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Suburban Gothic inspires exceptional standard

Suburban Gothic inspires exceptional standard

Amelia Smith I can’t say that horror is my favorite genre of film. I don’t tend to see horror movies in theaters and the only ones I watch at home are the kind of made for t.v. messes that are fuel for comedy. But when I had the chance to […]

 
 

Thousand Foot Krutch fans left holding their breath

Jeff Neukom   You’re waiting for a train. A train that will take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you, but you can’t know for sure. Yet it doesn’t matter. Why doesn’t it matter? It doesn’t matter because, as Leonardo Dicaprio’s psychotic wife implores […]

 
 

Broussard’s act offensive without true objective

Broussard’s act offensive without true objective

Emma Alcock   Every once in a while, you meet someone whose every statement offends you… yet, you aren’t able to just walk away. For me, that person was comedian Matthew Broussard, the most recent in a line of impressive performers. His introduction was nothing special. He just asked who […]

 
 

Out and about: Maggie Miley’s in Normal

Out and about: Maggie Miley’s in Normal

Emily Considine   Tired of campus food or eating ramen noodles in your dorm room? Getting sick of the crowded bars downtown Bloomington? Interested in exploring your own or a different heritage? Maggie Miley’s, an Irish pub in uptown Normal, offers a unique dining experience and can fix either one […]

 
 

The French Foodie: Crepes à votre goût (to your liking)

The French Foodie: Crepes à votre goût (to your liking)

Tia Patsavas What could be more delightful than a light-as-air crepe filled with some of your favorite flavors? Crepes are an incredibly versatile staple in French cuisine. If you’ve never had one before, think of it as a very thin pancake that can be filled with meat and vegetables or […]

 
 

Crows excel on seventh album – who’s counting?

Zane Nyhus     On September 2, Counting Crows released their seventh album, Somewhere Under Wonderland.  About a month before the release, lead singer Adam Duritz turned 50.  Though much has changed since the release of the band’s first album, August and Everything After in 1993, it is clear that […]

 
 

The Kooks’ pop aspirations make it difficult to Listen

Zane Nyhus On September 1, the Kooks released their fourth album, Listen— an indie-rock album that fuses gospel-choir, jazzy beats and synth pop.  Having made it big only in 2006 with their debut album, Inside In/Inside Out, front man Luke Pritchard said that their new album was about rediscovering “that […]

 
 

Castelluci provides breath of fresh air for starved genre

Amelia Smith As a woman interested in science fiction, it can be hard to find books to read that fit my interests. Sci-fi in particular is a genre dominated by men and as such, the books are written for a male audience. When I found Tin Star and discovered it […]

 
 

The fit foodie

Tia Patsavas Fueling Up for Next Weekend’s 5K Race One of the best things about working out is the way it makes us feel. Rejuvenated. Invigorated. Free. The sense of accomplishment we feel after a workout—whether logging that extra mile or adding extra pounds to the weight machine—often seems good […]

 
 

Illinois Wesleyan students dedicate summer of service to those in need

Illinois Wesleyan students dedicate summer of service to those in need

Jeff Neukom Rebekah – Swaziland: Junior Rebekah Smith spent two months living in Swaziland, Africa with Adventures in Missions, an international Christian organization. During her time there she taught preschool, did street ministry and worked with hospice. With a smile, she noted, “Every day when I arrived at ministry I […]