has come to a close and with it we say goodbye to Clara (Jenna Louise Coleman) and Danny Pink (Samuel […]

 
 

IWU hosts transgender sportswriter Christina Kahrl

IWU hosts transgender sportswriter Christina Kahrl

Casey Williams   On Nov. 6 at 8:00 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center, sportswriter and editor for ESPN Christina Kahrl graciously chose to spend her birthday speaking to Illinois Wesleyan University students and staff. Kahrl identifies not only as a transgender woman, but also as bisexual. She is currently […]

 
 

African Culture Night makes IWU appearance

African Culture Night makes IWU appearance

Tanya Gupta   African Culture Night was held on Sunday, Nov. 9 in the Hansen Student Center.  The center court was adorned with tables covered with red and yellows cloths and flags of different African countries hung from the balcony. On the tables themselves were small fact sheets about different […]

 
 

Swift’s “Blank Space” video goes down in flames

Swift’s “Blank Space” video goes down in flames

Anna Lowenthal   Let’s get this straight. I never have been, nor will I ever be, a fan of Taylor Swift or her music. But when she released her new music video for her track “Blank Space” on Monday, Nov. 10, I had to go with the trend on my […]

 
 

Top 5: Signs of a youthful heart and old soul

Michelle Wong   I was talking to a friend recently, and in passing he said one of the most intriguing things –something along the lines of: “Some old people are actually quite young, and some young people are actually quite old. It’s all about how you spend your time, and […]

 
 

Glass offers IWU students a new perspective

Glass offers IWU students a new perspective

Amelia Smith   Depending how closely you read the e-mails that our University sends us, you may have heard that Illinois Wesleyan University recently received Glass, the optical head mounted display being developed by Google. This announcement was followed by a call for applications to use the device in a […]

 
 

IWU’s Korean Culture Club hosts activists LINK

Nick Cocorikis   The Korean Culture Club hosted LINK in the Main Lounge on Tuesday, Nov. 4 to speak about the growing liberty and freedom inside North Korea. LINK, which stands for Liberty in North Korea, is a non-profit organization based in California focused on raising money to help North […]