Action Research Center names 2015 Elizabeth Weir Fellows

Action Research Center names 2015 Elizabeth Weir Fellows

Emily Considine, Staff Writer   Illinois Wesleyan University’s Action Research Center (ARC) named five 2015 Elizabeth Weir Fellows. Elizabeth Weir, a 1950 Illinois Wesleyan graduate with a degree in sociology, founded the fellowship. Each Weir Fellow, recognized for their success in using action research strategies to implement a project that […]


College football searches for younger players

Jeff Neukom, Managing Editor   Recent college recruiting practices suggest a rapidly evolving world of collegiate sports. Daron Bryden, a 12-year-old quarterback hailing from Enfield, Connecticut, recently landed on, a very popular website that lists information about college recruits. Included in his profile is his college class: 2021. He […]


Cash box stolen at IWU’s 12th Annual Charity Drag Show

Anna Lowenthal, Editor-in-Chief   The 12th Annual Charity Drag Show, hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University’s Pride, was going as planned until the cash box for the event was stolen at approximately 9:00 p.m. “Rainie Tezak (an IWU junior and Pride member) and I were taking donations and exchanging tip money […]


Illinois law requires Amazon to charge sales tax on orders

Illinois law requires Amazon to charge sales tax on orders

Jeff Neukom, Managing Editor   Regular Amazon buyers should notice a small addition to their checkout receipt: an Illinois sales tax. Previously, one of the big advantages to ordering through Amazon, aside from basement-floor prices, was the ability for customers, even those in Illinois, to avoid the tax. Now, Illinois […]


Alumni project set to be tested

Jeff Neukom, Managing Editor   After pioneering a new method to create polyurethane casts of internal spaces in bird eggshells, the work of recent Illinois Wesleyan University graduates Jason Murphy ‘14 and Mark Swanson ‘14 will move into the testing stage. While their work itself is not new, it is […]


IWU School of Theatre ranked top five in U.S.

Emily Considine, Staff Writer   Illinois Wesleyan University’s School of Theatre Arts was ranked number two among the top five BFA Theatre Design & Technology programs in the country. According to, a blog that recently became an open national website, Illinois has become a breeding ground for some of […]


IWU Grounds crew combats winter ice

Jeff Neukom, Managing Editor   On Monday, Jan. 26, Illinois Wesleyan University’s campus was covered with a combination of snow and freezing rain, leaving many questioning what was being done on campus to combat the weather. Immediately after the initial snowfall, the Grounds crew was out clearing sidewalks and pathways. […]


Wacky news: the modern-day hippy van and more

Anna Lowenthal, Editor-in-Chief   13 years with 13 pounds: Alamagordo, New Mexico resident, Melodie Piel, recently found a surprise she will never forget tucked safely in the door of her 1990 Chevrolet van – 13 and a half pounds of Grade A Kush, otherwise known as marijuana. After purchasing the […]


Today in history: the gains and losses of legends

Casey Williams, Staff Writer On the calendar today it says Jan. 30, but to some it means a little bit more than that. In years past on this date many famous celebrities and historical figures entered and left this world. Born: Christian Bale Franklin D. Roosevelt Gene Hackman Dick Cheney […]


Help@Ames introduces interactive “Idea Wall”

Emily Considine, Staff Writer   Recently, the Ames Library Help@Ames desk created an interactive “Idea Wall” for students to engage more with each other, the library and the university itself. The ideas and topics change from month to month, incorporating things such as holidays, breaks and so on. “The Idea […]