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Offerman offers jokes, but goes too far on sexual abuse

Editorial Board With any comedic act, inevitably someone is going to be offended. Part of the great appeal of comedy is that is a medium where offense is allowed. It has created a platform for people to talk about issues that may not be appropriate in other settings, but deserve […]

 
 

Flu warrants concern over Ebola

Casey Williams   There has been some serious talk about the Ebola virus and the confirmed cases in the United States. Along with that talk has come fear and panic. To minimize some of this anxiety, take a look at the facts. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC): […]

 
 

Republican policies hide behind moderate masks

Brexton Isaacs   Happy Halloween, Illinois Wesleyan! Tonight there will be ghosts and goblins hitting the streets for candy, but there are much scarier costumes being worn these days. Candidates like Bruce Rauner and Rodney Davis have dressed themselves up as moderates, trying to fool the voters of Illinois, but […]

 
 

Meal plan maladies

Ryan Orloski   I think our student body deserves a better explanation, if not a solution, for the current state of affairs regarding meal plans. This piece is not meant to discredit Sodexo or any other agencies here at Illinois Wesleyan University, but is simply a request for awareness and […]

 
 

Republicans hold the upper hand

Daniel Maibenco   It’s no big secret. The main objective of the 2014 mid-term elections is to decide the control of the Senate. This year, though, the senate races are especially close. Voter frustration is more relevant now than it was in 2010. The Democrats and Republicans are feverishly campaigning […]

 
 

Ask Anna: Roomination

Anna Lownethal   Q: Dear Anna, I can’t stand living with my roommate anymore. What should I do? A: Well, if you’re no longer capable of occupying the same space with this person, you need to get out. There are a number of ways to get yourself out of a […]

 
 

Vandalization of sculpture questions whether they should be kept

Editorial Board   The sculptures featured on Illinois Wesleyan University’s campus have been somewhat dividing. Some students love them, others are less than enthusiastic about them. “I respect the artist and whatever message he wants to relay using these statues, but I don’t think they are the best fit for […]

 
 

Recent lawsuit results in a waste of time and money

Ally Daskalopoulos As a political science major on a pre-law track, I consider it a priority to be up to date on current events, specifically news in law and politics. That being said, I was shocked the other day when I came across an article in The Wall Street Journal […]

 
 

Presser stuck in the past

Ryan Donlin   With the dawning of this year, we have reached a milestone in Illinois Wesleyan University’s history. It marks the 150th year of IWU’s school of music being active. That is something remarkable when you consider that each person only experiences about four years of the school in […]

 
 

Female gamers continue to experience sexist backlash

Giovanni Solano   In 2006 Joss Whedon (director and writer of The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, etc.) during his Equality Now Speech said “Equality is not a concept. It is not something that we should be striving for. It is a necessity. Equality is like gravity, we need it […]