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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 […]


IWU athletes collect cans for Clare House

Emily Considine   Illinois Wesleyan University student-athletes collected over 5,100 cans of food for the Clare House, a local food pantry and soup kitchen. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) puts on an annual Trick or Treat for Canned Goods event every year on Halloween. SAAC is a committee made up […]


Titans fall short to undefeated Wheaton College

Titans fall short to undefeated Wheaton College

Sam LaLonde   On Saturday, Nov. 8, the Illinois Wesleyan University football team traveled to Wheaton College to take on the undefeated Wheaton Thunder. Despite plenty of chances to score, the Titans lost a tough game 13-7 to the nationally ranked Thunder. This was the fourth straight loss for IWU, […]


Transforming Lives campaign exceeds goal

Nunzia Martino   Illinois Wesleyan University’s Transforming Lives fundraising campaign reached $141 million, surpassing its $125 million goal, on Monday, Oct. 27. The campaign, which was announced in May 2009, sought to increase the size of the university’s endowment—the number of student scholarships and support for the Wesleyan Fund. Additionally, […]


Illinois Wesleyan’s School of Nursing opens simulation center

Illinois Wesleyan’s School of Nursing opens simulation center

Kacie Graves   A new teaching center was added to Illinois Wesleyan University’s School of Nursing (SON) on Oct. 13, enabling students to practice their skills in both simulated hospital and home healthcare environments. Simulation nursing education is a method used to guide students in clinical scenarios and let them […]


Slander of Israel goes by without punishment

Daniel Maibenco   Several days ago, it was reported that an anonymous U.S. official made a comment about the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. Normally, any comment would not be seen as that troublesome, right? Wrong. It was revealed that an anonymous politician believes the leader of Israel is […]


“No Shave November” campaign doesn’t cut close enough

Editorial Staff   Surely, most of us have heard of the term “No-Shave November.” If you have not, it is a trend where people elect to go the full month of November without shaving. For men, it’s been there, done that, got the T-shirt. For women, either you participate yourself […]


Not everyone is thankful for Thanksgiving holiday

Ryan Donlin   Halloween has ended and now we have Christmas to look forward to! Wait, what was that? I forgot about Thanksgiving? Shame on me. Every year after Halloween, there is a group of people who become self-righteous about how Thanksgiving is forgotten every year in favor of Christmas. […]


Animal testing still pressing issue

Casey Williams   To those of you who either are unaware or choose not to acknowledge it, animal testing is still a very real problem. For the conscientious objectors that are both aware and deeply appalled by this process, it can be difficult to do simple, everyday things. Shopping, for […]


Ask Anna: Keeping up with Class

Ask Anna: Keeping up with Class Anna Lowenthal   Q: Dear Anna, I’m struggling with feeling like all of my class material is above my head. I can’t tell if the class is genuinely hard or if I’m just not on the same level as my peers. What do I […]