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Offerman utilizes his diverse talents

Nick Cocorikis   On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Illinois Wesleyan University Shirk Center was the place to be. Around 8:00 p.m., Nick Offerman, popular for his role on Parks and Recreation, not only performed a hilarious comedy act with multiple songs and personal stories, but also gave students advice for […]


10 terrifyingly simple Halloween costumes

Zane Nyhus   With Halloween only a few days away, time is running out for your impromptu DIY costume.  If you are like me and have procrastinated deciding on a costume, but still don’t want to be a witch or your favorite superhero for the umpteenth time, then check out […]


Out and about: haunted houses in Bloomington area

Out and about: haunted houses in Bloomington area

Emily Considine   Whether you’re terrified of Halloween’s haunted houses or think you can handle anything, there are several options around Bloomington-Normal that want to challenge you. Haunted houses are the perfect way to indulge yourself in the Halloween season, hold your girlfriend’s hand and act like the tough guy […]


Jen Kober wields a playful outlook

Casey Williams   Actress and comedian Jen Kober visited Illinois Wesleyan University for the second time on Friday, Oct. 24. Kober has appeared on shows such as The Mindy Project, Anger Management and Franklin & Bash. The comedian filled the Hansen Student Center with laughter with her riotous routine including […]


Fall horror film ill-conceived

Giovanni Solano   If you’re looking for a psychological thriller and a period film, I recommend watching Stonehearst Asylum, Brad Anderson’s loose adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe short story, “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether.” The story begins in an Oxford Lecture Hall, where Eliza Graves (played […]


Trip Lee’s Rise answers challenge of disease

Jeff Neukom   “Christian rap?” I remember the time my dad looked at me in disbelief when he heard hip-hop blaring from my car’s speakers only to realize that it wasn’t the typical misogynistic, materialistic fodder to which we have grown so accustomed. Rap is quickly becoming a staple in […]


IWU and ISU’s women athletes come together to support Lauren Hill

IWU and ISU’s women athletes come together to support Lauren Hill

Emily Considine   Athletes from Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University joined together at IWU’s Tucci Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 28 to film a video in support of Division III Mt. St. Joseph’s Lauren Hill, who is battling an aggressive brain cancer. “When we practiced with ISU, we watched […]


Titans drop a heartbreaker at home against Wash U.

Titans drop a heartbreaker at home against Wash U.

Jeff Neukom   After making a statement with a 0-0 tie against the 14-1-2 Wheaton Thunder, the Illinois Wesleyan University Titan women’s soccer team kept the ball rolling with convincing performances against CCIW foes Millikin and Elmhurst. The first of two vital conference matchups were against the Big Blue of […]


Overstreet, Titans, fourth in pre-season rankings

Eric Gilbert   The Titans men’s basketball team enter the season with a chip on their shoulder, falling just a few points shy of playing for a national championship last spring. Success has a long-standing history when it comes to Illinois Wesleyan University basketball.  Since participating in NCAA division three […]


2012 IWU Alumna will host public relations workshop

Tia Patsavas   Next Wednesday, Oct. 29, Illinois Wesleyan University alumna Kristin Fields ’12 will host a public relations workshop for students, sharing how imperative networking is for the modern undergraduate. Fields, who currently works as a digital associate at Weber Shandwick’s Chicago office, will present the workshop at 6 […]